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JustTrynaGetMyMD

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Hey,

Are we expected to start going to hospitals in September? Are current medical students going to hospitals??

Based on all the predictions in the news, the COVID-19 pandemic will continue for a few more months if not longer, and since there's a high concentration of people with the coronavirus in the GTA hospitals, students are putting themselves at risk by being present at the hospitals. Might be better to accept an offer elsewhere after all, like Queens or Western where they have fewer cases

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2 hours ago, JustTrynaGetMyMD said:

Hey,

Are we expected to start going to hospitals in September? Are current medical students going to hospitals??

Based on all the predictions in the news, the COVID-19 pandemic will continue for a few more months if not longer, and since there's a high concentration of people with the coronavirus in the GTA hospitals, students are putting themselves at risk by being present at the hospitals. Might be better to accept an offer elsewhere after all, like Queens or Western where they have fewer cases

Did you just... use a global pandemic... to increase your chances of a U of T offer?

This is a very strange technique to move a currently non-existent waitlist that you don't even know if you will need moving...

Your efforts are commendable though! ;)

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given that clerkship has been cancelled for the next few months for most medical schools in canada - i think they will want to ensure the overall risk to students is quite low before they allow them to return to hospitals 

no one knows what is going to happen in the fall - its best to take it week by week. 

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14 hours ago, JustTrynaGetMyMD said:

Hey,

Are we expected to start going to hospitals in September? Are current medical students going to hospitals??

Based on all the predictions in the news, the COVID-19 pandemic will continue for a few more months if not longer, and since there's a high concentration of people with the coronavirus in the GTA hospitals, students are putting themselves at risk by being present at the hospitals. Might be better to accept an offer elsewhere after all, like Queens or Western where they have fewer cases

wow

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Clerkship is paused until July at the earliest. Preclerks aren't even going physically to lecture, let alone being allowed into the hospital. There is absolutely no way preclerks will be allowed to see real patients until this is completely resolved, both for your own safety and that of the patients. There's a national discussion between all the schools, so the decisions being made will likely be fairly uniform (with certain exceptions) between the Ontario schools. This month of waiting sucks, probably moreso this year because everyone's bored in quarantine, but no need to be worried. If you do go to Toronto, you'll be safe.

Also, yeah, something about chickens and hatching. 

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