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MDJatt here

ok, this is a vague and straightforward question i'd like to ask cuz i m gona start my under grad this fall at Mac
Is McMaster the real deal as a med school???
Are its standards in anyway equivalent to UofT???
if not what are the deficits...........
any response will be appreciated
thanks
 

megaman1x

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The 17 med schools in Canada are all pretty equal. Med school is only what you make of it yourself through the opportunities you choose to pursue.

Just because U of T is the "biggest" doesn't mean it's the "baddest". Actually Mac can almost be seen as the innovator because they were the first to really impliment PBL style of learning.

Those are my words to you, my fellow punjabi man...lol
 

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I personally think Mac is the best Canadian med school.
 
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MDJatt here said:
ok, this is a vague and straightforward question i'd like to ask cuz i m gona start my under grad this fall at Mac
Is McMaster the real deal as a med school???
Are its standards in anyway equivalent to UofT???
if not what are the deficits...........
any response will be appreciated
thanks
I personally would find the complete reliance on PBL annoying. I think schools like MAC and Calgary are superb at producing primary care physicians but I think somewhere like UofT offers more opportunities for branching out into specialist training early in your MD.

I also find it somewhat scary that there are absolutely no science/MCAT pre reqs at all at MAC. I do not believe that it is possible to properly grasp all the basic science, in addition to all the medicine you need know, in 3 years. That said, most of that stuff you probably don't need to know for something like FP.
 
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MDJatt here

megaman1x said:
The 17 med schools in Canada are all pretty equal. Med school is only what you make of it yourself through the opportunities you choose to pursue.

Just because U of T is the "biggest" doesn't mean it's the "baddest". Actually Mac can almost be seen as the innovator because they were the first to really impliment PBL style of learning.

Those are my words to you, my fellow punjabi man...lol
thx man i appreciate your viewpoints
btw where u at?
 

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boulux said:
I personally think Mac is the best Canadian med school.
Would you mind telling me what is the meaning of MAC? How about McGill? Is this a good medical school? Thanks for answering!~
 

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MDLawrence said:
Would you mind telling me what is the meaning of MAC? How about McGill? Is this a good medical school? Thanks for answering!~
Mac=McMaster.
Yes, McGill is a good school. All Canadian med schools are good.
 

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MDJatt here said:
ok, this is a vague and straightforward question i'd like to ask cuz i m gona start my under grad this fall at Mac
Is McMaster the real deal as a med school???
Are its standards in anyway equivalent to UofT???
if not what are the deficits...........
any response will be appreciated
thanks
All Canadian med schools are accredited by the LCME which means they all have to meet the same standards. All schools match grads into competitive specialties. Match stats don't differ too much among all the Canadian schools.

Any perceived deficits or strengths in a program will be different depending on who you ask. Figure out which way you learn best and choose the school that best fits that. But chances are you won't have a choice, so the best med school to go to is the one that accepts you!
 

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SMRT said:
Figure out which way you learn best and choose the school that best fits that. But chances are you won't have a choice, so the best med school to go to is the one that accepts you!
lol that is so damn true. I had to go to the school that chose me. I didn't have the luxury of picking between schools.
 

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ssc_396 said:
I personally would find the complete reliance on PBL annoying. I think schools like MAC and Calgary are superb at producing primary care physicians but I think somewhere like UofT offers more opportunities for branching out into specialist training early in your MD.

I also find it somewhat scary that there are absolutely no science/MCAT pre reqs at all at MAC. I don't not believe that it is possible to properly grasp all the basic science, in addition to all the medicine you need know, in 3 years. That said, most of that stuff you probably don't need to know for something like FP.
the number of school DAYS at mac is quite equl to those at the other 4 years medical schools.
uot is more research oriented.
 

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ssc_396 said:
I personally would find the complete reliance on PBL annoying. I think schools like MAC and Calgary are superb at producing primary care physicians but I think somewhere like UofT offers more opportunities for branching out into specialist training early in your MD.

I also find it somewhat scary that there are absolutely no science/MCAT pre reqs at all at MAC. I don't not believe that it is possible to properly grasp all the basic science, in addition to all the medicine you need know, in 3 years. That said, most of that stuff you probably don't need to know for something like FP.
Agree wholeheartedly.
 
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MDJatt here

yea rite
thx for the responses
but i m always double-minded in everything :confused:
 
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