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  1. I’m sure enough people feel the same way as you, why doesn’t anyone try to form some organization and do something about it. Complaining on forums doesn’t actually accomplish anything
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  2. dentdreams101

    CRU demande

    c'est la troisieme fois que j'ai fait la demande depuis mon refus, et j'ai rien recu :/
    1 point
  3. Yeah, that's a tough spot. Polite persistence is what I would recommend. Be direct in asking what you're looking for, whether that's a chance to get further into the research project or clinical opportunities. Often these preceptors won't say "no" to any requests, but will try to string you along with vague promises or by saying they'd like to but can't for whatever reason. They want you to keep working for them. Just keep asking. They can't take you along with them in clinic? That's fine, do they have a colleague who would be willing? They'd love to go over your research questions but never s
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  4. I mean as mentioned you could rebook, but realistically everyone panics in the month of waiting. It's a case of obsessing over "what if I answered that question wrong"? I know I had myself convinced I would have to rewrite, and I did not. I think you should just wait it out, as much as it sucks, and see what happens.
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  5. During my test, the servers in our location went down halfway into my CARS. We had to pause for a whole hour, and then get back into CARS (where they started the timer again from where I left off before I managed to get into my seat), had to get my mind back into the game, and ended up rushing the later half of the CARS section. I was worried sick of butchering my CARS during the entire month of waiting. I ended up getting a 129 despite it all. The point is that I felt really good about the passages before the servers went out, and afterwards I had to rush the rest. I inevitably made
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  6. oh my god thank you very much!!!!
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  7. I don't agree that more tests/interventions = better care You need to use clinical judgement. Indiscriminate brain imaging causes unnecessary irradiation. Tests can lead to false-positives (esp when pre-test probability is low, PPV) which lead to more invasive testing. History and physical are important parts of the evaluation to orient your investigations. I agree with the above. Use more open-ended questions instead of asking yes-no questions.
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  8. This just the normal pre-med neurosis talking. The score is out of your control. You could decide to rebook the test, see the score and if your satisfied you can cancel or not.
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  9. EDIT: I didn't realize this was the med student discussion thread lol i'm not a med student so feel free to disregard this advice. I'm pretty new here so I don't know if deleting posts is possible. I was gearing this towards undergrads. I agree with ralk. Try to move up in the same environment through other opportunities. Maybe you can speak with your supervisor and see if there is a scholarship or grant you can apply for to try to get funding and increase your involvement in the research part. If that doesn't work, seriously consider moving labs and going into one that is willing to men
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  10. Even if your main role is scut work, that doesn't eliminate other opportunities with this group, but you'll likely have to show additional initiative. Approach the group that you're working for and tell them what your goals are - namely, that you'd like to learn more about the field and that you'd like to learn more about all parts of research, not just the part that you're currently assigned. Depending on their receptiveness, offering to help with analysis and/or manuscript writing could be worthwhile as well. At the early stages, most research opportunities unfortunately involve a lot o
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  12. The official answer is "do whatever ECs that interest you." The real answer is that you can do ECs that make you sound just as interesting that don't take nearly as much time. If you love it, no one can tell you not to do it. But from a strictly "getting into med school" standpoint, 6 days a week for a few hours would have destroyed my GPA, I have a hard time imagining how it would help more than hurt (again from a purely med school perspective).
    1 point
  13. "HOT DAMN" - Captain Raymond Holt
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  14. Holy crap. I can't believe it's been 3 1/2 years since I started this thread! The Queen's interview I had earlier this year didn't pan out and I unfortunately got wait-listed. It was definitely a great learning experience. In the meantime, I've had the pleasure of getting a really cool clinical-research job since then, and I am loving the clinical realm. I also re-did the MCAT and was fortunate enough to get a 519 - 129/129/131/130 (something like 12/12/14/13 on the old). All that hard work really paid off and I am extremely happy with the score! I am also infinitely more confident about t
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