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  3. I think we have gotten off topic. I understand totally that you are not wealthy despite having a higher than average family income. However I can also give you an example of a 20 yr old in my medical school who had two parents as doctors and multiple classmates who’s parents bought them bay street condos to use while in school. I am going to make a few points I think we can agree on: 1) On average, medical students come from wealthier backgrounds than the general population 2) If you do not come from money you may find it hard to socialize with most of your classmates outside of school 3) Invariably there will still be some people with similar interests and backgrounds to yourself you may find by joining clubs etc 4) if all else fails make friends outside medicine. Join university groups that interest you. You don’t need to be friends with people - you are here to learn medicine.
  4. Aconitase

    FM Hospitalist Questions!

    In large GTA hospitals it’s basically up to the individual. I assume you have all done a core GIM rotation? It’s the same as that minus the ER work. If your patient needs a procedure (LP/paracentsis/thoarcocentsis/chesttube/central line) you have right if first refusal. You either do it or call someone else to do it if you can’t. Since you don’t admit them a lot of procedures may have already been done in ER. But anything that wasn’t ansnis required after admission is your responsibility to either do yourself or arrange to have someone else do.
  5. thoracic surgery as well and some subspecialties of general surgery.
  6. ellorie

    IM Programs that let you moonlight

    I think it’s a leftover from the idea that once you’ve passed the LMCC 1 and 2 you could theoretically practice in some capacity. Our exam isn’t until R5 and people moonlight well before.
  7. Definitely choose option 1 or 2. You can help people in so many professions, medicine isn't the best option.
  8. lcs.tmng

    UBC Pharmacy Applications 2018/2019 - Class of 2023

    Hello, I'm looking for the grade conversion table used to evaluate our admission averages. My school works on a A+/4.3 scale. Anyone know where I can find it? @phuturefarmacist?
  9. Neurophiliac

    Does UBC post AQ?

    No, unfortunately they don’t. They only update OAS with GPA/AGPA if an individual receives regrets or partial file review (after invitations are out).
  10. Aang

    Are there any normal non arrogant pre-meds?

    He/she is an undergraduate computer science student, not in medical school yet.
  11. Aang

    Are there any normal non arrogant pre-meds?

    Your post history is a little troubling. You've been ranting about your stresses and problems on here for a while. Are you sure this is the way you are being treated, or is it all in your perception? I also noticed that you are a computer science undergraduate student, so what do you mean by "pre-meds" being arrogant. These students are not pre-med. Most of them won't get into medical school. I can't imagine that most of your peers are even aiming for medical school, to begin with. At the end of the day, you're in university, so if you want to avoid people, you generally can, and find people that you enjoy being around. I don't know what school you go to where you can be bullied by your peers, simply because there are thousands of students you could be engaging with in university. If it's that bad, you could also take your concerns to the administration and the appropriate authorities. You posted this a few days ago - I am not miserable (okay that's a lie, I partially am), just very confused and stressed. It is honestly very stressful, medical school would change in that I would know where I am going with life. The main thing that concerns me here is if I'm not good enough, I have no idea what I am going to do with my life. And computer science I 100% regret taking, but I stuck with it because I am so stubborn when I choose courses. And I know they're not prereq's but they're requirements for my major. Cell Biology I thought I would enjoy more as I enjoyed it last year; everything is has been pretty okay. I am trying to stick it out but I also want to be realistic. You may need to do some self-reflection and figure out your path moving forward. It won't get any easier as a med student or practitioner. You also need to develop your emotional intelligence because it's a core life skill you need, especially in this profession.
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  13. mdent

    Question dentaire

    À cause du TAED !!!
  14. neurophile

    Does UBC post AQ?

    Do they post our GPA/AGPA before interview invites?
  15. I would really reflect on what exactly is making it difficult. If it's the work and the specialty itself, transferring to another program isn't really going to help much I don't think. If it's the culture of the program and the vibes from the program that make it difficult, then that's a different story.
  16. At Mac they basically won't let the lecturer present unless they're willing to be recorded, and lectures are never mandatory (in pre-clerkship). You can probably guess how many people go to lecture...
  17. My opinion is that a strong letter in medicine reflects well on you - however, if the letter may cause confusion about your career interests, it would be best to explicitly clarify in your personal statement that you were once considering internal medicine, but now have decided to focus on radiology.
  18. Hey all, Just looking for advice on the non-radiology letters that you used for your carms applications. I did an ICU elective and built very strong rapport with the staff and imo it is my strongest letter. However, the letter was geared towards ICU/medicine and not radiology. It will definitely highlight my strengths but there may not be any indication of any major interest towards radiology. Would it be ok to use this sort of letter to show strong clinical/clerk strength in a radiology application? Or would the interest/stated desire for medicine be looked down on? I was going to apply to medicine as well originally but have decided to not do this. The reason I am in a bit of a pickle is because the referee is now on vacation and would not be able to edit/resubmit a radiology or general letter. Just wanted to see what successful candidates have done in the past and whether you asked for all your letters to be geared towards rads. Due date for letter assignments 27th so any help appreciated
  19. Je dirais qu’avec 1 an d’uni de plus tu seras dans la game. C’est sur que y’a 2 ans t’aurais eu des chances avec cette cote mais avec les hausses récentes c’est mieux d’augmenter ta cote encore un peu
  20. Avec 32.952 de CRU j’etais sur la LA de DMD l’année dernière, donc avec 33.3 et un excellent CASPer je pense que ça vaut la peine de t’essayer tu n’y pers rien!
  21. MarsRover

    FM Hospitalist Questions!

    What level of procedures would a person get working as a hospitalist? The family doctors in my centre actually round on their own patients that are in the hospital. So not a true hospitalist position. But I don't tend to see many procedures... is this true of someone doing a dedicated job as a hospitalist?
  22. dreamteam22

    Casper October 23rd

    I think you guys need to relax lol. Many students might have completed casper on the last day, so the Admissions Office most probably received your scores, but since they go through each application manually, they are most likely checking them to make sure nothing is missing before changing the status to Ready for Review.
  23. Conversely, you could look at it as having a bit more reassurance that your partner isn't primarily interested in your perceived status or earning potential (if you didn't meet prior to medical school).
  24. samy

    IM Programs that let you moonlight

    I stand corrected, some schools seem to allow it as PGY3. Makes no sense to me to do moonlighting before Royal College.
  25. Hi everyone, I'm a Canadian student thinking about applying to American dental schools. I know the cost is absolutely crazy, and I will be overloaded with loans but I still want to know the GPAs that some people get in with. The class statistics of some schools like NYU range mostly between 3.30 - 3.90 , but that's not really specific. If any Canadians could share their gpa and the schools they got accepted to (in the US) it would be very helpful
  26. Hey guys, this is my second time applying as I didn’t receive an interview last year, I’ve improved my gpa from 3.3 to 3.6, hopefully that’s enough to get an interview. Does anyone know if being an OOP applicant have an effect on gpa? Like, should I present a higher average as an OOP to receive an interview?
  27. Je pense que ce soit malheureusement trop bas. Les dernières personnes admises en dmd dans ma classe avaient début 34. Pharmacie ta cru vaut 80% donc 33,3 aussi est trop bas. Pour opto, tes notes valent 60% comme pour dmd. Es-tu collégien ou universitaire ?
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