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  1. Hello everyone, I am a Canadian applicant who graduated in 2018 with a 3.69 cGPA/3.8 GPA to Western/Queen's & 3.7 GPA to US schools. My MCAT is 516 (129/127/130/130) (2019) (Past: 509, 512) and I have a very strong EC and research experience with no publications. I had no interview invites the last 2 years (Canada & US) and I'm afraid it was due to my low GPA for Canadian schools. For US schools, my options were very limited as I did not meet some course pre-reqs, and I understand space is limited for Canadian applicants. I feel like I'm getting no where in my 3rd a
  2. I'm trying to decide between 2 schools for a MSc thesis based program. One is larger, in a much more scenic location, more institutional funding, and has a better global reputation. The other is much smaller. I am doing my masters because I enjoy the topic I'm studying, hoping a masters will help with my application and at the same time, give me training needed to prepare for an alternative career. Everyone is telling me to go to the one with a better reputation because they think better reputation = better faculty = more diverse class = better educational training = better job prospects
  3. Hi everyone, I have been seeing a lot of mixed answers to what cGPA a second undergrad would be considered necessary/highly recommended. So according to your opinion, what is the cGPA that work experience/grad school can't really make up for? This is assuming that the applicant would only want to go to medicine, nothing else as a career choice, but is flexible enough to like research/work.
  4. So I am a BC resident with some GPA issues. I applied to UBC this cycle with an aGPA of. I think my ECs are good but I do realize I need basically a miracle to get an interview and I have yet to have my ECs judged by UBC anyway so who knows. I've already done 5.5 years of an undergrad degree and am now done the requirements to graduate. My grades show an extreme upward trend with a competitive >3.8 wGPA for Queens, so I applied there as well (however it seems theres a lot of luck to get a Queens interview so while I am hopeful I'm also pretty realistic.) ALSO I'm not full course load so Wes
  5. So my undergrad GPA has not been the best and to top that off I am from a school where most people do not take 5 courses/semester so recently realizing that this is the norm across Canada has been unfortunate. I applied to Queens (high wGPA&MCAT) and UBC (IP) this year but for UBC my GPA is on the lower end of the bell curve. Anyway, I am wanting to apply to grad school to start Fall 2017 in case I get rejected at both schools. I am very interested in research (have a good amount of research experience) and would want to use this to increase my GPA. As well as the trend it seems (at l
  6. Hey guys, Anyone know for sure what OT schools use grad school grades when calculating your GPA? Thanks1
  7. Hey everyone, I've sort of hit a bit of a roadblock in terms of decision-making moving forward. After a very poor first UG (2.8 GPA), I decided to do a 2nd UG in order to pursue my dream of becoming a physician. I did reasonably well (GPA = 3.7) but I realize that for med school GPAs, this may definitely not be competitive enough. My second undergrad was a full BA in Psychology completed in 2 years with full 30-credit course loads at UBC. Currently, my MCAT scores are (I am registered for a re-write in May and am absolutely confident I can do better than this): CPFBS: 126 CAR
  8. Hi everyone! Sorry for the long post, but just looking for some quick advice on grad school/applying! I'm currently finishing my first year of grad school in a 2 year thesis-based MSc in epidemiology. After a lot of discussion and contemplation, I've decided that I really want to apply to med school once I'm finished. However in a recent conversation with my supervisor, he suggested that my project was coming along really well and that if I transferred to the PhD stream this summer I could probably finish it in an extra year and a half (so 3.5 total, as opposed to 2 years for the
  9. Hey all, Has anyone written the DAT while they were in grad school/working full/over-time? I'm finishing up the first year of my Master's and am thinking of studying for the November DAT beginning of May. Sounds pretty early, but my program is so demanding that I think I'll really need it. I'll be taking a first-year English course May-August and then hopefully TAing starting September, so scheduling everything well and ahead of time will be a top priority. If anyone can give their input with regards to scheduling and materials they used (I already have a bunch from the first time I wrote th
  10. Hi everyone, So I am an IP applicant, who studied a year in physiology, switched into Eng (both at McGill) and about to finish. I applied to Ont, and Quebec schools this year for med was rejected from McGill (after interview), Ont (low MCAT), and UdeM (low TFI) and still waiting to hear from UdeS and UdeL. After my interview at McGill, I convinced myself that I didn't need to look into grad school/work, but now I do. So my question is for those who did not get into med school the first time, what did you do? How did it help your profile? Were you able to continue it during med school?
  11. So as everyone probably knows, my school's TAs went on strike. UTSC, my campus, has said that this semester, we can credit/no credit any courses we want, even course requirements. I should be doing fairly well in all my courses (minimum 3.7GPA) except for math, (MATA30). This course I'm probably going to get a seventy something and was wondering if I should credit no credit this math course. A page dedicated to this stuff said that the Registrar will send letters upon request to grad schools explaining this stuff and why people took credit no credit. The site and the details are here: h
  12. I'm currently a fourth year in neuroscience at DAL. I'm not sure if I should do a 5th year and try to apply to grad school or graduate this year and start a degree in nursing or health promotions before applying to Dal med. I know I will have to work harder and that even having the grades might not get me in, but I'm willing to try. Here are my stats: Grades based on OMSAS: 1st Year: 3.8 2nd Year: 3.58 3rd Year: 2.56 (failed course) I plan on writing the 2015 MCAT. ECs: 2 years of hospital volunteering, 1 year volunteer tutor, work during the year, leadership positi
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