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King74

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  1. Hey everyone! It's short notice, but if you are in or around Saskatoon this weekend I would like to invite you out to the 2019 U of S Med Charity Date Night Auction! This event is an annual fundraiser organized by the 1st year class reps & the 1st year class, Class of 2022, to support SWITCH & SEARCH. SWITCH & SEARCH are both student run medical clinics that the College of Medicine is highly involved with, in Saskatoon & Regina respectively. The details are below, but if you have any questions let me know! I would love to see some of this years applicants out to the event. There will be a number of students from 1st to 4th year, so it is a great opportunity to meet some of your future colleagues. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1744619858972261/ Time: Doors open at 7:00pm on Feb 2nd, Live auction beginning at 7:30pm Location: Louis' (Downstairs) on campus in Saskatoon Entry: FREE Details: Live auction of "Dates", silent auction, & cash 50/50 Auctioneer Extraordinaire: Corey Ziegler (Class of 2022) Payment: Cash, cheque, or e-transfer before leaving 2019 Date Night Date Program.pdf
  2. It sounds to me like the RBC advisor is digging hard & using fancy terms to try to win you over, something I would personally hate to see in an advisor. In reality most people in this situation are just going to end up taking money out of their LOC once a month in order to pay the interest, like @Eudaimonia & @dantheman24 mentioned. From experience, it just ends up being more of a hassle than anything because if you had the money to make a payment you would make it immediately, regardless of when the payment is due, in order to minimize interest over time. The Scotiabank set-up is more efficient, as they realize this is what is happening & do it for you to save you the trouble. You can otherwise make payments on it whenever you want, just like a credit card.
  3. Love this approach! It's the difference between having outcome based goals & process goals. Focus on what you can control & impact now, rather than worrying about things you have no control over. Sometimes you do your absolute best & it's not enough, but knowing & accepting that you did everything you possibly could is one of the most satisfying feelings I've ever felt.
  4. To be honest I'm not too sure, they may or may not accept that. This past year we were required to submit tax documents for our family as the primary source of information, then were required to provide references that were able to verify our background and circumstances that we claimed in the questionnaire. I was not required to provide tax documents for my parents (Note: I have a dependent), however I did need to provide references for some of the other claims I made regarding out low-income status from my youth. It was actually quite difficult to find references that fit the criteria. I expect a fair amount of people would be able to meet the first step to get into the program, but not as many would be able to meet the criteria for the extra points. Also keep in mind this was the first year of the program, so I would expect revisions in the future based on how the next couple of years go. If you search DSAAP in this document it shows you the information for last year. I was mistaken the initial income threshold was $80 000, not $60 000. https://medicine.usask.ca/documents/ugme/admission/Entry2018ApplicantInformation.pdf
  5. As of this year the U of S has actually done exactly that. For this years class 6 seats were reserved for IP applicants who come from lower income families. There were a number of different things that could get you additional points for these seats, but the 1st criteria that needed to be met was an average household income of <$60 000 for the past 5 years. It's called DSAAP (Diversity and Social Accountability Admissions Program) if anyone is interested.
  6. I did, but I had to request it and it took a few days.
  7. Lets get this started! Class of 2022 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1948060105218573/?ref=br_rs U of S College of Medicine - https://www.facebook.com/groups/236043476589326/?ref=br_rs
  8. This is amazing, I will 100% be doing this. Thank you.
  9. Congrats Koopatroopa! I guess I will see you in a few months then!
  10. Time: 1:43pm Accepted!!! Regina (By choice) IP - Eligible for DSAAP GPA: 86-88, depends on how they used my credits MCAT: 513 (128 CARS) Interview: Felt really good about it, I was really calm & had fun throughout Feels surreal, but amazing to be in!
  11. haha! This past week especially has been a complete write-off, but I'm OK with it too! It's been a nice change of pace, but I'm excited to be able to plan ahead again.
  12. Nothing yet, I suspect it will come soon though! They may have done OOP first. Me too! Nothing is getting done for the next little bit.
  13. Sorry to hear you need to keep waiting @broclivity44, but it seems like there has been a ton of OOP waitlist movement in the past & they seem pretty good about getting waitlist offers out quickly. I hope it works out, and thanks for letting us know emails are coming!!
  14. Thanks @broclivity44, good luck to you & @dumbebell as well! I'll be spending most of the morning at the gym, good way to pass the time. Man, I'm feeling it now. I've been able to stay fairly calm/confident throughout, but it's stressful knowing the time/day. I think I'd rather be somewhat blindsided.
  15. Sounds like a good plan! I didn't schedule any work tomorrow, so the morning is going to be the longest part of this for me I think. The last week or so I got back into playing video games for the first time in a few years. It's been a good distraction since I've had a lot of downtime lately! Gymnastics with my son tonight though. Good luck Koopatroopa! I've seen you post a lot on the forums lately, I'll be rooting for you tomorrow!
  16. Counting down the days... Super excited, nervous, and actively trying not to think of what I could have done better in the interview. It's nerve-wracking to see all of the other people on here going through rejections, and to see that some people are getting in on their 4th, 5th, or 6th tries. Having said that it's super exciting to think that a good chunk of us will be Med students in 3 days.
  17. King74

    Decisions Next Week?

    This is the same deadline we were told with the U of S. At interviews they told us emails will go out May 15th, and responses will be due May 25th. It's nice to see they are giving everyone a chance to see what the other schools say before responding.
  18. I contacted the recruiter for my area, and in one of the documents it said that anyone having their education subsidized (Med school) will sign a 12-year VIE. This means you sign a 12 year commitment, but you are only required to complete 4 years of active service. When you complete your 4 years, if you have time remaining on your VIE you may serve it voluntarily or be honourably discharged. My understanding from reading the material is that the Basic Military Officer Qualification (14 weeks), Basic Medical Officer Course (4 weeks), Health Services Operations & Staff Officer Course (6 weeks), & potentially 2nd Language Training (up to 7 months max, but can be delayed if they need you posted somewhere) is not included in that 4 years of service. I believe that's why the VIE is 12 years, instead of 10. The BMOQ can be done during the summers between school years, if scheduling allows, and the 2nd language training may not be required, so it's not that bad.
  19. Yes, 5 years of study anyway. You can take time off in between though. For example, my degree took me 6 years to complete, but for 1 of the years (year 4) I was attending a college that is not affiliated with a university. I was told that as long as I did not receive transfer credit for that year they would simply consider it as a gap year, and ignore it. As a result, I was eligible to apply this year, and my degree fit within the 5 year requirement.
  20. I suspect anyone attending either the U of S or U of R will not get this email, as admissions is able to access the transcripts at these schools.
  21. This is the impression I got as well.
  22. Saturday morning here. I am eligible for the DSAAP program if that helps, I forgot about that. They may be doing that before the rest of the IP.
  23. I had at least 1 of my references contacted yesterday, 1 has not been contacted, and I haven’t heard from the 3rd. I’m IP
  24. So, I started out somewhat jokingly thinking about getting my nails painted to match my suit for my interview. Now after talking to a few people I am seriously considering it, and I wanted to see what you guys thought about it. I am male, and my suit is navy blue so I was leaning towards navy blue with a lighter blue accent nail. I used to be a part of a group that would paint their nails before a major event, guys & girls, so that's where the idea came from. Having said that I think that if it ever came up in the interview I would be able to speak at length about it and challenging norms/beliefs. Question: Do you think it is inappropriate for a male to wear coloured nail polish to an interview? Or is it simply abnormal? If you think it's inappropriate do you also think it is inappropriate for a female to wear coloured nail polish? If there is a difference between the two please explain why.
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