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Hi Everyone!!

So I had a couple of questions if anyone could answer it would be highly appreciated!

1) Right now I am in my last semester of CEGEP (I did my CEGEP in 4 semesters, however i started during the winter semester). Obviously I want to apply to med-p and dent-p at mcgill. However, in order to do so that would mean that i would have to wait for a semester (since I am finishing my cegep in the fall). Would i still be applicable to applying for mcgill's med-p and dent-p after staying for a gap semester (not doing any studies)?

2) At the moment i have an r-score of 35.2 which is really stressing me out. Like its not a competitive r-score but its not that bad (I like calling it the grey area). But does anybody know if people with r-scores like mine make it into mcgill med-p and dent-p or am I just dreaming that i have a chance of getting in haha? In order to counterbalance my r-score's uncompetitiveness I have been working as a caregiver and i got my first aid and cpr trainings. Other than that i did some volunteering (approx. 100 hours). I also got some trophies back from high school. But does anybody know if people with r-scores like mine make it into mcgill med-p and dent-p or am I just dreaming that i have a chance of getting in haha?

3) I started revising for the casper but could anyone give me any pointers on whats the best method to study for it. I bought the "**DELETED** casper" book but i found the responds they give in the book too unrealistic because they're very long. So does anyone have any suggestions?

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On 9/23/2021 at 5:28 PM, elgamal123 said:

Hi Everyone!!

So I had a couple of questions if anyone could answer it would be highly appreciated!

1) Right now I am in my last semester of CEGEP (I did my CEGEP in 4 semesters, however i started during the winter semester). Obviously I want to apply to med-p and dent-p at mcgill. However, in order to do so that would mean that i would have to wait for a semester (since I am finishing my cegep in the fall). Would i still be applicable to applying for mcgill's med-p and dent-p after staying for a gap semester (not doing any studies)?

2) At the moment i have an r-score of 35.2 which is really stressing me out. Like its not a competitive r-score but its not that bad (I like calling it the grey area). But does anybody know if people with r-scores like mine make it into mcgill med-p and dent-p or am I just dreaming that i have a chance of getting in haha? In order to counterbalance my r-score's uncompetitiveness I have been working as a caregiver and i got my first aid and cpr trainings. Other than that i did some volunteering (approx. 100 hours). I also got some trophies back from high school. But does anybody know if people with r-scores like mine make it into mcgill med-p and dent-p or am I just dreaming that i have a chance of getting in haha?

3) I started revising for the casper but could anyone give me any pointers on whats the best method to study for it. I bought the "**DELETED** casper" book but i found the responds they give in the book too unrealistic because they're very long. So does anyone have any suggestions?

Hey!

I am a current Med-P and I will do my best to answer any of your questions or link you to any resources that could potentially be of use to you.

1) This is definitely a foggy area. The French schools likely won't have a problem with this, though you may have to apply for the following year, however McGill is pretty strict about these types of things. If you have a strong reason, it could serve you well to email your questions to McGill's medical admissions office at admissions.med@mcgill.ca. 

2) While many people do not receive interviews or acceptances with R-Scores like this, it is very much possible. I know someone with a very close R-Score to yours who got accepted. The French schools are very feasible with a ~35, but try to bump it up if you can.

3) I think you should balance advice from books (that tend to be very systematic and predictable) and personal experience. Definitely do a lot of self-reflection (I journalled a lot before the exam personally), and really get to know yourself. Be able to relate Casper situations to personal experiences. Make sure you're as impartial in your problem-solving as possible, and having a fast typing speed is definitely an asset. The Casper exam is what you make of it; everyone does it differently. A mix between "traditional" formulaic methods such as "if/then" and personal flair was what I did but the essential thing is to be yourself. They'll read right through an overstructured answer.

Feel free to attend Med-P/Dent-P events throughout the school year for tips and pointers! There are Facebook and Instagram pages to introduce you to these.

 

Best of luck!

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2 hours ago, SomeStudent said:

Me too! How did it go? 

It was my first interview so I was a bit surprised with like the format and how I was cut-off mid-sentence during some stations lol. Overall I have 0 clue how I did 

Same! I think it went well, at least I know I did my best! I was so stressed tho, trying to calm my breath down while in the waitroom. I bet we were in the same group. 

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8 minutes ago, Med22ab said:

Same! I think it went well, at least I know I did my best! I was so stressed tho, trying to calm my breath down while in the waitroom. I bet we were in the same group. 

Maybe we were! What time was yours? Mine started at 7:41 am 

Good luck with the rest of the process, I know it can get stressful but make sure to take time for yourself!

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3 hours ago, SomeStudent said:

Maybe we were! What time was yours? Mine started at 7:41 am 

Good luck with the rest of the process, I know it can get stressful but make sure to take time for yourself!

I was at 9:46 am. Take care!!!

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53 minutes ago, jashering said:

I dont know the stats for admitted off of WL last year, but Outaouais is a really small class (about 24 people), so my guess is that there is very, very little chance the waitlist would go as high as 67 unfortunately. Sorry :( 

Outaouais WL surpasses 100 every year I'm pretty sure

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