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  1. Sweatpants, hair tied, chilling with no makeup on tbh
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  2. IMislove

    OMSAS Verifiers

    Exactly what I did, unless it was a previous co-worker who no longer worked at the establishment.
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  3. Don`t worry. You`ll learn and practice more than enough when you are in clerkship. Many of the physical examinations they teach are pretty much useless. examples: thyroid bruits (more of an urban legend than anything else), renal bruits, lung percussion etc... when you have ultrasound, liver size scratch test, spleen castel sign or whatever that is You`ll realize that often, doing an exam doesn`t change the management anyways. e.g. A patient comes with pneumonia. You don`t hear the lung bases. You suspect a pleural effusion. You can do your different physical exam manoeuvers, bu
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  4. cleanup

    Dent?

    If he really wants to f*** around with eyes he should go to med school and become an ophthalmologist. Someone's gotta poke eyeballs all day long *shudders*... I couldn't do it, would give me the heebie-jeebies all day. To answer your questions though, I'd say yes by and large dentists make more than optos. And I do think dentistry (at least the dentist role) is far more resistant to automation than optometry is, since from what I understand at least in Canada (and Ontario) optometry is pretty limited to examination & diagnosis. Actual treatment, management, and certainly operativ
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  5. Other than OSCEs, there's no objective evaluation of my physical exam skills - we go see patients every week, but it's just me and the patient so I can't even gauge how my skills are. It just feels like I'm doing the motions (i.e. placing a stethoscope on the chest, lungs, listening to sounds that all sound the same to me, not being able to tell the difference between dull and resonant on percussion to find organ borders, palpating the spleen but I never know what I'm actually feeling), I can never find the JVP Any tips?
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  6. Personally, I wear a button down dress shirt and dress pants. I know some classmates wear nice shirts (not button down or anything) or a nicer sweater. It's not like interview day wear for example. You don't need to wear a tuxedo and blazer or a tie. I don't know of anyone who does, although it's possible people do. NOTE: for OSCE's, it's a little different. Some people wore ties. Pretty sure all the guys wore button down dress shirts. (Could be wrong on that though)
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  7. and that is actually JAMA level research proven even for people that are excellent clinicians. don't worry though, just order imaging and labs. Radiology is the physical exam now (not entirely being sarcastic there).
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  8. helicase

    OMSAS Verifiers

    never heard of it happening
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  9. Hi there! I will try to answer some of this out of residency itself is a bit of a trick question as most of us (by most I mean 90%) do fellowships which most places look for in candidates now. You can locum fresh out, and some do find jobs but fellowship is by far the norm. for the over a million - usually is a lot as that is a trick by the government. When you bill you have both technical and professional fees. The technical fees cover the costs of your equipment and staff. If you run certain clinic types your technical fees are huge - but it goes to cover the your US techs, your b
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  10. Applied: Queen’s and UK schools (PT) Accepted: Queens PT & UK schools Waitlisted: Queens PT (#20) Rejected: cGPA: 3.10, sGPA: 3.76 Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: -Feel that my references were strong; 1 from prof, 1 from a PT I worked with for a year. -Waitlisted last year so I worked on improving specific areas. Felt that my application was stronger this year, but answers themselves could have been better looking back. -Volunteer/work: Cardiac & stroke track support in an outpatient program, orthopaedic clinic assistant in a hospital, private
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  11. Distancea

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    I was told that this is more so that the applicants do not "make up" verifiers. It's a lot easier to fake an email than an email, a phone number and an address.
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  12. Eudaimonia

    OMSAS Verifiers

    If you participate in a hobby with someone else, for example a group setting, you can use that person. Or if it is an individual activity that you've shared with people, say at events etc, you can use the organizer. If not, it would be understandable to use someone unrelated to the activity but who knows of your participation.
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  13. Thanks for input and great point about unpredictability of future trends. Unfortunately, a some people in this discussion jump to conclusion that income is the only factor in OP's calculus. What is omitted in their reasoning is that compensation is just one of the important factors that differentiaties between a good match and the best match. I do not advocate anyone to go into specialty that has 0 intellectual appeal to them, but is highly lucrative - seeing that such path leads to misery is a pearl of wisdom by captain obvious. However, I do advocate for a compatible specialty with
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  14. Look up the sensitivity and specificity of physical exams... Two real reasons we do the physical exam: 1) So the patient feels like you're doing something for them and... 2) To distance ourselves from the algorithm driven world that can be done by an AI/midlevel Overall though, murmurs/basic resp findings/msk findings are of value.
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  15. While on the Internal Medicine CTU, I usually send my medical students home early. On week end day calls, I send them home by 4 pm if nothing is scheduled to happen (no admission, no deteriorating patient...) while I stay until 8pm for the sign over. I usually get a positive answer and the student leaves with a smile. Who wants to stay to work if nothing happens ?
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  16. Most of the physical examination is garbage. Still, some manoeuvres are well validated and can help you a lot. The JAMA rational of clinical examination is a great resource to know what to look for and how findings and symptoms can help rule in or rule out things. Plus, we get extremely bad physical examination teaching. It is an art that is being lost. I don`t buy the JVP assessment for volume status in most of the hospitalized patients. I think the money is the US guided IVC assessment. If you haven't seen any JVP yet, I am sure you will. Acute heart failure is a common prese
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  17. ashton_s

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    A representative at OMSAS told me to put down the info where the verifier can be most easily contacted. Suppose that (in theory...) an adcom were to email/mail/call your verifier. What info would make this the easiest for he/she? Best of luck to you
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  18. Fake it till you make it I don't think physical exams are that useful anyways
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  19. Thats the tricky part. We are, lawfully, internationals, so schools like VCU report us as international statistics at MSAR despite the fact that they consider us on par as the OOS Americans. But then there's school like Northwestern where they say 0 international on MSAR but their website says 7 Internationals. Ugh.
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  20. Until you see real patients that's how it will feel like. For preclerkship OSCEs just focus on learning what's normal and getting the points so you can pass. As for the JVP, you can watch a few online videos on how to get it but to be honest I'm pretty sure most people make it up to some extent. If you don't plan on going into IM then it doesn't matter. If you plan on going into IM then you'll have plenty of time to practice. IMO it ranks around the same level as bowel sounds and diaphragmatic excursion percussion in terms of actual clinical utility.
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  21. PimentRouge

    Dent?

    Most people here would choose dent cause it's a forum consisting mostly of aspiring dental students/professionals. What does your brother love more? Sure, money is important, but he definitely won't be struggling as an optometrist. Why would you even consider doing something you're not the most passionate about when you have an option? There's more to a career than money, especially years down the road.
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  22. got accepted a few days ago so its at 15 for sure
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  23. Firstly, it takes a lot of inner strength to muster up the courage to re-tackle your goals. I commend you for that. It seems that you are willing to refocus your efforts and time to the medicine pathway. This is good! My advice is to take it step by step. Our victories are not won overnight, it will take time and it will sometimes feel like two steps forward one step back. Focus on your mental and physical health while you're refocusing your attention to your academics. For most schools, there is some form of weighting for more recent academic performance, and better yet, some even drop
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  24. It's worth a shot, especially if you have a desire to work up north. On OMSAS, NOSM does have a separate questionnaire for francophone students and they say on their website that they give an advantage to francophone students. Here is the selection criteria from their website: https://www.nosm.ca/education/md-program/admissions/admissions-selection-process/ You can also check the admitted/rejected thread but I'd say give it a go, you never know! Goodluck
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  25. Just received an offer off the waitlist this morning to hamilton campus! Will most likely accept
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  26. Timestamp: 11:31am - Accepted off the waitlist! I have accepted this offer, which had a deadline of June 12 at 4pm. So excited! And good luck to everyone on the waitlist!
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