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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Hello11, May 12, 2014.

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  1. Hello11

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    Hi,

    I am hoping to apply to medical schools this summer, but am a bit confused about primary and secondary applications as we apply differently in Canada. This is what I understand about the application process:

    Apply online on AMCAS and AAMCOM
    Wait for the secondary applications to be made available on AACOM and AMCAS ( will it be made available to me only if I meet their MCAT and GPA cut off or does everybody receive these secondary applications?)
    Complete the secondary applications before the deadline

    Also, where will I get information about which schools accept Canadians and schools that are right for me (in terms of GPA and MCAT). Is MSAR really helpful in answering these questions?

    Thanks.
     
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  4. YamNMangos

    YamNMangos 2+ Year Member

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    Yes MSAR is really helpful in deciding what schools to apply to. Don't just look at which schools accept international students though - also see the % of international students that interview/matriculate there per year, compared to OOS. This will give you a much better idea whether or not a school is worth applying to (ex. some schools will accept 1 every few years, while some may accept ~10 a year).
     
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    GingerGirl27 5+ Year Member

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    Great advice! I would also double check with each school via their website or contacting them to ensure that they do really accept Canadian students. Good luck!
     
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