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  1. SunAndMoon


    Yeah dude you really need to disclose both so that was a really bad move :/ Why didn't you?
  2. if you've taken a good introductory bioethics class, there's not much doing right will bring you in the context of casper/mmi
  3. SunAndMoon

    Law to Medicine

    There have been a non-negligible amount of students at McGill who completed a law degree or practiced law prior to medicine. I believe @la marzocco is one of them and can maybe give you some advice!
  4. Yeah it's out of date! The advisors on this list are theoreeically supposed to be the most up to date and knowledgeable on the offers you're eligible too. But of course always check here too Feel free to switch and just let them know that you weren't confident in your previous advisor given the several discrepancies you noticed. These ones are supposed to know their stuff.
  5. Contact someone on this list https://www.scotiabank.com/ca/common/pdf/personal_banking/Scotiabank_SPSP_representative_English.pdf
  6. SunAndMoon

    Physician political orientation

    No strawman. Doesn't it sound ridiculous to be an engaged citizen on a particular issue yet vote against its interests to further your own individual ones? Isn't it a betrayal to the cause you supposedly believe in or the people you've committed yourself to help? You can rationalize it by saying voting has little impact, yet you still find some spare energy to waste by casting your ballot according to your own personal interests only. Good for you on agreeing with your war zone refugee partner about the effectiveness of voting. Why you would bring them up I don't know, but I'm not really interested in partaking in the pity olympics here, and didn't bring up my background for any other reason than to support the point that I don't need that much money to live very very well, and that perspective is an important one to have. I'll ignore the condescension in your posts and invite you to consider that perspective next time you decide to vote for a party that threatens the vulnerable but preserves your interests. Good luck! You sound like you still have to work on your reading comprehension skills and sense of humour.
  7. SunAndMoon

    Physician political orientation

    I really think this argument is laughable. You can't go and volunteer at some refugee-oriented organization and vote for a party that wants them deported at the same time. You just can't. Early in my training, not as early in life... I obviously don't agree with everything the liberals and NDP propose. I vote based on impact on the most vulnerable. I don't come from a very well-off background and I'm content with the salary I will be making, because it'll be much more than anything my parents ever made, pay cut or not, and I think that perspective is an important one to have. I agree with you and there are indeed reasonable people on both sides. I respect people on both sides, but moral consistency is paramount.
  8. SunAndMoon

    Physician political orientation

    Is that why I said that they don't believe in anything? Because they don't vote the way I want them to? What I said is that they don't vote according to their own beliefs, which indicates that they don't really care much about those beliefs. I stand by that. Donating a few dollars to ease one's conscience won't really change that.
  9. SunAndMoon

    Physician political orientation

    Yeah you don't actually believe in anything, I just want to make sure you're aware of that and accept that fact.
  10. SunAndMoon

    Physician political orientation

    ?????? you realize their "beliefs" impact policymaking, right? That's ok to you, as long as you know you don't hate the gays, the brown neighbors and you have some sense of assurance that lifestyle won't be potentially threatened?
  11. SunAndMoon

    Venting about GPA conversion

    Apply to schools that will take into account extenuating circumstances
  12. SunAndMoon

    LoC refused, advice??

    What?? You're a Canadian/PR accepted to a Canadian med school, right? Half the med students in Quebec come out of Cegep and a good chunk of those don't have a credit history. They still got one. Shop around man, it's TD's loss.
  13. SunAndMoon

    Physician political orientation

    You are so brave, brother. MAGA!!
  14. I was told the grace period was 12 months by the advisor I spoke to a few weeks ago. Is this a recent change?
  15. RBC doesn't waive after med school @genemed
  16. SunAndMoon

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    My impression of the movement patterns is that it significantly slowed down after the deferral deadline. I believe that for 2016, it had not moved from end of June as well and then moved by 1 in August (someone withdrew due to unforeseen circumstances or got off the waitlist at a school they preferred over McGill).
  17. It's the interview but with stats like yours you don't even need to go overboard with the prepping. Just improve on the basics - know your CV inside and out, be able to talk about all of them and reflect on them in terms of failures, difficulties, challenges, accomplishments, etc. Speak in a structured manner (the STARR technique helps a lot). Be able to take a stance on something but show both sides of the issue, their strengths and weaknesses. For acting stations, use active listening. Remain non-judgmental, get people to open up at first by inquiring about their situation, reflect and reformulate to make sure you're on the same page, identify the key issue, then delve into alternative solutions with them, always involving them in the decision-making process, etc. etc. This is pretty basic and I'm sure you can develop on those by looking through the forum or online but I really think that's all you need to do and you can definitely improve on those based on your stats because it's clear this is what held you back. On the bright side, this isn't too hard to do and, if you do it, I'm fairly confident you'll be great for next year!
  18. SunAndMoon

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    For the IP I know for a fact the last wave was around the last week of June - I just asked. This year is not like the previous years at all so you never know...I would definitely stay hopeful rn but guys do prepare for next year if you have any pre-reqs to take or things of the sort
  19. SunAndMoon

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    Oh really sorry about that! Was it last year then that it stopped moving relatively early? I may have gotten my months mixed up. Really rooting for you guys, I still keep checking haha
  20. SunAndMoon

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    That was in June :/
  21. SunAndMoon

    The CURE to MCAT Pains

    yeah guys totally recommend this - it also cured my hepatitis and helped me find true love!
  22. SunAndMoon

    I'm done

    Regarding your first point, I don't think this applies to residency admission (or, at least, there is little documented evidence of such a widespread issue). I do think that #YOLO's argument that, somehow, a fail on a pre-clerkship course automatically makes you undeserving of a competitive specialty is complete BS. Interestingly, I have found that the gunners who hold these views are typically the biggest brown-nosers you could find in med school. I guess some people reaaaaally want to deserve their spot.
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    How to improve weak ECs?

    Your ECs are not weak tho lol