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  1. PM101, As an emergency physician and as one who has helped manage the sick with COVID-19 on the front lines, I beseech everyone to isolate at this time. These are historic and truly exceptional times. As such, this moment demands an equally historic and exceptional act from all. Everyone must stay home. Go out ONLY if absolutely needed. Every time one ventures out of isolation needlessly, you place your family, friends, public, and healthcare staff at unacceptable risk. This is of the utmost and highest level of importance. Tell everyone you know this message. Before this challe
    11 points
  2. Damn. I’m sorry you guys good luck with everything in the future, we’re all going to be amazing doctors no matter where we do our education! is anyone else still waiting? I haven’t gotten an e-mail... checked junk and everything! What is going on?
    5 points
  3. Morning everybody I created an actual account out of sheer desperation, I don't really have anything good to say except I'm glad I have these posts to read each day, as a non-trad applicant I don't have any friends who are going through this with me so having an online forum and hearing everyone else echo my anxieties has been nice. Really hoping admissions will take pity on us and release the letters ASAP, each day is getting more challenging especially with all my ECs cancelled, I've had way too much time to refresh my email!!!
    5 points
  4. Thanks for the R UofT. Now I am ready for the virus to take my life!
    4 points
  5. I know, the waiting game has been agonizing. I can't help but hold on to the hope that they are holding us for a reason and there is a SLIGHT chance of an interview.
    4 points
  6. I feel like my family thinks im lying at this point. Every week I say ya ill find out this week
    4 points
  7. Yea. You guys have been my virtual companions through this irritating waiting period. Our fury has created a special bond between us.
    4 points
  8. I agree. I'm generally quite sanguine when it comes to waiting til the last minute, but at this point, it wouldn't make any sense to still have more interview spots to fill. I don't think it's healthy for us to expect anything other than a rejection. So long, UofT. Though optimist that I am, I do think that for everyone who's made it to this point, it likely means that we have the qualifications to interview, and that an alternate assortment of adcoms might have selected some of us to interview. We're all qualified, but there is a necessary arbitrariness to the selection proce
    4 points
  9. just send me the refund at this point
    4 points
  10. I love the long wait. I'm just picturing admissions reading my short answers and thinking "Wow! How could someone with such a low gpa write such great answers? Let's give him an invite" It's my first time not being rejected by the end of January hahah
    4 points
  11. That's what we say every day lol
    3 points
  12. It's ridiculous. I learn IN CLASS how bad stress is for you, and then they load us with 4 exams in a week. Who knows? Maybe it's a blessing from God we may be rejected from there.
    3 points
  13. Why can't they reject everyone at the same time. Whats the point of holding on to the Rs for hundreds of people. Waitlist is something along the lines of 50 people! Don't tell me they have not finished going through all apps yet! 10 days remaining to last interview day!
    3 points
  14. Just an info sheet I accumulated over the year of application. Think it will save some time. Feel free to point out discrepancies and I’ll change it. 2020 Dental School Stats. Total Cost Notable course requirement. GPA U of T 200K None. Degree not required. Worst year removed / top three years Western 180K Best tw
    2 points
  15. We are the last unfortunate bunch waiting. In previous years I would understand why they would delay decisions and have a "waitlist." With the online interview, I do not understand why we haven't heard back yet.
    2 points
  16. me... pls give me the big R so i can move on with my life :/
    2 points
  17. So anyone else still waiting on an email?
    2 points
  18. LMFAO so funny you say that. I swear my mom thinks I’m lying and I got rejected and I’m just not telling her. I’ve been trying to blatantly go on my email in front of her on my laptop so she doesn’t think I’m being sketchy. UGH LOL
    2 points
  19. Status: Rejection Time Stamp: 5:28pm Location: IP Stream: English cGPA/wGPA: 3.79/3.89 MCAT: 511 (129/125/129/128) Current year: Graduated 2019, been working since ECs: 3 research lab RA positions, extensive volunteering in community and healthcare, extensive work history (10+ years because low income family) in various fields, extensive athletics, moderate campus and club activity at my school, secondary/tertiary language proficiency, upward trend since high school Essays: I felt they were strong, so did everyone who read them. My GPA got tanked because of one b
    2 points
  20. HAHAHAHAHA Do you go to U of T? It's probably #235343 out of all universities in terms of student mental health.
    2 points
  21. Here’s to hoping the wait is over today!
    2 points
  22. Here's hoping today is the day!
    2 points
  23. I'm (hopefully) graduating from UWO this year and I can only speak for our curriculum: 100 operative surfaces 5 endos (1 upper molar, 1 lower molar, 1 upper premolar, 1 lower premolar, 1 anterior tooth) 5 removable prosth arches (3 complete dentures, 1 cast partial, 1 transitional partial) - this one is very variable 4 units of fixed prosth (i.e. crowns - bridges count but not everyone gets a bridge case) 4 cases of periodontal disease (treatment planning, scaling, re-assessment) 4 pediatric treatments (stainless steel crowns, extractions, fillings) Other sof
    2 points
  24. U of T has made me greatly admire the transparency of schools like U of C or UWO.
    2 points
  25. Yea I feel you, I can't help but think the same thing. I just feel like the longer this goes on the harder it's gonna be when I catch the R. Unless...
    1 point
  26. LOL I know eh, just reject us already
    1 point
  27. Hahahah what do they know that we don’t?? and if they do, that was a BIG OOPS. All of this is comical at this point
    1 point
  28. Where did you hear that?
    1 point
  29. I don't even know how to NOT bring it up anymore
    1 point
  30. I was just thinking about this. Every single person I've met has had a horrible time at U of T in terms of academics, school support, collegiality. Idk why I thought maybe the med school would be better?
    1 point
  31. To me it just seems weird that they would hold ALL of us just to all get rejected. Don’t get me wrong I’m def expecting a rejection but I just don’t get the logic.
    1 point
  32. Right?? We spend so much time and money on applications and they can’t even send us an email
    1 point
  33. I'm just so angry about this. Not only do we have to deal with all the uncertainty of this COVID situation but U of T is also waiting until the very last possible minute to let us know. How can our applications still be "in consideration"? Just another disappointment :/ sorry for the rant, i'm just so tired of all of this EDIT: didn't someone call/e-mail and say they will let us know by Wednesday?
    1 point
  34. There is no transparency or regard for our time as applicants.
    1 point
  35. Hey guys! I work at Dal in & around the Tupper Building, and it looks as though the University is on its' way to shutting down (which makes sense why the decision letters will not be coming out until April). I will be sure to post here once the schol opens back up to faculty & staff, as hopefully that will be an indication on decision letter release! Wishing everyone the best of luck. Stay safe and stay healthy
    1 point
  36. Bon nombre d'entre nous avons vécu les changements en lien avec l'admission, mais je ne peux m'empêcher de penser que s'il y avait des olympiques de MMI ou de Casper, le ministre de la santé publique gagnerait une médaille d'or. Quand je le regarde, au point de presse, répondre aux questions des journalistes, j'ai l'impression de regarder mon idole. Les bras me tombent à chaque jour; il aurait un résultat de 600 aux MEM!
    1 point
  37. Well I had to terminate my MD cuz of the situation in my country. So I don't have an MD and I explained that in the essay
    1 point
  38. I totally feel your frustrations :/ but I’m sure they don’t have an definite answers at this point. These are extraordinary times, I’m just glad they let us know they are being delayed instead of keeping us in the dark.
    1 point
  39. Getting very impatient! I had a dream last night we got letters at like 11pm.... today must be the day
    1 point
  40. Morning friends, anyone else getting antsy pent up in their home? Hope everyone’s staying safe and smart! My fingers are crossed that the emails come out today!
    1 point
  41. GH0ST

    Xbox buddies

    I just want to say I support this message... wish I could help though I don't even own a TV. - G
    1 point
  42. Mel96b

    4e choix

    Non, ce n'est pas du tout ça! Une fois les réponses rendues, si tu as été refusé dans un ou plusieurs de tes choix, tu peux faire une demande de choix subséquent. Il faut toutefois qu'il reste encore de la place dans le programme en question. Pour se faire, tu dois entrer en contact avec l'université. Tu n'as pas à remplir une autre demande, ni à payer de frais supplémentaire. Et tu peux le faire même si tu as été accepté par exemple dans ton 3e choix, tant que tu as reçu au moins un refus. Par contre, il est possible que le fait de faire un 4e choix implique de refuser les précédents. Je
    1 point
  43. Currently looking for associateship position and this thread was a very depressing read LOL. Quick comment about finances: people constantly give examples of "your income will be ___ if you try to pay off your debt in 10 years, which is basically the income of a teacher/nurse/etc." Is this perspective actually accurate? Excluding OSAP, there is absolutely no pressure to pay off your debt - the bank LOC does not convert into a loan, and all you're forced to pay is the monthly interest (which for me is currently about 750 dollars a month on a 230k debt). In fact, very few other careers off
    1 point
  44. sangria

    Post-match depression

    I wonder how much of it is due to FOMO? Having said that, OP or anybody else, I hope it gets better. I think whatever the reasons may be, transitioning to residency is a challenging time for most if not all of us. It's a big change for a lot of people -- it could be their first time away from friends/family/loved ones, especially more people are coupled up during med school. Transitioning to med school might have been less of a hurdle given how many people knew one another from undergrad, and given how preclerkship might have been more similar to undergrad. So it is completely under
    1 point
  45. Wow. Your post strikes me as quite judgmental. Why is it necessary to characterize this person's (I will not assume their gender) feelings as a lack of resilience or gratitude? Are we not allowed to feel sad and depressed in life, even if things look great on the exterior? This person's reality is that they're about to move away from family, friends, girlfriend for 5+ years, and that's really hitting home. I think they deserve sympathy rather than scorn. Their feelings are quite valid. In fact, residents in Canada have committed suicide in very similar circumstances. Family, friends, significa
    1 point
  46. You know some people have families and children, or elderly parents to take care of? Uprooting when u r in ur late 20s is NOT easy.. it’s not abt lack of gratitude or resilience, but these people have responsibilities beside school I have not gone thru Carms yet, will go thru it next year, and it’s a tough experience!
    1 point
  47. People in my program go home across the country every 4-6 weeks. IMHO 2-5 years at a crappy place to do the specialty you want is worth it. You'll make friends with your fellow residents, many who are also moving away from friends and family to a new city. You're there to do a job, you'll be ok. And you can always try to transfer even if the odds are low.
    1 point
  48. hero147

    Post-match depression

    Residency goes by quickly. Faster than undergrad, faster than medical school. You'll be so busy most of the time you won't have time to mope. If you are really invested in your relationship with your girlfriend, there are ways to make it work. You have 4 weeks of vacation to spend with each other as well as taking a couple of personal days to see each other on weekends sounds nice even if short lived. Plus there's things like skype/facebook messenger/whatsapp for the times you need her through the week. You will slowly adapt to a new life in your new city and make new lifelong friends. I would
    1 point
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