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  1. I had to do the same. If you’re so tight with your company, then best to be transparent as early as possible. Tell them now so they can have more time to prepare for your departure and you can help train the next person in your role. Tell them how grateful you are to have worked with them and be thankful for all the time they spent on you. I’m my experience, (I’ve left more than one major career), people are usually supportive and happy for you. They will be sad to see you go, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay friends. best of luck on your new journey.
  2. I use an iPad Pro with a windows laptop. My storage is 250gb. I don’t think 64 is enough if you plan on using it long term and throughout residency. To transfer files, I automatically back up everything from notability to google drive,
  3. Yayyy!!! Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you :)! I’ve followed your posts over the years and I truly admire your dedication and resilience. Your posts helped me a lot when I was also going through the application cycle. Thank you for inspiring me. You 100% deserve this and you are going to be a wonderful doctor! PS: I’m hoping to come back to UBC for my family medicine residency! Hope to cross paths with you one day! Cheers!
  4. Hi Happy, I was in your exact situation 2 years ago. Echo what John said above, to have an open and honest conversation. Medical school is only temporary. It won't last forever. Yes, it'll may slightly put your family plans back a bit, but at the end of the day, it really depends on you and your partners values. If your partner is not supportive of your dreams and feels intimidated by your future position as a physician, then you may need to have a good look at what your priorities are. Going to medical school in your late twenties is definitely doable. I got into medical school when I was 27. My partner and I relocated from BC to Ontario. I graduate next year and plan on getting married before starting residency. During residency, I plan to have kids (you get paid mat leave). I hope everything works out for you. Best of luck.
  5. Doesn’t hurt to try. If you don’t try, you’ll never know.
  6. Even though UofT is your top school, I would still advise you to apply as broadly as possible to increase your chances of getting an interview/admission.
  7. 27 is not old at all. I applied to med school when I was 27 too ! When I was applying, I told myself that I would try 5 times. If I couldn’t get in after 5 tries, I would do something else with my life. Luckily the stars aligned and I got in on my first application. I’m turning 30 this year and will graduate next year, before I turn 31! Still young enough to start a family in residency! Therefore, I wouldn’t worry about your age and encourage you to apply! I wish you the best of luck!
  8. Agree with above. I would not spend hundreds of dollars on prep. It’s a waste of money. I read Doing It Right (Old edition because it was cheaper ) and it was sufficient for me. Also, if you’ve practice typing a ton and still can’t type fast enough, don’t sweat it. I had incomplete sentences in all my answers and still did well enough on the Casper for Mac and Alberta.
  9. I also used khan academy. YouTube has great videos as well. I followed free videos on Leah4Sci to learn MCAT math. I also bought a set of Next Step practice exams and Examkracker + Kaplan prep books. Quit my job and spent 7 months studying full time. Good Luck
  10. Totally agree with the above advice. Many people spend years applying to medical school. The average is 3 cycles to get into a Canadian medical school. You also need to have solid MCAT scores and a high GPA. You should definitely apply as broadly as you can to maximize your chances. Furthermore, don’t underestimate the workload of medical school. Good Luck.
  11. Totally agree. When I was applying, I got rejected by UBC post interview but got accepted by Alberta and Mac. I highly recommend applying broadly across Canada. More applications = More chances. Also, there's a ton of luck involved in the admissions process, so don't equate this rejection as a measure of who you are or your abilities. If you're able to get to the interviews, you are certainly qualified enough to get a MD. If I was in your position, I would take this year to explore new experiences and gain skills in whatever area you have a passion in. Wishing you all best of luck on the next application cycle! PS: My MCAT was 508. Honestly anyone with a MCAT in the double digits (>510) probably don't need to re-write unless there was a single section where you totally bombed it. I also had zero science courses.
  12. I'm in the class of 2021 and never once regretted my choice to go to Mac. I like that I don't have to memorize bullshit just to write an exam. For instance, I've heard some other medical schools will force you to memorize pathology slides for an exam, Mac doesn't. Whats the use of that anyway if you're not gonna be a pathologist? I also like how the exams are all mostly low stakes. I've never crammed once in medical school. I focus all my energy on learning and how to improve my skills and knowledge. Even with covid, my electives, clinical rotations, and carms pushed back, and having to cancel my wedding date, i'm not really stressed. It's not the first time in my life where shit happens. It is what it is. The admin has been communicating often and I can see them really trying their best to help us complete our clerkship and succeed. I've also received cv and scholarship letter help from people in career affairs. They're pretty awesome and invested to help you match to your preferred residency. Currently, i'm doing an online clerkship curriculum. To be honest, it's not bad and it's a nice change of pace. I get to spend more time at home, chill with my pets and family, and work on my hobbies. I also have time to volunteer and do covid 19 case management and research. Work life balance is 100% at the moment. I'll surely miss this when we return to clinical duties on Jul 6. I guess to make my post more objective, initially adjusting to Mac was hard (first 1-2 months). You gotta figure things out yourself especially with pbl and self-directed learning. Probably even cried a few times. But once you get it down, it's fucking awesome. Time flies too. I can't believe I just got 1 more year of school left. It's been a fun and interesting two years for sure. At the end of the day, any med school you go to in Canada will make you into a fine doctor. and Mac is a fucking awesome school. Stay positive. Things will be okay and everything will eventually work out in the end. Cheers.
  13. I'm sorry to hear that you had a difficult undergrad experience. I don't go to UofT, but in general, I try to do things at my own pace and not bother with what other people are doing. When I hear things like "xx got a scholarship" or "xx did 20 publications", it's like, who cares? I also try to surround myself with friends who think similarly in this way. So if you've had friends who got jealous of you and stopped helping you, they're not your true friends. I hope you find a nice group of colleagues in medical school.
  14. I remember reading your posts over the years. You work so hard. I really really hope you get in. I wish you good news and the best of luck!
  15. Osmosis subscription was so useful during pre-clerkship, I wish I got it sooner...for students who are non-trad and don't have a science background like me, it was a life saver. Toronto Notes is great for clerkship.
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