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    Good luck everyone!

    Good luck :)! I’m rooting for you!
  2. Hey everyone, It’s the second week of school and I am constantly trying to find better ways to learn and to increase my productivity. Lately, I’ve been finding didactic LGS sessions very ineffective. Sometimes the lecturers talk too fast or the content is redundant. I never feel like I’ve truly learned anything as I am just being told this and that. Also, most lecturers run out of time, so we almost never get to ask any questions. Since almost all the lectures are recorded, I’m thinking of just watching them at home and studying by myself. At home, I am not distracted by students next to me, I can speed up the lectures, skip portions of the lectures that I already understand, and pause the lectures to search up something when I don’t understand. It’s also more flexible for my schedule and saves me time commuting to school as I don’t live on campus. As an undergrad student, I had attended most of my lectures. I feel bad/guilty for thinking of not attending them. Can I succeed and do well in medical school without attending LGS? Most of the classmates I’ve talked to have said they found the LGS useful and disagree with my opinion. Would love to hear more opinions on this topic. Thank you for your help!
  3. Hey there, I’m from 2021 too :)! Though I do see a lot of people hanging out in cliques, I also notice that many medical students are quite independent. You should approach those students! I for one am someone like that. I tend to go to/from school alone and study alone. I also avoid the typical pack mentality, but I still have made friends! We hang out mainly outside of school time (once or twice a week) but not really during school due to our differing schedules. So what I am trying to get at is, if you see a red backpack walking alone, feel free to go approach them and say hi. I find that students like me are in general open to meeting new people and will be down to be friends with like-minded people. The key is to find someone that has similar ways of thinking or hobbies or some sort of commonality with you. Don’t feel the pressure to be friends with people that you don’t click with or whom you don’t feel comfortable with. You can also make friends by joining groups and clubs that you’re interested in as mentioned in the previous post. Social media also helps. There are some friends/classmates I mainly chat with on Insta or Facebook. Good luck with everything and feel free to msg if you need to talk :)
  4. 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.
  5. Butterfly_

    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
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. Butterfly_

    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!
  9. Okay, I’m going to McMaster, but I’m assuming it’s the same! Thank you for answering :)!
  10. 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!
  12. Butterfly_

    Confused af - Move provinces? Rewrite MCAT? Find Alberta job?

    Good luck!!
  13. Butterfly_

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Thank you!! Look forward to meeting you in August !
  14. Butterfly_

    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 !!!