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  1. Hence the quotation marks. Not actually holistic lol
  2. The holistic thing, I think, is left over from a time when Mac actually looked at ECs. Like 10-15 years ago. I knew of a mac physician who was one of the most non trad applicants of all time. Guy was like a CEO of a major company who decided at like age 50 to go to medical school and got in, "based off his ECs". Not sure about his academics. These days, Mac puts a huge emphasis on GPA, CARS, with the only "holistic/EC" type metric being CASPER. (pre-interview at least) All this being said, there are some super interesting "holistic" applicants who are in my class. So it's not like Mac is screening these people out, they just put a huge emphasis on GPA/MCAT.
  3. I tried the first two. (can't do the third) DIDN'T work! Got URI and Gastro so far. Waiting to see what other fun ailments I can catch over the course of the rotation.
  4. I've been on a paeds elective the past couple weeks...and immediately got sick a few days in! I also noticed that a lot of the paediatricians, nurses, and other staff are also sick a lot (lots of coughing, sneezing, etc.). I know this could be a function of the time of year, but it really seems to me like being sick is a constant in paediatrics. Anybody else have experience with this? NOTE: this is a joke thread. I'm not trying to demean paeds!
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    Pediatrics - How to be competitive???

    I've been told Peds frown upon people doing electives in multiple specialties. For example, I'm really interested in Radiation Oncology, but Medical Oncology and Pediatric Oncology I find interesting as well. I was told that because I'm not doing the majority of my electives in Pediatrics, my odds of matching are super low. From what you've heard is this true?
  6. Thanks. Yeah, checked program descriptions. A few require an undergrad transcript, the rest don't. Same with Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. (Those were the specialties I looked at descriptions for) Thanks!
  7. Hey all, I've heard rumours of residencies like Radiology looking at Undergraduate (not med school) transcripts when selecting for residency spots. Anybody know if this is true, and if it is, do Rad Onc Residencies do the same? Thanks in advance!
  8. Psych can involve a decent amount of essays once you get into upper year seminars. That being said, fascinating subject in my opinion and can be super rewarding. Also, some programs put immense emphasis on research methods, considering the amount of confounding variables one has to consider in behavioural research, so it can be super helpful for both medicine and science if those are areas of interest.
  9. John Galt MD

    US Residencies and CaRMS

    Rad Onc?
  10. Both are pretty easy. To be fair, I took Developmental at Glendon because it was a 3000 level course there. Neither will be difficult. Psych courses tend to be fairly easy at York. I guess if you had to pick, Biological Basis usually doesn't have essays or assignments, although that may have changed. I'd advise checking the course outlines to check. http://psyc.info.yorku.ca/undergraduate-program/courses-and-schedules/fall-winter-2017-2018/#squelch-taas-toggle-shortcode-content-1
  11. Any idea if any of them are from Regional campuses or all Hamilton? (I doubt that it matters, just curious)
  12. I personally know of someone who got an interview at UofT IM who didn't do an elective there. Ended up ranking it pretty low and matched elsewhere.