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      Premed topics on Canadian med school admissions. Specific med school topics go below in their respective medical school forums.

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      An area for Canadian medical students to interact and share information.

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    4. Research Discussions

      Discuss research topics and opportunities here, including NSERC.

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      A forum for non-standard applicants who have taken a less direct pathway to medicine or dentistry. Discussions including applications, family, and career changes.

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      An area for Canadian dental students to interact and share information.

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  3. Ontario Medical Schools

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  7. Resources for Med School, Residencies, and Practising Physicians

    1. Med School Orientation 101

      Incoming med student? Discussion on Orientation topics: eg. financial aid (loans, LOC's), insurance, etc.

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    2. The Preclinical Years (Med 1 and 2)

      Doing your basic sciences? Share links on the basic sciences and the USMLE Step 1.

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    4. CaRMS and CaRMS applications

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    9. General Resident Physician Discussions

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  9. Information Exchange (Book reviews, For Sale, and Housing)

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      Your Consumer Reports for medical textbooks and equipment.

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      Your place to sell old premed and medical items (eg. MCAT/DAT supplies, textbooks, etc). No dealers please.

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    • Hey everyone, I'm just finishing up my MS3 year and with CaRMS around the corner, I'm feeling kinda lost. I went into med school super determined to go into EM. That is, until I actually did EM. I initially fell in love with acuity and the trauma bay, the decompensated patient, and seeing a direct impact of your interventions on a person's vitals and s/s. The rest of EM though was filled with pts who were frequent flyers, whose complaints were dismissed or minimized, who were laughed about by staff, pts who exaggerated or lied about their s/s, and complaints that could not be addressed in an ED. Every single preceptor told me to not do EM and that they regret it (I got the hint after the third time). I tried surgery, and while I loved the bedside procedures I got to do (I&Ds, biopsies, suturing, etc), the hours killed me, and the OR was 100% not my favourite place in the building let alone the world. Didn't mind the Surgical clinics though - quick, in and out, you got to do some procedures here and there, and you had patient continuity. Thought I would love IM, but honestly I think I developed passive SI during that rotation. Maybe it was the team I was with, but the whole rotation felt like someone said "how many admin tasks can we cram into a day while also minimizing the time you spend with the patient?" Also, there was so much shame based learning about various random topics which did not create a fun workplace. Honestly FM wasn't too bad - I really enjoyed chatting with patients, figuring out a comprehensive plan, making some independent decisions on their care. My team was absolutely fantastic and so kind, though the actual medicine felt mundane. After day 5 I was wishing for some semblance of variety, some acuity or procedures. Also as soon as a pt's presentation became interesting/more complex, we just referred out instead of trying to figure it out. So now? I have my Anesthesia elective coming up and many people have told me that its "the best career in medicine" and a great career if I like acuity. It also gives me the chance to work in the ICU in the future for some more acuity + pt interaction which I feel like I thrive with best. Still pretty hesitant about it, it seems like it overall lacks that longitudinal care and 95% of the cases do not seem that "acute" in general - though that is an outside perspective. Looking for some general advice on where to go from here - feeling really lost and kinda burnt out. Missing that passion I had in 1st and 2nd year.  
    • C'est vraiment parti en cacahouète. Est ce que c'est perdu pour médecine ? Il me reste juste une session pour améliorer ça.
    • par rapport aux infos de la rentrée
    • I don't know for 100%, but I think it is 3.91
    • Bonjour, je suis intéressée aussi. 
    • Je pense que les personnes ont jusqu’à minuit auj donc ça sortira pas auj 
    • Thanks! western's PT admission directly emailed me, but I haven't received a formal Western offer and it isn't visible on ORPAS yet
    • Très bonne question, je me demandais justement si c'est vraiment nécessaire de s'acheter un ipad ou si ordinateur et papier font la job. 
    • Ça devrait prendre 2 jours environ! Elle devrait être envoyée à 5h le matin
    • Selon vous, ça prend combien de temps avoir une offre d'admission lorsque la loupe est apparue ? 
    • congrats!! where did you see it first, in the portal or an email? I'm also in the top third of the waitlist 
    • Trop contente !!! Au plaisir de ce voir à Rimouski 🤩
    • Je pense que tout le monde sur la LA (cat animaux de la ferme) était accepté, c’est juste qu’ils donnaient la priorité de choix de campus à certains en premier et selon leurs choix, les places restantes allaient être offertes aux personnes sur la LA dans l’ordre des rangs! Je suis 10e/10 alors clairement tout le monde sur la liste a une loupe aussi pour Rimou :)))
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