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Canadian Update

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by brandonite, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. brandonite

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    All of this Canadian togetherness has me wondering... Where has everybody decided on going next year?

    I will either be at Manitoba for MD/PhD, or back here applying again.

    What about everybody else?
     
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  3. VC15

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    Interviewed at Queen's last week. Interviewing at UWO on Saturday, Ottawa next week, and U of T in 3 weeks.

    Unfortunately, no Ontario decisions are sent out until May 31. And it's only by mail rather than e-mail, phone, in person, etc. Plus it's a Friday, too! Argh! :mad:

    Anyway, you seem to be in amazing shape in terms of getting into Manitoba. Are you considering turning down the acceptance and reapplying to the States?
     
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    MCW or NUMS. What can I say, I love the midwest!
     
  5. brandonite

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    I've decided to do MD/PhD. And I'm not so confident in the program at Manitoba. But I don't know that I would want to go through all this over again, so I'll probably take the Manitoba acceptance.

    You seem to be in pretty good shape, VC15! Looking back, I really wish I had applied to more Ontario schools. At least Toronto, Queens, and Western...
     
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    Yeah, I guess I couldn't really ask for more interview-wise. Well, maybe McMaster but I don't think I really ever had a chance there anyway :D . But I won't be relaxed until I get an acceptance from somewhere, and that won't be for at least 2 more months.

    What issues do you have with the Manitoba MD/PhD program? I know it's no Harvard HST, but if you find a supervisor and topic that you like then I don't see how it could be all that bad...
     
  7. brandonite

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    Mainly that there isn't much of a program. And I've heard from others that they have promised to get it going in the past. I know a student that planned to do MD/PhD at Manitoba, was promised everything is in place when he started first year med school, and by the time he got to third year to start his PhD, he found out that nothing was actually in place... So, he couldn't do the MD/PhD. I don't want that to happen to me...

    I had my OMSAS app filled out, with applications to just UWO, Queens, and Toronto. But I missed the deadline due to a minor flood in the Physics building... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    It sucks that you didn't get a chance to submit your OMSAS app. But the MD/PhD situation isn't too much better in Ontario, anyway. Only U of T has an official program up and running right now. Western's starting one this fall (with a total of 3 students!). And although I believe Queen's, Ottawa and Mac let you do an MD and PhD together, it's something you arrange on your own rather than a formal program like at U of T.
     

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