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  1. sympatheticsystem

    More females than males in medicine?

    Wow thank you so much! Will definitely be listening to it
  2. I was just curious. I was looking at some medical school stats and have noticed that over recent years although it is almost equal there’s been more females than males in medicine. This isn’t meant to be a sexist comment I’m all for it but I was just curious as to why that might be. Are they purposely trying to get more females in or are females just starting to become more interested in medicine than males?
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    U of T medical student convicted of rape

    Why are you getting so upset, like I am genuinely confused. And yeah I figured as much, + the court process was a really long time and I had an inkling that her status would give her some kind of advantage over me, even though I was really pushed to do it. And I mean you can’t really say that someone you personally works harder than someone you don’t but alright, like I said I’m sure she works very hard. But hey man there are also people who work 3 jobs to make a living... they dont work hard? If we’re talking ignorance that’s a pretty ignorant comment in my personal opinion. But I’m getting confused with stories now, before you said she hates it and blames you for not warning her about it but now she’s less salty than you and does everything for her patients. Oh well, but eh, teach their own; enjoy your dinner man! And thanks! Sorry if I struck a nerve or something because apparently I did
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    U of T medical student convicted of rape

    What did I even do? How did something as serious as rape turn into this, forums are scary
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    U of T medical student convicted of rape

    Haha nothing personal. I can understand that but like I said I could have died so it’s kind of more serious than a simple misdiagnosis... I was in the position where I could have sued but chose not to - but I honestly might if I feel like the court process is worth it, honestly if it wasn’t for my amazing surgeons I would not have had any interest in medicine; so they can’t be all bad And I don’t mind- if the family doctor I had who almost killed me is on this site she’ll know exactly who I am and she knows I have a potentially dangerous lawsuit against her, but I doubt she is.... oh well lol im sure your wife works hard so do janitors so do most people who have to make a living To be honest with the logic of “we have to do this but be careful not to do that and find a PERFECT balance” we can make excuses for a lot of people. I’ll retract my all family doctor comment, (from my experience would have been more appropriate, there’s probably some amazing ones out there- but my potential death kind of makes me bias)
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    U of T medical student convicted of rape

    I know I’m coming at it from a patient perspective but in terms of my experience every family doctor I have doesn’t seem to really care at all. I actually almost died by not being properly diagnosed and referred to a specialist by my family doctor to the point where my mother who knew something was wrong took me to another one who reluctantly referred me to a specialist after my mother’s persuasions. And like I said I have health complications that I needed 16 surgeries for, I won’t go into all the details but it was bad and it’s still bad. Peer wise all my peers are not finished medical school but I have some that are in medical school and they’re still pretty nice people... stressed but very nice; man I hope med school doesn’t ruin them, then again you all probably know more than me as I don’t know how they are in medical school towards other students but they seem to have friends there’s even one girl who was my friend in undergrad who has this whole group of friends she met in medical and they just seem like normal people. I mean I personally still have the dreams of medical school, but I can imagine some people aren’t the best. Undergrad itself with all the “premeds” can get a little depressing. One person is like a second late to class and everyone is scoffing at them and so many people bad talk each others work ethic. But my engineering friends say that it’s just as bad for them too so i don’t know, good and bad eggs everywhere. The physical disability thing is interesting though; to be honest I don’t disclose my health complications with other students in my year either in the fear that they’ll think I’m not capable even though its pretty visually obvious I have physical disabilities so whatever they can judge me. I didn’t ask for it... what am I supposed to do lol.
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    U of T medical student convicted of rape

    :/, honestly I’ve met some assholes and I’ve been some angels in undergrad and my major is premed specific. Some people are narcissistic assholes but some are very kind and both types of people I’ve seen make it to med school. I was inspired to be a doctor because I have health complications and had to undergo 16 surgeries; all my surgeons were legitimately the nicest people in the world... family medicine on the other hand FROM MY EXPERIENCE hasn’t been filled with the best type of people
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    U of T medical student convicted of rape

    That’s quite depressing to realize. Shoutout to the compassionate ones who are in it to help people!
  9. Their cut off on their website says 75%. If you have all the course prerequisite’s and do good on the PCAT I can’t see why you wouldn’t get in i don’t think 25 is too old. I have a family friend who was 32 with kids who literally spent 8 years to study pharmacy because she was working during her undergrad. She finished and got a job right away and lives in a nice house and seems to be happy.
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    U of T medical student convicted of rape

    It’s such a shame that a person like that got into medical school in the first place. What a crazy system we live in. Doctors should be the people who want to save a life, who genuinely care about other people. The fact that this man raped a woman and just blatantly tried to deny and lie about it....disgusting.
  11. That’s very discouraging of you and I admire this users dedication to get into medical school. I don’t know much but I know 3 people who actually did a USDO program and returned and have their own practices here. I don’t know anyone from Australia personally, but I’m sure it’s been done.
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    Cool thanks!

    Thank you very much. I am aiming for a 4.0 this semester but I am in a program that forces you to take known difficult courses so I’ll be taking things like orgo II and what not, I’m going to work really hard and play it by that. That’s why I’m upset with myself for doing so bad first year as I could have obtained a higher GPA if I just worked harder first semester and didn’t let the transition of HS to university affect me like it did. Really appreciate the advice!
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    Cool thanks!

    Thank you! I am seeing how I do this semester, and being honest with myself. And if I do well I am going to take the MCAT this summer. If I don’t then I’ll see how I do next year and if I continuously do bad then I won’t. I do have an upwards trend each semester like my second semester of first year was a 3.8 but that first semester brought me all the way down for overall GPA. And honestly I wouldn’t be concerned with returning to Canada. I do not mind practicing in the states or Australia; it’s more about the costs for me.
  14. Something I learned is is that it’s not directly off your average I thought I had a 3.3 and a 3.9 but with omsas you have to get the gpa of each individual mark and average it; that is your true gpa so the percentage average is not your gpa average
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