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  1. It is a big disadvantage of 3 year programs that a lot of students are not very aware of. I did not know about the fact that we do our electives at the beginning of our clerkship until few months ago.
  2. If it's U of C, unfortunately, it shows up on the MSPR. All rewrites and remedial work done during clerkship is recorded on MSPR as well.
  3. My favourite tip: is map out what restraunts have chicken wing deals for dinner lol. OP: I don't know how much debt you are in, but it would be wise to make a plan about when you will be able to debt free. Most people are able to pay their debt after 1 year or 2 of work.
  4. 1. Don't buy luxury things. Just because you have a LOC does not mean that you need to use it. It's even better if you don't apply to it if you won't need it. 2. Spend your money only on essentials, and treat yourself only once or twice after exams. 3. apply to scholarships.
  5. I love making soups . Soups are one of my favourite foods and there is just so much diversity in terms of what kind of soups you can make Soups are so healthy for the following reasons: 1. you can add vegetables --> source of fibre/ vitamins. 2. add protein ( meat or chicken or legumes if you are vegetarian)---> source of proteins 3. It has a lot of fluid ---> hydration. 4. It makes you feel full, and it does not have a lot of calories. 5. It's warm, makes you psychologically feel good lol I <3 soups ..
  6. Do derm residents receive training in these procedures? I always thought that they do, but when I talked to one of the residents in my school, I was told that he did not receive any training in this area. Is it dependent on the school/program?
  7. I don't recommend working in med school b/c how busy it is in medicine. I would recommend spending all your spare time with family or friends, self-care, exercising,..etc However, it depends on your situation, and how much debt do you have whilst in medicine. Few people in my class who were lawyers, NP, and nurses are working very part time ( less than 10 hours a week).. They are working very part-time..
  8. I'm so sorry to hear that, the albertan schools are quite competitive so don't feel bad. U of C and U of A place a lot of emphasis on EC and interviewing skills, so if you do well on those you will get in. I don't think it is your MCAT that's the main issue. The MCAT is only worth 10%. Perhaps focus on developing your ECs. Don't give up, it's a tough journey, but eventually you will get in!! Everyone that I have seen try for medicine, got in eventually. It may not be on their first or second trail, but eventually they all got in
  9. Just curious what is the family physicians scope of practice in regards to cosmetic procedures. Can they do Botox? What about Dermal Fillers? What else are they allowed to do?
  10. That's what I heard in my medical education courses last year as well lol ... It's not gonna make it shorter!!
  11. Yes, it's almost double the number of unmatched students last year..
  12. Panel interviews were my favourite part of the interview last year. You will really enjoy it because you will be able to talk about things that you are passionate about . Be prepared to discuss ur activities.
  13. What are your favourite resources for learning clinical skills? Physical Exams?
  14. Offering Assistance with application does not even the playing field if it's unaffordable. It may actually create another layer of inequality amongst applicants. However, if it's affordable, it MAYBE useful ( to a small extent). I 've no data to support what I'm saying, I'm just speaking from experience. When I was pre-med student, I was lucky to have been able to afford MMI coaching, but at a certain point I started to think it was not very useful. I believe MMI coaching is useful for beginners who have no idea how to organize their response, but beyond that, I don't think it is super useful. If anyone is unable to afford MMI coaching but would still like to know what's the content generally offered in MMI coaching, I would be very happy to share my notes (feel free to PM me). Last year, I was accepted to all 3 med schools I interviewed at despite having a low GPA, and I actually barely practiced for my interviews in the months prior to my interviews. I just went with the flow and I followed no MMI script nor had any plans about how to respond their MMI questions ( as I used to do previously), and it worked out for me. You don't necessarily need MMI coaching to succeed in your interviews. P.S. I don't think MMI coaching is unethical. However, I do know a lot of people in my med school, who think it is unethical and not okay. Dr. Ian Walker ( part of the U of C admission committee) had a blog post on MMI Application services few years ago and what he thinks of it. Good luck to everyone going through the interviews process!!
  15. Or is it just restricted to the dermatologists and plastic surgeons?
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