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  1. I am getting my LASIK done next week (only 10 days away from my O-Week). I am -1.5 only on one eye so they are operating on my right eye only... I am a little bit concerned whether or not I will recover before O-week is here.. Can someone share their experience? Is 10 days enough to return to life
  2. Which school did you attend if you don't mind me asking.
  3. thank you for this wonderful discussion. As a med student entering first year, I am not quite sure what it is that you need to match to those specialties and what you need for carms. Obviously your transcripts won't show them much - is it about research, shadowing, and maybe some leadership activities? When you apply for residencies, do you upload your CV? What do you guys suggest we do in the first 2 years of pre-clerkship? Get involved with some research and shadowing? Sorry, I feel like a premed entering first year asking if research is important to get into med school lol... thanks again guys
  4. Forgive me for asking, but I will be starting year 1 next year and I was wondering how you know you are in a specific percentile? Aren't classes P/F only? Do you also get a percentile score? And are these numbers used when you apply for carms? Sorry for stealing the thread.
  5. what if I take LOC out of bank, give it to my parents, and get the apartment under their name and they will be able to get a mortgage as well? I understand the risks but to me, wasting 100k in rent over 4 years seems a very very bad idea? Anyone else care to chime in?
  6. I agree with most of the points you are making but at the same time, I feel like paying (wasting) 80k in rent over the next 4 years is not a financially wise decision. Investing into buying a condo may not be a stupid idea after all !
  7. For instance, to rent a good condo (1 bedroom) at mississauga is $1400/month. It seems like to purchase them it's around 250-350k. Wouldn't it be a good idea to purchase it rather than pay rent for 4 years? For residency, you can either sell the condo or rent it (and the rent will pay off the monthly mortgage?)
  8. What do you guys think about using the LOC to purchase a condo instead of paying rent for the 4 years? I mean paying $1400/month rent is an insane amount of money being wasted
  9. Hey guys, For those accepted to Toronto / living in Toronto, which bank are you going after for LOC? I remember some details circulating around about the "go to person" for LOC in Toronto for RBC/Scotia? Any specific person/rep you spoke to?
  10. RBC doesn't seem to have any limits. Any reason why you went with Scotia over RBC?
  11. Hey all, I believe the consensus is that RBC and Scotia are the best 2 banks for LOC -- I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share any stories/experiences/thoughts about why one may be better than the other one. Also, do we need the offer letter to apply or do we need proof of enrollment from the schools? Thanks,
  12. I will be declining my offer to the Hamilton campus very soon. Best of luck to you guys, hope you receive good news very soon!
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