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    anonymouspls got a reaction from oneday1 in Feeling so done   
    I know what it feels like to be lost, I got rejected the firs time I applied as well, but ultimately don't give up if this is what you want. You're so close. It doesn't matter what you told your parents / other people.
    Always remember Med school admissions are a game. Your ability to get into medical school has very little to do with how qualified you are to practice medicine or how good of a doctor you'll be. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from LostLamb in Study for MCAT as Incoming Med Student?   
    Lol this was posted in April so hopefully you've been doing absolutely nothing school related in the past few months. For anyone reading this in the future: Please don't waste one of the last summers of your life studying for the MCAT or anything else before medschool.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from sportyrichmd in What to expect for first month of first year? How to prepare?   
    Don't prepare for anything, enjoy your summer. Yes it's important to make friends. I study pretty much the same way I studied in undergrad at first, but soon you'll have to become comfortable with not knowing some things before your test because there's too much to know, you'll learn this skill on your own. Lecturers are mostly nice. 
    You can kind of "study" for step1 by tracking your class content with boards and beyond / sketchy. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Tullius in Incoming McMaster medical student convicted of voyeurism   
    Lol cases like this demonstrate how spectacularly wrong medical schools are if they think they're doing anything to select for the desired soft skills they're looking for
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from initrams in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    I went to Uwaterloo. I also know people who did engineering / CS at Uwaterloo making barely 60-80k in boring jobs. Don't assume you'd be making tons of cash working 40 hours a week if you went to engineering, that's not the average experience. Being an average physician is imo superior in everyway to being an average engineer / computer science grad etc. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from burneraccount909 in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    I went to Uwaterloo. I also know people who did engineering / CS at Uwaterloo making barely 60-80k in boring jobs. Don't assume you'd be making tons of cash working 40 hours a week if you went to engineering, that's not the average experience. Being an average physician is imo superior in everyway to being an average engineer / computer science grad etc. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Coldery in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    I went to Uwaterloo. I also know people who did engineering / CS at Uwaterloo making barely 60-80k in boring jobs. Don't assume you'd be making tons of cash working 40 hours a week if you went to engineering, that's not the average experience. Being an average physician is imo superior in everyway to being an average engineer / computer science grad etc. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from gogogo in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    I went to Uwaterloo. I also know people who did engineering / CS at Uwaterloo making barely 60-80k in boring jobs. Don't assume you'd be making tons of cash working 40 hours a week if you went to engineering, that's not the average experience. Being an average physician is imo superior in everyway to being an average engineer / computer science grad etc. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Remyelination in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    I went to Uwaterloo. I also know people who did engineering / CS at Uwaterloo making barely 60-80k in boring jobs. Don't assume you'd be making tons of cash working 40 hours a week if you went to engineering, that's not the average experience. Being an average physician is imo superior in everyway to being an average engineer / computer science grad etc. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Canadian MED in Bleak Job Prospects Post-School?   
    It depends on location and specialty. Any specialty that's tied to the hospital is going to have more limited job opportunities. So basically any surgery field right now has a pretty bad job market, neurosurgery and ortho being the worst. There are things like Rad Onc that used to be really bad too but now the job market is opening up for them. If you become an internist / FM you can pretty much work anywhere you want including downtown Toronto. Academic positions in any specialty are tough to get. You will get a job in any specialty in Canada, but you may get an undesirable location depending on your specialty. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from hbmed in Schulich Gear   
    You can order the Schulich medicine merch in September/early october and January, you can't do it yet as far as I know. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Hunnicutt in Schulich Gear   
    You can order the Schulich medicine merch in September/early october and January, you can't do it yet as far as I know. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from conditional knockout in worried about fitting in   
    Unfortunately(?) in the class cliques will form. The rich preppy types will form their own clique, and you will most likely befriend the people from blue collar background with a few exceptions. For example in my friend circle there is only 1 person with a physician parent (but in this case this person's demeanor is much closer to ours than those from the other cliques).
     
    Either way, from my experience all you need is a small group of friends, you'll be cordial with everyone else in the class and that's ok. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from DrOtter in worried about fitting in   
    Unfortunately(?) in the class cliques will form. The rich preppy types will form their own clique, and you will most likely befriend the people from blue collar background with a few exceptions. For example in my friend circle there is only 1 person with a physician parent (but in this case this person's demeanor is much closer to ours than those from the other cliques).
     
    Either way, from my experience all you need is a small group of friends, you'll be cordial with everyone else in the class and that's ok. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Bambi in Buying index funds with LOC   
    The difference is I could lose my entire portfolio tomorrow and my ability to pay for the remainder of school and expenses through residency is unaffected. 
     
    My portfolio is relatively low risk, which is the kind of distribution I recommend to friends and family. Almost everyone who day trades loses money, make no mistake about it. Anyone reading this: if you try to time market swings, you will lose money, 100%, I guarantee it.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from QueenStan in Buying index funds with LOC   
    Ya and it's just as likely that you get stuck in some pump and dump scheme and buy in at $8 before the stock crashes back down to $2 or less. From what I understand IMRN was awarded some navy contract for developing drugs to combat diarrhea, which is why it shot up. You could have made a lot of money if you knew this yesterday, but unfortunately for us common folk time in the market > timing the market 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from w8list in Buying index funds with LOC   
    Ya and it's just as likely that you get stuck in some pump and dump scheme and buy in at $8 before the stock crashes back down to $2 or less. From what I understand IMRN was awarded some navy contract for developing drugs to combat diarrhea, which is why it shot up. You could have made a lot of money if you knew this yesterday, but unfortunately for us common folk time in the market > timing the market 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from dooogs in Western Waitlist Party 2019-2020   
    They do send a class full email but it's usually sent very late even weeks after the class is full. It's not unheard of for a few (think 1-2) offers to be handed out in late summer for a variety of reasons, but almost all of the spots are filled much earlier. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from SnowmanTheSWOMEN in May 12 Countdown Thread 2020   
    Acceptance on OMSAS = High specificity, Low sensitivity (there you go, your first lesson on medicine )
     
    Congratulations to those accepted, and goodluck to waitlisters. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from BabyYoda in Did anyone send a Letter of Intent   
    Just to give a counterexample I did send one last year to Western and got in so it clearly wasn't a dealbreaker atleast. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from meiosis in Culture at Western   
    it depends on the social clique you join. There are certain groups of people in the class that will hit the bars or clubs 1-2x a week, once on Monday (we have Tuesdays off), and once on Friday. There are also house parties almost every week. I don't know what other schools are like but I would say we're a pretty outgoing bunch especially because of our 4 day schedule (maybe an unintended consequence from the admin's POV ha).
    (in my experience) When you start med school things are going to be overwhelming, but after a few months it will be a breeze and you will have a lot of free time, so there's plenty of opportunity to do things. I had a resident tell me that medical school doesn't really start until 3rd year which I've come to realize is pretty true. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from chxiel in Culture at Western   
    it depends on the social clique you join. There are certain groups of people in the class that will hit the bars or clubs 1-2x a week, once on Monday (we have Tuesdays off), and once on Friday. There are also house parties almost every week. I don't know what other schools are like but I would say we're a pretty outgoing bunch especially because of our 4 day schedule (maybe an unintended consequence from the admin's POV ha).
    (in my experience) When you start med school things are going to be overwhelming, but after a few months it will be a breeze and you will have a lot of free time, so there's plenty of opportunity to do things. I had a resident tell me that medical school doesn't really start until 3rd year which I've come to realize is pretty true. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Mitochondrie2 in Stethoscope not picking up bowel sounds   
    I'm going to buy a Littmann cadiology 4 and send in this one to be fixed in case I ever lose the fancy stethoscope. Maybe I'll have some chance of actually hearing murmurs and valvular lesions ... Thanks for your help y'all.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from futureMD2020 in Rad Onc Job Market   
    I've talked to a few rad oncs, though all were academic so keep that in mind.
     
    As you'd expect oncology is what 95% of them do. I'm not sure if you'd consider brachytherapy as "something else", but it's a fellowship you can also get and get into a OR that way. In the communities there is some "non-oncology" work as well but it has to do from what I understand with removing cysts and providing palliative radiation for some cases of severe joint pain from a lesion or something that's spread to your bones. Job market used to be terrible but now days is looking good, but things can and probably will change as it's a cycle. And who knows what's going to happen as we get more into things like immuno and genetic therapies. 
     Hopefully that helps. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from zxcccxz in Medical School Appears to Threaten Ejection Over Late Tuition   
    I don't have much advice for your specific situation, but if your school is anything like mine, the most effective way to get a hold of someone is to physically go to their office and ask to speak to them. In the world of medicine emails and phone calls tend to go unanswered... 
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