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Getting research experience and your name on a published paper will help you definitively whether you would be applying at McGill ( for the CV & MMI) or other French schools (MMIs mainly); however, you also have to keep in mind that you would have to allocate some of your time for this project, time that could be spent on studying and improving your R-Score. It simply comes up to can I improve my R-Score/Maintain it or will this project be too much of a burden. French Unis tend to consider more the R-SCORE pre-interview as well as post-interview whereas McGill has a different approach. From my experience, people will lower R-Score tend not to get invited at French Unis which basically reduces your chances of getting into Med in the first place; on the other hand, I've seen at McGill during the interview plenty of ppl with low R-Scores and few have been accepted but they really are a small minority (max 3-6 ppl in a cohort of 71). Is it a risk your willing to take? Personally I'd say improving your academics should be prioritized as I'm certain you have plenty of other experience demonstration your leadership, communication, colaboration, etc... skills. 

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On 7/25/2020 at 1:05 AM, Dr.House said:

Getting research experience and your name on a published paper will help you definitively whether you would be applying at McGill ( for the CV & MMI) or other French schools (MMIs mainly); however, you also have to keep in mind that you would have to allocate some of your time for this project, time that could be spent on studying and improving your R-Score. It simply comes up to can I improve my R-Score/Maintain it or will this project be too much of a burden. French Unis tend to consider more the R-SCORE pre-interview as well as post-interview whereas McGill has a different approach. From my experience, people will lower R-Score tend not to get invited at French Unis which basically reduces your chances of getting into Med in the first place; on the other hand, I've seen at McGill during the interview plenty of ppl with low R-Scores and few have been accepted but they really are a small minority (max 3-6 ppl in a cohort of 71). Is it a risk your willing to take? Personally I'd say improving your academics should be prioritized as I'm certain you have plenty of other experience demonstration your leadership, communication, colaboration, etc... skills. 

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On 7/24/2020 at 4:54 PM, folklore said:

I have an opportunity to participate in research this fall, and possibly have my name on a published paper. However, I want to focus on getting my R score up this fall semester, as I’m on the low side (34.7). Will I be able to do the research all while raising my R score? Is it worth the time and effort? Would research on my CV actually help me get into med-p at mcgill? 

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Hi, random question. I thought McGill took GPA and now cote R? I calculated my GPA on the 4.0 scale....do they use cote R for out of Quebec students (I'm from Ontario)? On the website stats it's on the on the 4.0 scale. Just want to confirm.

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1 minute ago, zackattack881 said:

Hi, random question. I thought McGill took GPA and now cote R? I calculated my GPA on the 4.0 scale....do they use cote R for out of Quebec students (I'm from Ontario)? On the website stats it's on the on the 4.0 scale. Just want to confirm.

AFAIK you're evaluated based on your R-Score if you're applying to the Med-P program right out of a Quebec CEGEP. If you're applying as a University applicant you're evaluated based on GPA. They're two entirely distinct entry streams.

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