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    Vons reacted to ceelbe in Upcoming council meeting to address MDCM admission update   
    I’m not sure honestly, my friend and I were wondering if they’ll change anything about prereqs again?? But maybe this is just about the incoming class, I’m not sure. I’m really dying to know though because I’m applying for the first time this year and in middle of doing my prereqs. Could be nothing important but as soon as there’s news I’ll post here if someone else hasn’t  I’m probably going to attend the meeting just because I’m being impatient lol
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    Vons got a reaction from edu2021 in M.D.,C.M. - Basic Cardiac Life Support Mandatory Formation (2021)   
    I emailed admissions and they told me to use the 2020 form. Gonna submit it today so we'll see soon enough.
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    Vons reacted to Butterfly_ in Unfilled positions after R1 match 2021   
    I think being a non-trad student during CaRMs was an advantage. Our diverse life experiences enable us to standout from the crowd. We have interesting stories to tell. Our unique experiences and perspectives are valued by residencies. 
    My close friends, all non-trad students, none of us backed up, and we all fortunately matched to our #1 choices this year in various specialties including cardiothoracic surgery, pediatrics, family medicine, and psychiatry.
    Please feel free to DM if you need any help!
    All the best!!
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    Vons reacted to MaudeB in Unfilled positions after R1 match 2021   
    I just saw this on the cma_docs instagram:
    That mention at the bottom that the total number of unmatched applicants grows each year is freaking me out! I am starting this fall as a non traditionnal student and this is making me think twice about med school. Honestly, working so hard for 4 years and not matching... I have kids to support, I am already stressing out about carms! 
    There is also more med school position now, which is great, and more opening up in the next years, so with the same residency spots and more applicants, this is going to be terrible in 3-4 years!! 
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    Vons reacted to GH0ST in Why is MD considered more prestigious than PhD?   
    Why did someone that's not from this forum and has no real history of contributing to premed101 come to this site to criticize the one individual that probably contributed to this site the most ... talk about getting triggered. 
    Honestly though with residency, fellowships, and the fact that a significant portion of doctors get additional graduate degrees (Masters, PhD, etc)... I'd argue that's more than just doing a PhD. 
    I have some additional thoughts on the practical implications as well as additional challenges with how narrow academia can become but I'll save that rhetoric for another day.
    - G
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    Vons got a reaction from Cardiolove01 in M.D.,C.M. - Basic Cardiac Life Support Mandatory Formation (2021)   
    Well for McGill you're all set, because you've met the PIQ requirement of 1 dose at any age (which is what you need to enter a clinical environment in Quebec). You could just have the nurse write in the most recent dose and call it good. You only need to have the pertussis booster after 18 years old in order to do clinical electives outside of Quebec IIRC. That said it's probably easiest to just get another dose done now to avoid delays in the future.
    I think questions about the immunizations have to go through the McGill Wellness Hub(?) according to this. But I don't know how willing they'll be to discuss your situation before you've submitted the paperwork.
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    Vons reacted to hopefullyRD in McGill Acceptance, Waitlist and Rejections for Fall 2021   
    Thanks!!  I am so pumped!!
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    Vons reacted to amt6500 in M.D.,C.M. - Basic Cardiac Life Support Mandatory Formation (2021)   
    Hello people,
    I talked to the admission office about the immunization form and I was told that the 2020 one would be fine as well and she gave me the green light to go and have it filled. I would assume they want everyone to complete as much as possible as soon as possible to have it verified by the staff.
    Hope this helps,
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    Vons got a reaction from Organic Chemistry in M.D.,C.M. - Basic Cardiac Life Support Mandatory Formation (2021)   
    I asked them about it when I emailed about the BLS course and they just confirmed that there's a glitch and that they're working on it.
    Edit: The BCLS checklist item should be available now.
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    Vons got a reaction from Alysse212 in M.D.,C.M. - Basic Cardiac Life Support Mandatory Formation (2021)   
    I asked them about it when I emailed about the BLS course and they just confirmed that there's a glitch and that they're working on it.
    Edit: The BCLS checklist item should be available now.
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    Vons got a reaction from MedicA1 in M.D.,C.M. - Basic Cardiac Life Support Mandatory Formation (2021)   
    I asked them about it when I emailed about the BLS course and they just confirmed that there's a glitch and that they're working on it.
    Edit: The BCLS checklist item should be available now.
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    Vons got a reaction from MedicA1 in M.D.,C.M. - Basic Cardiac Life Support Mandatory Formation (2021)   
    Hopefully before I see the doctor next week!
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    Vons reacted to KitKatCo in M.D.,C.M. - Basic Cardiac Life Support Mandatory Formation (2021)   
    I took the "BLS provider" certificate with Heart and Stroke last year. No issues from McGill  
     
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    Vons got a reaction from MedicA1 in M.D.,C.M. - Basic Cardiac Life Support Mandatory Formation (2021)   
    I also don't have it. I think there may be a glitch with minerva because I emailed admissions and they said that they could see the BCLS item on their end. Also still no word on the Heart & Stroke BLS Provider course in particular.
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    Vons reacted to GOODATGETTINGREJECTED in McGill Acceptance, Waitlist and Rejections for Fall 2021   
    TIME STAMP: Mar 21 @ 8:31 PM PST 
    Result: ADMITTED
    MCAT: 517 (129/126/131/131)
    Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): Felt poorly about one station. Honestly can’t remember how I felt about the others, and I really tried hard not to ruminate about them.
    Year: Finished first UG in 2016 and second UG in 2020
    IP/OOP/International: OOP
    Comments: I can’t believe I have been accepted to McGill as an OOP applicant, but im here for it!
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    Vons got a reaction from Cardiolove01 in McGill Acceptance, Waitlist and Rejections for Fall 2021   
    Result: Admitted!
    Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): Felt like it was pretty 50/50 honestly. Spent most of the last month thinking about all the things I should have said, and all the ways that my reactions weren't correct.
    Year: 2nd undergrad completed December 2020.
    IP/OOP/International: IP
    Comments: HOLY CRAP GUYS THIS IS GONNA BE GOOD.
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    Vons reacted to Cardiolove01 in McGill Acceptance, Waitlist and Rejections for Fall 2021   
    Hope We will get to meet
    I am waitlisted Spot # 4 for mtl campus so keeping my fingers crossed for this year but I have a similar story, its my 4th time applying with a similar gpa as you. 
    I did a B.Sc ( biochem) and B.Ed concurent degree at McGill which allowed me to teach, and then a masters at McGill simply because I wanted to, only decided at the end of my masters I wanted to pursue Medicine. I had a 3.65 so never thought I would even get an invite at all,  or was deserving enough. I had always just pursued my passions in life, with work and with extracurriculuar never did any of my degrees with medicine in mind, was always pursuing my passions. I never did the traditional shadowing or clinical volunteering experiences at all but what I loved instead. 
    I have applied and interviewed 4 times now ( I ranked 140 first year, and then 103 second year, 79 third year) Last year I decided not to apply and really re-evaluate myself and how much i wanted med. My prerequisites were in the 80s  and they kept dragging my MMi score down despite me improving on my interview from year to year so I took last year worked full time while re-doing some of the prerequisites, it was tough as I work sometimes 60+ hours in a week but I still kept the prerequisites classes even after McGill announced they would not count and completed it and decided to apply this year my 4th time and was lucky enough to land an interview again. Feeling really blessed to have applied 4 times and interviewed 4 times and receiving such a good waitlist this year. I am 29, gonna be 30 in June so I am hopeful this will be the year. 
    Feelings about MMI: honestly every year I have done it I actually felt worse about my performance, I think you become more reflective and critical of yourself and you really start to understand where you went wrong. This year I was realizing my mistakes as soon as I had finished with some MMI stations, so really was not sure where I would stand, so feeling very lucky. To everyone with lower gpa's - we are proof that you can still get in or get waitlisted  to everyone getting a rejection, please feel free to reach out. I have been there, I know hot it feels if you need support or advice. Remember that a rejection only means a No for this year, fear regret not failure and that most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Sending everyone lots of love in these uncertain times, especially during pandemic times, receiving a rejection can be heartbreaking, receving a second or third rejection even more so. Please know you are not alone and if you needs words of comfort or support to reach out <3 
     
    To everyone who got in a huge big contratz!!! I hope the waitlist moved up till spot 4 and I am lucky enough to meet all of you 
     
     
     
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    Vons got a reaction from MedicA1 in M.D.,C.M. - Basic Cardiac Life Support Mandatory Formation (2021)   
    I emailed the Heart & Stroke Foundation a couple of weeks ago and they told me that it fulfills all the criteria that I outlined (i.e. copied and pasted from the McGill med website), but that I should confirm with McGill. I took another look and figured that it's probably fine so I went and registered for it.
    Edit: I've emailed admissions to double check.
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    Vons reacted to amt6500 in McGill Acceptance, Waitlist and Rejections for Fall 2021   
    TIME STAMP: 10:30
    Result: Accepted with condition
    MCAT: Nope
    Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): I felt good about 2/3 of the MMI but the rest I felt like I did pretty badly, seems I was not that bad. 
    Year: Completed MSW in 2016 and did my prereqs over the years. 
    IP/OOP/International: IP
    Comments: 3rd time applying! Started to get some white beard from the stress of getting and interview and then an admission offer. GPA was 3.83 with a professional degree/title and 12 years in healthcare. Thank the stars this year was 100% interview. Good luck to all of you and don't give up at a refusal, just try again and think about what you can improve. I was fortunate enough for it to work for me but if you got to this point, you have the basics down. 
    Don't think McGill saw someone pay their deposit as fast as me LOL. 
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    Vons reacted to edu2021 in McGill Acceptance, Waitlist and Rejections for Fall 2021   
    Montreal campus tooo !!  can't wait to meet everyone !
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    Vons reacted to MedicA1 in McGill Acceptance, Waitlist and Rejections for Fall 2021   
    Montreal Campus it is! Looking forward to meeting all of you, future doctors! 
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    Vons got a reaction from Gervaan in McGill Acceptance, Waitlist and Rejections for Fall 2021   
    Result: Admitted!
    Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): Felt like it was pretty 50/50 honestly. Spent most of the last month thinking about all the things I should have said, and all the ways that my reactions weren't correct.
    Year: 2nd undergrad completed December 2020.
    IP/OOP/International: IP
    Comments: HOLY CRAP GUYS THIS IS GONNA BE GOOD.
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    Vons got a reaction from edu2021 in McGill Acceptance, Waitlist and Rejections for Fall 2021   
    I think that link is more general and doesn't entirely apply to med admissions. IIRC med admissions is supposed to mass-email everyone later tonight with the formal decisions and associated documentation/instructions.
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    Vons reacted to mamabear in McGill Acceptance, Waitlist and Rejections for Fall 2021   
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    Result: Accepted with Condition! (not sure what the condition is really? Im already done my degree and everything, anybody know?)
    MCAT: 512
    Feeling About MMI: Half good half bad. Felt I did good at showing my personal qualities but struggled with the timing of the standard interview questions. Was honestly beating myself up the last month because I was totally expecting a rejection, and McGill is my first choice
    Year: Graduated B.Sc. Neuroscience in 2019
    IP/OOP/International: IP 
    GPA:  3.97 
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