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  1. When its time to go home and your work is done go home, this applies to both as a student and resident.
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    SO doesn't match up with profession

    If the major problems in your relationship are composed of stuff like not brushing their teeth e.t.c, I would say you are a pretty lucky person.
  3. I did not get in from cegep but If I may, I will give my two cents. By no means is sherbrooke a school that once you get in you have won. The reality is we started with something like 200 med students and finished with like 147 ish. So that means the rest either dropped out, failed a year, did a masters, took a year off or e.t.c. I do know of 2 of them who were anglo's who had a hard time adjusting, 1 of which ended up failing a year and subsequently dropping out the year after. A few of them ended up failing a year and eventually finished the program. Personally I was fluent in english and french (more so in english) and found the transition to be difficult. If I had to do it over again I think I would apply to McGill or UdeM, not because I think they are easier, but I believe the programs to just be better in general (from comparing notes with current med students at those schools). I just want to add that this is simply my opinion, people have gone through sherbrooke and liked it or done well, but i just want future candidates going there to know that its not all sunshine and rainbows. In the end a medical diploma is a medical diploma, but I feel like the experience you go through also matters.
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    Dating Profiles

    You could make an argument for both I suppose. Medicine will be a big part of your life for most, if not all of us...... so mentioning it might be a good thing, but I think you should probably add something along the lines of "work long hours but always willing to make time for the right person." you know so you dont look like someone who is just consumed by their work. Not mentioning it is also another strategy, you would avoid intimidating people off the bat with your profession.
  5. The averages of the people who got in directly from health sci was in the 90-95s from what i remember. I ended up doing 2 years of Bsc in clinical exercise physiology at concordia and then switching to med (UdeS).
  6. I did my cegep in health sciences at champlain, i had an average of around 85% which yielded an r-score of like 29-30 at the time, which was not enough to apply to med directly. Overall great school, great teachers all warm and friendly and there to help you. Not many people got into med from my year or the year prior thought... maybe 3-4 per year max.
  7. I have only seen it prescribed mainly for pre-operative evaluations, i think every evaluation met the new criteria for requesting this test.
  8. Looking bad I have to say, If i had to do it all over again I would not. Before going into med, i was the type of person who thought i could only be happy with med and nothing else. I dont regret going into medecine, i am happy at the place I am at the moment, but what ever passion pursued me to go into this as opposed to anything else has long died off by now. I think there are many jobs that can make someone happy, and if you dont get into medecine its not the end of the world either (something a lot of premeds and myself failed to recognize). At the end of the day its a job like anything else.
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    Girl Power

    this does not surprise me one bit clinical evaluations during clerkship is all bs anyways
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    Trend In Volunteering

    Honestly volunteering is pretty useless and will help you 0% once you're in med school, its sole purpose is really to build a CV for when applying to med school. Volunteer in activities you like, doesent have to be a hospital setting, and if you can improve socially as an added bonus to volunteering then that's great (as it may come in handy for future patient interaction).
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    Confused And Feeling Shitty

    Indeed prestige is not a good reason to go into med, it goes out the window the day you get accepted and will be left to wonder what's left afterwards. Going into med for money would actually be a better reason than prestige imo. It seems like you know what you want and how to get there, unfortunately it make take more time but you have the right idea in mind.
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    Did I Just Ruin My Life?

    There are other things in life than getting into med. I used to have that mentality too when i was in undergrand, thinking that if i did not get into med i would have accomplished nothing with my life and it would be a waste. Eventually you realize that it's quite the opposite. If i had to redo it all over again I think I could be happy with other jobs as well and not only just with medicine.
  13. Hard to say by what point you should have it figured out, im entering my 4th year and still have no idea what I wanna do. A lot of people seemed to have had an idea of a speciality they wanted before they got into med, but as the years went by they changed interests. Originally I wanted orthopedics, but the job limitations is a real downer. Luckily you have time to figure it out, but it may happen that you changed interests a few times during your 4 years, and that is completely normal.
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    Mccqe1

    double post, deleted your other thread
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