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  1. ZBL

    Situation in Alberta?

    lol this thread is a joke. I wish you all the best.
    7 points
  2. I sent my birth certificate but haven't been asked for anything since, anyone same?
    4 points
  3. For those of you who are wondering what student life in pharmacy is like please feel free to go through our student association (APSA)'s instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/apsalutely/ . A lot of our yearly events have been documented in the stories highlights and posts, up until COVID stopped us. I know things probably wont be quite the same in the fall semester, but APSA will do everything we can to make sure you guys have a good time! Welcome to the pharmily!!
    3 points
  4. Coldery

    Situation in Alberta?

    $200k to get through school is misleading. We're Canadian, not American. Tuition is $20k per year for four years: $80k. Presumably you're taking living expenses into account to fill the $120k gap. If so, the same can be done for a BFA, BSc, or whatever other degree you'd like to consider. I'm also assuming medical students don't have a sudden urge to spend when they matriculate. MD (4 years): 4 years x $20k/year + 4 years x $30k/year = $80k + $120k = $200k Any Bachelor degree: 4 years x $6.5k/year + 4 years x $30k/year = $26k + $120k = $146k If you are any run-of-the-mill physic
    3 points
  5. This was too fitting not to post
    3 points
  6. PharmaLife

    PharmD 2020

    Je te le souhaite, car pour moi, il m'a fallu 3 ans de bac supplémentaires après mon Pharm.D. pour remonter ma CRU. Pas l'idéal après avoir gradué d'un programme professionnel. Et il y en a d'autres en pharmacie qui n'auront jamais la CRU qu'il faut pour rentrer en médecine, même avec un bac supplémentaire et une maîtrise. Je veux pas te faire peur, mais le nombre d'heures d'étude ne corrèle pas nécessairement avec bonnes notes dans ce programme. Fais toi un réseau et demande toujours conseil aux gens qui ont déjà fait les cours l'année d'avant. pour savoir quoi étudier pour les examens.
    2 points
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  8. DrOtter

    Tech Advice

    Do you drive? or do you mostly commute? It sounds like most of your computing needs would be perfectly satisfied by the 13-inch. The 16-inch is 4.5 pounds. It does have great battery life because it is thicker and can handle a bit more of stressful tasks without overheating, but it's still a Macbook so thermal performance is not the best. But it is heavier and if you don't drive and have to have your laptop on your person all the time, I don't know if the 16-inch will start to become a burden. You can always hook the laptop to an external monitor for more real estate when you're at home and su
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  9. tallshirts

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    The main concern I am going to respond to, that others have raised, is age. It really doesn't matter what age you are when you start school, except that as you get older you can't stay up as late and you need to plan your time better because you can't burn the candle at both ends. I think that whole "do you really want to put your life on hold until you're 40" argument is a bit ludicrous. I am in the process of switching careers from one profession to medicine (I start med school in a few weeks). I'm 34, and if all goes to plan I will be a physician by the time I'm 40. What is the average age
    2 points
  10. No, there's no benefit in any specialization for an undergraduate BSc degree. Take Life Sciences, get good marks, be less stressed, and don't worry about what other people think.
    2 points
  11. petitmonstre111

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    Unfortunately I also agree that this is an extremely risky plan... I am assuming you are based in Ontario? Have you considered relocating to another province? If you want to get better chances at either Dal or McGill, you may need to consider moving to either provinces. While I totally understand the preference for continuing working full-time, I would encourage you to consider doing the opposite: work part-time, school full-time. I would suggest looking into 2 year accelerated nursing, or consider other degrees that could be completed within 2-3 years using some of your engineering degre
    2 points
  12. I'll never understand why people fight so hard to not be paid well for the hard work they do
    2 points
  13. ZBL

    Situation in Alberta?

    In your previous career, did you need to pay 200K just to get through school? Did you have to be up at 3:30am running on zero food or sleep as you are making life and death decisions or physically intervening to save a life? Did you have to work Christmas, take 26h call q3 days, and regularly work 70-90h weeks? Just curious, because that's what a first year resident does. There's a reason doctors are paid well. You are quoting an AB earnings report as all-encompassing fact without really knowing where the data came from, why the data was collected to begin with, and what actually came of
    2 points
  14. can't think of an opinion i disagree with more tbh. 1. Schools didn't exclude winter2020 grades for people that failed, they did it because it was an outlier. Many people thrived off of cancellations and empathetic professors and had their "first 4.0 semester". This high achievement is attributable to the pandemic and thus, is not a fair data point for peoples' performance. Thus, the most fair approach is to ignore it. 2. Please do not assume you have the competence or experience to occupy high-ranking academic positions in faculties of medicine that have been around longer than many
    2 points
  15. Salut guys! Peut-être certains d'entre vous le savent déjà, mais je suis présentement étudiant en optométrie (ayant terminé la première année) mais j'ai été assez chanceux pour recevoir une offre en médecine à Sherby... pourtant, même après beaucoup de réflexion et d'introspection intense (eh oui j'ai vraiment essayé de tout faire, que ce soit faire une liste de pour/contre, comparer les 2 programmes/perspectives de travail, champs d'intérêt personnels, etc.), j'ai remarqué que mon coeur ne fait que rebondir entre ces 2 professions ici et là, et que j'ai vraiment de la misère à prendre un
    1 point
  16. Je viens d'envoyer un autre courriel et une autre étudiante ambassadrice m'a répondu. Je crois vraiment que ça ne comptera pas...
    1 point
  17. Moi j'ai envoyé à cette adresse admissions@sar.umontreal.ca
    1 point
  18. Moi j’ai demandé à un ambassadeur par clavardage. Il m’a dit qu’il va me email après qu’il demande à un agent d’admission. Et il m’a dit ca j’ai été contacté ce matin
    1 point
  19. DrOtter

    OSAP Funding Q

    If you go to the fee estimator on UOttawa website, and pick the MD Program (under "Bachelor's" lol), I think it comes out to just over 26k for the 2020-2021 year, with all the fees and stuff included. I believe the 28k figure was before the Province imposed a 10% cut in tuition.
    1 point
  20. keipop

    PharmD 2020

    N'oublie pas, tu seras en compétition avec ceux qui ont des 36-37 de cote R, voire même plus, et non ceux qui ont 27-28 de cote R en moyenne comme au cégep! Honnêtement, avec un groupe homogène fort (les étudiants dans ta classe ont été présélectionnés de sorte que seuls les meilleurs de leurs cégeps/unis sont dans ta classe), je pense qu'il serait extrêmement difficile pour toi de te démarquer de façon significative, mais je te le souhaite quand même!
    1 point
  21. Psych

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    Hey! It seems like you've given this choice a lot of thought, and many people have provided very useful viewpoints. I just wanted to echo the concerns of only applying to one school, ESPECIALLY Queen's, as well as give my personal experience. The first big issue with Queen's is its very small class size. They have only 100 spots (the smallest in Ontario except for NOSM), but 10 are for QuARMS and a few others are reserved for specific populations (I'm not too knowledgeable about this but I believe they have a few spots for those in the military, etc.) + people who defer, so really you're looki
    1 point
  22. BorisMED

    PharmD 2020

    Finalement j’ai décidé d’aller à l’UdeM. Je pense que je pourrai assez me démarquer de la moyenne pour entrer en médecine après et je vais économiser bcp d’argent
    1 point
  23. Hello all, Because I had nothing better to do, I decided to email them this past weekend. Fortunately, they responded quickly and kindly! They said: - Class is full and no movement for some time - IF there will be any movement this late, it would happen 1st week of August —> then they will send out updates then - They will keep a small waitlist until orientation week after that Hope this gives some peace of mind!
    1 point
  24. Oooh je vois de quoi tu parles, my bad mon cerveau est parti en vacances hahah
    1 point
  25. Mais c’est ça eux ils vont compter dans la catégorie Cégepien pcq ils ont pas 12 credits complété lors du dépôt de la demande
    1 point
  26. readytostresseat

    Tech Advice

    I bought the 16in MacBook Pro earlier this year to replace my 2015 13in MacBook Pro and I would highly recommend it. When it comes to normal usage though, for the tasks you mentioned, there will be little to no difference in computing speed and overall efficiency unless you start doing very intensive tasks. I'll list out some of the pros and cons. Pros - Larger screen: I can't stress enough how big of a difference this makes especially if you like using split screen to make notes. My eyes are a LOT happier now that I don't have to squint or resize to read small text when split screen
    1 point
  27. gogogo

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    I am not at all trying to dissuade you. Medicine, from a purely career standpoint (pay, respect, impact, stability, autonomy, etc.) is very good and very hard to match in another industry in Canada, as long as you know what you want from life and pursue a specialty that fits that (e.g., if you want money, probably don't go into peds; if you want lifestyle, probably don't go into neurosurgery; if you want a specific location for work, probably don't go into general surgery, etc.). I will point out the many pitfalls in other careers for people who think that the grass is greener in other careers
    1 point
  28. NextChapter

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  29. gogogo

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    Congratulations on making the career switch. I did it too and medicine is better than my previous career. I am also "older" than the average med student, though not that much (27). I do not agree with you about how med school and residency won't force you to put life on hold, however. By "on hold," I don't mean life has to stop. You can for sure get married, have a kid, buy a house, etc. if your circumstances allow. So instead, by "on hold," I mean not have as much time for those things as you would want. I am speaking as a med student in a long-term stable relationship and who has older
    1 point
  30. Mel96b

    Médecine ou Optométrie?

    Je ne peux pas parler pour med, mais je peux parler pour la vie étudiante de Sherbrooke qui est juste incroyable (quoique je l'ai trouvée un peu moins bonne au campus de la santé, mais tu peux toujours te déplacer au campus principal, il y a des navettes entre les deux). Les gens sont sympathiques, il y a toujours des événements sociaux, les logements sont pas chers, tout est pas cher en fait, tu as des rabais étudiants partout, tu peux donc sortir davantage sans trop culpabiliser c'est vraiment une ville étudiante, si t'es une personne de party c'est LA place. Par contre, à considérer qu'il
    1 point
  31. I couldn't agree more, go with whatever program will get you the highest GPA. Your priority should be getting a high GPA so you can get into dental school.
    1 point
  32. gogogo

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    I agree with offmychestplease. Three more points for you to consider: 1. Do you actually think you'd be okay with starting medicine at 30? That's a major life disruption. Basically, you'd have given away your 20s and 30s to academic work. Please consider this seriously. Your life will be on hold until you're ~40. If you decide to marry and have kids during med school or residency, you won't have much time for them (even if you do family medicine, your life during med school and residency will still be nearly all-consuming). I am studying nearly non-stop every day and I started med school
    1 point
  33. I think people too readily discount pension and equate gross billings with take home pay. The previous president at Calgary walked out with a 5 million dollar pension (in 2009). That’s a lot of after overhead billings https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/faculty-calls-president-s-pension-obscene-1.845250
    1 point
  34. In a way it would make more sense for it to be the exact opposite (not that I'm advocating for that). To come to a provisional diagnosis and manage a patient without having CT available is probably a lot harder than having it on-demand 24/7 with an attending rad putting out reports.
    1 point
  35. I think considering it as an MMI prompt is relevant because it shifts the focus from "Me, me, me" to "Let's look at this situation and balance the pros and cons". We seem to be wired to think of ourselves first so viewing things through a MMI lens would help avoid expressing our own selfish feelings, and then being forced to try and contort our original line of argument after being called out for our selfishness into some vague generalized statement... I'm not sure what to say to your cynicism towards the MMI/interviews and CASPer but I definitely have answered with the same opinions I've
    1 point
  36. We must be doing the math differently because when I end up with: For Family/GPs 1,437,671,988/4795=~300K GROSS, which then * (100-44.5%)=167K, less than the 200K shown on page 9. For Derm it's 39,797,533/54=~740K GROSS which then * (100-24.2%)=560 NET, which is still crazy, but not 800K+.
    1 point
  37. Where in the report are you seeing these high figures? Page 9 lays out what appears to be an average GP net income of just over $200,000, for instance? The average Derm GROSS payment (table 2.13) was under 800K as well, and more. I'll recognize the report only shows FFS, but is that enough to makeup the gaps seen and where's the proof of those numbers? I'm not disagreeing with your conclusions, I'm merely pointing out that those numbers don't emerge in the report.
    1 point
  38. Hoping it's this week!!
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  40. I've actually never seen a premed this entitled LMAO. I'll reiterate this again. The med school admissions does not owe you anything. If you don't like it, don't apply (I don't understand why this is so hard to understand). If you want a job but hate the hiring committee, don't apply to that job? Cause chances are, everyone in that job is going to have the same mentality. "My post is about how med.schools are detached from what premeds are going through. The admins are so out of touch with the public, they lost the perspective. The admins need real people to correct the admission process
    1 point
  41. Considering that school responses varied from including the grades to not including then I find this hard to believe. I'm sorry to hear that you lost a good semester but I don't think this allows you to pass judgment on other people. I see too much focus on you in this paragraph and not enough recognition of how other people may have suffered. Someone who lost their optimal study space, their social support net, their job, or even in some cases family members (at least to hospital) was impacted. Everyone seems to lose sight of what grades are for, showing you can do well over time wit
    1 point
  42. Symphonie

    PharmD 2020

    Laval plus safe
    1 point
  43. DrOtter

    Should i even apply

    Hey just FYI for Ottawa, it's a bit difficult to predict what their cut-off is this coming cycle since they are switching to CGPA for the first time. So while admissions said that they anticipate the cutoff to remain the same, they also said that it might change. So if you can afford it, you could apply to Ottawa as well
    1 point
  44. Suivi des admissions 2020 Rang sur la liste d'excellence de la dernière personne de chaque groupe d'admission à qui une offre a été acheminée en date du 15 juillet 2020. Groupe d'admission Rang sur la liste d'excellence Contingent québécois, catégorie collégiale Sherbrooke =410e Saguenay = 411e Contingent québécois, catégorie universitaire Sherbrooke = 71e
    1 point
  45. Can also vouch for Rod McFadden from Scotia in London. Exceptionally helpful, and has been doing this for a number of years now. rod.mcfadden@scotiabank.com
    1 point
  46. @HopefulDDS Got it spot-on. If you're deciding between Australian schools or US schools, pick the US schools. It's slightly more expensive but getting a US dental license is a nightmare if you're graduating from a school outside the US. @c5555 I would add NOVA to that list. I would also recommend applying wisely.For example, UPENN is considered an Ivey league school and they will likely not consider you if you have a 17 in Chem.
    1 point
  47. Hello c5555. I'm in similar situation. My cDAT are very similar to yours! I'm also applying to American dental schools this year. (Taking American DAT in August) I've done my research as well on the "Canadian-friendly American schools". I agree with you these schools you've listed are more Canadian/International students friendly. I have more experience and extracurricular activities so I decided to apply to American schools. (I'm applying to Temple, Penn, Columbia, and Detroit mercy.) I don't know if finance is a consideration for you, but if I were in your shoes, I would no
    1 point
  48. Result: Accepted (VFMP) off the Wait-list 6/8/2020 Geography: IP Early or Regular Deadline: Regular Timestamp: 3:45 PM PST aGPA: 85.1% ~22.5 AQMCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 513 (128/126/129/130)Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): SFU Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 2015 ECs: ~34 NAQ last year. Various things: Volunteered at shelters, Big Brother, some clinical volunteering, NSERC (no pubs), helped the elderly, charities etc etc etc. My application included a lot of my hobbies as I tried to paint a picture of who I really am: I like wrenching on cars so I restor
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  49. The No-Nonsense, Definitive Guide to Acing The MCAT in 3-4 months. Hey folks! Since you helped me so much I figured I HAD to give back. Here’s 90% of what I learned when getting ready to start my MCAT. I’ve distilled all this down from the HOURS of study I did on premed forums to ascertain the BEST strategy that has many things in common with what top scorers do. Use it at your own discretion and remember that the best strategy and schedule is one that you can consistently stick to! DO NOT follow this if it doesn’t work, just adapt the parts that make the most sense.
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