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ploughboy last won the day on November 6 2017

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  1. Read the Case Files book for whatever your first rotation is. And sleep in, because you're going to miss that for the rest of your life...
  2. Your numbers and assumptions are off. Why can't you commute for M1 and M2? You've also drawn the boundaries of your system in the wrong place -- will a divorce cost you more or less than $70,000?
  3. 1) Your family won't have a freakin' clue what you do, nor will they understand the odds you've overcome and the competition you've beaten to get to where you are. 2) Accept this with grace. 3) Never take your eyes off cash-flow. 4) Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
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    What Were the 7 things CARMS looks for?

    I don't remember them, but if you Google "CanMeds Roles" you will likely find them..
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    TD Student Line of Credit Amazon Offer

    Wow, that's a big line of credit.
  6. Might be technically possible, but don't spread yourself too thin. Why not do it as part of your residency, when you will have a salary, might have funding etc.
  7. Q: Who programs EKG readers? A: Malpractice lawyers.
  8. I'm not an internist, but I've heard this is a good course. (full disclosure: I know the course developer) https://internalmedicinereview.ca/ Edit - Oh. Your exam is next week. Good luck with that. Nothing can save you now. Seriously, at this point you shouldn't be doing new questions or looking at new material. I'd encourage you to study *less* in the last few days before the exam, so that you're fresh and rested.
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    mature med school students in 40s?

    Doing junior call when you're not in your 20s sucks. You just don't bounce back the way you did when you were younger. But it's do-able.
  10. I can't speak about Dal. I can offer an informed opinion about Sunnybrook: you will see a large volume of really sick patients, and get great teaching from world class experts.
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    Baby shower gift

    A baby shower at a banquet hall? What a great world we live in! You're a student? $50.
  12. Early clerkship sucks. You have no idea what the heck is going on, who everybody is and what their role is, you're at the bottom of the totem pole, and you don't speak the language/jargon of the service that you're on. And once you've been on-service for a few weeks and are just getting the hang of who's who, what's what and figuring out some of the medical stuff, you move to a different service and start all over again. Lather, rinse, repeat for a full year of feeling constantly off balance without any control over your life. Don't make any irrevocable and life-altering decisions based on feeling crappy in early clerkship. Suck it up, get through it, match to something, get yourself a CCFP or FRC. Then at least you've got the ability to generate income from clinical work while you figure out if you really want to bail on medicine as a career. You've also got a metric tonne more credibility for your future non-medical employer. You're probably in the weakest position of your career right now. Even if you do make a hard right turn into something non-clinical, make that move from a relatively stronger position. Don't do it right now.
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    Are all Bachelor of Science Degrees Equal?

    Oddly enough, I was just going to (half-jokingly) suggest that to you in your DVM thread. If the whole "professional school" thing doesn't work out for you, based on you stated interests it might not be a terrible fall-back plan for you to find somebody to work for for a few years, save up some cash and then try running some livestock of your own.