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  1. Only the University transcript. The CEGEP transcript will be provided to McGill by the government using your Permanent code that you provided in your application.
  2. It's always a very difficult question to answer and frankly I don't think there can ever be a clear-cut answer, as disappointing as it may sound. The applicant pool can be vastly different or similar from year to year and your situation may be extremely different to others. Now if we talk about the general average of applicant, you GPA is below average (3.85+). But don't let that stop you from applying. There are a multitude of factors that can influence your results. A professional degree is a boost. Honors is a boost. Course getting more difficult during the bachelor is also a boost. Ma
  3. The workbook GPA takes out the winter 2020 grade from calculation because of COVID. Try calculating your local GPA yourself without including the winter grades and see if it makes sense with what you see on the workbook. I suspect that may be why there is a difference. And as @Vons said in their message, the difference between McGill and local is probably a different scale 4.0 vs 4.3 so meaning you had some A+ that got converted to A.
  4. Yes that is what I'm referring to. I personally used surgery (wich was also in peds), U-FMG, emergency and also emergency as CPNP/CEPI (not as a student).
  5. Not necessarily shadowing, i meant research, it is my fault. This is only from what I've seen from posts on the forum. I agree that less people have clinical experience, but a lot have research. I myself come from nursing (BSc) so in my CV, specific internships are included in my work experience (even if not paid because you're doing the same job as a nurse - while i understand not as much work). It helped me land an interview last cycle before covid. I made sure to really show all the canmeds possible to show what i learned and what could help me in medicine! Nursing is great becaus
  6. I think any type of EC is perfectly ok. To be honest, what they are there for is to show that you have a passion about something and that you can tell them what it can help you with in the field of medicine. For example, you are in a debate team, well it will definitely help with critical thinking under pressure and communication. You can find the canmeds competency on Google to help you include the right keywords to put in the text to draw attention to your application. The number of EC in the CV will depend on their importance for your application. I would say write everything on the CV
  7. Hey, I know, personally, I planned on redoing them at Dawson. They offer bio, but i think it's only summer and winter evening classes as continuing education (for bio specifically). I just don't know if the changes to the prereq process (recently announced) are forever of only for next cycle because of covid. So I'll wait on that. Also, if the prereq count post-interview (as in did before covid) then your goal is to be competitive with the total GPA of the 7 classes. A competitive GPA would be 3.7+ but the higher the better since a lot of applicants have 3.9-4.0 prereqs. Before last
  8. The cGPA for my 2nd UG is 3.800/4.000 after 2 years (3.846/4.300 at UdeM). But it's a professional degree (nursing) and also honorous program with some (3) master level classes so that helps the academic context (10% of the 70% for cGPA)
  9. It was my first time applying and I knew too late about the process so I didn't know that they looked at prereq unfortunately. But I'll check at the results to see if it's only that that dragged me down too much. IF it's that it's an easy fix, it just takes time and dedication. Good luck to you!!
  10. TIME STAMP: 9:25 AM Result: Refused - Limited space available Pre-req GPA: 3.1 (LOL) I know I need to redo some pre-req MCAT: N/A Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): I thought it was pretty good, but i knew with that prereq I needed to score really high Year: last year of my 2nd UG (nursing) IP/OOP/International: IP Comments: I'm sad because even though i didn't have a good prereq, i thought it was maybe possible to get in. Do they say limited space to everyone refused or is it something i can be happy about? Like does it mean i was close to the w
  11. If i'm refused I'll ask for my rankings (you can only ask them when refused form what i understand). It will show you how high it's possible to rank. If i get in it's because the MMI went well and i would have ranked high (probably top 30 i guess) since I have a low prereqGPA (3.1 or 3.2) and from what i've seen in past treads, a 3.1 or 3.2 prereqGPA tends to lower your rank by 50-60 spots. Obviously It's different from year to year, it's just a general rule. If they accept the first 75 (generally the number of people accepted) then i would need about a top 30 to get in the 75 people with
  12. I don't know if your professional will count or not since it's not your degree for basis of admission but it's possible they'll still count it? I can't tell you the book here because it's not permitted, but go on Amazon et look for casper (and mmi interview) books there are plenty! (Mine's blue and orange). I don't necessarily recommend mine or any of them in particular. But i bought it because i had never written the CASPer and i really didn't know what to expect. The book helped me in that sens, it made me on an equal playing field with others who had already done it! So i suggest
  13. I'm currently doing my 2nd UG in nursing (honor) with a GPA of 3.800/4.000 after 2 years and I'll have 2 reserch experiences only. Got waitlisted for interview this year (first time applying) and got a spot 2 days later. I had my interview a couple of days ago. I'd say your GPA, while below the average, is competitive. Working as a nurse will give you great clinical knowledge, make sure to show that in your CV with the canmeds framework competencies. ( https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/documents/canmeds/canmeds-full-framewo
  14. I had an email from the admissions office at 22:00 telling me i was invited (after being on the waitlist!). Then it gave a link to a page where it explains the interview process and the documentation to submit to Minerva
  15. Just got off of the waitlist!! My first med interview ever! I'll prepare as much as I can! Anyone has tips? I'm so excited i've been jumping around everywhere!
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