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Potentially argumentative Question!!!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by MDJatt here, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. 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
     
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  3. megaman1x

    megaman1x Member
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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
     
  4. boulux

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    I personally think Mac is the best Canadian med school.
     
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    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.
     
  6. thx man i appreciate your viewpoints
    btw where u at?
     
  7. MDLawrence

    MDLawrence New Member
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    Would you mind telling me what is the meaning of MAC? How about McGill? Is this a good medical school? Thanks for answering!~
     
  8. rskhan29

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    Mac=McMaster.
    Yes, McGill is a good school. All Canadian med schools are good.
     
  9. megaman1x

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    Sadly, I'm from Winnipeg....lol....
     
  10. SMRT

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    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!
     
  11. megaman1x

    megaman1x Member
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    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.
     
  12. avenirv

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    the number of school DAYS at mac is quite equl to those at the other 4 years medical schools.
    uot is more research oriented.
     
  13. SensesFail

    SensesFail Senior Member
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    Agree wholeheartedly.
     
  14. yea rite
    thx for the responses
    but i m always double-minded in everything :confused:
     

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