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  2. Potentiate

    Need feedback on my ABS

    I'd love to, PM me! I recieved interviews at Queens and UBC so I may be able to help.
  3. Hi there! I recently accepted my offer to western for OT! Is there usually a facebook group that is set up for the incoming class?
  4. Hi Everyone, I have applied for 3 cycles and have not yet received an interview. For the past few weeks I've been trying to reflect and see where I'm lacking and from what I can tell it's probably my ABS thats holding me back. I wanted to ask if someone can look over my ABS and give some constructive feedback. Thank you for your time.
  5. A_A

    PharmD 2019

    Salut! Est ce que quelqu'un s'est fait convoqué pour une entrevue en Pharma à UdeM?
  6. UdeMed

    Udem ou ulaval

    Je ne peux pas parler du programme de Laval, mais l'année préparatoire à UdeM donne des connaissances de base sur un peu tout les systèmes. Quand vous arrivez en APP, il est possible de faire des liens avec des cours que vous aurez eu à l'année préparatoire, bien que la matière soit très différente. Ça permet de rattacher les nouveaux concepts à des connaissances acquises en prémed.
  7. GrouchoMarx

    IMG and CARMS residency

    Are ros legal?
  8. GrouchoMarx

    IMG and CARMS residency

    I hate how pathology is a dumping ground for imgs.
  9. It let's wealthy people off the hook. People with med school debt are still screwed. Wealthy people aren't going to allow their children to be stranded in some backwoods town slaving away for an ROS.
  10. Intrepid86

    IMG and CARMS residency

    I'm doing ROS in a mixed rural/urban area in Ontario. I like it and will eventually settle here. I didn't grow up in a rural setting though, so it's been an adjustment. Unfortunately, this adjustment is more than what most people are willing to make or even consider, regardless of how high physician needs an area is. There is no shortage of doctors in terms of absolute numbers. There might come a day when there's an adequate distribution of physicians, but that day isn't today, hence the need for ROS obligations, IMGs, and their ongoing participation in CaRMS. After completion of their contract, what proportion of doctors continue to practice in the area they did ROS in? If there's an actual stat someone can reference I'd like to know.
  11. JohnGrisham

    Where are you at underprivileged population?

    Got into medical school just fine, sure it may be "harder" than those who are well off, but its not that much more insurmountable. People will say "oh but i have to work two jobs to support myself through undergrad, i cant get involved" - to that i say, great, you are already building up your CV with those two jobs, keep it up. You dont need clubs, typical pre-med stuff to get into medical school at all. You dont need contacts. You just need to work smart and hard, and prioritize your time. Not everyone in medical school comes from silver spoons(most do however!). Those experiences with sociopathic drug dealers? include it as an entry in how you live and relate with marginalized populations. Its all relevant experience.
  12. JohnGrisham

    IMG and CARMS residency

    Or you can buy your way out of the contract. Not that i agree with ROS anyways, but if you can buy your way out...whats the point?
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  14. Hi there, Wondering about what clinical rotations are available at Queen's and how they are assigned. Are they tough to get in Kingston itself? What are the rotations in Kingston - KGH, I presume, mainly, any at the HDH? What are the odds that I will need a rotation outside of town, car, apartment, etc. Thanks in advance
  15. dentdreams101

    dent Mcgill

    Salut! est ce que il y a du monde qui sont acceptes en med dent a mcgill, mais qui attendent des reponses de U de M?
  16. Alex.M.D

    DMD 2019

    I havent gotten back anything from MedP McGill. I was accepted into Med so I guess they took off my name off the waiting list. Best of luck to you all.
  17. haenurplaza

    Pharmacie ou Optométrie?

    Merci beaucoup de ta réponse! De plus, si t'es en opto, j'aimerais aussi savoir certaines choses de plus si ca te dérange pas (i.e. combien d'heures de cours par jour à peu près, comment les stages sont évalués, s'il y a de l'APP, combien d'élèves par classe en moyenne, comment est la dynamique de classe, etc.) Merci encore, ce serait super si tu peux répondre à mes questions!
  18. LawStudent24

    Opto 2019

    Félicitations à tous les nouveaux admis ! Voici votre groupe Facebook où on va vous transmettre toutes les infos importantes pour l'année, notamment concernant les activités d'accueil !! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2373803102851462/ Pour ceux qui attendent encore une réponse, il ne faut pas se décourager. Les réponses s'echelonnent durant tout l'été, et certains sont même acceptés après le début des cours. Hésitez pas si vous avez des questions !
  19. Thank you for your kind words, everyone. I'm so grateful - and in part relieved it's not just me. Honestly, it's been really challenging watching everyone around me get in. I'm happy for my friends, I'm happy for my acquaintances, but there's a huge narrative about "having one interview but making it count" or how easy it is once you have an interview/how it just basically guarantees an acceptance as long as you're not a shitty human being with a bad/boring personality. Honestly, I've had so many weird responses to everything that just crush my heart a little bit. Two people laughed when I told them I didn't get in and then told me to tell them the truth. That was awkward. A few other acquaintances told me how they got in and how "Yeah, it's basically impossible to get an interview but once you do you're set, unless you're like, a keener with no personality". I get it. I'm happy for you but man, do I wish you'd stop talking right now. I don't share anything until I'm asked but I'm just so tired of people saying that kind of stuff to my face. I know it's not the truth but it just feels like people are laughing about me and how insanely dumb this is, that I couldn't even get in with so many chances given to me. I'm so, so relieved it's not just me, as ridiculous as that might be. Some part of me was just really questioning if there is something incredibly obvious wrong with me, if it's funny to even try to apply again given that post-interview rejections to this extent aren't the norm, if everyone else is seeing something I've been blind to. I couldn't afford an interview coach this year but I guess since I'll be working this year, it'll be an investment in the next year. I've wanted to do medicine for...4 or 5 years now. You guys are right - I have a better read on that than admissions committees do after 1 hour each and this represents a snapshot in time. With luck and practice, maybe things will change. Who knows? Maybe things will even work out this year. I have a shot on two waitlist (for the last school, a better waitlist exists so I doubt it'll go this far). But realistically, any Canadian school is a great school, and two of them would be okay with me, and who knows where things will go in a few weeks. If not this week, then next year. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.
  20. Almar14

    DMD 2019

    Bonjour, j'aimerais savoir ceux qui sont universitaire et qui se désistent de DMD Ulaval! Un de mes bons amis est 2e sur la liste! Hâte de voir! Bonne chance à tous!
  21. veveve

    Opto 2019

    Je pense qu’on a encore des chances d’avoir une offre. Ceux ayant reçu une offre ont jusqu’au 25 pour l’accepter ou la refuser donc des places devraient se libérer!! Ne perd pas espoir
  22. Girly

    Opto 2019

    Donc à ce stade c’est soit refus ou LA... os de chance d’avoir une offre ?
  23. Monkey D. Luffy

    Where are you at underprivileged population?

    My parents were very supportive but didn't have the means to provide me any financial help. I was personally fortunate to be able to get a couple of grants/scholarships so that I didn't have to work during school (but I did either work full time or do paid research every summer). If I didn't seek out and eventually win those scholarships, I would have needed a part time job while studying and avoiding this situation at all costs was my main driving factor. It was discouraging to see peers that didn't have to plan out these things at all and could solely focus on GPA, volunteering, etc. while still getting to go on nice vacations during their breaks to "de-stress" while I had to go back to work, but ultimately you just need to focus on yourself (I know, easier said than done). Put your head down and work smart for a few years, and once you get in you are set for life. Plan out some days every week or two to spend on yourself to maintain your own mental health so you don't get burnt out. Unfortunately I think that's the needed mindset for us minority of people that get in from disadvantaged backgrounds. It's challenging, and unfair, but it is doable. Happy to chat further if you have any questions or need to get anything off your chest.
  24. haenurplaza

    Opto 2019

    25, donc ce samedi!
  25. veveve

    Opto 2019

    Je sais c’est Ordinaire de leur part... mais quand on y pense, la liste d’attente contient un nombre fixe de personne donc ils doivent attendre de savoir si accepte/refuse leur offre pour après savoir qui va être sur la liste d’attente et finalement ils vont envoyés les derniers refus (ceux qui ne font pas parti de la liste d’attente). Je ne pense pas qu’ils font exprès, je pense juste qu’ils veulent laisser la chance à tout le monde et attendre d’avoir le plus de réponse possible!
  26. Girly

    Opto 2019

    Mais s’ils avaient d’autre refus à envoyer pourquoi ils ne l’auraient pas déjà envoyés ? Pourquoi attendre ?? Tout ça est vrm weird
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