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    What should we do the summer before medical school?

    I was initially thinking of quitting my job in late July. However, from reading all the above comments, I’m now thinking I should quit at the end of June instead. I’ve worked full time for most of last 6 years since I graduated in 2012. I kinda feel like a kid again now that I’m talking about summers and back to school, lol. Since I’m also moving to another province (though not sure which one yet at this moment), I’m definitely planning a Canada roadtrip/stuff moving trip. Like Persephone, I’m also going to try and rent a place beginning August 1 so I can settle in and get used to the new city! And in the midst of all this, I wanna squeeze in a trip to Cuba and Hongkong/Japan. Sounds a little insane, but I have a strong gut feeling that if I don’t travel my heart out now, I won’t be able to do it until I’m finished med school! Writing all this has me feeling all giddy right now! This summer is gonna be crazyyyyyy!!!! And I still can’t believe I’m going to medical school.
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Yes that would be amazing!!! Thank you so much!! I hope so!!
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Makes sense!! Best of luck for UBC! And lol, don’t be sorry! At least I still got U of A in my pocket! Though I would prefer a 3 year program to a 4 year program. Seems like there’s going to be a lot of movement this and next week, so I’m crossing my fingers!!
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    So which school are you going to choose??
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Amazing!!!
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Wow awesome congrats!!! did it come as an email??
  7. Butterfly_

    Queens Waitlist 2018

    Don’t give up! It’s not over yet!
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    Queens Waitlist 2018

    Omg congrats!!!! That’s awesome :)! Your perseverance paid off!! You should totally write a non trad story!!
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Okay good to know! Thank you!
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    When do they let people know that the class is full?
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    No news
  12. Complete agree with the above. Having a story to tell is crucial to standing out amongst all the amazing candidates out there. It makes you memorable and enables your interviewers to relate to you. I didn’t develop a proper way to relay my story until my 2nd and 3rd interview. The result is that I got rejected at my first school, waitlisted at the second and accepted at the third one. The more you practice and the more interviews you do, the better you get at it.
  13. I’m looking to purchase some new electronics as all the stuff I have is either busted or 4+ years old. I want to buy something that is compatible with the university. From what I understand, universities have different electronic preferences. What do most U of A students use? I have some apple products (phone and know how to use an iPad) but I’ve never used a MacBook before. I’ve always been a Microsoft user for computers/laptops. If any one could provide some recommendations that would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  14. Butterfly_

    need some advice

    Completely agree with the above statement. You need to find your passion. Considering that you’ll potentially do this for the rest of your life, thinking that dentistry and medicine as interesting or nice is not enough. Once you encounter the professions’ not so glamorous aspects, you might come to hate it. Before making a decision, you should really do more research on both, talk to people, read articles, shadowing (most likely out of country). Are both these professions really what you want to do? Or are you doing it because you wanna make something out of your science degree? FYI, I’m not trying to discourage you from pursuing either, I just want to make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. If you find that medicine or dentistry is truly your dream, definitely go for it :)! Best of Luck!
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