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  2. You are entirely correct about Cambridge and there are many cities like that. However, gun killing in schools, places of work and in other situations in US has almost reached sport status. The idiotic Trumpist consider it their right to destroy democracy if they can and injuries or killing is just a part of this process. We each have our own views. Canada is much safer, calmer and has no gun problem close to the US. We are entirely different societies and I will bring up my children in Canada and can never be tempted to move to the US.
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  4. All due respect -- and I recognize that this is quite tangential to OP's actual question -- but this is an unfair and grossly generalized statement. The USA is an extremely socioculturally heterogeneous country. I'm a very liberal Canadian's Canadian, and I spent a few years in the state of Massachusetts and had a wonderful time there and never worried for my safety or well-being. In fact I would argue that a city like Cambridge, Massachusetts is more archetypally "Canadian" (in the sense of enacting progressive social policy) than most places I've been to in Canada.
  5. It seems to me that one is better off to be qualified to practice before taking this jump, and doing residency is well worth doing, otherwise this path is effectively lost forever. And, as you say, this path is available in USA only. Given the gun violence, the turmoil in the US, I wouldn't move there if I would be offered 5M a year for life. In my opinion, it is not a safe environment in which to live or bring up children.
  6. Do you know if this is paired with CV and CASPer too? Or do you find out ranking for each of them or something? If it’s all combined, then is it possible your CASPer and/or CV were on the weaker side? I’m applying for the first time this upcoming cycle with 3.91 GPA (in nursing) so I’m curious to know since our GPAs are similar ish. I know this year CASPer is releasing the quartiles so at least you’ll get that feedback this cycle. Chin up, hopefully this cycle you’ll make the cut
  7. Has anyone considered non-clinical paths following med school and forgoing residency entirely? I ask because I have quite a few of my Canadian and American MD friends that have done this/are considering it seriously. They are gunning for either high finance roles (IB, ER, VC/HF/PE), healthcare consulting, big pharma (med/reg affairs, business dev, strategy), and biotech startups. A few have successfully made the pivot to the finance/consulting side, and are doing some pretty high impact work in the early-stage biotech space. I also know their compensation is quite lucrative and more
  8. I really want to know if it is possible to do only two years of second undergrad. I am a CS major and want to do another undergrad taking just the prerequisite courses, I hope two years will do. Is it really possible to apply to medical schools just after two years of the second undergrad? I heard a lot of people here doing two years of second undergrad. I want to know, is it any special undergrad which is two year long? Or do they just take the prerequisite courses, do them in two years and drop out / apply to medical schools?
  9. Hey DuckieLoon! I really want to know if it is possible to do only two years of second undergrad. I am a CS major and want to do another undergrad taking just the prerequisite courses, I hope two years will do. Is it really possible to apply to medical schools just after two years of the second undergrad?
  10. Try looking of university of calgary since they give the option to exclude grades that are more than 10 years old for mature applicants Consider Ottawa/Queens/Western also since they all have a GPA calc that doesn't take into account all your undergrad work
  11. most doctors dont even get paid much, especially for the amount of time and effort, and sacrifice it requires. with years spent in school and shit pay during residency. nowadays, you can do a 4 yr comp sci degree and get a tech job with a 6 figure salary starting being the norm and even more in the US. It is really gonna be a big slap in the face if they cut physician salary, but it is the government that pays most physicans and they are always looking for ways to shortchange you so you can never really know when they will throw you under the bus.
  12. ranked 394 qc uni stream with 3.88 gpa. im confused
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  14. oui, ils ont dit lors de la seance qu’il y en aurait pendant la première semaine. Pour facebook ??
  15. Hey everyone! On behalf of my team at CaMSIGN, I wanted to share this great opportunity with anyone interested in learning more about neurosurgery and hoping to improve their approach to neurosurgical cases (which can be transferable to other surgical disciplines as well). Our team is honoured to begin a new monthly collaboration with UBC Neurosurgery. We are pleased to have UBC Neurosurgery Residents, Dr. Oliver Ayling (PGY-6) and Dr. Michael Rizzuto (PGY-3), co-lead a series of live episodes focused on clinical teachings related to variety of cases within different subspecialties o
  16. Got an offer to IMP (my first choice site) on Wednesday that I accepted!!
  17. Tu as quoi comme gpa? Je pense que ça dépends d’années en années puisqu’ils calculent ta CRU en fonction de gpa des autres.. J’ai entendu des 4/4.3 qui ont été pris
  18. Hey everyone! I was originally #10 on the waitlist and I was offered a spot this morning. I will be accepting. Good luck to everyone!!
  19. I don't think anyone thinks surgeons are paid poorly. But there are a lot of issues with certain fields due to saturation, which has led to difficulties finding a full time job and increased training lengths. One could make an argument that from a career perspective, that for some surgical fields the opportunity cost makes IM the more appealing choice. Many issues we face in the modern day were less severe for the previous generation of physicians as well. Affording a lambo as a newly independent orthopod would not be easy for most I imagine (probably had the opportunity cost of a second
  20. Super super excited to be off the WL. Got email a few days ago : ) Wish you all the best of luck !
  21. Given the sentiment on these forums I am quite surprised to read that surgeons are driving lambos in Canada. It seems that people on here feel that surgeons are poorly compensated for what they do and IM usually has better bang for your buck. Can your average general surgeon or ortho really afford to whip around in Ferraris or lambos?
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  23. Hi, I am considering doing a masters at the IMS before applying to med school. I have a few questions about the experience: 1. I am missing some premed science prerequisites that I need to finish before I apply to med schools. Is it possible for me to complete these during my masters? 2. How heavy is the workload? Will it be manageable to do these science courses (org, bioc, etc.) while enrolled? How many of these courses do you think I could take in addition to the ones required for the masters program? 3. Is it possible to finish the masters in less than 2 years? Is 1 ye
  24. Hi, I am considering doing a masters at the IMS before applying to med school. I have a few questions about the experience: 1. I am missing some premed science prerequisites that I need to finish before I apply to med schools. Is it possible for me to complete these during my masters? 2. How heavy is the workload? Will it be manageable to do these science courses (org, bioc, etc.) while enrolled? How many of these courses do you think I could take in addition to the ones required for the masters program? 3. Is it possible to finish the masters in less than 2 years? Is 1 ye
  25. this is her laying down. Just wondering if anyone has seen anything like this, or knows if surgery/putting her down are the only options as I have not been to the vet yet.
  26. Our dogs stomach as been getting larger, to the point she looks pregnant. She is fixed and there is no chance she is pregnant. The stomach feels rock hard, and as it's growing she's having troubles with stairs and getting on/off the couch. Her spine is also starting to protrude from her back. I cannot afford surgery for her and she's been in the family 12 years and we don't want to put her down if we don't need too. She still wants to play and have plenty of "life" or energy. The mass just seems to be the only thing slowing her down.
  27. You mean you don't know if any Canadian bank would loan you the money. And the answer is that you would need an acceptable, credit worthy, solvent co-signer for the loan so that the bank knows clearly that come what may. the co-signer would pay off the loan in full if you don't.
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