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  1. 6 points
    I'm super offended by the "losers in the trades" comment. My whole family is in the trades and they all have a passion for what they do. They're all smart in their own way: plumbing, construction and bricklaying. Some have gone on to build great businesses with literally their bare hands. I'd like to see who you call when you cant fix a lightbulb.
  2. 5 points
    "A neurosurgeon is far more prestigious than a family doctor, and is on par with a PhD-level Nobel Prize Winner in terms of respect and net worth"
  3. 4 points
    I'm sorry, but in what world is an average neurosurgeon on par with a Nobel laureate? Are you aware of what it takes to win a Nobel prize? You have to make a difference in human society that will greatly impact millions of people (in many cases, all of humanity) for generations to come. You can't seriously be comparing the likes of Watson & Crick, Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King Jr. to a random neurosurgeon.... The one exception to this may be the Nobel peace prize which in some cases is very politically-driven, but in the context of the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine (or most Nobel prizes really), it is an achievement of gargantuan proportions.
  4. 3 points
    Wow. Reviving a 12 yearthread to call an entire subset of Canadians "losers" and peddle falsehoods. Trying to assign "value" to degrees is, for the most part, pointless. Does a MD have a bigger societal impact than the average philosophy BA? Sure, but everyone fits into the puzzle somewhere. Also, the bold portions are incorrect. You do not need "two degrees" to be a Canadian physician. I'm not even going to get into how calling trades and community college graduates "losers" is a symptom of one of our great societal flaws; the habit of placing university education on an undeserved pedestal. Trades are the very foundation of our country, from building the building you're (presumably) comfortably sharing your thoughts in, to generating economic activity. Different people, different strengths. I have friends in the trades and I'd never trade my white collar backup route/Medicine for their trades, and they wouldn't trade with me. We've had the discussions, and I've worked in trades-adjacent jobs. We understand that we each play a role and what you do for the rest of your life is a matter of personal preferences and aptitudes. If being a machinist is great for someone, awesome. If someone else wants to spend the day staring at spreadsheets, awesome. It's hard work that is incredibly rewarding and impactful. Also, community colleges are a key part of social mobility, an excellent thing, and guess what, many healthcare providers get their degrees from community colleges. I don't think any physician who tells an LPN or healthcare aid they're a "loser" or in a "bottomfeeder" job is going to last very long. "Nationally, the proportion of family medicine and specialist physicians has remained relatively equal since the late 1970s, with family medicine physicians representing between 50% and 53% of the physician workforce." https://www.cihi.ca/sites/default/files/document/physicians-in-canada-2018.pdf If someone loves research/teaching and wants to spend years of their life doing a PhD all the power to them. It's not for me. Notions of prestige are overrated in comparison to doing something you can see yourself doing for a long career. It's also extremely arbitrary. I'm not going to even address the quips on money, IQ, and intelligence.
  5. 2 points
    mdent

    DMD suivi 2020

    apparement on va tous se faire clarifier la situation cette semaine (jsp si cest vrai mais bon)...
  6. 2 points
    RehabJunkie

    Personal PT Program Experiences

    Hello! Current Queen's PT student here! Things I love about Queen's PT - Kingston is stunning and campus is so close to the water, our class of 67 is super tight-knit (though I'm sure most programs are), and I'm not sure about other schools but I really like how our curriculum is laid out/the teaching style at Queen's. Our first semester is very MSK-based and then we have a placement earlier than most if not all of the other programs, which I found really consolidates your first semester learning before diving into CR/neuro/geriatrics/paeds. We also have a nice mixture of mostly lectures and labs, with some group/case-based learning which I personally enjoy (I wouldn't like much more group work than we have tbh) Things that are meh about Queen's PT - We have a MASSIVE catchment area that honestly spans like 2.5 hours in most directions from Kingston, so you could very likely end up with a few placements out of Kingston. But that being said, many classmates have ended up in their hometowns which is great, while others have had to pay double rent during placement. Please do not hesitate to reach out via DM if you have any more questions!!
  7. 1 point
    Without mcq exams, most people wouldn't feel motivated to studying the random details until clerkship. While retention is likely terrible you'll find you retain enough that when you go to clerkship, you'll realise random things are related and it makes unit easier to relearn it. Medicine is all about repetition. You learn stuff once in preclerkship, again in clerkship and then again in residency. Each time it gets easier and you retain more. Until someone finds a way to motivate students to study without exams, it think they are a necessary evil. I know some people will say that people study for their patients but I bet if you took away exams, most of the class would not even open up their notes until clerkship.
  8. 1 point
    This coming week some of us on the Dal PT waitlist should get emails/calls...Good luck everyone, I hope the waitlist moves for us!
  9. 1 point
    Pouipoui

    Optométrie 2020

    Correction ici : le stage externe peut se faire à Montréal. Sans entrer dans les détails politiques, disons juste que les stages aux États-Unis sont de plus en plus menacés depuis l'élection d'un certain président. La direction de l'École d'opto veut éviter de "dépendre" des states pour réussir à placer ses étudiants en stage, alors des nouveaux lieux de stages externes au Québec (particulièrement à Montréal) sont entrain de voir le jour. Un bon exemple est l'hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (il y a aussi le CHUM nouvellement, mais je ne suis pas 100% certaine). La direction travaille fort pour développer de nouveaux partenariats pour nos stages externes en territoire québécois, donc les stages à l'étranger sont actuellement plus à risque d'être éliminés d'ici quelques années (que ce soit forcé par les states ou bien que ce soit en prévention de la part de l'École). Bref, la possibilité de faire le stage à Montréal est une possibilité bien réelle ! En passant, le système de loterie se fait en 4e année puisque le stage externe est en 5e année.
  10. 1 point
    MCQ med school exams don't necessarily assess your actual medical knowledge, but they do a pretty good job of assessing your ability to do well on a MCQ licensing exam such as the LMCC and a MCQ board exam which you will eventually have to write. Until someone comes up with an easier cheaper way of assessing people that's what they will go with!
  11. 1 point
    Ishish

    Question pour les admis en dmd

    Pour être franc j’ai just cliqué sur n’importe lequel étant donné que c’était le même horraire pour les deux j’ai pris le 5641 et ça a fonctionné donc il me semble que ça doit être correct hahahaha
  12. 1 point
    wow thanks so much for your help!! super appreciate it!
  13. 1 point
    Yes, just explain in the reason why you're requesting it that your clinical requires contact with patients of all ages/backgrounds. Once it's completed you'll get a pdf in your email with your personal serial number to unlock the vulnerable sector results on mybackcheck (you don't have to go into the station).
  14. 1 point
    keipop

    Changements dans l’admission 2021?

    Ooh that's fair haha, pcq si la 2e session de Sherby va être annulée it's gonna create a mess that we've never witnessed before
  15. 1 point
    You can get it through mybackcheck and if Western is registered on it you can select them to send the results directly to them. Or just email the results. I’ve used mybackcheck several times.
  16. 1 point
    mgn04

    Picking between U of T and Western PT

    I am an OT student at Western who will be starting second year. Well I can’t speak to the PT program I can answer questions about the university itself. We are in the same building as PT as well as audiology and SLP. I moved from BC so it was all very new to me, feel free to message me if you want to know more about Western and “Elborne College” which is the building where all rehabilitation programs are offered or have any questions
  17. 1 point
    keipop

    Optométrie 2020

    J'imagine que tu es en train de parler du fameux stage aux States... malheureusement non, il doit absolument se faire soit aux States ou au Nord-du-Québec (une nouvelle option depuis quelques années)! En plus, l'emplacement de ton stage sera déterminé par un système de loterie partielle (qui tient compte de tes préférences je crois, mais c'est pas garanti) à la fin de ta 3e année je crois... par exemple, y'a quelqu'un que je connais qui a été pogné avec Alaska comme lieu de stage haha, mais elle a fini par adorer son séjour so j'imagine que ça va être la même chose pour toi!
  18. 1 point
    Awww t'es sweet! Merci! <3 j'espère qu'ils accorderont une ou deux de ces places supplémentaires aux profils particuliers!
  19. 1 point
    dmd20202020

    DMD suivi 2020

    Quelqu'un a du insight sur si on va avoir des cours en présentiel à l'automne? J'essaie de savoir si je dois me trouver un appart ou non. Je suis conscient qu'on a des labs et tout, mais je me demande si, comme y'a beaucoup de théorie en première session, le cheminement se fera en partie en présentiel ou en ligne. J'aimerais avoir vos avis là-dessus svp !
  20. 1 point
    Most doctors in Canada are not family doctors. A neurosurgeon is far more prestigious than a family doctor, and is on par with a PhD-level Nobel Prize Winner in terms of respect and net worth. Medicine is a huge field, it heavily depends on what kind of doctor you're talking about. Nobody does a PhD for money or for bragging rights. It is only for those with passion in the field of which they are studying, and especially fields which REQUIRE doctoral degrees in order to make a decent living (such as neuroscience). A PhD is incredibly detail-specific with very little scope and is intended for strictly research (and professor lecturing) purposes. In the real world, it's not the people with the highest IQ that make the most money. Those who think in pragmatic terms and get an education which allows them to receive technical skills are thinking in terms of job security and income investment first and foremost. Yeah, if you're Elon Musk you turn into a billionaire, but the average 150 IQ individual is stuck teaching physics at a mid-tier university making no more than $100,000 a year. Western society does not value true intelligence, it values whatever generates the most income.
  21. 1 point
    premed72

    Competitiveness

    Hey there! I was in a similar position in terms of CARS holding me back big time. Wrote the MCAT bare times and still couldnt manage to get a competitive CARS score for most Ontario schools. But, I knew I had a chance at toronto and Ottawa and I realized I had to make sure the other components of my app were solid for these schools. I invested alot of time into my U of T essays and I prepped alot for CASPER. I was able to secure an interview at both schools this cycle. Sometimes you just gotta play with the cards you're dealt. However, maybe try and bump up that CARS score, I know many people who were able to improve substantially. I guess I just couldnt figure it out LOL Cheers and best of luck.
  22. 1 point
    PTplox

    Personal PT Program Experiences

    I would love to hear about Westerns program if anyone has insight! I'm currently deciding between Western and Queens and I'm finding it tough to decide.
  23. 1 point
    I think you should for sure apply anyway. Got nothing to lose. If you're getting interviews then maybe just focus on nailing interview prep, the rest of your app may be good enough. Best of luck
  24. 1 point
    Espérons que c'est le cas, j'espère que tu vas rentrer cette année <3
  25. 1 point
    So many of us have been asking about the waitlist movement. I’m on the Queen’s OT waitlist & I know we’re all so anxious! But I think we all need to breathe & wait until the first round offer deadline of June 12, movement from other years can’t predict what this year’s could be. Shortly after then, there will definitely be some movement in the lists. It sucks that we can’t make time go faster, but just remember that even being placed on the waitlist shows that we have something special about our applications. Just keep hoping & the day will come eventually! Good luck everyone
  26. 1 point
    Perso, les cours de physiques incluaient une partie labo, mais virtuelle (électricité) ou à faire avec montage maison (mécanique).
  27. 1 point
    reginageorge

    McMaster Waitlist Party 2020

    Why don’t u take the year off and work or volunteer or do research? I’m not sure if doing a masters helps that much at the end. It’s a lot of time, money, and work, and people get in without doing it all the time. Just wondering. Cause I really don’t know much about it either
  28. 1 point
    HK2018

    McMaster MPT/OT

    Housing was fairly easy to find in my experience, most of the class ends up living together to be honest with you. Some areas to look into would be Dundas and West end hamilton (this is where the majority of grad students live). Once the class is finalized an official facebook page will be made which will help with getting in touch with classmates !
  29. 1 point
    For those who are starting MD2024, there’s an LGBTQ2S+ Mentorship Group (student-run with invited Physician mentors) that you’ll be able to join. It is a confidential space for participants and you’re able to connect with other queer folk in medicine. (You should get the details in August)
  30. 1 point
    Self-directed learning is another part of the program for sure. There is the understanding that we are adult learners at this point and that we need to take ownership of our education. You are expected to be proactive about identifying your learning gaps and seeking out resources to support your learning. That being said, I have found the faculty to be incredibly supportive and they are always available to help. Also, this is where your peers become super helpful! I have found that students in the program are always open to sharing resources and information (not only within our class, but with previous and future classes as well!) You are correct, there are three broadly titled courses that actually span across most of the program. The topics changes throughout the terms, but the overarching goals/approach of the courses remain consistent throughout the program. Foundational Knowledge covers many diverse areas that aim to provide all students with a baseline understanding of anatomy, social sciences, statistics and research methods. Since the OT program doesn't have any pre-requisite courses, the FK course is there to help get everyone on a more even playing field. During the first semester, this course is divided into two 3 hour sessions/week. The first session is spent in the anatomy lab where we have the opportunity to learn on specimens and work in small groups. The second session is spent in the classroom and covers statistics, research methods, sociology, psychology, and anthropology. Inquiry & Integration is where we learn about OT theories and models of practice. This is taught in a more traditional lecture format and is one 3 hour session/week. I&I is also home to the PBT component of the program. Professional Reasoning and Skills allows you to develop and learn practical skills that you will use on placement. First term is primarily focused on developing communication skills, interview strategies, and documentation abilities, but it moves into assessment and intervention as you continue through the program. It’s a really fun class that allows you to work with your peers and develop skills that you’ll need on placement. This is delivered in two 3 hour sessions/week. The Evidence-Based Practice courses replaces FK in Year 2 and this is where we further our research skills and complete the Year 2 research project. Feel free to PM me with any more specific questions that you may have!
  31. 1 point
    Unfortunately Mac is very mechanical in their pre-interview assessment, which simply comes down to GPA, CARS and CASPer. Your personal experiences, incredible as they may be, will be very difficult to showcase before coming to the interview. You can try to demonstrate some of it in the CASPer test but even then, given only 5 minutes/station to tackle 3 questions, the scope of your discussion will be severely limited. A cGPA of 3.5 is unfortunately not very competitive either, with McMaster not allowing for any weighting or special circumstances. McMaster does give you a 1% bonus for having a Masters but that is inconsequential compared to GPA. The most likely place you have a shot at would be UofT, given the 7 essays you get a chance to write to discuss your extensive life experiences, as well as an academic explanation essay for you to explain the special circumstances (if any) of why you had a low GPA and depending on your case, UofT might allow weighting. There have been people who get in with a cGPA of 3.6+ which indicates the impact these essays and holistic assessment have on your chances. You will be placed in the graduate applicant pool, which is separate from the 3.9+ undergrad pool. As well, UofT only treats MCAT as a cut off with 125 minimum and allowance of 124 in one section. All of these bode well with the strengths and weaknesses of your application as is.
  32. 1 point
    Agreed overall, with the minor edit of "Eventually practicing in Canada, CMG > USMD=USDO > IMG " as both UMSD and USDO will match just fine to US residencies, on average for the average student. The degree won't make a difference for practicing in Canada after you are at the residency stage. If you're going for derm/optho tier, then yeah USMD is more likely, but its unlikely overall for whatever school you end up at CMG or not.
  33. 1 point
    AdamMD

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    Thanks for the responses. They were really idiotic times in my life. Times when I used slurs without thinking of what they meant, rather just because they helped me sound cool. It's definitely something that I've been contemplating, especially with the tragic thing that happened to George Floyd. I've worked extensively with minorities and individuals that would be offended by the slurs I used, and I think I matured through the process and learned the weight these words carry. I am just a little bit ashamed and paranoid. If one of my friends that I used to joke about this decides to try screwing me over and sending these messages to my dean (VERY VERY neurotic thinking) I don't want to be forced into giving up medicine and being kicked out.
  34. 1 point
    fingerscrossed2020

    When to pay Deposit?

    On Mosaic it says $1000 under "Future Due," so I imagine it'll move to "Due Now" when we have to pay
  35. 1 point
    takasugi

    When to pay Deposit?

    Didn't they say early June?
  36. 1 point
    I just thought that amongst all this sadness for people who didn't get a spot I'd just share my story as I'm sure some of you can relate and others can hopefully draw some inspiration. Also I just need to vent. This was my 4th cycle, I've gotten in at schools in the US and Europe but I just really wanted to stay in Canada because this is my home. After not getting in post undergrad I did a master's program that has allowed me to obtain a role as a health care professional. I've got over two thousand hours of frontline healthcare experience. All I've ever wanted was an interview to show these schools that I WILL be a great doctor. Just a chance to show them that stats aren't everything (I've got a great GPA, but 126 CARS). Having worked in healthcare, knowing how to talk to patients and working with doctors, nurses and allied health on almost a daily basis, I knew I was ready to slay the interview (despite what Mac said about us thinking we would do better on the interview than we actually would). This year for the first time I got my wish, and got that opportunity..only to ultimately lose out on the chance to show what makes me unique and demonstrate my readiness to be a physician. TO A LOTTERY no less. It's been a really really tough pill to swallow but I'm not giving up just yet. I know that I will be a great physician, it's not a matter of IF but WHEN. As hard as it is let's all keep our heads up. Congrats to everyone that's gotten in. All of this waiting is just going to make it that much sweeter when we are finally there. Peace and love
  37. 1 point
    Hanmari

    Affording Med School

    If you get OSAP at all, most of that will be in the form of loans which will become debt unless you keep the money unused and repay it as soon as you graduate. That being said, because OSAP usually comes with at least some amount in grants (money you don't have to pay back) it can be worth applying even if you have other financial means. The amount paid out will differ for everyone based on their financial need, assets, etc.. but I got about 50k in loans from OSAP throughout med school. Not all of that had to be repaid because there was a limit on how much per year is repayable, although I'm not sure if that limit still exists. God I know. In the 9 years after undergrad I estimate I will be behind about 600k. That will likely break even sometime into my career but to be honest it pisses me off that it even has to. For the amount of work we've put in to come this far, the very fact that we need to catch up at all at this point in our lives is laughable. This really wasn't the most efficient financial choice...but I guess efficiency is only one measure of finances and all things considered medicine is not the worst gig even if it isn't the El Dorado the public paint it as.
  38. 1 point
    Pharmacist_UdeM

    PharmD 2020

    Je suis un ancien étudiant du PharmD à l'UdeM, maintenant pharmacien diplômé. Je peux vous donner une idée à ce sujet. Contrairement à d'autres emplois, il n'y a pas tellement d'augmentation en échelle pour les pharmaciens communautaires (PJC et autres), donc un jeune pharmacien ne sera pas payé tellement moins qu'un pharmacien d'expérience (< 10$/h de différence environ). Il faut aussi savoir qu'il n'y a pas d'échelle officielle unique. Bien que les bannières puissent donner des suggestions, chaque propriétaire prend ses propres décisions et négocie individuellement avec chaque salarié! Il n'y a pas de syndicat. Il y a quelques années, j'ai pu obtenir environ 55$/h à Montréal comme salaire initial. Avec ça, il est possible d'aller chercher 115 000$ en travaillant 40h/sem. Maintenant qu'il n'y a plus tellement de pénurie, il faut s'attendre davantage à 48-50$/h (voire un peu plus) à Montréal. Il est aussi plus difficile (mais pas impossible!) pour un jeune diplômé de se trouver un poste à temps plein à Montréal... Certains doivent parfois répartir leurs heures entre 2 pharmacies à temps partiel. Par contre, plus vous vous éloignez en région, et plus il sera facile de trouver! Les salaires seront aussi plus élevés. Il est encore possible d'obtenir du 55-60$/h en régions éloignées. Il faut aussi prendre en compte les avantages sociaux. La licence de l'OPQ est généralement remboursée par les proprios pour les pharmaciens à temps plein (environ 1500$/année). L'assurance-collective est généralement payée à 100% par les proprios si à temps plein. En général, il y a 3 ou 4 semaines de vacances payées (plus facile d'avoir 4 en région). Certains proprios vont rembourser une partie des coûts de formation continue des salariés. Certaines pharmacies vont partager les honoraires des opinions pharmaceutiques (une communication rédigée à l'intention du médecin) avec leurs salariés. En gros, 90 000 à 105 000$ est plus réaliste pour commencer présentement. À cela peut s'ajouter du remplacement, qui est bien rémunéré (au moins 70$/h généralement)... Les besoins de remplaçants sont quand même un peu moins élevés qu'avant puisqu'il y a moins de pénurie. En hôpital, le salaire horaire est un peu plus bas, mais il faut prendre en compte que les régimes de pension sont bien meilleurs! Il y a encore des prestations déterminées à vie. En milieu communautaire, il s'agit plutôt de REER collectifs. Par exemple, le proprio et l'employé y cotisent 3,5% du salaire chacun. Lors de le retraite, vous partez avec le montant récolté et les intérêts... Mais quand ce sera vide, c'est fini! (pas de montant fixe à vie) S'il y a d'autres questions pour un pharmacien en pratique, il me fera plaisir de vous répondre dans la mesure du possible.
  39. 1 point
    be very careful about wanting to match without any french... i interviewed at McGill and while they said i didn't need to speak french they randomly busted out some of the interview in french to test me. friends who are residents said that they speak to many of their patients in french and i feel as a doctor if i couldn't speak to my patients in their mother tongue that they understood best, i would be doing a disservice to them
  40. 1 point
    lol me2thx
  41. 1 point
    Le problème, c'est pas tant la CRU en soit. Sur papier, ça fonctionne très bien. La preuve avec la Cote R collégiale. Et les facultés de médecine ont essayé de s'entendre sur une CRU commune. Mais McGill aurait dit non. Là où le bât blesse, comme tu le soulevais, @AB2 , c'est que chaque fac a son propre petit calcul et ne regarde que ses propres cours et ses propres programmes pour attribuer une cote aux personnes qui viennent d'ailleurs. Les facs de médecine se fichent de savoir si le programme de la personne candidate est contingenté ou pas si le leur l'est/ne l'est pas. Un bon exemple, c'est psychologie : le programme de psycho de uLaval n'est pas contingenté, mais celui de UdeM et Sherbrooke l'est. Sherbrooke et UdeM vont (probablement) accorder une belle cote aux gens de psycho, toutes uni confondues, mais pas uLaval, parce qu'aux yeux d'uLaval, psycho, c'est poupou. Quelqu'un comme moi, qui a fait psycho dans aucune de ces 3 uni, obtient une CRU différente selon les facs de médecine. Un autre exemple que j'ai vu passer à force de lire le forum : pharmacie. On s'entend que pharmacie, c'est en général un bon tremplin pour médecine. Mais à une époque, les gens qui provenaient de pharmacie et qui appliquaient en médecine à Sherbrooke se voyaient accorder une CRU de poupou parce que Sherbrooke comparait le doctorat de pharmacie à leur bac en biopharmaceutique (un truc du genre) qui n'était pas contingenté. La bonne blague! Aussi, c'est même pas toutes les uni qui accordent les notes lettrées de la même façon. Une personne avec une note de A+ aurait tout aussi bien terminé son cours avec une note de 85% et + (certains programmes à uSherbrooke) que 92% et + (psychoed à l'UQO), que 75% (dans un système courbé où la meilleure note de la classe obtient A+, comme certains cours à uOttawa). SI, comme c'est le cas au niveau collégial, toutes les universités québécoises s'entendaient pour s'échanger les moyennes, les écarts-types, les CRC moyennes des personnes admises dans leurs programmes respectfs, etc., oui, la CRU serait un bon outil pour mesurer la force académique d'une personne candidate. Mais ce n'est pas le cas, malheureusement. And it sucks. Et puis il y a la nature même des programmes contingentés et des bacs connexes. Et le programme le plus perdant dans toute cette histoire, c'est assurément sciences infirmières, qui a la seule tare... de ne pas être contingenté dans la plupart des universités. Pourtant, on s'entend-tu que y'a pas plus connexe à la médecine que les soins infirmiers? Si ce n'est pas le cas, pourquoi les IPS ont-elles autant d'actes réservés partagés avec les médecins? Comme tu le dis si bien, @Mel96b , il faudrait tenir compte du taux d'attrition et de la moyenne des personnes qui graduent du programme. Au moins... AU MOINS pour les programmes qui ne sont pas contingentés! Pour donner un exemple, quand ma soeur a commencé ses études en soins infirmiers, il y avait, je crois, 50 personnes dans sa cohorte. À la fin de leur dernière session, il n'en restait plus qu'une vingtaine. On s'entend-tu que c'est probablement pas la personne avec genre 21 de CRC qui a gradué de soins infirmiers cette année-là (une personne qui aurait obtenu 21 de CRC de manière legit, on s'entend, pas une personne qui aurait eu pleins de bad luck et d'obstacles au cégep et qui a été capable de les surmonter pour bien performer à l'université)? Pis ouais, comme tu le dis, @AKtoQC, t'es vraiment pas la seule personne que ça écoeure. Même les comités d'admission de ces so-called programmes tremplins en ont plein le cul. Quand j'étais en ergo à uLaval, à la rentrée, la directrice du programme avait demandé à toute la cohorte qui parmi nous avait l'intention de changer de programme et d'aller en pharmacie/dentiste/médecine/physio. La MOITIÉ de la cohorte a levé la main. Pour une profession qui s'attend à avoir 100 ergo 4 ans et demi plus tard, RIP, il n'en reste plus que 50 ish. Résultat : pénurie de main d'oeuvre. Sans compter que le rêve de devenir ergo de 50 personnes est détruit (bon j'exagère un peu hein) parce que 50 personnes (et je m'inclus là-dedans) leur ont "volé" leur place en voulant se la jouer stratégique et se servir d'ergo comme tremplin vers leur programme de rêve. Et enfin, juste avec les infos fournies par la table des étalons de uLaval, les programmes jugés forts sont complètement "arbitraires" par rapport à la médecine. En quoi actuariat ou architecture sont meilleurs que genre biologie? Ou Génie des eaux par rapport à génie du bois? Ou musique interprétation classique par rapport à musique interprétation jazz? Ou histoire de l'art VS histoire? Littérature française VS littérature québécoise (ça, ça doit être notre complexe d'infériorité face à la littérature de nos cousin-es outre-atlantiques)? Et celui qui me fait marrer le plus... Espagnol VS allemand (pauvres germanophones...)? Heeeey let's mess with their system a bit. Let's all register to the Certificat en français, langue seconde and have straight A+. 34,951 guarenteed! Et que remarque-t-on aussi, dans cette fameuse table des étalons? La plupart des programmes aux CRU élevées... sont des programmes traditionnellement masculins. Et ceux à CRU faibles, même pour un GPA de 4,33/4,33? Des programmes traditionnellement féminins... à quelques exceptions près. Au moins, Sherbrooke reconnaît la valeur d'un GPA de 4,3/4,3 en lui attribuant une CRU de 35 minimum... TLDR : Bon système, mauvaise application qui entraîne pleins d'inégalités, dont certaines systémiques. Je suis d'accord avec vous.
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    matmatmat

    DMD 2020

    De ce que j'ai compris, on aura que des nouvelles a partir du 15 juin...
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    ancientsoul

    U of S invites

    yup, only to tell me that she can't disclose that info :/
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