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  1. I wrote a response earlier. I’m in OB and it’s been fine and great. Very low risk. They test all patients and there’s no lack of PPE or anything. You get a mask a day and basically just go about the same usual business just wearing a mask most of the time! Same duties as before covid just with a mask. OB was generally unaffected. There are less clinics and the schedule had to shift because many outpatient and elective surgeries were cancelled but things are picking up again and babies don’t really choose when to be born pandemic or not so it’s felt pretty normal to be honest!
  2. I started at the hospital! I’m in OB so hasn’t really been affected by Covid much. Also not everyone wears masks all the time which is a bit weird. Seems protocols change a lot. Volume of deliveries is the same obvi (people don’t stop having babies lolzzzz). Overall enjoying it a lot and defo happy to be back. Super tired tho I totally got used to being on vacation. Also OB is nuts like my entire body is just sore. aLSO rumour has it AFMC is gonna ratify a decision where class of 2021 doesn’t get away electives. We expected this. Oh well. Woulda been nice to meet some of ya!
  3. honestly i had some good away electives lined up and am sad about that, but now everyone is in the same boat so it's hard to complain. they're doing what they can. for now, i'm just glad we're still slated to graduate on time. i know people interested in more competitive specialties are definitely freaking out though. especially if your home school has only one spot and there are like 5 people competing for it.
  4. We were told in a townhall with our dean yesterday for now away electives are not happening! Could change but looking that way for now.
  5. we were just told at McGill by our student reps it's not finalized or anything yet though, i mean likely away electives won't happen but still steps to go at faculty/AFMC level before it's set in stone.
  6. Yup super unlikely we’re going to have away electives I agree.
  7. We’re on schedule to start June 15th at McGill. Our core geri was sliced in half (only doing 2 weeks now), and we have a week of online courses to make up the rest of it. Any other news from others?
  8. can you describe this? do you have any links? would like to submit to our faculty! thanks :)
  9. yeah exactly, so people in the IM/surg stream at mcgill likely won't be going back june 15th, where as peds/ob/fam/psych potentially could or could get oriented to telemedicine. they also said they're looking into online learning for clerkship now (are any other schools doing this?). it just seems like Montreals cases aren't slowing, I don't know why they just didn't agree on july from the get go as it seems it's where it's headed. As usual, the most optimistic but the least logical, i love quebec.
  10. McGill just informed the same! at the earliest June 15th and it'll be probably an asymmetrical reintroduction because of capacity issues (so some people will be on some off). so crazy!
  11. We had a townhall session yesterday (for McGill) and they are still claiming they don't know whether June 1 is realistic or not. It seems like for some rotations it might be, and others it might not be, so some students may be going back while others may not (how is this fair?? who knows). Also depends on site availability/logistics/capacity. They also claim they had no knowledge on the carms timeline and then an hour later it was published by AFMC so hard to know what to believe lol. but at least we know they have to tell us by next week end of week whether we're going back or not to give us sufficient planning/quarantine time. Montreal is such a hot spot though, i have no idea how they'll accommodate us.
  12. McGill is still scheduled to go back June 1 into core rotations. For the month of May we are doing a 4th year, end of year post-carms course so we have the extra time. No idea if june 1 is feasible, given that Montreal is a hot spot (like UdeM). We're having a town hall on Monday so will be able to provide more info then. I genuinely don't want to go back in a month ugh.
  13. Just some updates I’ve heard through the grapevine - CaRMS will absolutely be postponed (I’ve heard january for start date but it may even be later to help students maximize exposure to electives), visiting electives still on the table for fall, all schools prioritizing core rotations first. CaRMS will be virtual interviews most likely, and the whole process is getting squished into half the time (again to maximize electives, so this means shorter length of time for file review, interviews, etc). However WHO came out today and said the worst is yet to come. So who knows. McGill extended our absence until May 31st for now. No clue if June 1 start date will be possible.
  14. mcgill is until may 4th (for now), and it seems most quebec schools have the same date (for now).
  15. Just reviving this - if the state accepts the LMCC exam for license (e.g. california, NY, Mass), do the schools there usually also accept LMCC equivalent?
  16. totally they will! just ask - my advisor is working on changing it for me and crediting me the interest.
  17. All the banks are offering subprime now - CIBC is only giving me $220K because of the fact that it's mcgill and tuition is cheap. Scotia is $200 and you can get them up to 275 if you ask - scotia def has the best credit cards in the game. Thinking about switching if CIBC can't offer me a better CC. Also i'm 27 and starting med school - the only thing i'm worried about is when i might have babies..but then realized i probably need to find a partner to have the babies with first LOL. so in any case, don't worry about the age stuff! Just make sure your partner is sUPER supportive cuz getting through med school will be tough.
  18. Someone got an interview this year with a 3.84 its in one of the threads. I'd say 3.8+ is worth a shot.
  19. Pretty sure they don't so that we're not competitive amongst each other in class.
  20. definitely - and work on prepping for the interview from early on if you can!
  21. Oh and edit* I'm not sure if the bachelors in PT actually qualifies you to work but I'm assuming it's similar to Med P in that you follow the same professional undergraduate trajectory. If I'm wrong lemme know!
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