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  1. I honestly think that this doesn't matter that much.
  2. Ya I'm sure they want all applicants contacting them to ask them to check if they received each of those things. Very efficient use of time.
  3. Yes They count informal things like caregiving, assisting your neighbour, caring for your disabled sibling so I think yours would definitely be recognized
  4. How will 2 seats even help.... They are probably going to be taken by people who would've gotten in anyways...
  5. How would a normal person know if their dentist is good or bad?
  6. Yeah I don't understand this stigma against meeting someone online. Maybe 10 years ago in the 2000s when the Internet wasn't as big but honestly, Tinder, Bumble, etc. seem like way better uses of your time than going to bars or hoping you meet someone at school/work. All the people I work with are old af or already in relationships. On dating apps, you can easily find single people who are your age.
  7. Idk but I would guess they try to email first. Takes less time and is more efficient.
  8. Highlight of the election has been the crying and moaning from Alberta. Never knew someone could give Quebec a run for their money in the entitlement and whining department lmfaoooo
  9. I don't know why people are being difficult, just answer his question.... 1 - There are examples of coworkers in a relationship on the same team not having any issue. Two adults can do whatever they want and are a lot of people are mature enough not to have it impact their work. However, may want to consider the power dynamics of their roles. Two physicians on an equal level being in a relationship is different than an authority figure in a relationship with a subordinate. Latter would make me more suspicious but that's not to say it couldn't work either. As for speaking out, if you see red flags, obviously you should speak out or take the time to better understand the situation, but if there doesn't appear something wrong, you don't need to stick your nose in the relationship of two consenting adults. 2 - By nature doctors are compassionate and well-meaning people that want the best for their patients so it's not hard to see why some would want to go beyond their job description and give their patients their personal information. However you also want to maintain good work-life balance, an overworked doctor is not able to provide the best care so while your intentions are good, you may in fact be making things worse by overstretching yourself. Every person decides whats important to them, some people are okay with working more at the expense of family and leisure time whereas other will prioritize their careers and work. Giving your personal information is an individual decision but it's not a part of the job description so you shouldn't judge someone who chooses not to do so. 3 - I don't think its illegal. Gifts can look bad as whenever someone gives something, they tend to expect something in return or it can appear that they are buying influence. Potential for patient mistrust of physicians so if you do have a conflict of interest for example, a drug you are prescribing for your patients, you should at least be upfront about it as they are more likely to appreciate your honesty versus finding out about it. Your first priority is to your patients, not the pharma company. Gifts aren't necessarily bad though as they can play an important role in continuing education for physicians. For eg, there may be a really good drug out there that many physicians would not know if it was not for the pharma company reaching out to them. It also depends on the value of the gifts eg. a $50 meal vs a gifting someone an expensive watch is obviously different. So I wouldn't say its illegal or even unethical unless the aim of the gift is to buy influence.
  10. To be fair, people are just trying to do the best they can in the current system. It's not premeds' fault that you need a 3.90+ GPA to be competitive, especially in Ontario. Even a 3.8, which is a good GPA, puts you at a disadvantage.
  11. What is your position relative to them? Do they supervise you or are you more like co-workers? Personally, I think it's fine as well. I feel like some people get a little too neurotic about choosing referees and overthink things.
  12. Thanks haha. I think I got lucky as I only have one publication on a very specific topic. The email said something like "due to your expertise in XXXX we would like to invite you to peer review blah blah blah" and I'm thinking what expertise are they talking about, I don't have any expertise in anything haha. The journal that asked me to peer review was actually going to be my 2nd choice to submit to if my initial submission of my manuscript was rejected lol.
  13. The associate editor of the journal emailed me randomly one day to review the paper (I thought it was junk mail at first but recognized the journal name lol). I don't think I could ask him as I've never met him and i doubt he'd remember me lmao. I guess I'll tell my boss about it and see if he'll be able to act as the verifier next year. Thanks for your help.
  14. Who did you put down as the verifier? And I've only reviewed one manuscript so far. Unsure if I'll do more.
  15. I have peer reviewed a manuscript for a reputable journal (impact factor ~3). Do you think this would be appropriate to include on my OMSAS application?
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