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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by brandonite, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    I just got a letter from the University of Manitoba (my home school), and I'm in! :D I had been expecting this, as many of you know, but it's still nice to have the letter in hand. I also won a full tuition scholarship, one of only ten, so it's nice to know that they think I'll be in the top of the class.

    I've already committed to a year of research (on the advice of a Manitoba faculty member), so the question now is whether to defer or decline...

    But anyway, at least I have an acceptance in hand from somewhere... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Woohoo! :D
     
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  3. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    yay!!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  4. hey ya'll, that's great to hear!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  5. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    congrats! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    I don't think it's ethical to defer and apply to other programs, assuming that's what you're gonna do.

    What to do? Tough choices...
     
  6. Jessica

    Jessica Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats Brandonite!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D

    Even though you said that you were expecting this, you still need to go out an celebrate!!

    Best of luck with your difficult decision.
     
  7. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by moo:
    <strong>congrats! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    I don't think it's ethical to defer and apply to other programs, assuming that's what you're gonna do.

    What to do? Tough choices...</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes, exactly. Hence, I'll either defer and commit to Manitoba eventually, just in a year or two, or decline and apply elsewhere and back to Manitoba. The way their system works, if I get in this year, I should be able to get in again in the future.

    If I decide to reapply MSTP, I will have to decline.
     
  8. E'01

    E'01 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    congratulations!!!
     
  9. congrats! i would say defer because going through the application process again would really suck; plus a full tuition scholarship can't be beat. but you might want to hold off on a decision until you hear from Duke. good luck!
     
  10. Optimistic

    Optimistic Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations!!!!
     
  11. Lavndrrose

    Lavndrrose Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats brandonite!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  12. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Thug 4 Life 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats bro!!! :D :D RNAgirl said she has a surprise planned for u! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  13. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

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    congrats brando!!! decisions, decisions! Good luck with whatever you decide!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  14. praying4MD

    praying4MD 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Congratulations!! I can't say I'm surprised, but I'm happy for you! I've been rooting for you for a long time! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  15. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Papa Smurf:
    <strong>Congrats bro!!! :D :D RNAgirl said she has a surprise planned for u! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Oh really? That will definitely make this a good night... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Anyway, thanks everybody!

    To those of you that are wondering... I didn't apply MSTP anywhere this year. And the MD/PhD program at Manitoba leaves something to be desired, so I've given some serious thought to applying to MSTP schools. That is still very much up in the air. Hence, the defer/decline question.
     
  16. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations brando! We knew this was coming, but it's nice to finally have it in writing, eh? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> F?licitations, Dr. Brandonite! :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> You're gonna be one great doctor, judging from your caring, encouraging posts. :D First moderator, then med school (booyah!), what's next? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Congrats sweetie!
     
  17. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Aww, thanks, Foxy!

    If you keep being so nice to me, I'll have to start flirting with you, too... :D Just fair warning... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  18. darkmatter

    darkmatter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    That is very good news. Congratulations!
     
  19. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

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    Brandonite,
    Glad to hear the good news! Congratulations!! :) <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  20. daisygirl

    daisygirl woof 15+ Year Member

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    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> CONGRATS!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  21. BCgirl

    BCgirl Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats Brandonite! Good luck with everything :)
     
  22. dfleis

    dfleis 10+ Year Member

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  23. WesternGirl

    WesternGirl Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations fellow Canadian!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  24. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A. 10+ Year Member

    tally up another one for the math nerds :)
    it'd be tought to turn down an acceptance to apply again under any circumstances, but take the time to realize just how much a FULL scholarship is!
    that is awesome!
     
  25. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by dfleis:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by brandonite:
    <strong>Aww, thanks, Foxy!

    If you keep being so nice to me, I'll have to start flirting with you, too... :D Just fair warning... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">congrats man.. but don't take what I say too much to heart. I don't want you to start flirting with me.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">No, I don't think you have to worry about that, man. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    And thanks, and good luck to the fellow Canadians that seem to be popping up... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  26. Whisker Barrel Cortex

    Whisker Barrel Cortex 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats brandonite! Its great that you at least have the choice to go this year, even if you decide to reapply.
     
  27. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey, I can finally see this thread!! Wow!! A full scholarship!!! WAY TO GO!!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  28. MUN2005

    MUN2005 Miner? 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats from a fellow canuck! Good Luck!
     
  29. Dr. Scandinavia

    Dr. Scandinavia Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations!!!

    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  30. VC15

    VC15 MS4 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats brandonite! :D
     
  31. Thewonderer

    Thewonderer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats Brandonite!

    As for your question to reapply MSTP in the states, I am not so sure I would do that. I know two Canadian friends, one got into (U of Toronto, McGill and UBC all MD/PhD programs) and is attending U of Toronto but she did not get in a top 10 schools in the US for MD/PhD (she was shooting very very high and ONLY wanted top 10 schools). Another friend got into UWO MD/PhD and got into a top 10 school in the US for straight MD (rejected by that school and other top 10 schools' MD/PhD programs. you see a theme here? my friends are only shooting for the stars....). He decided to suck it up and paid the first year tuition (30k US down the drain) and eventually stayed for a summer of research following MSI year and got into the MD/PhD program starting second year. So he is now getting his tuition paid and will get stipend during the PhD portion. However, he did take a gamble and did not get his first year tuition back (wouldn't that be nice if he could?).

    Another friend is an international student from Asia. He went to a small college in the US (you or most admissions committees would not have heard of it before) had 4.0 GPA there, got 36 MCAT. He eventually got into U of Texas at Houston and Albert Einstein for MD/PhD. He was aiming high too and was a little disappointed (but IMO, he still gets his tuition paid and should be happy).

    So I would say think about it carefully (I would personally just go to U of Manitoba on full-scholarship). However, if you decide to apply to MD/PhD in the US, be sure to apply to a HUGE range of school (don't just shoot for Duke, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, etc. ONLY).

    Also, just a thought, I don't think that Canadians are eligible for MSTP since it is funded by NIH (i.e. US federal government). Some schools with MSTP just use their own private funds to fund your MD/PhD stipend + tuition. I am not sure if you are still "technically" in the MSTP programs.

    good luck!
     
  32. Daredevil

    Daredevil Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    HOORAY! Dr. BRANDONITE
     
  33. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    Cobgrats. Now it is time for the customary clappig gaemlins:

    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  34. showeeeeeeeee

    showeeeeeeeee Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Brandonite! that rocks!

    Yahoo! And full tuition. Man oh man.

    My boss went to University of Manitoba and he is a research scientist. I think he just did a regular MD program.

    Yay!
    Yay!
    Weeeeeeeeeeeee!
     
  35. otter

    otter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    congratulations!!! You deserve it!
     
  36. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by brandonite:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Papa Smurf:
    <strong>Congrats bro!!! :D :D RNAgirl said she has a surprise planned for u! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Oh really? That will definitely make this a good night... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Anyway, thanks everybody!

    To those of you that are wondering... I didn't apply MSTP anywhere this year. And the MD/PhD program at Manitoba leaves something to be desired, so I've given some serious thought to applying to MSTP schools. That is still very much up in the air. Hence, the defer/decline question.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Papi, you ruined the surprise. :p Anyway, even though I've already congratulated brando, I'll add one here...hehehe.

    Congratulations brando!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Ah, mon meilleur ami, je suis tres heureuse pour tu!!! It's so wonderful that you got accepted with a full-tuition scholarship!!! But it certainly wasn't a surprise to me!

    You know I'm biased towards the MSTP, but if you decide to reapply this year, I'll help you in any way I can. :D

    Again, congrats mon cher brando!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  37. waiting123

    waiting123 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations Brandonite!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  38. Ibis

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    Great job!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  39. Original

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    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> AWESOME!!! Congrats man!
     
  40. warpath

    warpath Officer Cadet 7+ Year Member

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    Hey, is Manitoba already offering acceptances? UofT has not even finished interveiwing. Congrats on your acceptance! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> I know it feels good :p
    About declining or deferring, I don't know. I personally wouldn't do that. I would take what I have and run with it. Full tuition, no less. But then again, I'm not too crazy about MSTP.

    And to the guy who was wondering whether Canadians are elligible for MSTP, Original got in MSTP at 2 schools (at least) and he's an international student.
     
  41. buglady

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    Sorry, I'm late! I was outta town, but I just wanted to add in my "felicitaciones" (congrats)!! :D
     

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