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  1. 9 points
    KarlPilkingtod

    Accepted 2019

    Saw "dal office of admissions" and "you're invited" and had a heart attack. Can I sue?
  2. 8 points
    premed_67

    Accepted 2019

    I’m heading to the Tupper in an hour, if I have the courage to go to admissions, I’ll ask and update everyone!
  3. 8 points
  4. 6 points
    mohammad

    Accepted 2019

    Are we packing it up for today? See you all tomorrow same time, same place?
  5. 5 points
    premed_67

    Accepted 2019

    I decided to take one for the team haha here’s an update: first off, just wanted to acknowledge how kind the lady at the office was! She said the same thing she says to everyone, that they will be out before the end of the month. BUT she added, and I quote: “we are in good shape” Sorry that it’s not very helpful
  6. 5 points
    yeeewww

    Accepted 2019

    You and me both. I am sitting here refreshing my e-mail on one tab and refreshing this forum in another.
  7. 4 points
    yeeewww

    Accepted 2019

  8. 3 points
    Mel96

    Accepted 2019

    I sent someone to ask and they just got back to me and told me they said that "things are finalized to a certain extent" but there they are still not ready to release the decisions. She also said there are still moving parts and different people working on different things. They have to finish the checklist before hitting that send button. She made it seem like the things they are working on is everything that happens after the results are released she said "we are working on the next step after people get admitted and working on the small details" I honestly can't even make a prediction at this point. It could be this week or next week. But brace yourself..... decisions will arrive sooner or later.
  9. 3 points
    seatosea

    Accepted 2019

    Me too! Fingers crossed it's tomorrow! I didn't realize Carolyn was going on mat leave, that does make it seem like it might take longer...congratulations to her though! In the big picture, having a healthy baby and time to spend with it would be a thousand times more important than getting my results sooner than later :-)
  10. 3 points
    Falstaff

    Accepted 2019

  11. 3 points
    I'm going to ask my dad for 100 publications this Christmas.
  12. 3 points
    KarlPilkingtod

    Accepted 2019

    It's the not knowing. Accept me or reject me but FOR GODS SAKE TELL ME
  13. 2 points
    Coldery

    Proof of Citizenship

    Mine was also updated today. It could be that the last few PoCs were completed today?
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    At this point, feels like most invites are out, with the exception of April 7th maybe. I have a feeling tomorrow will be a massive wave of rejections. I will get the tissues ready...
  16. 2 points
    mohammad

    Accepted 2019

    we need another set of neurotic predictions for the next most likely day so we can be disappointed again
  17. 2 points
    plessthan0.05

    Accepted 2019

    I got mine at 10:01AM last year
  18. 2 points
    My God. Just buy your kid a spot with a sizable donation to the school like normal rich parents wtf is wrong with these people.
  19. 2 points
    Farfalla

    Keep calm and wait

    The first time I went through an interview, I was losing my mind waiting for the answer. This second time around, I have found that I haven't been thinking much about the interview at all. Mostly because I understand that going over my answers won't change the outcome. So, I've kept busy by taking on more tasks at work/school/extracurriculars, working out, focusing on plan B, etc. Just anything to keep my mind from being bored and thus thinking about the interview!
  20. 2 points
    cleanup

    This Is Insane

    Think of it this way. The way he behaves (no issues traversing ethical, moral & social boundaries to advance his own agenda & disregard anyone in his way) means he clearly has nothing going on in his life other than his relentless pursuit of 'Get into medical school.' I find that sad, to be frank. It's extremely one track and reeks of an insecure, unfulfilled, externally-focused person who we should feel sorry for rather than be indignant at. These are people who only have one thing to hang their hat on: I do 'well' in school and I'm 'intelligent.' How boring. If he doesn't get into medical school, or maybe something/someone threatens either his credibility as a physician, his entire identity & confidence collapse. That should frighten him.
  21. 2 points
    jellybellytelly

    Accepted 2019

    me right now
  22. 2 points
    OP is asking about Western vs. U.S. schools. Main concern seems to be clinical exposure, not money. If they want clinical exposure under supervision and see a bunch of stuff, GPR/AEGD is the way to go. Can you see/learn a lot in an associateship? Sure, but it's probably more likely you'll learn a grander variety of things in an academic setting. That was my experience at least. If you want to make money, then sure, go work. But don't expect to learn more clinical things than you might in a GPR. If they go to Western they'll be saving by not spending it all on U.S. tuition. One year of lost income (and not entirely lost, you'll still earn at least enough to pay for living expenses on a GPR) is not going to kill you. To be frank, if your only concern is "How do I make a lot of money," there are more efficient ways of doing it than dentistry.
  23. 2 points
    ellorie

    Preparing meals in med school

    I think they could improve it by instead giving us time away from work to eat, sleep, see our friends, and attend to our basic medical needs.
  24. 1 point
    shakeshake

    Derm programs require elective

    This isn't a direct answer to your question but you can extrapolate from this that you don't *need* an elective to interview/get ranked, but chances are you will match to a place you did an elective at. Assume that the more desirable the city/program, the more you probably need an elective to get an interview. Long story short: Do an elective at the school you want to match to (this applies to any speciality).
  25. 1 point
    metacarpal

    Class Size?

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  26. 1 point
    Instagrammar

    McMaster MD Chances?

    Your chances are fine. My friend got in last year with 125/3.88
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    plessthan0.05

    Accepted 2019

    Any tidbit to hang on to is helpful
  29. 1 point
    hopefullyafuturedoc

    Accepted 2019

    you can do it!!! we believe in you!!!
  30. 1 point
    seatosea

    Accepted 2019

    Haha. Neurotic predictions? I'm your man!
  31. 1 point
    chemicologist

    Accepted 2019

    10:39! Haha
  32. 1 point
    ellorie

    Preparing meals in med school

    Our program just came out with like a ten part evening seminar with readings as part of their resident wellness initiative. It isn’t mandatory or anything but still. Like, what???? It sounds somewhat interesting but guaranteed will not make me more well how about 1-3 hours in the morning some day where I can just sleep or go to the dentist or whatever?
  33. 1 point
    lmao im like 3 warnings deep...jeeezeeeeee...might be banned soon :O
  34. 1 point
    So the issue isn't that trauma is stigmatized, it's that an interview is supposed to be a smooth positive experience, that makes the interviewer feel good about the interviewee. Now if you were to bring up a past trauma, they aren't going to stigmatize you for whatever it was, it's that you might throw the interviewer off a little bit, and they have to take a second and make sure they are respectful. They won't deduct marks for being traumatized, but now subconsciously they have been set off, and subconscious bias may come into play. Having a history of personally needing medical treatment or having a close family member/friend needing care setting you down the path to medical school is a very common story. You need to consider how to make yours unique. If you have tangential experience that you can talk about, all the better. Say things like, "When I was younger I had personal experience of the health care system from a patient perspective, and came to respect the job that physicians do to victims of X trauma. Since then I have been active with X outreach group for victims of X trauma, and would like to further my goals to help other victims through practising as a physician." While saying the same thing, implying it instead of explicitly saying, still gets your point across without being jarring. I 100% don't mean to undermine your experience, and it's up to you, as you are the only one who knows your circumstances, how you want to convey yourself and your experiences, as its your career. If you feel like being more direct is more your style and will play well than by all means.
  35. 1 point
    Wow. That's a pretty casually cruel thing to say about someone's trauma. People have raised points about self-preservation and impression management which are clearly meant to help OP. I don't think you added anything valuable by acting as if there is no place to introduce very personal parts of your life to interviews. It's not unprofessional to be authentic to who you are, and people are allowed to own their experiences. Just because an interviewer might be made uncomfortable does not mean that sharing things is "unprofessional", and assuming that OP wants to treat their interview as a "therapy session" is really ridiculous. OP clearly states a desire to authentically answer the question about why they chose medicine.
  36. 1 point
    medigeek

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    FM is very nice in Canada but it's gone up a lot in USA too. 250k net income is not uncommon. Insurance BS is something specialists have to deal with as well.
  37. 1 point
    Yes, being considered annoying is the kiss of death. Chances are better for a less well-known candidate who looks good at interview/application. They still have that halo of excitement and potential, unsullied by the pitfalls that can come with too much exposure. The point of more exposure is to make people feel that you belong in that program - not to annoy them, which is the opposite effect.
  38. 1 point
    pharm20

    Cote R

    Wow, @Symphonie a réponse à tout
  39. 1 point
    MEDusa

    Keep calm and wait

    Hey guys, As a some of us wait for answers that are coming up in less than two weeks, I wanted to know how some of you have delt with the waiting time. What are your strategies to calm down and to stop thinking about how the interview went. Personally, it took me until now to calm down and to stop having flashbacks of cringy moments of my interview. I started yoga which enabled me to let got of stressful and negative thoughts. I'm not much of spiritual person, but I found that mindfulness helped me a lot.
  40. 1 point
    Ian Wong

    This Is Insane

    rmorelan put in a much more eloquent and detailed reply already. Bottom line, leave personal identities/names out of this discussion. Any further threads will be removed. Thanks! Ian
  41. 1 point
    cleanup

    This Is Insane

    Everyone goes through existential angst. If someone hasn't experienced it yet, it simply means they haven't run into the right obstacles yet. It's the human condition. It's important to have the self-sufficiency and mental fortitude to realize that there are aspects of your life that bring you vitality & confidence, and those things will be threatened, taken away, destroyed or lost somehow. It will happen to all of us. Putting all your eggs in one basket as he is doing is unwise. If you read some of the articles/interviews floating around you get the impression that this guy has nothing else going on in his life.
  42. 1 point
    Why do a GPR rather than just getting the practice in year one in the field while finally knocking down the debt? (I hear GPRs don't pay well - is that true?)
  43. 1 point
    pharm20

    PHARMA INFO

    Ça n'a rien à voir avec l'université. C'est plus le programme dans lequel tu étudies qui joue dans la balance
  44. 1 point
    Hirschsprung

    PHARMA INFO

    Si tu as une assez bonne cote et un bon casper tu as de bonnes chances de rentrer comme tout autre étudiant! Bonne chance!
  45. 1 point
    keener12345

    ENGL 211 and 255 Athabasca?

    I have englis 255 exam on Tuesday! from what i can see, basically you don't need to study anything, other than read one of the 12 passages and be able to recognize the author etc etc.
  46. 1 point
    obiwankenobi

    ENGL 211 and 255 Athabasca?

    I took English 255. The exam requires almost no studying; if you know how to write a decent essay, you're golden. However, I think there are a few titles and authors that you have memorize.
  47. 1 point
    Don't think so... I didn't hear of anyone getting one :/
  48. 1 point
    boggie111

    Grand Rounds and Other ways to stand out

    Agree with above completely. Same thing happened at my school as well. Being sycophantic to the point of annoyance rarely works in your favour.
  49. 1 point
    Have seen the counter scenario happen many times. The people gunning from day 1 going unmatched in derm, ophtho, and uro when out of nowhere MSI4s matched IP and OOP. Sometimes it can be to your detriment for being around too much.
  50. 1 point
    Lily95

    Prévision et admission Medecine 2019

    Les premiers refus ont été envoyés ce matin pour ceux dont la cote est < 31.99! Bonne chance pour la suite :-)
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