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    Money during med school?

    I haven't met anyone that works during med school. A few of my friends had jobs in the first few months but all quit by November. i would say you can work during the summer for sure! But definitely not enough to support yourself without loans/LOC
  2. Ooooo I like the yellow and spectra green
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    entrance scholarships?

    Hey, you can apply for bursary funding through the general U of A financial need application that is released in September at some point in time. Usually the money goes out in november-ish. Most people get ~10k in the first year, depending on your spending. Then at the end of first year, UME will send out a list of scholarships you can apply for as well.
  4. 1st year - early may to late august 2nd year - end of may to mid august
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    Class of 2023 Facebook Page

    Hey, you will get a link sent to you to be added to the page after you pay your fees. We have been asked to not add people to the group until they receive the link.
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    McMaster vs U of A??

    U of A all the way. It's so nice to be able to quickly drive down to Calgary on the weekend. Plus the summers after 1st and 2nd year were the best time, and Edmonton in the summer is such an amazing city (and in the winter too) U of A also has a great match rate consistently which is nice. I would only go to McMaster if I had ties there, or I was an older applicant.
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    Calgary Health Sci

    I have a few friends that took the program it U of C. All my friends that were in it are now in either law school or medical school. It definitely grooms you for medical school. The classes, the environment, the research, and your peers are all/mostly aimed at going to med in my opinion. I think it's an intense program, and there are definitely easier programs to get a high GPA in - arguably most important regarding admissions. And then you wouldn't spend 4 years of undergrad being in such a high stress competitive environment.
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    The extent of confidentiality

    I would be quite unsettled by this, especially if the nurse brought it up in a public area. It's also incredibly unprofessional they would bring this up with you both because it is outside of a patient-doctor setting, and you didn't tell the nurse directly. I think it's fair if the doctor was discussing you with people in the circle of care, however, i think it's the nurse who stepped out of line by bringing it up with you. I can't imagine anytime that would be okay - not sure what they were thinking. I might bring it up with your doc if it continues to bother you
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    Freaking out

    I think most med schools would count it. I did a pass/fail course for my one year of full time studies, and it counted towards my 10 courses for the year.
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    I had a beard for my interview, and I still have a beard. Many men have moustaches, beards, scruff etc. I would say it's all fine, as long as it looks clean and well kept.
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    Ranking Without Interview

    Just to clarify, would you have had to apply to this program, and then rank it without interviewing for it? Or could you technically rank anything without even applying for it?
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    Tattoo and interview

    I think it's totally okay if the tattoo shows past the sleeve of your shirt! I would avoid a big watch
  13. Did anyone else have a very hard time picking electives? I have been spiralling when it comes to what to do them in, where (at home vs away), and when (close to CaRMS or my third year electives) I have 13 weeks of electives pre-carms. I would like to stay in Alberta so I was considering applying to 2 specialties. I am considering internal, radiology, and radiation oncology. And I haven't even had much exposure to the last two, so I feel like I am just blindly choosing based on what sounds interesting. Anyway, I have just been going a little insane second guessing myself. Looking for some solidarity
  14. Are you talking about doing electives at your home school? Or doing pre-clerkship electives at a different school? Most schools let you do an elective there when you are done second year - considered a 3rd year. But I would check to see if you have to do the core rotation in it first. After year 1? Likely not a clinical elective, unless you go to Europe or Africa.