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  1. Are you sure that's not just concerning the fact that they're accepting Pass/Fail credits for prerequisite courses taken during Winter 2020? That seems to be a slightly different issue from what TheHopefulMD is asking about (unless they took their Organic Chem class in Winter 2020).
  2. McGill changed those requirements starting in the current cycle! They no longer calculate a prerequisite GPA to use in the post-interview ranking, which is now based 100% on your MMI performance. Starting in the current cycle the science prerequisites only need to be completed with a grade that would allow one to obtain transfer credit, which iirc at McGill is a C or a C+ but don't quote me on that. So as long as TheHopefulMD's C+ would count for transfer credit and it doesn't hit their cGPA too badly they should be fine.
  3. Yes, you can apply after completing a masters degree. There's no quota because there's no separate admissions category for people with master's degrees. Your cGPA will be calculated based only on your basis of admissions degree, which is your undergraduate degree. Your master's degree won't be factored into your cGPA, and as a result it doesn't matter very much. That said, 7% of the pre-interview ranking is based on "academic context," so having a master's degree will be beneficial there, but they don't publicly say how much.
  4. If you look at the Key Dates page it still says "*(Interviews in February will be held virtually)". Presumably they'd update that first. The page you posted seems to be just a general page that details the process during more normal circumstances. With Montreal probably about to enter another lockdown, it would be bizarre for them to change to in-person interviews in February.
  5. It seems like the Ontario Pharmacists Association is trying to get in on it as well: https://www.readyforwhatsnext.ca/
  6. Well they do look at your prerequisite grades because they need to confirm that they're acceptable. In order for the prerequisite to be accepted, you need to have received at least a high enough grade so that you would receive transfer credit for it. Off the top of my head I think that means you need at least a C or a C+ in the class if it was taken at a university, but the complete requirements are published somewhere on the admissions website. Your prerequisite grades will only be included in the cGPA calculation if they were completed as a part of your basis of admissions degree.
  7. Your prerequisites should still be valid, if you want to you could email admissions to confirm, but there's no reason for them to be invalid that I'm aware of. They will only count towards your cGPA if they were completed as part of the undergraduate degree that you're currently doing, which I think in practice means that if you did them at a different school than your current one they won't count.
  8. In Canada I think your only option is to do a second undergrad and apply to schools that only look at your best/last two years, or only the second degree. Many schools will award transfer credits from your first degree such that you only have to complete 2 years of coursework. If you're interested in that, then iirc Western will consider your best two years as long as they're both above a 3.7, and I think Queens only looks at your most recent two years of undergrad GPA. If you have a second bachelor's degree, McGill will ignore the first one entirely, but it's very competitive if you're not a
  9. That seems reasonable. Those points seem to be geared towards reducing the supply of midlevels, rather than (perceived) demand. In the states, one of the main arguments seems to be that PAs/NPs/etc. will make up for primary care physician shortage, particularly in rural areas. Evidence seems to indicate that they're not really doing that, and that's not even to address the issues of training/safety. In Canada the topic of primary care physician shortages comes up frequently as well (both rural and urban), but iirc ~50% of Canadian MDs go into Family Med, while in the US it is closer to ~15% (t
  10. Any ideas for how to head it off before it becomes impossible? What should medical students/residents/physicians in a Canadian context be doing? What changes should happen on a structural/organizational level that we can influence?
  11. I don't know where OP found this, but I was only able to find it in an out-of-date version of the eCalendar, so not even on the MDCM Admissions website itself or the current eCalendar. As far as I can tell, this language has been entirely removed from all the currently valid admissions documents. If you go here, you can see the current authoritative policy on prerequisite courses. Their policy on distance courses also seems to be less strict than the above wording would imply.
  12. I'm not a grad applicant, but as far as I understand it your applicant pool depends only on your residency status unless you're applying to Med-P or MD-PhD. As for the 10%, I'm not sure this is entirely correct. Of the 70% of the pre-interview weight that depends on your academics, 90% is for your undergraduate cGPA, and 10% is for "academic context" which includes graduate studies as one of a few possible components. I don't think there's any indication that having any graduate degree automatically gives you the full 10% (which works out to being only 7% iirc of your pre-interview score)
  13. I'm sure they'll only contact you if there's a problem with what you submitted. They contacted me because even though I proved QC residency through one of the situations, they wanted me to prove it through another one that was more appropriate or something like that. And my filed does say "Ready for Review." I'm sure it's just taking them time and nothing to worry about.
  14. Nope, still not verified either. They even emailed me yesterday because they needed more information to prove my residency.
  15. No problem. Yeah, your course load will probably be an issue for many schools. That said, I think Queens considers 3 courses/semester to be a full time course load. Of course it's risky to apply to only one school, but it might suite your situation enough to give you something to focus on. McGill on the other hand does require 4 courses/semester. Sometimes schools will take exceptional circumstances into consideration and let you submit a letter to explain/take responsibility for sub-par academic performance, or lack of full time studies during certain periods. I don't really know what the pro
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