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Just started med 1 here. I understand Dean's List is for the top 10% of the class - does that apply per class/block or an average of all the courses over a year? How important would Dean's List be on the MSPR for CaRMS? Does this make our grading Honours/Pass/Fail, or is it still Pass/Fail + the possibility of Dean's List?

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49 minutes ago, odb said:

Just started med 1 here. I understand Dean's List is for the top 10% of the class - does that apply per class/block or an average of all the courses over a year? How important would Dean's List be on the MSPR for CaRMS? Does this make our grading Honours/Pass/Fail, or is it still Pass/Fail + the possibility of Dean's List?

Two things: 

  1. You have Dean's Honours List for the academic year: "A maximum of the top 10% of continuing students in each faculty is named to the Dean's Honour List. This designation is based on the combined GPA for the fall and winter terms. While carrying no monetary reward, it is an official University recognition of academic achievements and is recorded on student transcripts." So they average out all the actual marks you received for all the courses you have taken and completed during Med-1. Top 10% of the students would get Dean's Honours List for that particular academic year.
  2. When you graduate, there is another Dean's Honours List: "You are in the top 10% of your faculty's graduating class of students. This calculation is based on the CGPA." This is based on cumulative GPA over all 4 years of medical school.

Can confirm that #1 gets marked on your MSPR.. it would say.. "Dean's Honours List... Year 2018-2019" for example.

#2 often comes too late (May in your graduating year when you convocate.. so at that point your residency should be lined up for July that year anyways..) for it to be put onto your MSPR for CaRMS purposes. We are P/F system, but if you are on the Honours List, you will have separate notation marked in your MSPR.

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On 11/4/2018 at 5:49 PM, lmck said:

But isn’t it better to have it than not?

Yeah of course, but that may mean having to study hard enough to get 90s (sometimes/often more). If it comes easy to you by all means go for it, it won't hurt. But it's not a bad idea to spend the extra hours on building a good CV, shadowing and figuring out what you wanna do, or even just taking it easy, 

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