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    xiphoid got a reaction from acceptmeplease in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Hey @LittleFrog - I understand that it can be frustrating seeing posts and threads from people who have been fortunate enough to get to where you're hoping and trying really really hard to get to. Medical school admissions is a tough process for most people, and we know that we're in a privileged position. With that being said, I don't think it's fair to insinuate that incoming (and current) medical students have no right to [lightheartedly] complain. There is a reason that there are different sections on premed101, targeted towards different demographics, and it would similarly be completely out of line for current med students with a lot of debt and no income to say residents and staff have no right to complain about salary and compensation because at least they're getting paid for example. Good luck with the upcoming cycle!
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    xiphoid got a reaction from pinkneuron in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Hey @LittleFrog - I understand that it can be frustrating seeing posts and threads from people who have been fortunate enough to get to where you're hoping and trying really really hard to get to. Medical school admissions is a tough process for most people, and we know that we're in a privileged position. With that being said, I don't think it's fair to insinuate that incoming (and current) medical students have no right to [lightheartedly] complain. There is a reason that there are different sections on premed101, targeted towards different demographics, and it would similarly be completely out of line for current med students with a lot of debt and no income to say residents and staff have no right to complain about salary and compensation because at least they're getting paid for example. Good luck with the upcoming cycle!
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    xiphoid got a reaction from Mel96b in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Hey @LittleFrog - I understand that it can be frustrating seeing posts and threads from people who have been fortunate enough to get to where you're hoping and trying really really hard to get to. Medical school admissions is a tough process for most people, and we know that we're in a privileged position. With that being said, I don't think it's fair to insinuate that incoming (and current) medical students have no right to [lightheartedly] complain. There is a reason that there are different sections on premed101, targeted towards different demographics, and it would similarly be completely out of line for current med students with a lot of debt and no income to say residents and staff have no right to complain about salary and compensation because at least they're getting paid for example. Good luck with the upcoming cycle!
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    xiphoid got a reaction from meiosis in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Hey @LittleFrog - I understand that it can be frustrating seeing posts and threads from people who have been fortunate enough to get to where you're hoping and trying really really hard to get to. Medical school admissions is a tough process for most people, and we know that we're in a privileged position. With that being said, I don't think it's fair to insinuate that incoming (and current) medical students have no right to [lightheartedly] complain. There is a reason that there are different sections on premed101, targeted towards different demographics, and it would similarly be completely out of line for current med students with a lot of debt and no income to say residents and staff have no right to complain about salary and compensation because at least they're getting paid for example. Good luck with the upcoming cycle!
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    xiphoid got a reaction from CaramelMD in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Hey @LittleFrog - I understand that it can be frustrating seeing posts and threads from people who have been fortunate enough to get to where you're hoping and trying really really hard to get to. Medical school admissions is a tough process for most people, and we know that we're in a privileged position. With that being said, I don't think it's fair to insinuate that incoming (and current) medical students have no right to [lightheartedly] complain. There is a reason that there are different sections on premed101, targeted towards different demographics, and it would similarly be completely out of line for current med students with a lot of debt and no income to say residents and staff have no right to complain about salary and compensation because at least they're getting paid for example. Good luck with the upcoming cycle!
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    xiphoid got a reaction from Coldery in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Hey @LittleFrog - I understand that it can be frustrating seeing posts and threads from people who have been fortunate enough to get to where you're hoping and trying really really hard to get to. Medical school admissions is a tough process for most people, and we know that we're in a privileged position. With that being said, I don't think it's fair to insinuate that incoming (and current) medical students have no right to [lightheartedly] complain. There is a reason that there are different sections on premed101, targeted towards different demographics, and it would similarly be completely out of line for current med students with a lot of debt and no income to say residents and staff have no right to complain about salary and compensation because at least they're getting paid for example. Good luck with the upcoming cycle!
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    xiphoid got a reaction from spooked in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    I am absolutely ecstatic that it's finally yellow and it's not my year. Seeing that CMA Instagram post has brought me so much joy and laughter today... (Sorry 2024s)
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    xiphoid got a reaction from DrOzuma in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    I am absolutely ecstatic that it's finally yellow and it's not my year. Seeing that CMA Instagram post has brought me so much joy and laughter today... (Sorry 2024s)
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    xiphoid got a reaction from Speculator in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Hey @LittleFrog - I understand that it can be frustrating seeing posts and threads from people who have been fortunate enough to get to where you're hoping and trying really really hard to get to. Medical school admissions is a tough process for most people, and we know that we're in a privileged position. With that being said, I don't think it's fair to insinuate that incoming (and current) medical students have no right to [lightheartedly] complain. There is a reason that there are different sections on premed101, targeted towards different demographics, and it would similarly be completely out of line for current med students with a lot of debt and no income to say residents and staff have no right to complain about salary and compensation because at least they're getting paid for example. Good luck with the upcoming cycle!
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    xiphoid got a reaction from Kate spade in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Hey @LittleFrog - I understand that it can be frustrating seeing posts and threads from people who have been fortunate enough to get to where you're hoping and trying really really hard to get to. Medical school admissions is a tough process for most people, and we know that we're in a privileged position. With that being said, I don't think it's fair to insinuate that incoming (and current) medical students have no right to [lightheartedly] complain. There is a reason that there are different sections on premed101, targeted towards different demographics, and it would similarly be completely out of line for current med students with a lot of debt and no income to say residents and staff have no right to complain about salary and compensation because at least they're getting paid for example. Good luck with the upcoming cycle!
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    xiphoid got a reaction from Pomme in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Hey @LittleFrog - I understand that it can be frustrating seeing posts and threads from people who have been fortunate enough to get to where you're hoping and trying really really hard to get to. Medical school admissions is a tough process for most people, and we know that we're in a privileged position. With that being said, I don't think it's fair to insinuate that incoming (and current) medical students have no right to [lightheartedly] complain. There is a reason that there are different sections on premed101, targeted towards different demographics, and it would similarly be completely out of line for current med students with a lot of debt and no income to say residents and staff have no right to complain about salary and compensation because at least they're getting paid for example. Good luck with the upcoming cycle!
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    xiphoid reacted to Boater223 in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    I was in your shoes for the past three cycles, seeing a lot of my friends get accepted and talk about how excited they are about this year's bag color, among many other exciting things about starting medical school. I felt disappointed and feel left out when I'd received my rejections, two of which post interview. To some, the bag shows how far people have come and overcome the rigors of the admissions process and view the bag as an achievement, along with things like the white coat ceremony / stethoscope ceremony, as a small welcome to the medical community. Others don't consider it much of anything, just a free bag and it gathers dust in their closet at home. I think you should recognize that to some it matters quite a bit, and can have considerable disappointment when the look isn't something they were hoping for, so it's completely legitimate for incoming medical students to express some disappointment. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions on a color, and should be free to voice that opinion. We're not discussing this on the pre-med section of the forums, this is the section for medical students. Furthermore, nobody is forcing you to read these discussions.
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    xiphoid got a reaction from dooogs in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Hey @LittleFrog - I understand that it can be frustrating seeing posts and threads from people who have been fortunate enough to get to where you're hoping and trying really really hard to get to. Medical school admissions is a tough process for most people, and we know that we're in a privileged position. With that being said, I don't think it's fair to insinuate that incoming (and current) medical students have no right to [lightheartedly] complain. There is a reason that there are different sections on premed101, targeted towards different demographics, and it would similarly be completely out of line for current med students with a lot of debt and no income to say residents and staff have no right to complain about salary and compensation because at least they're getting paid for example. Good luck with the upcoming cycle!
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    xiphoid reacted to dooogs in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    You know everybody is just joking right? Im sure 99% of people are truly grateful  - it's just stuff to talk about while we wait for med to start
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    xiphoid got a reaction from rawshrimp in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    I am absolutely ecstatic that it's finally yellow and it's not my year. Seeing that CMA Instagram post has brought me so much joy and laughter today... (Sorry 2024s)
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    xiphoid reacted to Anon1 in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Oh we're looking on the bright side alright...
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    xiphoid reacted to CHG in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS! This is the best thing that could've happened to you guys
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    xiphoid reacted to coffeeandmed in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    I waited 4 years for a yellow backpack. I am devastated.
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    xiphoid got a reaction from hbmed in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    I am absolutely ecstatic that it's finally yellow and it's not my year. Seeing that CMA Instagram post has brought me so much joy and laughter today... (Sorry 2024s)
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    xiphoid reacted to MedicineLCS in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Let's look on the bright side. The 2023/2022s were obviously very concerned about our safety and ensuring high visibility, and definitely not using this as a funny opportunity to make traffic light photos or take advantage of the opportunity to saddle the next year with the most outlandish colour they could. I'm sure the 2024/2023s will be similarly considerate next year.  
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    xiphoid reacted to teeezyyy in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    I regret deferring from last year 
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    xiphoid got a reaction from Docmcstuffins__ in Toronto doctor loses licence after she admits to sexual relationship with cancer patient   
    I read the news coverage of what happened and definitely felt like she had crossed a boundary, but then I read the hearing summary on CPSO and feel awful for her. It was two consenting adults (seems like his family had at least some awareness of them having a relationship that was more than doctor-patient) and he didn't object and wasn't coerced into the relationship, both physical and emotional, with her. In his own words, he was most affected by her ending their relationship, not in her having started or during the course of the relationship itself. He didn't complain when she was initiating the relationship, and he didn't complain as it progressed and became more sexual. Sounds a lot like a scorned ex trying to get back where it hurts her the most. Based on his own words to the College, I wonder if he ever would have brought up this complaint to the College if she hadn't ended their relationship.
    Long story short, never date patients, current and past. (Definitely further limits the pool for those of us entering med single... ugh LOL)
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    xiphoid reacted to 1D7 in "In a push for diversity, medical schools overhaul how they select Canada's future doctors"   
    Happens all the time to Asian kids in America where they employ affirmative action.
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    xiphoid got a reaction from PotatoPotato in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    I would definitely agree that service really varies depending on branch and rep you deal with, regardless of which bank. My LOC is with Scotia and I've had a pretty positive experience with them. Banked with RBC for years before (and still have an account with them because my oldest credit card is with them so I don't want to lose the bulk of my credit history), and had both positive and negative experiences depending on which branch I visited. I personally wouldn't use this as a deciding factor in choosing which bank to sign with, especially since you can switch later on if you're having a really negative experience.
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    xiphoid got a reaction from helicase in 2 YR GPA vs Cumulative   
    To clarify, they take the higher of the two calculated GPAs. The lower GPA is dropped and won't negatively affect your application.
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