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    SunAndMoon reacted to rmorelan in In your experience, is it worth buying Doing Right?   
    I think it is better to say - you need to know the contents of doing right, and more importantly how to use the concepts in real world situations. That means going way beyond the cases in that book which focus on examples just to highlight usually one at time the various ethical concepts. Any real interview question given will have multiple ethics concerns all at once, and you have to make a decision on how to apply them. 
     
     
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    SunAndMoon reacted to la marzocco in Law to Medicine   
    Hey! Welcome to the forum. I do agree with @PhD2MD in that opportunity cost needs to be weighed. I graduated from law and started having thoughts about whether medicine would be for me. I worked a bit and finished my articling and ended up getting called to the bar before embarking onto my medicine journey. To be honest, I see my 20s as my experimental years, sure it's another 4 years of school (to start with.. then you have residency, but hey you get paid by then). I found that being satisfied with my decisions in life to be more important than opportunity cost, even though financials and missed opportunities in law were both real considerations for me. 
    I kept working while doing my prereqs and then applying (plus in Quebec, you don't even need to write your MCATs as McGill states that it is optional). I kept an open mind - wasn't even sure if I was going to get accepted. Let the chips fall where they may, but do your best. I ended up getting accepted and decided to take the plunge. I also didn't burn any bridges and left my law firm on good terms - you never know where your paths may cross again with your (former) colleagues! Plus, having a law + med background may open more doors down the road, who knows? Congratulations on landing that job offer at the top-tier law firm - continue to work hard!
    Sorry for the blabbering, but I encourage you apply. I encourage you to learn more about medicine. Live your life, go to work, apply to med school, explore a bit, and let the chips fall where they may
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    SunAndMoon got a reaction from TheSalmonMousse in 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. 
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    SunAndMoon got a reaction from TheSalmonMousse in 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. 
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    SunAndMoon got a reaction from marta12345 in 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.
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    SunAndMoon got a reaction from garceyues in Why Western?   
    Beeeeecause admissions are competitive and you apply broadly and take what you can get? What kinda question is that? 
     
    Zeja, look up their website and look through the forum, you can easily come up with stuff.
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    SunAndMoon got a reaction from TheSalmonMousse in 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. 
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    SunAndMoon got a reaction from Great_Wumbo in What conditions "guarantees" one an interview?   
    525 is a bit low though, I would be very concerned with that 129
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    SunAndMoon reacted to Edict in Saudi Arabia to relocate students from Canada   
    I think there will be a big impact in surgical specialties, some programs are losing a huge percentage of their residents. This really isn't a positive thing because there are already issues with finding jobs for grads, if programs decide to increase spots, there could be a huge negative impact on the job market in the coming years. 
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    SunAndMoon reacted to rmorelan in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    a) Yes it is possible
    b) You should do it
    Not because the ipad - that is just a gimmick really to get your to sign up , although you know it is an ipad (the other banks have other incentives as well - not like RBC is the only one playing the game ha) but because you lost confidence with the branch. That is the the most important thing - the advantages of a banker that both has your trust and more importantly earns it is worth a ton in the long run. That approach has really worked for me in the 10 years since I got my loans set up. 
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    SunAndMoon got a reaction from bigboydyo in Family Medicine in Alberta vs. Ontario - can someone provide info?   
    I generally agree with the notion that doctors shouldn't see their incomes lowered, but this right here is ridiculous. What a sheltered life you must've lived to think that this is people's reality, and that their current difficulties (or lack of financial success) is necessarily due to previous years of partying and travelling to the Caribbean having the time of their life [while you were slaving away at the lab or the library].
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    SunAndMoon reacted to Monkey D. Luffy in Physician political orientation   
    Your attempt at appeal to ridicule accomplishes nothing. His point is valid.
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    SunAndMoon reacted to ralk in Disappointing summer research experience (med student)   
    Yeah, that's a tough spot. Polite persistence is what I would recommend. Be direct in asking what you're looking for, whether that's a chance to get further into the research project or clinical opportunities. Often these preceptors won't say "no" to any requests, but will try to string you along with vague promises or by saying they'd like to but can't for whatever reason. They want you to keep working for them. Just keep asking. They can't take you along with them in clinic? That's fine, do they have a colleague who would be willing? They'd love to go over your research questions but never sit down to do it? Ask when, provide times. None of those times work? Give a bunch more. Get them to set timelines and firm commitments. When they go past their timelines to get back to you, send them another message reminding them of your earlier discussion. Do it politely, do it respectfully, and don't do it excessively (for example, if they ask for a week to get back to you, give them at least that week), but do it persistently.
    Don't avoid being a nuisance, just be a reasonable nuisance. My first real research supervisor was an incredibly busy person who was upfront about telling me to annoy them. Best research advice I ever got. It is a bit of a balancing act, as it's possible to go to far, but doing nothing gets you ignored. Keep holding up your half of the deal (do the scut work and do it well) while gently pushing them do hold up their implicit end of it. If in doubt, start slow and ramp up as necessary.
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    SunAndMoon reacted to NasMed25 in 2018 Waitlist Discussions   
    YESSSSS I don't know what to doooooo! i am so happyyyyyyyy. thanks everyone here for their supports!!!! u guys were really helpful. I just pray for others who are still in the waitlist. hope they get in too.
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    SunAndMoon got a reaction from HoopDreams in SO doesn't match up with profession   
    loooooooool
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    SunAndMoon got a reaction from genemed in RBC Vs Scotiabank LOC   
    RBC doesn't waive after med school @genemed
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    SunAndMoon reacted to member_225 in Law school graduate to dentistry?   
    Can we ban Dubdubdub, Lord Denning and Wagon Mound, they are obviously the same person and trolling..thanks
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    SunAndMoon reacted to malkynn in Law school graduate to dentistry?   
    Who can afford both law school and dental school???
    That sounds like an absolutely terrible, terrible combination of investments. You would be better off just investing the equivalent cost of dental school, working a low stress job for 30 years and letting that sum grow until you retire.
    There are so many amazing careers out there. For the love of god, don’t completely throw away one professional education for the sake of a completely unrelated professional career in an industry that’s hurting. I literally can’t emphasize enough how bad a strategic move that is.
    I can’t even begin to comment on choosing dentistry as a back-up, second thought, “oh I guess I’ll become a dentist instead” kind of career decision.
    At very least, look into something that has transfereable skills and allows you to put your law degree to use in some way. Dentistry is one of the few fields where knowledge of law is close to useless. 
    If disliking law has you considering something as insane as dental school then I feel like you have done virtually no research into what your career options are because literally almost every other option is better. 
    ETA: or this could just be a troll thread, but whatevs
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    SunAndMoon reacted to GTA Scotiabank Med Advisor in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    Stay tuned next week for news - looks like Friday of next week.
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    SunAndMoon got a reaction from jtown in 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).
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    SunAndMoon reacted to tere in Medical Student v.s. MD Candidate   
    I agree with the preceding two posters and also don't add a formal signature at this point, but to each his/her own.  Used in the right context, formal signatures can add to increase  professionalism, but as a student, I think there's not much gain, except in maybe very particular situations.  
     
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    SunAndMoon reacted to sangria in Medical Student v.s. MD Candidate   
    Personally, I don't think we need a signature at the med student stage.
    Being this far down on the totem pole, nobody we are emailing professionally is going to be confused about or much care that we are a "MD candidate". In the body of the email, you will introduce yourself as a medical student at whatever level of training and from which school. That should suffice.
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    SunAndMoon reacted to FailureToThrive in Medical Student v.s. MD Candidate   
    Is it the norm to have a signature as a medical student (or only in extremely formal e-mails)? I always sign off with my first name. 
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    SunAndMoon got a reaction from NasMed25 in 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
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    SunAndMoon reacted to ralk in Disappointed I'm Going to Windsor   
    I think that rationale works for residency, but not for medical school. Larger centres have more responsibility for rarer or more unique cases, but these cases aren't high-yield learning cases at the medical student level, where the focus is still rightfully on the bread-and-butter cases. Furthermore, at larger centres, there are far more learners ahead of you in the form of residents and fellows for those unique cases. To the extent a medical student might get more variety of cases in a larger centre, it's by sitting in a corner behind the 4 other people in the room. Meanwhile the student at the smaller centre is learning the important day-to-day cases directly with a staff person, maybe with a single resident ahead of them at worst.
    To the extent getting into those rarer cases matters, it's during electives, which can be done anywhere regardless of home site. Clerkship is about getting the basics down. No one cares if you can correctly identify a rare genetic disorder that a sub-specialist sees once in their career if you can't read an ECG, or have a good differential for abdominal pain, or treat a COPD exacerbation. The weird stuff is for residency and fellowships.
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