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  1. i bought it straight from apple's own store haha. if you can find a certified refurbished seller it's probably just as good, but i just went with the link i supplied above. edit: fixed above, but i meant 10.5 256gb; the 10.5 doesn't have a 128 model
  2. refurbished 2017 10.5", 256gb
  3. kirraea

    Facebook group chat

    but muh anonymity lets me talk shit plus the voice chat stuff on discord is really well done in case we ever do online study groups (read gaming squads). UofT has intramurals for overwatch hosted on discord too
  4. kirraea

    Facebook group chat

    okay I went ahead and made a discord server: https://discord.gg/ZuX97m2 sorry I'm pushing discord so hard haha, I just really like the service after using it with my runescape gang with something like 150 people across the world ง ͠° ل͜ °)ง. maybe it won't be suitable for us but give it a shot . keep your name anonymous (or not), and we can add more text/voice channels later on as needed.
  5. kirraea

    Facebook group chat

    If you start one i'll join haha. But actually I'd love for us to have a 2T2 discord, but that's just me
  6. Maybe I’m being a bit defensive because I’m a UofT alum, but I feel like I should say something good about the school since no one else has said a good thing about it. Idk I guess majority rules in these cases and maybe UofT really was a shit undergrad, but that really wasn’t my experience. academics first. I really don’t consider myself incredibly intelligent, probably just average. But I did my readings as they were assigned (not in-depth either; just as a preview of lectures), asked questions and went to office hours when I was stuck, and there really weren’t any surprises on tests and exams. Did I have to work harder than in high school? You bet your god damn ass. But which university isn’t more rigorous than secondary? But my undergrad also provided me opportunities and more importantly the support to pursue these opportunities. I came to undergrad with the mindset to bunker down as a premed and getter done asap to apply to med, but midway I got distracted for a bit in business and the school had resources to support me and my team with tens of thousands in funding + extras in in kind, free mentorship, technical expertise, legal counsel, equipment, etc (in addition to funding many other teams). When I wanted to start research, there were research courses for all life science students starting as early as second year, giving you lab experience from that point and the opportunity to establish connections. and if you gun hard enough the researchers (on campus or off site at our many associated hospitals) are sometimes down to take on first year students. if you have any kind of extra curricular event you want done, there’s support again in terms of funding, professors who will co-write applications and proposals with you, etc etc. downtown Toronto is also pretty great. I guess the commuting aspect would suck but I cant comment on that since I lived close to campus. idk. A lot of what I said is also available at other universities and not at all exclusive to UofT, but I feel the academic difficulty is a bit exaggerated and the wealth of opportunity you can receive while at the school, should you reach for it, really enriches the experience and makes it a pretty good undergrad in my opinion. The things I got to do through the university’s and my professors’ support were certainly, certainly big parts of the things I spoke of during interviews and idk if I could’ve gotten in without that experience and maturity n=1 please don’t lynch.
  7. that's the feel im getting from this haha. still, given the job market it's probably better to have a phd than not right?
  8. but maybe that's because a majority of those PhDs were done with the intention of getting in and out ASAP and use the credentials for a job?
  9. guess i'm sending in that mdphd application again next year hah
  10. soo what I'm looking at is 12+ years of training for maybe a chance at a job? assuming i like what i see during med school surgery wise
  11. Christ Can someone comment on job availability for other surgical specialties? Neuro, cardio, more niche ones?
  12. whatever else you do, do NOT do this. If GPA really ends up being a big hurdle for you, you could always apply to mid/lower tier MD schools in the states, or even DO schools. Anything is better than carib (read: vastly superior).
  13. everytime this comes up and I just idk i really enjoyed UofT ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  14. kirraea

    Chance me PLEASE!

    https://mdprogram.mcmaster.ca/md-program-admissions/how-we-select/selecting-our-students I'm not going to Mac but their process is the easiest to understand so we can go off that. As you can see, GPA matters but only 1/3 for pre-interview; if your CASPer and MCAT are good enough, you're competitive for an interview, so to get an interview you don't even need ECs. Then if you snag an interview, GPA matters even less. ECs will matter here a bit in terms of general life experience to bring up during interview answers, but again it's not like there's a concrete list of stuff to assess In general - and this is my limited experience from a few US and Canadian schools - GPA gets your foot through the door but is not the be all end all. If you demonstrate other qualities that can bring you to the interview stage, you're pretty much as competitive as any other applicant. Again n=1