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  1. A bunch of amazing advice on here. Just to add a little bit more, it’s important to remember why you wanted to pursue medicine in the first place. What inspired you? You’ve made it this far, so what was it that kept you going? Perhaps if you revisit that thought, you might gain a different perspective. I haven’t started medical school yet so I can’t give an opinion on how it will be, but I have lived through several careers prior to pursuing medicine, so if you need to chat, talk about life and jobs outside medicine, feel free to pm me at any time. I sincerely wish you all the best, no matter what you choose.
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    Immunization form deadline

    Completely agree with above. I also have some immunizations in progress and I called the office and they said it’s okay! Let them know your upcoming immunization schedule and send in your form with as much info as you can complete and it’ll be fine
  3. I was a travel agent before and I never relied on credit card travel insurance because the response is slow and they don’t cover many things like (air ambulance) or the stipulations are unfavourable For instance, on some credit cards you can’t claim for trip interruption unless your flight is delayed by more than 10 hours, whereas other plans would say 5 or 6 hours. I always bought an annual insurance plan with Manulife through Flight Centre. In the event of a real travel emergency, you don’t want to be on hold, and Manulife answers almost all their calls within 2 minutes. Their call centre is located in Windsor, Ontario and not outsourced. They have 24 hour assistance and they also can direct bill in most tourist destinations, hence no need to pay out of pocket and claim the money back later. It’s definitely not the same service with credit card insurance and I’ve had to help many clients file a lot of claims during the 3 years I worked as an agent.
  4. Hey guys, I’ve just obtained my LOC from RBC. It was a super smooth and easy process (everything was done by email!) The reason why I chose RBC was because I love travelling and they have the best travel credit card, the RBC Visa Platinum Avion Card. It was no annual fee and you get 15,000 bonus points when you sign up. With RBC you also get loads of other freebies. Check out the link here: http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/student-solution/medical-dental-professional/ My advisor was also super professional and quick to respond when ever I had any questions, so I would highly recommend her. She only does LOC’s for healthcare professionals so she knows what she is doing. If anyone still needs an LOC, I would contact Lisa Zhang, RBC Healthcare Business Account Manager Tel: ‭(604) 345-7410‬ Email: Lisa.y.zhang@rbc.com You can call, text, or email her! Best of luck with school guys!
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    2017/2018 waitlist thread

    I have officially withdrawn my offer at U of A. I hope one you waitlisters here get my spot! Good luck guys! I’m rooting for all of you!
  6. Okay, I’m going to McMaster, but I’m assuming it’s the same! Thank you for answering :)!
  7. Do we put professional or bachelors under program type for the B.C. student loan application?
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    Queens Waitlist 2018

    Congrats!! I was rooting for you! So glad you got an acceptance!
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    Confused af - Move provinces? Rewrite MCAT? Find Alberta job?

    Good luck!!
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Thank you!! Look forward to meeting you in August !
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    Feeling Torn

    Try to enjoy other aspects of life while you’re doing your masters :)! Anything that makes you happy, do it and have fun! These other experiences will help you gain a different perspective and ultimately make you a better, more well-rounded applicant. Good luck with your Masters!
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Hey guys!! Thank you so much for your advice! I had a chat with my family and fiancée plus a night to sleep on it and I have decided to attend McMaster! So excited!!!! As I’m an older applicant and about to start a family, a shorter program works much better for me as I can support family sooner and have kids earlier. The year round program also works out too. Since my fiancée works full time and only has 2-3 weeks of vacation per year, I’d feel guilty travelling anywhere and leaving him behind to work during my summers off. Lastly, it’ll be less stress on my parents. My brother lives in Toronto and they have always wanted us to live closer (I’m from BC). After a decade of living apart, we’re gonna have a family reunion! Really happy about that :)! Can’t wait to meet you guys in August!! Thank you for all your support !!!
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    For those still on the waitlist, the deadline to accept today's wave of offers is June 15, 2018.
  14. Accepted off Waitlist to Hamilton Campus! Timestamp: Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 11:02am PST Can’t believe it!! Now I’m going nuts!!
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Thank you guys. Wouldn’t have kept sane without your support <3