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    Snowmen got a reaction from striders02 in 6-year, part-time student: What schools am I eligible for?   
    Except the people who get in with a really low GPA have unicorn ECs like the ones mentioned above, which you definitely don't.
    I don't mean to be rude, but people need to be realistic at some point. You have neither a good GPA or good ECs from what I could gather from this thread. You need to work on improving those instead of scouring the internet to find a loophole to apply.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from keipop in 6-year, part-time student: What schools am I eligible for?   
    Except the people who get in with a really low GPA have unicorn ECs like the ones mentioned above, which you definitely don't.
    I don't mean to be rude, but people need to be realistic at some point. You have neither a good GPA or good ECs from what I could gather from this thread. You need to work on improving those instead of scouring the internet to find a loophole to apply.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from Maggiie19 in 6-year, part-time student: What schools am I eligible for?   
    Except the people who get in with a really low GPA have unicorn ECs like the ones mentioned above, which you definitely don't.
    I don't mean to be rude, but people need to be realistic at some point. You have neither a good GPA or good ECs from what I could gather from this thread. You need to work on improving those instead of scouring the internet to find a loophole to apply.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from frenchpress in Would it be okay to start practicing sutures before school starts?   
    Pro-tip: Ask the attending if they want the suture cut too short or too long.
    God-tip: If the attending is cutting your sutures, tell them they cut it too short or too long.
    (Disclaimer: Only do these once you know the attending well enough to know they'll think it's funny, I'm not responsible if you fail your rotation.)
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    Snowmen got a reaction from UwoToUo in Would it be okay to start practicing sutures before school starts?   
    Pro-tip: Ask the attending if they want the suture cut too short or too long.
    God-tip: If the attending is cutting your sutures, tell them they cut it too short or too long.
    (Disclaimer: Only do these once you know the attending well enough to know they'll think it's funny, I'm not responsible if you fail your rotation.)
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    Snowmen got a reaction from futureortho in How to become an orthopedic surgeon   
    I thought they only did a single surgery? Oh wait, maybe 2: Laminectory with fusion and laminectomy without fusion.
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    Snowmen reacted to DocBrown9 in Would it be okay to start practicing sutures before school starts?   
    If you are feeling particularly brave, ask the gyne when you are supposed to cut the ureter :0
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    Snowmen got a reaction from powdermonkey13 in Would it be okay to start practicing sutures before school starts?   
    Pro-tip: Ask the attending if they want the suture cut too short or too long.
    God-tip: If the attending is cutting your sutures, tell them they cut it too short or too long.
    (Disclaimer: Only do these once you know the attending well enough to know they'll think it's funny, I'm not responsible if you fail your rotation.)
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    Snowmen got a reaction from DocBrown9 in Would it be okay to start practicing sutures before school starts?   
    Pro-tip: Ask the attending if they want the suture cut too short or too long.
    God-tip: If the attending is cutting your sutures, tell them they cut it too short or too long.
    (Disclaimer: Only do these once you know the attending well enough to know they'll think it's funny, I'm not responsible if you fail your rotation.)
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    Snowmen got a reaction from Synth1 in Would it be okay to start practicing sutures before school starts?   
    Pro-tip: Ask the attending if they want the suture cut too short or too long.
    God-tip: If the attending is cutting your sutures, tell them they cut it too short or too long.
    (Disclaimer: Only do these once you know the attending well enough to know they'll think it's funny, I'm not responsible if you fail your rotation.)
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    Snowmen got a reaction from Dr.House in Quebec expands admissions to medical schools by more than 100   
    They've basically decided they would force people into the FM spots that are left every year at CaRMS. This isn't a victory, but rather the government deciding that they will have greater control over where people practice.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from oneday1 in is it very unlikely to match to mcgill for residency from u of t if you speak no French? Even if you did an elective at McGill? (Assuming you could even do I)   
    As a Montrealer, it's completely false that you could do residency at McGill and not speak french. They may be "english" hospitals but they still have a large proportion of french patients that can't be avoided and even if you could avoid seeing those patients, your training would suffer since, for instance, you'd completely cut yourself off from some subspecialties for which the MUHC or other McGill hospitals are referral centers.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from helloworldz in is it very unlikely to match to mcgill for residency from u of t if you speak no French? Even if you did an elective at McGill? (Assuming you could even do I)   
    As a Montrealer, it's completely false that you could do residency at McGill and not speak french. They may be "english" hospitals but they still have a large proportion of french patients that can't be avoided and even if you could avoid seeing those patients, your training would suffer since, for instance, you'd completely cut yourself off from some subspecialties for which the MUHC or other McGill hospitals are referral centers.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from procrastinating in Perspectives On the Admissions Process   
    I personally don't think that an exam alone is a good way to select applicants since an interview tells you a lot about someone, and especially MMI. On the flip side, I'd say that the need to absolutely select applicants with strong social skills perhaps is overblown. Sure, you need to weed out the ones that have no social skills whatsoever to the point of that being a personality problem. For the rest who are by definition average, I think empathy can actually be learned. This is all coming from someone who got in with average marks and a very high MMI score so hopefully I wont come across as biased.
    This whole debate about empathy and what not reminds me of the other thread about medical students supposedly become less empathetic as they advance in their training. In fact, I do believe they become much more empathetic. The issue is that people are very quick to mistake sympathetic people with empathetic people. I would say that people actually tend to become less sympathetic and more empathetic which is a very significant distinction. Being sympathetic can cloud your judgement and is something that is a big disadvantage in medicine while truly being empathetic (ie: having an objective understanding of someone's emotions, experience and values) is not as flashy but is much more useful.
     
     
    Also, I'd like you to change your username. Thank you.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from chocolatecake in Perspectives On the Admissions Process   
    I personally don't think that an exam alone is a good way to select applicants since an interview tells you a lot about someone, and especially MMI. On the flip side, I'd say that the need to absolutely select applicants with strong social skills perhaps is overblown. Sure, you need to weed out the ones that have no social skills whatsoever to the point of that being a personality problem. For the rest who are by definition average, I think empathy can actually be learned. This is all coming from someone who got in with average marks and a very high MMI score so hopefully I wont come across as biased.
    This whole debate about empathy and what not reminds me of the other thread about medical students supposedly become less empathetic as they advance in their training. In fact, I do believe they become much more empathetic. The issue is that people are very quick to mistake sympathetic people with empathetic people. I would say that people actually tend to become less sympathetic and more empathetic which is a very significant distinction. Being sympathetic can cloud your judgement and is something that is a big disadvantage in medicine while truly being empathetic (ie: having an objective understanding of someone's emotions, experience and values) is not as flashy but is much more useful.
     
     
    Also, I'd like you to change your username. Thank you.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from Anon_9 in Perspectives On the Admissions Process   
    I personally don't think that an exam alone is a good way to select applicants since an interview tells you a lot about someone, and especially MMI. On the flip side, I'd say that the need to absolutely select applicants with strong social skills perhaps is overblown. Sure, you need to weed out the ones that have no social skills whatsoever to the point of that being a personality problem. For the rest who are by definition average, I think empathy can actually be learned. This is all coming from someone who got in with average marks and a very high MMI score so hopefully I wont come across as biased.
    This whole debate about empathy and what not reminds me of the other thread about medical students supposedly become less empathetic as they advance in their training. In fact, I do believe they become much more empathetic. The issue is that people are very quick to mistake sympathetic people with empathetic people. I would say that people actually tend to become less sympathetic and more empathetic which is a very significant distinction. Being sympathetic can cloud your judgement and is something that is a big disadvantage in medicine while truly being empathetic (ie: having an objective understanding of someone's emotions, experience and values) is not as flashy but is much more useful.
     
     
    Also, I'd like you to change your username. Thank you.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from keipop in Quebec expands admissions to medical schools by more than 100   
    They've basically decided they would force people into the FM spots that are left every year at CaRMS. This isn't a victory, but rather the government deciding that they will have greater control over where people practice.
  18. Haha
    Snowmen got a reaction from Anon1 in Perspectives On the Admissions Process   
    I personally don't think that an exam alone is a good way to select applicants since an interview tells you a lot about someone, and especially MMI. On the flip side, I'd say that the need to absolutely select applicants with strong social skills perhaps is overblown. Sure, you need to weed out the ones that have no social skills whatsoever to the point of that being a personality problem. For the rest who are by definition average, I think empathy can actually be learned. This is all coming from someone who got in with average marks and a very high MMI score so hopefully I wont come across as biased.
    This whole debate about empathy and what not reminds me of the other thread about medical students supposedly become less empathetic as they advance in their training. In fact, I do believe they become much more empathetic. The issue is that people are very quick to mistake sympathetic people with empathetic people. I would say that people actually tend to become less sympathetic and more empathetic which is a very significant distinction. Being sympathetic can cloud your judgement and is something that is a big disadvantage in medicine while truly being empathetic (ie: having an objective understanding of someone's emotions, experience and values) is not as flashy but is much more useful.
     
     
    Also, I'd like you to change your username. Thank you.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from SnowmanTheSWOMEN in Perspectives On the Admissions Process   
    I personally don't think that an exam alone is a good way to select applicants since an interview tells you a lot about someone, and especially MMI. On the flip side, I'd say that the need to absolutely select applicants with strong social skills perhaps is overblown. Sure, you need to weed out the ones that have no social skills whatsoever to the point of that being a personality problem. For the rest who are by definition average, I think empathy can actually be learned. This is all coming from someone who got in with average marks and a very high MMI score so hopefully I wont come across as biased.
    This whole debate about empathy and what not reminds me of the other thread about medical students supposedly become less empathetic as they advance in their training. In fact, I do believe they become much more empathetic. The issue is that people are very quick to mistake sympathetic people with empathetic people. I would say that people actually tend to become less sympathetic and more empathetic which is a very significant distinction. Being sympathetic can cloud your judgement and is something that is a big disadvantage in medicine while truly being empathetic (ie: having an objective understanding of someone's emotions, experience and values) is not as flashy but is much more useful.
     
     
    Also, I'd like you to change your username. Thank you.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from dh. in Perspectives On the Admissions Process   
    I personally don't think that an exam alone is a good way to select applicants since an interview tells you a lot about someone, and especially MMI. On the flip side, I'd say that the need to absolutely select applicants with strong social skills perhaps is overblown. Sure, you need to weed out the ones that have no social skills whatsoever to the point of that being a personality problem. For the rest who are by definition average, I think empathy can actually be learned. This is all coming from someone who got in with average marks and a very high MMI score so hopefully I wont come across as biased.
    This whole debate about empathy and what not reminds me of the other thread about medical students supposedly become less empathetic as they advance in their training. In fact, I do believe they become much more empathetic. The issue is that people are very quick to mistake sympathetic people with empathetic people. I would say that people actually tend to become less sympathetic and more empathetic which is a very significant distinction. Being sympathetic can cloud your judgement and is something that is a big disadvantage in medicine while truly being empathetic (ie: having an objective understanding of someone's emotions, experience and values) is not as flashy but is much more useful.
     
     
    Also, I'd like you to change your username. Thank you.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from conbrio in Perspectives On the Admissions Process   
    I personally don't think that an exam alone is a good way to select applicants since an interview tells you a lot about someone, and especially MMI. On the flip side, I'd say that the need to absolutely select applicants with strong social skills perhaps is overblown. Sure, you need to weed out the ones that have no social skills whatsoever to the point of that being a personality problem. For the rest who are by definition average, I think empathy can actually be learned. This is all coming from someone who got in with average marks and a very high MMI score so hopefully I wont come across as biased.
    This whole debate about empathy and what not reminds me of the other thread about medical students supposedly become less empathetic as they advance in their training. In fact, I do believe they become much more empathetic. The issue is that people are very quick to mistake sympathetic people with empathetic people. I would say that people actually tend to become less sympathetic and more empathetic which is a very significant distinction. Being sympathetic can cloud your judgement and is something that is a big disadvantage in medicine while truly being empathetic (ie: having an objective understanding of someone's emotions, experience and values) is not as flashy but is much more useful.
     
     
    Also, I'd like you to change your username. Thank you.
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    Snowmen reacted to ZBL in Is ANAESTHESIOLOGY, GENERAL SURGERY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER?   
    I would recommend you start med school before making all these decisions. 
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    Snowmen got a reaction from MD-2024 in Encore des changements à l'admission en med   
    McMaster a fait de nombreuses études sur les MEMs. C'est la modalité qui a la meilleure corrélation avec les résultats aux ECOS et dans les évaluations cliniques en général.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from mcatthrow101 in How important is research?   
    An awful clerk with research is still an awful clerk.
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    Snowmen got a reaction from Res514 in Salaire net vs brut au Québec   
    C'est le salaire brut. À ça, il faut rajouter les primes de gardes et d'enseignement qui sont versées aux 4 semaines donc ça revient à environ 59 000$ brut de mémoire. À ça, il faut déduire les impôts, les contributions au régime des rentes, au RQAP, etc. et les contributions aux assurances collectives. Je ne sais pas à combien exactement le montant net revient mais j'imagine que des résidents sur le forum pourraient le dire.
    Il faut aussi considérer que l'impôt est un peu moindre la première année (considérant qu'on ne gagne pas d'argent pour les 6 premiers mois de l'année).
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