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  1. I'm in the same situation. Booked the rotel for 3 nights. Is it decently quiet at night?
  2. Diane Parent replied to my confirmation email earlier today and sent the interview information package along with it.
  3. Maggie19

    Medical condition

    I don't mind at all
  4. Maggie19

    Medical condition

    Thank you Mr Duck! I think I will talk about it if the opportunity arises. I'm just going to practice a bit to figure out the best way to explain it
  5. Maggie19

    Medical condition

    That's what I'm afraid of, the stigma around chronic illness and your ability to work/study like a "normal" person. But on the other hand, it is such a big part of why I want to become a doctor. I just don't want it to backfire. I firmly believe that I can do it. I'm not saying it will be easy, but I was able to do 7 years of university and I never used my condition as an excuse to not go to class or take an exam, etc.
  6. I have a pretty rare medical condition that is one of the many reasons why I want to become a doctor and I was wondering if I should talk about that when/if I'm asked about why I want to be a doctor. It has helped shape who I am today and since it's rare, it has made me want to go into a field where I would be able to help others like myself. I'm just not sure how the interview panel would take it.
  7. Maggie19

    Missing 1 orgo course... options?

    I'm in the same situation but I'm in northern NB, so a few hours away from the closest university. I only need the lab portion of orgo as well as the lab for gen chem 2 ... I don't know what to do
  8. Maggie19

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    I'm guessing that includes French CNFS?
  9. Maggie19

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Do you know for which stream? And yeah, that's weird.
  10. Thank you After thinking about it for a few days, I think I'm going to keep working full time and study for the MCAT so that I can apply at other schools, not just Ottawa. Hopefully do my MCAT at the end of August, and if it's good enough, I'll apply broadly this year, if not, I'll retake it and apply next year. I'm going to start my interview prep a lot sooner than I did this year, so hopefully that will help. I also decided to apply for Physician Assistant at all three universities that have the program as a plan B.
  11. Maggie19

    50% off Lasik Eye Surgery?!?!

    I agree! I had it done in October 2015, and I have absolutely zero regrets. My vision is still 20/20 Everything looked wonky and it made me nauseous, but it went away within a few days. I also had trouble focusing for about a week. The procedure itself doesn't hurt because of the amount of numbing drops that the surgeon puts (I was a surgical assistant at Lasik and I saw first hand how much drops they put in your eyes, which is a whole lot haha), but you feel pressure when the surgeon puts the speculum in your eye (to hold your lids) and "vacuum" (to keep your eye still while they make the flap). It takes about 15-20 minutes total (less than 10 minutes per eye), although it depends on the surgeon. I already talked about the discount in another thread, but I'll repeat it here in case someone else wants to know Any medical school student can get the discount, which is about 50%. You only need your student ID card as proof of enrollment. The discount is valid at any Lasik MD in Canada. Also, they ask what your occupation is on the form. If they see you're a medical student, they will bring up the discount when discussing the price at the last step of the appointment. And it's not only medical school students that can benefit from the discount, some other professional programs are eligible for it too!
  12. I'm trying to figure out what would be best between applying again for next cycle or waiting a year while going back to school full time to bring my wGPA up a bit? I'm not sure if it's really worth it though. I currently have about 3.88/4.00 (I'm in a CNFS candidate) and doing another full year would bring it to 3.94/4.00 if I were to get 4.0 for the whole year (which is a gamble considering I need to take 5 classes and 3 labs each semester in order to finish my 2nd degree). I already got 2 interviews so this is my last chance and I want to make sure that I put my best foot forward. This year my interview was pretty shitty due to circumstances that were out of my control and I feel like I can do a lot better, especially if I do more prep than I did for the other interviews. Should I risk it with my current wGPA and hope I nail the interview, or go back to school, which could potentially lower my current wGPA?
  13. Where can I find the stats for previous years? I would like to see if my GPA would be competitive enough to apply.
  14. Maggie19

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Congrats! Which stream?
  15. Maggie19

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Any movement today?