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About lisait'syourbirthday

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  1. You said you didn't want this to be an abortion debate and yet look at what you're saying. It's not your view that is troublesome or that is going to get you disqualified, it's how close-minded and judgmental you are when expressing them. I don't know how much literature you have read regarding the importance of women's reproductive choice and how it affects their physical and mental health, and their socioeconomic standing (I'm not saying I'm the expert either), but it's really coming across as you have this unwillingness to learn and expand and consider other points of view and their societal merits, and THAT is the problem. Anyway, you are almost 100% NOT going to be asked anything regarding abortion. So don't worry about it.
  2. I feel you. One time when I volunteered for this outdoor event, one of the other volunteers came up to me to talk to me and we had a nice chat. At the end of the conversation he asked me for my number. I had just gotten a new cell phone number and didn't know it off the top of my head. My phone was also in my bag which I left in the office so I couldn't just get out my phone and check what my number is. For some reason, instead of explaining this to him and figuring out another way to get in contact later, I panicked and just gave him my best guess of my new number. Needless to say I did not guess correctly and accidentally on purpose gave him a fake number
  3. The fact that the (wrongful--like you said) accusation escalated all the way to you being charged and something put into your file, all the while you are this confused and have no idea what happened or even what evidence they had, is really strange and scary
  4. No that's very true, it IS harder for extracurriculars. What I'm trying to say is, your entries need to stand out one way or another, since there is so much competition. Like the poster above me said, team sports are great because it shows team work. So if you play tennis as part of a club and/or if you help organize the practices then mention that and it would make it a much stronger entry
  5. It doesn't have to be more like sports or music, however, I agree with the others that neither hiking or reading are strong entries. I would personally not even include them in my ABS at all because they only add to the quantity of your ABS and not to the quality, and you always want quality over quantity. You would want most of your entries to reflect one or more of the CanMEDS roles, or else you'd want them to be things that not many people would have achieved, whereas reading and hiking are common activities that people do
  6. It wasn't the Google car's fault! It was stopped at a red light when it was rear-ended by a human-driven car
  7. I agree that it's on them when people decide to take an easy degree to get high grades. There's really no use in lamenting about this. However, I don't think it's true that those people will have a harder time coping in med school. They'll do just fine, and maybe they'll do even better because they're not as burned out from undergrad. And this is where it gets unfair--you're not rewarded for working harder, not even in the way of "oh but it'll make your life easier later on", which is something that might be true for the highschool-university transition but not true for the undergrad-med school transition. But like I said, there's no use lamenting your fate. If you did choose a "harder" school or degree, you just gotta make the best of it
  8. Yeah read Doing Right. Do sample CASPer (-esque) questions which can be found by Googling. When you do them make sure you're timing yourself so that you're typing out answers to 2-3 questions per 5 minutes. And just start practicing critical thinking in general--this will help for CASPer and for the MMI. For example, pay attention to the news, especially news relating to the healthcare system. Every time you read about something "controversial" in the media, pretend you're being interviewed about what you think about it and formulate an answer.
  9. I provided the address for the university building that their office is in, and their office room number. Nothing is normally mailed to them but if it is, the mail will get to their office at work
  10. Mine at Scotia very clearly told me that if I didn't get life insurance and I died, my parents will have to pay back my debt. This is not true?
  11. Well they'll have to mention in the letter in what capacity they know you, and it can't be in a personal capacity. You have to have done work for them in some kind of professional capacity. If they're your friend of some sort it's obviously not okay and the school will not even consider that letter
  12. I recommend not getting a LOR from a high school teacher. I think you should ask more professors, even if you didn't have a direct relationship with any of them. Because if you ask enough then you might run into one who would be willing to interview you, get you to send them your CV, a personal letter, etc. so they can get to know you better and write you a great letter (or better than the one you would've gotten from the prof who straight up said their LOR for you wouldn't be really good). Some professors also ask you to write your own LOR and they just sign it...I've always felt this is iffy and never did this but hey, if you happen to run into a professor who operates this way with LORs then no one's going to stop you from using them and essentially writing your own LOR
  13. Yes, I got the visa gold passport and the Amex Gold at Scotiabank with fees waived on both cards for all the years until I'm a full fledged doctor (so med school and residency). It was in Ontario. I got the Amex gold card with fees waived in exchange for giving up the $5000 overdraft protection on my visa gold passport, which is fine, because I have no use for a 5000 overdraft protection
  14. the medication is covered by OHIP, but yeah, like someone else said, I would probably opt to not take them. They're not harmless. Why do you think they'll say you have latent TB no matter what your x-ray comes back as? If your x ray comes back normal and you didn't just come from living in a place with lots of cases of TB then I don't know why they would insist you have latent TB.
  15. Shouldn't they wait till they've done the chest x ray first before paying for the blood test? If the chest x ray shows no scarring then they don't have TB and there's no need for the blood test right?
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