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    Comprehensible got a reaction from PhD2MD in number of offers   
    I declined U of T to go to another school . We all have our own priorities. 
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    Comprehensible reacted to rmorelan in How to minimize debt in med school/residency?   
    The way I define it:
    Misery - spend so little money that you are causing yourself pain (keeps their thermostat at 10 degrees in the winter to save on heat)
    Cheap - spend so little money that you cause people around you pain (the jerk that buys the 5 dollar wedding present they go to)
    Frugal - spends less money that others of similar income but causes neither themselves or others pain by doing it. The guy that enjoys their lentil soup for dinner that costs very little to make isn't exactly hurting anyone ha (I really do love my lentil soup)
    Bottom line - don't spend so little money that it becomes a distraction when you are trying to get your degree. Similarly don't spend so much that it causes you problems in residency. The path is a long one and your LOC is your shield. Use it wisely
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    Comprehensible got a reaction from Maggie19 in excuse my ignorance   
    I wrote mine in Rochester, because the next closest one to southern Ontario was Winnipeg!
    It really doesn't matter where you write it, the only difference was the "no guns allowed in the testing center" sign on the wall.
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    Comprehensible got a reaction from UWCC in excuse my ignorance   
    I wrote mine in Rochester, because the next closest one to southern Ontario was Winnipeg!
    It really doesn't matter where you write it, the only difference was the "no guns allowed in the testing center" sign on the wall.
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    Comprehensible got a reaction from 44332211 in excuse my ignorance   
    I wrote mine in Rochester, because the next closest one to southern Ontario was Winnipeg!
    It really doesn't matter where you write it, the only difference was the "no guns allowed in the testing center" sign on the wall.
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    Comprehensible got a reaction from Habital in White coat ceremony   
    Damn. My friend is getting married on the 1st.
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    Comprehensible reacted to GreatFruits in Blacked out Med bags   
    Rescinding my acceptance. 
     
    Just kidding, what was your personal opinion on the blacked out bags, Mr. Duck?
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    Comprehensible got a reaction from GreatFruits in Blacked out Med bags   
    I'm super excited for Ottawa, but a little sad I don't get a red bag (favourite colour lol). 
    Is there any difference between the 2021 and 2022 bags, or will they not be following the different colour each year theme?
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    Comprehensible reacted to Donald_Duck in Blacked out Med bags   
    Hello everyone,
    Mr Duck here coming in with another catch from the pond of an alternate galaxy in which time runs in the future. I have seen a vision, a dark vision, and it is real.
    The vision I saw is a new bag, all black (black rims, tinted windows, all that jazz) with no more red decals. This will be newly distributed to all MD2022 students. Word on the street has it that MD2021 students will be able to join in on the fun too.
    Sincerely yours,
    Mr Duck
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    Comprehensible got a reaction from Distancea in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    Haha I've noticed this. I know BMO isn't a top choice for the LOC, but I figured I'd speak to them since I know them well, just to get a starting point. 
    The first person I spoke to wanted my parents to co-sign... 
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    Comprehensible got a reaction from pinksunset in Unspecified campus?   
    Is there any chance of getting more information if I call? I have a few offers and the location does influence my choice of school. 
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    Comprehensible got a reaction from Mr.otter in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    I got in to the English stream at 6:35am!
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    Comprehensible reacted to Butterfly_ in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
    Hang in there buddy. We’re almost there!
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    Comprehensible reacted to ahmadmz in UofA Areas to Live   
    Do people know which buildings are good to start looking at for accommodation? 
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    Comprehensible got a reaction from mew in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted
    Geography: OOP
    GPA: 4.00
    MCAT: 528
    Degree: BSc
    E.C: An unusual summer job, volunteering at a hospital and first response, a few club leadership experiences, a few awards, some lab volunteering but NO RESEARCH (I've done a poster since the application was due)
    Interview: I honestly don't remember. I was lucky enough to have a number of interviews and they've all kind of blurred together in my mind.
    I'm still waiting to hear back from some other schools, and I honestly don't know what my top choice is, but I'd be happy to attend Alberta - they sold themselves really well at the interview date.
     
     
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    Comprehensible reacted to pokemon12 in Admissions Decisions Released Next Week :o   
    OH MY GOD I GOT IN!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Comprehensible reacted to TheApiarist in Admissions Decisions Released Next Week :o   
    The deadline to respond to the offer will not be earlier than May 15th.
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    Comprehensible got a reaction from Koopatroopa in Decision day   
    The next 2-3 weeks are just going to be a stress fest with a slow trickle of results. 
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    Comprehensible reacted to CLIC5A in Admissions Decisions Released Next Week :o   
    On their website:
    We anticipate having admission decisions completed the week of April 23, 2018. Best of luck!
    Maybe this is to make up for releasing their interview decisions so late 
     
    EDIT: Nevermind, I think this message is just saying they'll complete their decisions by next week, not that we'll have the results next week.
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    Comprehensible reacted to Butterfly_ in Campuses   
    Some great insight on this thread here:
     
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    Comprehensible reacted to vellichor in Student satisfaction ratings?   
    Does anyone know of any relatively recent surveys that were done to compare student satisfaction/other measures at various med schools? Any leads would be super appreciated.  
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    Comprehensible got a reaction from sleeplessinontario in Waitlist Movement   
    This is unfortunate, because if you're lucky enough to have an offer and also a waitlist to a school you would prefer, you can't wait to find out if you will get in. 
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    Comprehensible reacted to clever_smart_boy_like_me in Decision day   
    These last few weeks are so hard!! At least I have finals to focus on but after that
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    Comprehensible reacted to CSPKS in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Time Stamp: April 12, 8:24 am EST
    Accepted!! (Saint John New Brunswick Campus)
    IP/OOP: OOP
    wGPA: 4.0
    MCAT: 516
    Essay: It looks like my essay and supplemental score was the lowest out of the three categories, but I worked hard on it and I was proud of it!
    ECs: A pretty diverse set of activities overall. Research (publications and a few oral and poster presentations at research conferences), hospital ER volunteering, peer helper on campus, volunteering at a local after-school program, leadership positions at clubs on campus, a couple years of varsity sports in high school, and taking and teaching piano lessons.
    Interview: This was my first MMI, so I didn't know what to expect going in. After the first station, I settled in and it actually became pretty fun! Dalhousie's interviewers are probably some of the nicest people out there  
    Year: 4th year UG
    Overall score: 76.57
    This came as a complete surprise. I'm still in shock! I figured that if I got an offer at all, it wouldn't be until closer to the end of May, especially because I knew there were higher scores out there. I'm just so, so excited!
    Keep your head up and your eyes peeled everyone. There are lots of offers to come yet!
     
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    Comprehensible reacted to Nibbler in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Time Stamp: April 12, 2:00PM 

    With tears in my eyes... ACCEPTED!!!!!!!! (OOP WL)

    GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 515

    Essay: I tried my hardest on this section bc im not very confident in my essay writing but ended up having to rush it more than I thought I would have to due to work. Weakest section by far really recommend taking extra time on this!!

    ECs: Research for a couple of years in Biology and Humanities (no pubs but impact was significant curriculum changes to 2 large uni courses), curriculum design assistant (published 2 interactive books), digital media assistant (mostly videography), undergrad TA for 2 terms,1300+ hrs of paid mentorship and tutoring, Crohns/Colitis volunteer, some unique placement experiences, cofounder of a startup.

    Interview: First interview of my life so I had a lot of trouble sleeping the night before. I felt like most of the sections were okay, 2 stations I felt really good on, but there was a station I completely bombed because I didnt read the prompt correctly and there wasn't enough time to save it.

    My total score was 77.63

    I am a non-trad applicant and ive worked through so many failures and uncertainties its hard to describe how amazing this feels. I was put on academic probation after first year because I couldn't handle this idea of trying to out-compete my peers, the anxiety was too much and I was too scared to reach out for help. It took a break from uni for 1.5 years for me to be able to face my fears and accept being vulnerable/reaching out for help. I told myself that if this didn't happen for me this year, I would have to start pursuing a realistic backup. At a time where my family has been struggling, being able to call my momma and update her with this is unbelievable. 

    This process almost feels like its designed to test your constitution constantly, I can't tell you how many times I nearly gave up. Don't let the process make you forget your own intrinsic value in this world, we all mean so much more than an application!!!
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