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  1. I'm super offended by the "losers in the trades" comment. My whole family is in the trades and they all have a passion for what they do. They're all smart in their own way: plumbing, construction and bricklaying. Some have gone on to build great businesses with literally their bare hands. I'd like to see who you call when you cant fix a lightbulb.
    6 points
  2. "A neurosurgeon is far more prestigious than a family doctor, and is on par with a PhD-level Nobel Prize Winner in terms of respect and net worth"
    5 points
  3. Wow. Reviving a 12 yearthread to call an entire subset of Canadians "losers" and peddle falsehoods. Trying to assign "value" to degrees is, for the most part, pointless. Does a MD have a bigger societal impact than the average philosophy BA? Sure, but everyone fits into the puzzle somewhere. Also, the bold portions are incorrect. You do not need "two degrees" to be a Canadian physician. I'm not even going to get into how calling trades and community college graduates "losers" is a symptom of one of our great societal flaws; the habit of placing university education on an undeser
    5 points
  4. I'm sorry, but in what world is an average neurosurgeon on par with a Nobel laureate? Are you aware of what it takes to win a Nobel prize? You have to make a difference in human society that will greatly impact millions of people (in many cases, all of humanity) for generations to come. You can't seriously be comparing the likes of Watson & Crick, Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King Jr. to a random neurosurgeon.... The one exception to this may be the Nobel peace prize which in some cases is very politically-driven, but in the context of the Nobel prize in physiolog
    4 points
  5. If you self-identify as a BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ and want some help with your UBC Med application for the 2020-2021 cycle, PLEASE PM me! I’m a medical student and want to help folks who may be using this forum and aren’t able to access other resources. I am willing to offer help *for free*. I can help with your NAQ and/or answer any questions you may have about your application. If you aren’t a BIPOC, but self-identify as trans* or non-binary/gender-diverse, please reach out as well!! The reason why I’m doing this is that LGBTQ2S+ BIPOC are not represented in medicine and face intersect
    2 points
  6. I would recommend taking a year off to work, volunteer, gain experience etc, or increase your gpa, which may be challenging in a nursing program.
    2 points
  7. Hey, I can’t answer your question, but I think you might be better off doing a 1year masters. I feel like it wouldn’t be a good idea to take a place away from someone in a nursing program if you have no intent of being a nurse (I think it’s similar to how people feel about people going into OT/PT programs because they want to do something before med school). I’m not sure if you would be looking to increase your GPA or just improve experiences and references. I think either way, it would difficult to improve any of those aspects in a nursing program because it is challenging. Edit:
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  8. MCQ med school exams don't necessarily assess your actual medical knowledge, but they do a pretty good job of assessing your ability to do well on a MCQ licensing exam such as the LMCC and a MCQ board exam which you will eventually have to write. Until someone comes up with an easier cheaper way of assessing people that's what they will go with!
    2 points
  9. mdent

    DMD suivi 2020

    apparement on va tous se faire clarifier la situation cette semaine (jsp si cest vrai mais bon)...
    2 points
  10. Self-directed learning is another part of the program for sure. There is the understanding that we are adult learners at this point and that we need to take ownership of our education. You are expected to be proactive about identifying your learning gaps and seeking out resources to support your learning. That being said, I have found the faculty to be incredibly supportive and they are always available to help. Also, this is where your peers become super helpful! I have found that students in the program are always open to sharing resources and information (not only within our class, but with
    2 points
  11. Hello! Current Queen's PT student here! Things I love about Queen's PT - Kingston is stunning and campus is so close to the water, our class of 67 is super tight-knit (though I'm sure most programs are), and I'm not sure about other schools but I really like how our curriculum is laid out/the teaching style at Queen's. Our first semester is very MSK-based and then we have a placement earlier than most if not all of the other programs, which I found really consolidates your first semester learning before diving into CR/neuro/geriatrics/paeds. We also have a nice mixture of mostly lectures
    2 points
  12. Has anyone done a R3 fellowship in addiction medicine? Wondering what the practice is like; the bread & butter, pace of the clinic, job market, etc.
    1 point
  13. Lol I was so paranoid about somehow losing my acceptance since I haven't received an email since the academies webinar
    1 point
  14. Hey everyone! Information for future PT applicants for Applied: UBC, U of A, U of T, McMasterAccepted: U of A (was accepted off the waitlist on May 13), U of T (was accepted off the waitlist on June 16), UBC (was accepted off waitlist July 2)Waitlisted: Rejected: McMaster (after interview)GPA: ORPAS= c-gpa=3.79 sgpa= 3.93, UBC- last 30 credits (of upper level courses)= 92%, U of A last 60 credits- 90%= 4.0/4.0 Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: I have volunteered as a physiotherapy assistant ~ 180 hours throughout my undergrad at UBCO, with special olym
    1 point
  15. I think it will be Tuesday (June 2nd) this week?
    1 point
  16. Oh yes! Not sure the exact differences, also depends if you want a meal plan, however Im not sure the upper year residences have meal plans.
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  17. A Master's could help opening up more employable venues, especially in the industry. An MPH is one-year and is great too. Good for plan B, but probs not as useful for med admissions. It's really frustrating how applicants have to face this dilemma of employability vs. admission gamble. A premed bachelor's is unfortunately largely useless.
    1 point
  18. Just replying to bump this up! I found this thread via the search and it was SO helpful. I will be attending Western this coming September for OT and this thread answered a few of my questions so thank you!
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  19. Without mcq exams, most people wouldn't feel motivated to studying the random details until clerkship. While retention is likely terrible you'll find you retain enough that when you go to clerkship, you'll realise random things are related and it makes unit easier to relearn it. Medicine is all about repetition. You learn stuff once in preclerkship, again in clerkship and then again in residency. Each time it gets easier and you retain more. Until someone finds a way to motivate students to study without exams, it think they are a necessary evil. I know some people will say that people study f
    1 point
  20. matmatmat

    DMD 2020

    De ce que j'ai compris, on aura que des nouvelles a partir du 15 juin...
    1 point
  21. Pouipoui

    Optométrie 2020

    Correction ici : le stage externe peut se faire à Montréal. Sans entrer dans les détails politiques, disons juste que les stages aux États-Unis sont de plus en plus menacés depuis l'élection d'un certain président. La direction de l'École d'opto veut éviter de "dépendre" des states pour réussir à placer ses étudiants en stage, alors des nouveaux lieux de stages externes au Québec (particulièrement à Montréal) sont entrain de voir le jour. Un bon exemple est l'hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (il y a aussi le CHUM nouvellement, mais je ne suis pas 100% certaine). La direction travaille fort pour dé
    1 point
  22. 11 je crois! Si on se fie aux cours indiqués dans la section “automne” de la première année sur le site, ce serait ca!!
    1 point
  23. Pour être franc j’ai just cliqué sur n’importe lequel étant donné que c’était le même horraire pour les deux j’ai pris le 5641 et ça a fonctionné donc il me semble que ça doit être correct hahahaha
    1 point
  24. wow thanks so much for your help!! super appreciate it!
    1 point
  25. Ooh that's fair haha, pcq si la 2e session de Sherby va être annulée it's gonna create a mess that we've never witnessed before
    1 point
  26. You can get it through mybackcheck and if Western is registered on it you can select them to send the results directly to them. Or just email the results. I’ve used mybackcheck several times.
    1 point
  27. Fellow physics to med here. I have a B.Sc. in physics and will be starting at Ottawa this Fall. You definitely do not need any health-related EC's to be a successful applicant. The first thing you should do is take a look at how all the schools calculate your weighted GPA (e.g., UofT drops lowest marks based on full-time course loads, Ottawa weighs later years more heavily, McMaster just takes your raw cGPA, etc.). Once you take your MCAT, you'll have a better idea of where you stand. Focus on CARS so you raise your chances at Mac. The importance of ECs can get overblown for Ontario
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  28. I am an OT student at Western who will be starting second year. Well I can’t speak to the PT program I can answer questions about the university itself. We are in the same building as PT as well as audiology and SLP. I moved from BC so it was all very new to me, feel free to message me if you want to know more about Western and “Elborne College” which is the building where all rehabilitation programs are offered or have any questions
    1 point
  29. keipop

    Optométrie 2020

    J'imagine que tu es en train de parler du fameux stage aux States... malheureusement non, il doit absolument se faire soit aux States ou au Nord-du-Québec (une nouvelle option depuis quelques années)! En plus, l'emplacement de ton stage sera déterminé par un système de loterie partielle (qui tient compte de tes préférences je crois, mais c'est pas garanti) à la fin de ta 3e année je crois... par exemple, y'a quelqu'un que je connais qui a été pogné avec Alaska comme lieu de stage haha, mais elle a fini par adorer son séjour so j'imagine que ça va être la même chose pour toi!
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  30. Awww t'es sweet! Merci! <3 j'espère qu'ils accorderont une ou deux de ces places supplémentaires aux profils particuliers!
    1 point
  31. dmd20202020

    DMD suivi 2020

    Quelqu'un a du insight sur si on va avoir des cours en présentiel à l'automne? J'essaie de savoir si je dois me trouver un appart ou non. Je suis conscient qu'on a des labs et tout, mais je me demande si, comme y'a beaucoup de théorie en première session, le cheminement se fera en partie en présentiel ou en ligne. J'aimerais avoir vos avis là-dessus svp !
    1 point
  32. Hey there! I was in a similar position in terms of CARS holding me back big time. Wrote the MCAT bare times and still couldnt manage to get a competitive CARS score for most Ontario schools. But, I knew I had a chance at toronto and Ottawa and I realized I had to make sure the other components of my app were solid for these schools. I invested alot of time into my U of T essays and I prepped alot for CASPER. I was able to secure an interview at both schools this cycle. Sometimes you just gotta play with the cards you're dealt. However, maybe try and bump up that CARS score, I know many people
    1 point
  33. I would love to hear about Westerns program if anyone has insight! I'm currently deciding between Western and Queens and I'm finding it tough to decide.
    1 point
  34. I think you should for sure apply anyway. Got nothing to lose. If you're getting interviews then maybe just focus on nailing interview prep, the rest of your app may be good enough. Best of luck
    1 point
  35. Espérons que c'est le cas, j'espère que tu vas rentrer cette année <3
    1 point
  36. So many of us have been asking about the waitlist movement. I’m on the Queen’s OT waitlist & I know we’re all so anxious! But I think we all need to breathe & wait until the first round offer deadline of June 12, movement from other years can’t predict what this year’s could be. Shortly after then, there will definitely be some movement in the lists. It sucks that we can’t make time go faster, but just remember that even being placed on the waitlist shows that we have something special about our applications. Just keep hoping & the day will come eventually! Good luck everyone
    1 point
  37. I'm a current UBC student and my CWL doesn't allow me to log in to Entrada either!
    1 point
  38. Perso, les cours de physiques incluaient une partie labo, mais virtuelle (électricité) ou à faire avec montage maison (mécanique).
    1 point
  39. For those who are starting MD2024, there’s an LGBTQ2S+ Mentorship Group (student-run with invited Physician mentors) that you’ll be able to join. It is a confidential space for participants and you’re able to connect with other queer folk in medicine. (You should get the details in August)
    1 point
  40. Agreed overall, with the minor edit of "Eventually practicing in Canada, CMG > USMD=USDO > IMG " as both UMSD and USDO will match just fine to US residencies, on average for the average student. The degree won't make a difference for practicing in Canada after you are at the residency stage. If you're going for derm/optho tier, then yeah USMD is more likely, but its unlikely overall for whatever school you end up at CMG or not.
    1 point
  41. AdamMD

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    Thanks for the responses. They were really idiotic times in my life. Times when I used slurs without thinking of what they meant, rather just because they helped me sound cool. It's definitely something that I've been contemplating, especially with the tragic thing that happened to George Floyd. I've worked extensively with minorities and individuals that would be offended by the slurs I used, and I think I matured through the process and learned the weight these words carry. I am just a little bit ashamed and paranoid. If one of my friends that I used to joke about this decides to try s
    1 point
  42. Didn't they say early June?
    1 point
  43. I just thought that amongst all this sadness for people who didn't get a spot I'd just share my story as I'm sure some of you can relate and others can hopefully draw some inspiration. Also I just need to vent. This was my 4th cycle, I've gotten in at schools in the US and Europe but I just really wanted to stay in Canada because this is my home. After not getting in post undergrad I did a master's program that has allowed me to obtain a role as a health care professional. I've got over two thousand hours of frontline healthcare experience. All I've ever wanted was an intervie
    1 point
  44. Pharmacist_UdeM

    PharmD 2020

    Je suis un ancien étudiant du PharmD à l'UdeM, maintenant pharmacien diplômé. Je peux vous donner une idée à ce sujet. Contrairement à d'autres emplois, il n'y a pas tellement d'augmentation en échelle pour les pharmaciens communautaires (PJC et autres), donc un jeune pharmacien ne sera pas payé tellement moins qu'un pharmacien d'expérience (< 10$/h de différence environ). Il faut aussi savoir qu'il n'y a pas d'échelle officielle unique. Bien que les bannières puissent donner des suggestions, chaque propriétaire prend ses propres décisions et négocie individuellement avec chaque salarié! Il
    1 point
  45. be very careful about wanting to match without any french... i interviewed at McGill and while they said i didn't need to speak french they randomly busted out some of the interview in french to test me. friends who are residents said that they speak to many of their patients in french and i feel as a doctor if i couldn't speak to my patients in their mother tongue that they understood best, i would be doing a disservice to them
    1 point
  46. Salut! Je reviens donner un peu d'information puisque j'ai été acceptée (yeah!) et qu'on déménage cet été. Mon conjoint et moi avons décidé de faire affaire avec un courtier hypothécaire de Nesto et voici le topo : Lui : bon crédit, taux d'endettement bas et bons revenus Moi : excellent crédit, mais taux d'endettement haut car ils ne considèrent pas les bourses d'études / allocations familiales comme des revenus Notre courtière hypothécaire a reviré notre dossier de tous les bords avec plein de prêteurs hypothécaires potentiels, et la conclusion c'est que le prêt va être a
    1 point
  47. caramilk

    Feeling so done

    I feel you. This was technically my 3rd cycle and now 4th post-interview rejection. Running out of hope. Does anyone have advice for talking to your verifiers year after year? I get defeated at thought of emailing them all again, telling them I didn't get in again, asking them to be a verifiers for another cycle. How did you word it for them to not lose hope too?
    1 point
  48. Result: Reject wGPA: 3.86 (~3.9+ with EC if considered) MCAT: N/A ECs: Healthcare related: 2+ years board director for mental health organization, ICU shadowing ..... Non-Healthcare related: 10+ years working in marketing and sales, including several years as executive director of company, 5+ years as an international touring and musician and band manager. So, a fair bit of leadership roles and all quite varied. Casper: finished top 10-12% in rankings for last two NTP cycles, both times. Felt pretty much this same this time around, although I did realize I misread a ques
    1 point
  49. I'm a fan of the new curriculum. It's a bit rough around the edges, but I see it as a positive change from what previous students had. I like that our weeks are very theme based, so nearly every lecture, group activity, clinical skill, etc. in a week is related. As time goes on, I'm certain the curriculum will get more streamlined. I would advise you to take the summer off. There's not really anything to be gained by being keen in the summer before you start. Once you start, focus on keeping up and always review. The new curriculum has an emphasis on 'spiraling'- meaning that many concepts
    1 point
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