Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 07/22/2019 in all areas

  1. no-name

    Mon histoire

    Salut salut! Ça fait un moment maintenant que je pense à écrire ce message. J'espère que ça en incitera d'autres à partager leurs expériences et encourager ceux qui sont dans ce processus. Pour certaines personnes, rentrer en médecine a été un chemin linéaire, mais pour plusieurs d'entre nous, ce chemin a été toute une aventure parsemée de moments de découragement, de lâcher prise, de persévérance et de fierté aussi. Je me suis toujours dit qu'une fois accepté en médecine, j'allais partager mon histoire. Je ne vais pas être trop long, mais comme beaucoup d'entre vous, j'ai toujours
    3 points
  2. Hanmari

    Clothes

    It's been a long work in progress but I'm slowly easing these thousand year old conservative blockheads into tolerating me in increasingly casual wear Society needs to grow the hell up and realize what I wear won't change the efficacy of the meds I prescribe I fully expect t-shirt and beach shorts by end of residency
    3 points
  3. NLengr

    Clothes

    Just for reference, I wear dress pants and a dress shirt, no tie, in my private office. Almost all my stuff is from indochino. In the hospital, whether it's OR or an outpatient clinic, I wear scrubs. I don't want to bring hospital grossness home on my clothes. Clinic scrubs aren't a great idea as a clerk unless you get specifically told it's ok by the residents. If I go in after hours to the ER, I just show up with whatever I have on. Usually jeans and a t-shirt, sometimes with a baseball cap (I'm not doing up my hair to visit ER).
    2 points
  4. 1D7

    Matched into my 8th choice

    I think what OP meant was that he/she didn't put as much thought into his/her ranks after the top 3 choices as much as he/she should have. This is not an uncommon misconception. When I went through the match, people were talking about how matching to any choice past your 7th-8th was almost 0% so the ranking wouldn't matter. Fundamentally a lot of med students don't understand the stats, don't look at the data themselves, and/or are overly eager to listen to optimistic hearsay. To the med students out there, rank wherever you would considering going. I know of people matching to a dou
    2 points
  5. Falstaff

    OOP Wait List Scores

    110. The size could increase depending on the number of qualified indigenous Maritimers or black Nova Scotian applicants.
    1 point
  6. LostLamb

    Clothes

    You don’t need to buy your clothes at holt or equivalent to dress appropriately as a female in clerkship/residency. A lot of appropriate clothes can be found at relatively inexpensive places like rickis, joe fresh, gap/br, and H&M. Stay away from super trendy, short skirts, & low cut necklines and you should be ok. Basically you need to know that if you bend down, bend over, or don’t sit with your legs perfectly crossed/together that you aren’t inadvertently giving a “show” to patients, families, and staff. If you’re unsure, get a friend to give you some feedback. The
    1 point
  7. The Ace of Spades

    Clothes

    I used to wear dress pants and a shirt with tie every day, including clinics or inpatient service. I tried wearing jeans and an untucked button shirt once to see if anyone would say anything. It's been a year of wearing this now and have yet to hear any comments. At this point, it was actually be weird *if* somebody said something now.
    1 point
  8. Xbox Skully

    OOP chance

    You need a z score of 3 on Casper maybe greater. Your scores are converted to z scores. The average applicant for oop has about 520 mcat and 4.3 Agpa. So your z score is 0 for mcat and negative for agpa. It’s probably -1. The z score of interviews applicants is about 1 for each category. You multiply your z score the weighting for that component. Casper is normally distributed. Good luck!!
    1 point
  9. Lactic Folly

    Clothes

    Regarding clinical activities, if white coats are in use at your institution, this instantly elevates the professional appearance of whatever you might be wearing underneath.
    1 point
  10. frenchpress

    Clothes

    Wear what you like and find comfortable - most ‘office’ work clothes you have are probably fine. And over time you can add things to your wardrobe as you figure out what you like to wear to clinic, etc. You will find that staff wear a variety of things - some are fancier than others, some are quite casual. As long as you’re clean and put together, you’re fine. I’ve rarely heard about or personally run into old farts (patient or staff) who don’t like women showing legs in dresses or bare shoulders, and that really shouldn’t be your problem. The majority of people won’t care. These days I
    1 point
  11. Yeah, it does happen to go deep down the ROL... I spend quite a lot of time carefully deciding my ROL from #1 up to the very last one. And I didn't rank a program I absolutely didn't want to be at for the next 5 years of my life. I do believe it's a valuable advice to those who are applying (will apply someday) to carefully consider every single program in their ROL. When doing my ROL, at every entry I'd ask myself "if I match there, how would I feel about staying in that program and location for next years and doing that special for the rest of my life?".
    1 point
  12. LostLamb

    Clothes

    Don’t wear scrubs to class in preclerkship.
    1 point
  13. bruh

    Stats Requirement

    you only need 3 credits of stats so I wouldn't go for Stats I & II. Any course that is stat-based (bio,psyc,math) is fine.
    1 point
  14. Third time's a charm after all. Just got in off WL this morning via e-mail. My stats are posted above.
    1 point
  15. This thread may look to be in poor taste to the layperson reading it. Hell, it looks to be in poor taste to me, a PGY5.
    1 point
  16. So essentially you didnt know how ROL works and that you should always rank by preference. You're implying here that had you known you could go down your list...you wouldve ranked differently. I still dont understand how this happens that very intelligent people year after year dont understand a simple algorithm..
    1 point
  17. sisphus

    A flawed process?

    There are some things bugging me about the medical school application process, and I just wanted to share my thoughts what you think. I used to be part of a really involved community volunteer group, which coincidentally had a lot of students applying to schools of medicine. During my involvement in this group, I saw many of these people get into medical schools. But they were rarely the people I expected to get in off the bat. Why? While volunteering I got to know some people who demonstrated great character, resilience, and compassion for others. These people would volunteer for more re
    1 point
×
×
  • Create New...