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  1. Here's a visual of what @rmorelan said. Hopefully this helps you visualize your future path Hit us up if you have any more questions, we gotchu fam
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  2. Merci Raton et 8blue pour vos réponses. Personnellement, depuis toute petite je m'imaginais vétérinaire, mais aujourd'hui, à 20 ans, je me rends compte que je suis peut-être trop empathique envers les animaux... L'idée de ne pas être en mesure d'offrir au patient l'essentiel, comme quand nous, humains, allons à l'hôpital (radiographie et toute la batterie de tests), me fait très peur. Bien sûr, rendu là, il faut commencer par rentrer, mais je trouve le processus d'admission tellement anxiogène et en plus d'être, pardonnez-moi, mais décalissant, que je ne sais pas si ça vaut toujours la p
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  3. Today it says: QC Residency Verified Verified by RD finally!!
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  4. Hahaha 32.4 c’était ma CRU à UL... À UdeM, ma CRU était vraiment plus forte! Chaque université font leur propre évaluation... avec 32.4 à UdeM, c’est un refus direct lol
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  5. Personnellement, j'ai l'impression qu'elle sera plus basse, étant donné que la première session est historiquement basse en général, parce que période d'adaptation, transition du secondaire au cégep, nouvelle ville pour certaines personnes, etc. Quant à la 3e session, elle est historiquement plus forte, mais le contexte actuel fait en sorte que ce ne sont vraiment pas des conditions idéales pour étudier, donc, à mon avis, elle serait plus basse qu'habituellement aussi. Mais tout ça, ça concerne tout le monde, à moins d'être un-e champion-ne de la résilience et de passer à travers le contexte a
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  6. The other thing to consider if you are planning to change your name as part of your transition, is that once you begin practicing under a particular name, it tends to follow you. For example, you start accumulating documents and certifications with your dead name on them (diploma, MCC, etc), and Colleges will sometimes ask about and display former names on your public profile (CPSO does display any former names you’ve had since you started practicing). Hospitals and clinics may also ask for former names as do police record checks. So if your eventual hope is to be totally under the radar prof
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  7. If you have 15 first-author publications during medical school, that actually sounds really shady. Hard to be that productive and have anything of adequate quality.
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  8. Probably a combination of different life history, different values around money, and different personality. I certainly didn't grow up in poverty myself (though my father has told me he didn't have much growing up), but we sure weren't rich, and if we wanted something as kids we were mostly expected to save for it, and it was very clear that large purchases (more than 50-100 dollars) were a Big Deal to be thought about carefully and made infrequently, especially if they were purely for enjoyment. I didn't grow up having the nicest or newest anything, and I still mostly don't, nor do I partic
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  9. C'est vraiment un beau texte, wow. Je trouve ça bien que tu apportes cet aspect là car c'est tellemeeeent facile pour quelqu'un dans le programme de dire "lâchez pas", parfois je trouve ça "enrageant" dans un sens hahaha (No offense people, just saying). Il y a d'autres choses en dehors de vétérinaire et j'aime le fait que tu ais décidé de le partager. Ton programme a l'air vraiment intéressant.
    2 points
  10. Je suis suis d'accord avec tout ce qui est dit plus haut, j'ajouterais que 500$ pour quelqu'un c'est peu mais pour d'autre c'est la nourriture pendant un grand laps de temps. C'est certain qu'on pourrait discuter longtemps pourquoi prendre un animal si on ne peut pas assumer tous les frais mais je crois que cela serait un vœu pieux, les personnes plus défavorisées ont souvent un lien très précieux avec leur animal. Je crois aussi que le lien avec un animal n'est pas le même pour tous et qu'une personne très bien financièrement peut ne pas vouloir investir car c'est seulement qu'un animal! J'
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  11. Je crois que c’est du cas par cas... est-ce que le proprio ne veut pas ou ne peut pas payer pour la chirurgie? Est-ce que la chirurgie coûte très cher, ou bien est-ce que c’est un montant plus « raisonnable »? Est-ce qu’il y a moyen de maintenir une certaine qualité de vie sans la chirurgie en contrôlant avec des médicaments moins chers par exemple? L’animal a quel âge? Est-ce que ça serait de l’acharnement thérapeutique de faire la chirurgie? Je crois que l’euthanasie reste à la discrétion du vétérinaire, selon son avis professionnel. Mais si par exemple je pense que l’animal va vraiment
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  12. Salut! J'ai fait droit à l'UdeM mais oui ils vont t'accorder une CRU plus élevée. Pour te donner une idée, je connais quelqu'un en droit qui a eu 33 de CRU avec 3.3 de GPA. J'ai été admise directement avec 3.7 cette année en med à l'UdeM. N'hésite pas à m'envoyer un message si tu as d'autres questions!
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  13. One other perspective here I have heard from some people about - superstar researchers don't always make good residents. Precisely because they care about research so much. Any time you spend doing research you are not say studying or looking after patients - point is there is a price to doing anything that takes away from something else. Residency is a job - and many programs are looking for people that are good at the job. Research is often a tangent to the job. Any resident/staff knows of people that are extremely academic/research focused that may be losing out on practical things. I
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  14. FreddyHeff

    Trop vieux?

    l'année où j'ai débuté en physiothérapie, à 35 ans, j'ai aussi été accepté en médecine (oui, je sais, c'est rare, mais je me passionne beaucoup plus pour la physio, ça vient avec l'âge et l'expérience, on sait ce qu'on veut). Les facultés ne discriminent pas, donc vas-y fort!!
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  15. I grew up middle class. We never went without but we didn't buy anything full price if we could get it on sale. That said, we often would save so we can get nicer things when we wanted it. I have always loved couponing, getting things on sale, saving money...child of immigrants No debt from undergrad or master's, but lots from half of another bachelors, med school, and then residency and getting married (husband is also a student who is non-med). I like seeing my debt go down. I don't like spending more than I have to...but I'll go for a guilty pleasure (and feel slightly g
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  16. My guess is Gina Linetti.
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  18. CC4 medical student applying to a competitive surgical specialty. Ill say a few things for OP 1. Never too early to start practicing suturing, and it is one of the few skills in the OR you may actually get to do as a medical student. If you are really keen on getting some experience, I'd suggest getting a suture kit and watching youtube videos. Start learning common suture techniques, how to hold instruments, the fundamentals etc. I just recently started using pig's feet for practice and I must say its a lot better than the rigid suture kits, so you can always consider that (other objects
    2 points
  19. YESTERDAY You eat strawberries today, eat rhubarb daily and yams.
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  20. They are being honest, which is a good thing. It's better they tell you in advance so you can find someone else rather than write you a non-descript generic letter which can do you harm when everyone else has stellar letters.
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  21. They don't dislike you. They just don't know you. Being with someone for one and a half days isn't long enough to write anything meaningful.
    1 point
  22. CATCHY Coordinating all teachers can help youth.
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  23. YACHTING Your active collaboration has tightened information news gathering.
    1 point
  24. Thank you guys so much for your replies, I really appreciate it. Since I posted this, I saw a psychiatrist and was diagnosed with ADHD, so I am feeling hopeful that once I start treatment things will get a little easier.
    1 point
  25. Admis en pharmacie à Udem ? Avc 32.4?? J’ai pas appliqué à Udem en pensant que j’allais avoir un refus ... wow tu redonnes espoir ahha !
    1 point
  26. 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
    1 point
  27. OBSERVATION Often, bad smoke escaped, revealing vapours and threatening immediate, overwhelming, noxiousness.
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  29. GREATNESS Get ready easily and take narrow empty streets - seriously!
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  30. Fingers crossed indeed! I do have a little M Huncho that the interview invites will not be sent out December 14th (nor indeed that entire week). All that UBC said regarding interview invites was "make sure you have internet from Dec. 14th and on", so that actually is making me think we're looking at a late December type of situation. Especially with the delays in the application opening this year. I tentatively predict that the first people to receive interview offers will be Dec. 23rd (with rejections earlier in the week)
    1 point
  31. SIMPLY Seriously interesting! Many people like yachting!
    1 point
  32. Ugh, not sure how I managed to do that three times
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  33. PERPETUALLY Professionals educate reliably, police educate tirelessly Ulysse, and let loose yearly.
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  34. OPPORTUNITIES Of police perspective, of real time understanding, never ignite tension in encouraging situations.
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  35. Look at the statistics on the website for OOS. Even someone with cGPA as low as 3.5 I believe has been admitted. Imo why even bother think about competitiveness? All you are going to lose is 130 dollars and some hours on the application, but that way you still have some chance, rather than not applying and have 0 chance. Maybe you think you are not competitive, but you might actually be a very good applicant in their eyes. We never know!
    1 point
  36. SCATTERBRAINED She can advise the teacher, even revise basic reports and inform nurses especially diligently.
    1 point
  37. STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS Some trainees reported an incident George. Having thought forever on reporting, Warren also reported. Deciding not, Ed seemed satisfied.
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  39. KEYBOARDING Ken eats yams, blueberries, oranges, apples, raspberries - delicious! It's necessarily good.
    1 point
  40. OVERBEARING Owen verily eats raspberries, blueberries, eggs and rhubarb in nighttime George.
    1 point
  41. Usually when you do enough research with someone for them to know that you are interested in their specialty, they will go out of their way to get you into clinical scenarios so they can write you a letter. If they don't go out of their way, then usually they are receptive to the suggestion if you bring it up. Don't underestimate the important of having good people in your corner go to bat for you when the time comes. (sorry for the mixed boxing/baseball metaphor).
    1 point
  42. AS2020

    Trop vieux?

    Bonjour ! Je pense que les autres ont tout à fait raison, il n'y a pas d'âge pour la médecine ! Je suis en première année de médecine et ma cohorte est extrêmement diversifiée en terme d'âges. Les gens sont tous différents, ont des parcours différents, mais au final, on a tous le même but ultime d'être médecin alors ça nous rapproche beaucoup et personne n'est laissé de côté. Je trouve que c'est ce qui est beau de la médecine !
    1 point
  43. I applied into OBGYN as a super late interest (like fell in love with it a couple weeks before CaRMS closed late interest) and applied in with an application that screamed psychiatry and/or family medicine... and I was interviewed. I wrote a strong personal letter talking about how I had fallen in love with this discipline I'd never even considered before and how my core OBGYN rotation happened right before CaRMs closed and that's where I discovered I really unexpectedly liked OBGYN. I hadn't done my surgical rotation at the time I applied and interviewed in Carms. So I had zero surgical skill
    1 point
  44. So I am not a gen path, but I work with some GPs. The mix and how it's divvied up will vary depending on whether you're at a community hospital in a city, or at a hospital in a smaller community. From what I see, they truly do a bit of everything. Some surg path, some hemepath (blood films, the occasional marrow, and maybe marrow procurement depending on how that procedure is delegated), some transfusion... I assume potentially some micro and chemistry as well, but I have minimal exposure to that side of their skillset. You will likely have the ability to tailor your practice to your inte
    1 point
  45. Mel96b

    Bad Grade

    B is NOT a bad grade. It's an average grade. It only means that, once in your life, you were average. It's totally fine & actually very normal! I got a couple of Bs during undergrad and still here I am. I did not justify myself and never thought that they would care about whether was my fault or not. I would have taken the blame if I was asked about it though. I wanna show that I am capable of accepting constructive criticism & improve, rather that be the person who always put the blame on external circumstances...
    1 point
  46. julietb

    STUDYING FOR CARS

    I also wrote the entire MCAT, but scored highly in CARS I read through the Kaplan book and applied their strategies to the AAMC CARS question banks. Depending on how much time I had each day, I did at least 1 or 2 passages (ideally more) every day during my prep. A lot of people told me that you should always do the AAMC questions under timed conditions, or try to only take the time for each passage that you would take on the test. What I did (and what worked really well for me), was not even worrying about my time at first, and really focusing on dissecting the question, using the Kaplan str
    1 point
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