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  1. Hey guys, I thought learning about finances, taxes, etc. may be a good idea before starting medical school. It's embarrassing how little I know about these things. Could you guys suggest some great ways for me to learn about them this summer? Thanks.
  2. Hi guys, Kind of a silly question, but for those of you with long hair, what do you do with your hair for overnight calls? I thought about putting my hair into braids before going to bed or top knots, buns, etc... I don't know. Any thoughts? Thanks!
  3. Hey, I just got my acceptance letter at dal this week and I did the pharm to med switch. Definitely PM me if you have any other questions! Have you considered doing a PharmD? My backup plan if I didn't get into med this year was to maybe do a PharmD since I thought it would give me another chance at boosting my GPA and contribute to my career in case med school didn't work out for me. I guess the GPA factor may depend on which PharmD program though... Also I posted my stats so you can see them on my previous posts if that helps!
  4. Accepted IP (NB) GPA: 3.6 MCAT: 509 (Phys 125/ CARS 128/ Bio 126/ Psych 130) EC: Working as a healthcare professional, 6+ years hospital volunteering, 4+ years community volunteering, 1000+ hours on the piano, society leadership positions, volunteered at a hospital abroad, no research experience Edit: First time applicant
  5. Are hospital call rooms generally shared between many people? I'm a really noisy sleeper, so I'm worried if I'm sleeping next to a bunch of other people that I'll keep them up all night...
  6. WTG21

    Pharmacy Curriculum Question?

    I didn't go to U of A, and I'm currently a practicing community pharmacist, and I don't ever use medicinal chemistry in my practice. Clinical facts and reasoning are what's most important for practice IMO. My school covered one organ system per unit i.e. cardiovascular system for a few weeks, then moving onto gastrointestinal system for a few weeks, and in each unit we covered pharmacokinetics, therapeutics, pharmaceutics, and medicinal chemistry. Usually therapeutics is the largest portion of each unit and medicinal chem was only ~10% of each unit. If you have a prof who's not a pharmacist, they might emphasize the chemistry side of it that's not relevant for clinical things, but my profs were pharmacists, and they only talked about the chemistry that ties into the therapeutics to emphasize what's covered in therapeutics. Bottom line is I had no trouble going through pharmacy school with barely any chemistry background, and as a practicing community pharmacist I hardly ever use it.
  7. Hey, I read a lot of information on useful study/review materials for American med schools such as High Yield, BRS, First Aid, etc... I'm just wondering would these same materials be also useful for Canadian medical schools if I'm planning on applying to only Canadian residencies? What do people in Canadian medical schools usually use for studying other than the slides provided from lectures? Do the study resources vary greatly between school to school? Thanks