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  1. Sauna

    Med YouTubers

    I'm probs starting one this Fall
  2. I guess just paying more attention in class would've saved me a lot of time later on I was on premed101 in class during acceptance day and people were roasting me
  3. See this post. This will depend a lot on your background/what type of stuff you're more or less comfortable with as well as the course. For stuff you've never seen before, Queen's already has a great system in place that will make your life (and studying) really easy: 1. DIL (interactive online module to introduce the topic to you and cover everything you need to know, this is scheduled into your weekly schedule). Sometimes it will be a DIL+Quiz for you to see if your independent review of the material was effective. 2. Lecture (to help reinforce what you covered in the DIL, there is a lot more of these in first semester as a lot of the topics are brand new for most people). 3. SGL (to apply the DIL+lecture information in your small group to cases and for you to see if you actually know the material well). In 2nd semester (and 2nd half of 2nd semester especially) it will transition to mainly DIL --> SGL (without a need for the lecture component). 4. Review (there will be reviews usually close to the test dates to help sharpen your focus on what you should know) 5. Peer Support (we all pool our resources together so I will usually go through 1-2 of my classmates' notes to make sure I didn't miss anything. People also make Quizlet flashcards which can be pretty helpful to go through. Honestly if you go through all these steps and put in a reasonable amount of effort in each, I've found that there is no need to study that much (maybe read over the notes 1-2 times before a test?). The only time I've had to study for reals is when I didn't pay attention in class or if I half assed the DIL. Or during finals because that's just what you do during finals.
  4. Yeah typically just IPP unless I plan on hitting up a study room/library after class to get some studying/work done.
  5. Sauna

    Queens Waitlist 2018

    Welcome to QMed
  6. Yeah anything works, it comes down to personal preference. There's a lot of people in my class who have this set up as well and we all have different laptops. I would wait until Monday though! As others said, there will likely be new iPads announced at WWDC Edit: Notability just got OCR recently (and some other useful features)
  7. Sauna

    Queens Waitlist 2018

    Congrats @Egg_McMuffin! Looks like there's gonna be in increase in QMed representation on here now
  8. Sauna

    Queens or UofT MAM

    This is true for every school, like.. our curriculum gets improved every year too so the current (highest in the country) match rates aren't representative either. Every school is always looking to improve, not just U of T. This isn't limited to Toronto. Med school is about learning the basics so no med student is going to be doing ground-breaking research in the academic year anyway. In the summer, we all have the option of doing research in Toronto, and even bigger academic centres than Toronto (ie some of my classmates are doing research at Harvard this summer) - this isn't limited to Toronto students only. Then explain how 10 of us got into your class photo at OMSW 72% pass, 100 page notes for an exam, every 2 weeks. Good luck trying to relax lol. Except we have a higher proportion matching to Toronto, 59% vs. 52%. Yeah and Kingston is pretty much the Miami of Canada How does that matter? It pretty much only comes into play if you're applying for residency in the US, in which case you're better off going to a U.S. school in the first place. First, those numbers are wrong, it was 70 declined offers last year, not 100 (and looking even more popular this year). Second, this is a classic example of the appeal to popular opinion fallacy. And third, how does it matter?
  9. They went with CMA's 150th anniversary rather than Canada's lol
  10. Sauna

    Working while at Qmed

    I worked part time, wouldn’t recommend (especially because my hours were pretty flexible too). Though I was also heavily involved in a shit ton of other stuff as well, so I guess you just have to pick your battles. Out of academics, ECs, work, social life, health/sleep, one must go. For me, it was the latter.
  11. Sauna

    Queens or UofT MAM

    No, there hasn't been a specialty we couldn't shadow because it's not available. I actually think observerships would be better here, because you're scrubbed in right at the table rather having to look over 5-6 people in the OR and in clinic you'll be more involved (depends who you're with, but in most of my observerships I've taken histories/done physical exams and reported to the resident/attending). Not sure if other places will let 1st year med students do that (maybe Mac?), but our clinical skills curriculum is amazing so they trust us. It also helps that 95% of the practicing clinicians are also profs, so they know exactly what we know and what level we're at. I actually think this is part of the reason Queens' match rate is consistently so high/the highest, we are pretty involved right from first year.
  12. Sauna

    Queens or UofT MAM

    LOOOL, my class has actually been upset that there hasn't been enough lectures recently We've averaged 4-5 hours of lecture per week this term. The highest we've had was 8 hours of lecture in one week and that was the first week of the term when all the courses had their "intro" lectures. In comparison, there's about 15-18 hours of small group stuff (including case-based learning/facilitated small group learning/clinical skills). Our medical building itself was designed for small group learning and even the lecture halls have been designed to accommodate breaking out into small groups. Pretty much
  13. Correction: we have sapphire blue This is a very important distinction!
  14. Sauna

    Queens Waitlist 2018

    Congrats everyone who got in today! The upper years have our final exams currently but I can make myself available if you have any questions Support, and some people who received offers today also received offers from other schools who they were on the waitlist for. There's still hope fam! I know how hard it is at this point, but historically a decent chunk of offers are still made over the next few weeks.
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