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    Silenthunder is offline Senior Member
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    Canucks at SGU for jan term?

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    Any Canadians going down to Grenada for January term?
    I will almost definitely be going. Would be glad to hear from anyone else going down.

    On a side note: have any canadians set up a loan through TERI/CanHELP?
    sending in my app soon (tomorrow/monday). In particular I was wondering how long it takes to hear back about this stuff.

    hope everyone's doing great

    Cheers,

    Silenthunder

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    Canucks at SGU for jan term?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silenthunder
    Any Canadians going down to Grenada for January term?
    I will almost definitely be going. Would be glad to hear from anyone else going down.

    On a side note: have any canadians set up a loan through TERI/CanHELP?
    sending in my app soon (tomorrow/monday). In particular I was wondering how long it takes to hear back about this stuff.

    hope everyone's doing great

    Cheers,

    Silenthunder
    What happened to Australia? I thought you were coming here?

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    re: doh

    Hey all,

    to answer redshifteffectz question:

    I really wanted to come to australia, but it seems like I'm not what the aussie schools are looking for. I had an interview with Sydney, but I guess they didn't like my answers in the interview. I also think that it may have just been that the combination of my rather mediocre academics/mcat and a "just okay" interview probably deep-sixed my chances. Unfortunately I"ll never know because their rejection letter stated they have a policy of not disclosing that information.

    I briefly considered taking another year to redo the mcat and just work to pay off my student debt from undergrad. I've come to the conclusion that this is not a good idea. The job market in the GTA/Toronto area is crappy.
    The only jobs I can find with my psych bachelors/postgrad in ethics is retail. Retail pays less than peanuts.

    So....... where does that leave me: my backup choice of St. Georges.
    Don't get me wrong. The place seems alright, and I'll only be there two years before doing clinicals in 'the states',

    but it still ain't Oz.

    thanx for all the info you've given me about student life in Oz. Despite the fact that I didn't get in, it is still much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Silenthunder//Burton S. Mohan

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    Silenthunder,

    I know this may come a bit too late but have you considered applying to some of the undergraduate medical programs out there? Some may even offer you a scholarship and a few are becoming 5 year programs soon.

    I can see no real disadvantage in going to the caribbeans (other than licensing in some states depending on your school) but at least in Australia you have the option of staying there.

    Regardless best of luck to you !

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    re: undergrad 5 year programs

    Yeah,

    I did consider them. I spoke to a few counsellors, and then I had some friends do some legwork at Newcastle, Monash, and UNSW. The results were that there were very few spots for international applicants at all schools, and that all schools suggested I apply to graduate entry medicine programs. My application would not be very competitive given my rather lukewarm performance in undergrad years ( I was told this by counsellors at all schools).

    I considered Ireland schools also, but was not accepted at any school there, which surprised me quite a bit, because I had better academics/mcat than a friend I know who was accepted last year.

    ah well, c'est la vie,

    Cheers,

    Silenthunder

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    re: undergrad 5 year programs

    Quote Originally Posted by Silenthunder
    Yeah,

    I did consider them. I spoke to a few counsellors, and then I had some friends do some legwork at Newcastle, Monash, and UNSW. The results were that there were very few spots for international applicants at all schools, and that all schools suggested I apply to graduate entry medicine programs. My application would not be very competitive given my rather lukewarm performance in undergrad years ( I was told this by counsellors at all schools).

    I considered Ireland schools also, but was not accepted at any school there, which surprised me quite a bit, because I had better academics/mcat than a friend I know who was accepted last year.

    ah well, c'est la vie,

    Cheers,

    Silenthunder
    There are quite a few more you could have tried applying to. Monash would not have accepted you since you had an undergrad degree anyway. In all there are just as many total spots in undergrad school for internationals as there are in post grad schools. You should have tried an application I'm sure your undergrad scores would have helped you somewhere.

    You could have tried:

    Western Australia
    Tasmania
    Adelaide
    James Cook

    etc. Some of them would require you to write the ISAT; while at others your undergrad degree in conjunction with your highschool results may have made you more competitive.

    Oh well. Good luck in the caribbean anyway!

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    Teri

    Teri is not bad... they're sometimes late mind you. Currently,...my app was sent in Jul for my Aug term at SGU..and due to border/customs problems with the docs(whatever...just lost...you get used to that)...still waiting on the dough...but SGU is cool with finances..they know you're good for it. Teri is still WAY BETTER than the headaches you'll go thru with Cdn loans trust me....... they've gone and drawn money from my accounts on two consecutive years.... saying that I wasn't a student anymore...even though I'd sent in the schedule 2,... got a confirmation of enrollment on the new loan app for the year.... trust me...If I went into the depth...I'd probably just get angry again. I'm in third year...every year I apply for a loan.."I'm in year one of four,...I'm in year two of four,....I'm in year three of four..." It's like they don't even read the 67 page application form,...and no one takes responsibility for your loan... "we don't handle collections,...that's in toronto,....or I wouldn't know that,...applications are run provincially..". Anyhoo...don't worry,...TERI will get you where you need to go...just do things in advance for both loans and be really kind to the Financial aid dept. of SGU they'll save your rump more than a couple of times. Ahh..that was a good vent.
    Geoff

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