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    bellejolie reacted to RicardoKaká in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    Totally agree. I definitely think this situation will help some and hurt others. I truly think showing commitment to a given specialty (especially smaller competitive ones) may be looked at more favourably and may bear more weight when it comes to securing interviews across Canada since they may have to look more at the C.V. this year (I have heard in some smaller surgical specialties that the C.V. is not even read by staff, and mostly residents).
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    bellejolie got a reaction from HappyAndHopeful in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    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.  
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    bellejolie reacted to Haribo7173 in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    Our assistant dean told us visiting electives will likely be replaced by home electives for all schools and that exceptions would be made for schools that don’t offer every specialty (intraprovincial electives would then be a possibility). 
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    bellejolie reacted to Darkchrono in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    Udem restart on June 15th. We will prioritize doing core rotations and each student will have atypical schedule rotation before starting each new rotation. If not enough place available, some students might get no rotation. We still get 2 weeks of vacation this summer and Christmas and should finish rotation by April 19.
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    bellejolie got a reaction from MDinCanada in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    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. 
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    bellejolie reacted to X Æ A-12 in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    Updated as of rn
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    bellejolie got a reaction from Darkchrono in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    HIGH YIELD - thank you for this info!
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    bellejolie reacted to Darkchrono in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    Just received this afternoon that university of Montreal is delayed till June 15. 
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    bellejolie got a reaction from MDinCanada in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    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. 
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    bellejolie reacted to X Æ A-12 in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    Up-to-date list of returns:
    UBC: July 6
    UofA:
    UofC: 
    Sask: May 25
    UofM: May 25
    UWO: July 6
    Mac: July 6
    UofT: July 6
    NOSM: July 6
    Queens: June 8
    Ottawa: July 6
    McGill: June 1
    Sherbrooke: May 25
    Laval: June 1
    UdeM: June 15
    Dal: June 8
    MUN: July 6
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    bellejolie reacted to WinterCanon in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    Saskatchewan CC3s are going back to core rotations May 25th.  This is quite reasonable if things stay as they are - very few active cases in either Regina or Saskatoon.
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    bellejolie got a reaction from Darkchrono in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    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. 
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    bellejolie got a reaction from Darkchrono in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    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. 
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    bellejolie got a reaction from Darkchrono in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    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. 
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    bellejolie reacted to X Æ A-12 in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    Schools are cancelling early August visiting electives. I wonder if fall visiting electives will even happen. The impact? I feel like students will match to their home institutions more than ever before with electives being restricted to home programs (imagine spending 8 weeks doing ophthalmology or something at your home school)
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    bellejolie reacted to medaesthetics95 in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    fingers crossed that it all subsides by then!!
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    bellejolie reacted to insomnias in COVID-19 Impact on Electives and Clerkships   
    To the premeds following along, if you have multiple acceptances, it's worth looking at how the different schools respond to a pandemic. Do you want to attend the school that puts your safety at risk by having you continue with rotations as though nothing's going on, or do you want to attend the one that pulls clerks away from their duties while providing a virtual alternative to ensure that it's still possible to graduate on time?
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    bellejolie got a reaction from sharkeisha in New Black Student Application Program (Bsap)   
    Medicine is an extremely privileged career path to enter. Students are mostly white, however other (not Black/Aboriginal) ethnic representation is pretty good in urban cities when it comes to medical school classes (e.g. south asian, chinese, etc). However, there is a HUGE shortage of students and professionals who identify as Black and Aboriginal in medicine.
     
    I'm actually quite offended by some of the posts here, and I'm not Black. It's not a "free" advantage, considering the historical and social context of where initiatives like these come from. There is no quota. People who choose to apply through these streams write an additional essay and have to meet the same requirements. I can tell you from people I know who identify as Aboriginal who were accepted that they didn't just get in because they were Aboriginal and met baseline requirements - they are evaluated holistically, with rigorous standards applied in the same way, they all had volunteered, been part of policy change, had healthcare experience, etc. Many "unqualified" people of minority groups including Aboriginal and I'm sure Black as well, are rejected on a very regular basis. 
     
    It has been well established that income is linked to health, and low SES communities who have worse health, would certainly appreciate being able to identify with their physician and healthcare practitioners. Given again, the racism and systemic discrimination many people face within the healthcare system, being able to identify, even if it's just physically, with your physician can really impact health outcomes. This has been studied. In a city like Toronto, where over 60% of the population is immigrants, a program like this is more important than ever. 
     
    Check your privilege people. Seriously. You are being offensive. No, Black people will not take over all the spots, they aren't stealing jobs from you, and this program isn't going to allow "mediocre" people to enter at the expense of all the amazing white people. 
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    bellejolie got a reaction from Pharmed2008 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlist Thread   
    Because this really helped me, I wanted to update here. Fellow premed101-ers - please do the same!
     
    TIME STAMP: 10:30am (when i checked)
    Result: Accepted!!!
    wGPA: 3.3 cGPA, 3.5 ish if they took into account my EC, last 2 years 3.8, Master's GPA 3.9
    MCAT: 10+/10+/10+ and submitted
    ECs: Master's + work experience, long term volunteer commitments, research, publications, etc.
    Year: Graduated Master's, been working for 1.5 years
    IP/OOP/International: IP
    Letter of EC: Yes
     
    SO incredibly excited and elated. I am definitely still in shock. But honestly I had a lot of help along the way and encourage all of you reading this to reach out to all your resources and work your butts off! This is the result of blood sweat and tears - i worked really hard for the MMI while working full time, maybe even going over the top but I knew this was my one shot and I didn't want to lose it. I practiced almost everyday and used every resource I had. I am not someone who can naturally wing it and get in and I definitely think the practice paid off. If you get the chance - do not take it for granted! The work will pay off later. 
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    bellejolie got a reaction from happybee in New Black Student Application Program (Bsap)   
    Medicine is an extremely privileged career path to enter. Students are mostly white, however other (not Black/Aboriginal) ethnic representation is pretty good in urban cities when it comes to medical school classes (e.g. south asian, chinese, etc). However, there is a HUGE shortage of students and professionals who identify as Black and Aboriginal in medicine.
     
    I'm actually quite offended by some of the posts here, and I'm not Black. It's not a "free" advantage, considering the historical and social context of where initiatives like these come from. There is no quota. People who choose to apply through these streams write an additional essay and have to meet the same requirements. I can tell you from people I know who identify as Aboriginal who were accepted that they didn't just get in because they were Aboriginal and met baseline requirements - they are evaluated holistically, with rigorous standards applied in the same way, they all had volunteered, been part of policy change, had healthcare experience, etc. Many "unqualified" people of minority groups including Aboriginal and I'm sure Black as well, are rejected on a very regular basis. 
     
    It has been well established that income is linked to health, and low SES communities who have worse health, would certainly appreciate being able to identify with their physician and healthcare practitioners. Given again, the racism and systemic discrimination many people face within the healthcare system, being able to identify, even if it's just physically, with your physician can really impact health outcomes. This has been studied. In a city like Toronto, where over 60% of the population is immigrants, a program like this is more important than ever. 
     
    Check your privilege people. Seriously. You are being offensive. No, Black people will not take over all the spots, they aren't stealing jobs from you, and this program isn't going to allow "mediocre" people to enter at the expense of all the amazing white people. 
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    bellejolie got a reaction from Cass2297 in New Black Student Application Program (Bsap)   
    Medicine is an extremely privileged career path to enter. Students are mostly white, however other (not Black/Aboriginal) ethnic representation is pretty good in urban cities when it comes to medical school classes (e.g. south asian, chinese, etc). However, there is a HUGE shortage of students and professionals who identify as Black and Aboriginal in medicine.
     
    I'm actually quite offended by some of the posts here, and I'm not Black. It's not a "free" advantage, considering the historical and social context of where initiatives like these come from. There is no quota. People who choose to apply through these streams write an additional essay and have to meet the same requirements. I can tell you from people I know who identify as Aboriginal who were accepted that they didn't just get in because they were Aboriginal and met baseline requirements - they are evaluated holistically, with rigorous standards applied in the same way, they all had volunteered, been part of policy change, had healthcare experience, etc. Many "unqualified" people of minority groups including Aboriginal and I'm sure Black as well, are rejected on a very regular basis. 
     
    It has been well established that income is linked to health, and low SES communities who have worse health, would certainly appreciate being able to identify with their physician and healthcare practitioners. Given again, the racism and systemic discrimination many people face within the healthcare system, being able to identify, even if it's just physically, with your physician can really impact health outcomes. This has been studied. In a city like Toronto, where over 60% of the population is immigrants, a program like this is more important than ever. 
     
    Check your privilege people. Seriously. You are being offensive. No, Black people will not take over all the spots, they aren't stealing jobs from you, and this program isn't going to allow "mediocre" people to enter at the expense of all the amazing white people. 
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    bellejolie got a reaction from helios in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlist Thread   
    Because this really helped me, I wanted to update here. Fellow premed101-ers - please do the same!
     
    TIME STAMP: 10:30am (when i checked)
    Result: Accepted!!!
    wGPA: 3.3 cGPA, 3.5 ish if they took into account my EC, last 2 years 3.8, Master's GPA 3.9
    MCAT: 10+/10+/10+ and submitted
    ECs: Master's + work experience, long term volunteer commitments, research, publications, etc.
    Year: Graduated Master's, been working for 1.5 years
    IP/OOP/International: IP
    Letter of EC: Yes
     
    SO incredibly excited and elated. I am definitely still in shock. But honestly I had a lot of help along the way and encourage all of you reading this to reach out to all your resources and work your butts off! This is the result of blood sweat and tears - i worked really hard for the MMI while working full time, maybe even going over the top but I knew this was my one shot and I didn't want to lose it. I practiced almost everyday and used every resource I had. I am not someone who can naturally wing it and get in and I definitely think the practice paid off. If you get the chance - do not take it for granted! The work will pay off later. 
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    bellejolie got a reaction from verycaffeinated in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlist Thread   
    Because this really helped me, I wanted to update here. Fellow premed101-ers - please do the same!
     
    TIME STAMP: 10:30am (when i checked)
    Result: Accepted!!!
    wGPA: 3.3 cGPA, 3.5 ish if they took into account my EC, last 2 years 3.8, Master's GPA 3.9
    MCAT: 10+/10+/10+ and submitted
    ECs: Master's + work experience, long term volunteer commitments, research, publications, etc.
    Year: Graduated Master's, been working for 1.5 years
    IP/OOP/International: IP
    Letter of EC: Yes
     
    SO incredibly excited and elated. I am definitely still in shock. But honestly I had a lot of help along the way and encourage all of you reading this to reach out to all your resources and work your butts off! This is the result of blood sweat and tears - i worked really hard for the MMI while working full time, maybe even going over the top but I knew this was my one shot and I didn't want to lose it. I practiced almost everyday and used every resource I had. I am not someone who can naturally wing it and get in and I definitely think the practice paid off. If you get the chance - do not take it for granted! The work will pay off later. 
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    bellejolie got a reaction from helios in New Black Student Application Program (Bsap)   
    Medicine is an extremely privileged career path to enter. Students are mostly white, however other (not Black/Aboriginal) ethnic representation is pretty good in urban cities when it comes to medical school classes (e.g. south asian, chinese, etc). However, there is a HUGE shortage of students and professionals who identify as Black and Aboriginal in medicine.
     
    I'm actually quite offended by some of the posts here, and I'm not Black. It's not a "free" advantage, considering the historical and social context of where initiatives like these come from. There is no quota. People who choose to apply through these streams write an additional essay and have to meet the same requirements. I can tell you from people I know who identify as Aboriginal who were accepted that they didn't just get in because they were Aboriginal and met baseline requirements - they are evaluated holistically, with rigorous standards applied in the same way, they all had volunteered, been part of policy change, had healthcare experience, etc. Many "unqualified" people of minority groups including Aboriginal and I'm sure Black as well, are rejected on a very regular basis. 
     
    It has been well established that income is linked to health, and low SES communities who have worse health, would certainly appreciate being able to identify with their physician and healthcare practitioners. Given again, the racism and systemic discrimination many people face within the healthcare system, being able to identify, even if it's just physically, with your physician can really impact health outcomes. This has been studied. In a city like Toronto, where over 60% of the population is immigrants, a program like this is more important than ever. 
     
    Check your privilege people. Seriously. You are being offensive. No, Black people will not take over all the spots, they aren't stealing jobs from you, and this program isn't going to allow "mediocre" people to enter at the expense of all the amazing white people. 
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    bellejolie got a reaction from HeLa in New Black Student Application Program (Bsap)   
    Medicine is an extremely privileged career path to enter. Students are mostly white, however other (not Black/Aboriginal) ethnic representation is pretty good in urban cities when it comes to medical school classes (e.g. south asian, chinese, etc). However, there is a HUGE shortage of students and professionals who identify as Black and Aboriginal in medicine.
     
    I'm actually quite offended by some of the posts here, and I'm not Black. It's not a "free" advantage, considering the historical and social context of where initiatives like these come from. There is no quota. People who choose to apply through these streams write an additional essay and have to meet the same requirements. I can tell you from people I know who identify as Aboriginal who were accepted that they didn't just get in because they were Aboriginal and met baseline requirements - they are evaluated holistically, with rigorous standards applied in the same way, they all had volunteered, been part of policy change, had healthcare experience, etc. Many "unqualified" people of minority groups including Aboriginal and I'm sure Black as well, are rejected on a very regular basis. 
     
    It has been well established that income is linked to health, and low SES communities who have worse health, would certainly appreciate being able to identify with their physician and healthcare practitioners. Given again, the racism and systemic discrimination many people face within the healthcare system, being able to identify, even if it's just physically, with your physician can really impact health outcomes. This has been studied. In a city like Toronto, where over 60% of the population is immigrants, a program like this is more important than ever. 
     
    Check your privilege people. Seriously. You are being offensive. No, Black people will not take over all the spots, they aren't stealing jobs from you, and this program isn't going to allow "mediocre" people to enter at the expense of all the amazing white people. 
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