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    RedLily got a reaction from Bambi in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
    SUCCEEDS
    Some unruly clerks can eat excesively during studies
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    RedLily reacted to Bambi in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
    The above is an invalid post!
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    RedLily reacted to Bambi in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
    SHEEP
    Sheep have eaten every poo.
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    RedLily reacted to NLengr in Fam Med Residency Program Comparison   
    I forgot drinking. If you are into drinking, it's the place to be. Hahaha
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    RedLily got a reaction from Elijah989 in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
    UNDERSTANDS
    Unless Neo dances, even really stupidly, Trinity and Neo don't survive.
     
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    RedLily got a reaction from Bambi in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
    UNDERSTANDS
    Unless Neo dances, even really stupidly, Trinity and Neo don't survive.
     
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    RedLily got a reaction from IMislove in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
    UNDERSTANDS
    Unless Neo dances, even really stupidly, Trinity and Neo don't survive.
     
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    RedLily got a reaction from goldpeanutbutter in Cars As A Barrier For Esl Students?   
    CARS "has been developed specifically to measure the analysis and reasoning skills you will need to be successful in medical school."
     
    Communication isn't the central assessment for CARS, it's reasoning. So if the point of this assessment is being 'lost in translation' (literally) on ESL students, due to the selection of passages, doesn't really seem that fair
     
    This can be a very useful test to examine critical thinking skills, but the selection of passages they use seems like it can defs be a limitation for ESL students
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    RedLily got a reaction from anthromd in Phd2Md's Advice On Interviewing Well   
    Very thoughtful for you to post this, a great resource. 
     
     
     
    And can I say as a multi-cycle interviewer, this ^^^ makes all the difference.
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    RedLily got a reaction from zaddy in Typical Part Time Jobs Held During Medical School   
    The potential (and actual) debt appears intimidating, but we're looking at a future where we'll be able to pay it back effectively and reasonably. Life is long, enjoy it
     
     
     
    Pretty sure with what I owe OSAP they have a protective detail on me, so you're not alone.
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    RedLily got a reaction from Persephone in Phd2Md's Advice On Interviewing Well   
    I've interviewed in past cycles, and I never liked the process, I thought people were bs-ing about the 'having fun' part haha. This last cycle I made an effort to be more calm about the whole thing, and by 'more calm' I mean less obsessive and overthinking the whole thing lol, which seems to be a hangup for some people.
     
    Someone on here gave me great advise, and what particularly helped me was treating my MMI like a practise session- it took the performance anxiety/pressure off and I just rolled with everything. I found myself feeling more comfortable at each station, being myself, and also I was able to move on from a station without carrying the omigodwhydidIsaythat baggage to the next one.  
     
    And I actually did have fun   
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    RedLily reacted to SunAndMoon in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    no way, i hope its red for canada's 150th!!!!
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    RedLily reacted to tameimpala in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    Bring as little as possible
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    RedLily reacted to Applemanv3 in Lasik Eye Surgery   
    Had LASIK with CFMS discount summer 2012. Best money spent ever. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Got it done at LASIK MD Mississauga.
    Now, I'm a diagnostic radiology resident. Knew even back then that's what I wanted, so no regrets and no issues.
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    RedLily reacted to Log in 2017 Backpack?   
    LEGOLAS, WHAT DO YOUR CALGARIAN EYES SEE?
     
    Edit: okay wow I just now read the entire thread and realized how serious this got. Oops.
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    RedLily reacted to palefire in CASPer Requirement   
    The dark side of the fairy tale life is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural 
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    RedLily reacted to SunAndMoon in CASPer Requirement   
    That is not what they said. Please re-read their post. Also, for someone who really doesn't want other people to prep so you could stand out more, you're really advocating for practicing. Your pitch is terrible.
    I never said not to take a practice test. There are a couple of free ones or free sample stations out there. They are typically samples on prep companies' website, and that is all you should need IMO. No need to spend money to be evaluated and have your answers be coached. What you will learn from taking sample questions, tests or stations is that you should be structured, clear and concise in the manner that you speak. You have not added much to what I said. What makes an excellent answer excellent? Can you comment on that? 
    As to the MMI, most people I know did not spend hundreds or thousands in preparing MMIs. Instead, we met up among friends and discussed scenarios and practiced together. The Casper scenarios are not more ethically ambiguous or challenging than MMI scenarios. I very strongly disagree with your assessment that "many of the questions [on the surface] seemed obvious", but were not. Even if they were, what will a prep course or a sample test give you to learn to identify the hidden issues? I did not learn to deal with ethical issues by practicing for the MMI. I learned that in life, at work, doing the things that got me to where I am in the first place. 
    I posted about TPR in the context of the MCAT, yes. You need books to study, an overwhelming majority of applicants have used books from any prep company. The objectives and modalities of evaluations of the MCAT are clear, MCAT prep companies follow them to provide students with the content in a concise manner. Comparing MCAT prep to MMI prep or Casper prep is ludicrous. 
    You and your friends can now stop with the whole "don't take advice from someone who didn't get in". I am getting increasingly frustrated with these disrespectful and belittling comments. I actually got in. Am I part of your little club now or what?
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    RedLily reacted to Haribo7173 in CASPer Requirement   
    My man!
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    RedLily reacted to MountainAmoeba in What's On Your Mind?   
    Feeling pretty damn lucky.
     
    I've been on this forum, watching people share their struggles, successes, and setbacks. 2 years ago I was inspired to try to chase my pipe dream of medicine after starting a successful career in nursing.
     
    I was discouraged by people saying it was nearly impossible succeed on the MCAT without formal education in the required sciences, and by my relatively low GPA. I spent the next two years pursuing open studies to remedy my GPA, and self studying for the MCAT.
     
    After the long process of exam writing, applying, and working and going to school, I was admitted to medical school. I found these forums a safe place to seek help, and advice, while concurrently gaining insight by reading about others.
     
    I would say to those who are older, and uncertain, and facing self doubt - pack it up, box it, put it aside and try. You don't win the lotto without buying a ticket, and you don't get in to medicine without trying.
     
    I'm writing this, not to gloat, but to share my story, and hopefully encourage others not to give up on dreams.
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    RedLily reacted to McGillMedAmbassadors in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    Very high yield indeed.
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    RedLily reacted to tameimpala in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    ^ High yield advice
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    RedLily reacted to SunAndMoon in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    oh man 
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    RedLily got a reaction from flatjacks in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    We go through "Blocks" (units) which each cover an organ system, except the first one (Block A) which is public health.
     
    Molecules/biochem/genetics come up as relevant to each organ system. So, for example Block B is Respiration so the genetics focuses on genetic defects of the lungs, mutations in genes (enzymes, etc. related to this) pertinent to this, etc.. Molecules have a bigger role I'd say in Block E (Gastro) and F (immunology). Endocrine is mostly in Block E (Gastro) when we learn about diabetes, the thyroid (though it does come up briefly in other blocks as well).
     
    There is a final exam after each block, which focuses on that organ system. The longer blocks will have a midterm. R&E is then a cumulative exam, it's during "R&E week": The final exam for the most recent block you did, the R&E exam, and the anatomy exam covering the most recent blocks you haven't been tested on are all during the same week. So for example, our first R&E 'week' was in December. We had a final exam for Cardio (Block C), an anatomy exam that covered the anatomy from Blocks B and C (resp and cardio), and R&E exam (covered Blocks A,B and C) during that last week of school. Our second R&E week had the final exam for Block E (gastro), anatomy exam covering Blocks D (renal) and E, and then an R&E exam. This second R&E exam covered topics from all the previous blocks, but with an emphasis on the most recent ones (D and E). Final exams are more detailed, R&E is supposed to be more broad.
     
    So, right now we're covering infection (Block G. We just finished immunology, Block F), and next is Block H (movement). So we'll have final exams after Blocks F and G, and then to end first year we'll have a final R&E week during which we will have a final exam for Block H, an anatomy exam and an R&E exam (emphasis on the most recent blocks that have not yet been on an R&E exam).
     
    Hope that makes sense
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    RedLily got a reaction from LoneStar in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    We go through "Blocks" (units) which each cover an organ system, except the first one (Block A) which is public health.
     
    Molecules/biochem/genetics come up as relevant to each organ system. So, for example Block B is Respiration so the genetics focuses on genetic defects of the lungs, mutations in genes (enzymes, etc. related to this) pertinent to this, etc.. Molecules have a bigger role I'd say in Block E (Gastro) and F (immunology). Endocrine is mostly in Block E (Gastro) when we learn about diabetes, the thyroid (though it does come up briefly in other blocks as well).
     
    There is a final exam after each block, which focuses on that organ system. The longer blocks will have a midterm. R&E is then a cumulative exam, it's during "R&E week": The final exam for the most recent block you did, the R&E exam, and the anatomy exam covering the most recent blocks you haven't been tested on are all during the same week. So for example, our first R&E 'week' was in December. We had a final exam for Cardio (Block C), an anatomy exam that covered the anatomy from Blocks B and C (resp and cardio), and R&E exam (covered Blocks A,B and C) during that last week of school. Our second R&E week had the final exam for Block E (gastro), anatomy exam covering Blocks D (renal) and E, and then an R&E exam. This second R&E exam covered topics from all the previous blocks, but with an emphasis on the most recent ones (D and E). Final exams are more detailed, R&E is supposed to be more broad.
     
    So, right now we're covering infection (Block G. We just finished immunology, Block F), and next is Block H (movement). So we'll have final exams after Blocks F and G, and then to end first year we'll have a final R&E week during which we will have a final exam for Block H, an anatomy exam and an R&E exam (emphasis on the most recent blocks that have not yet been on an R&E exam).
     
    Hope that makes sense
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    RedLily reacted to tameimpala in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    1) R+E weeks happen after every 2-3 blocks. You usually have 3 exams during the week: 1 end of block exam, 1 practical anatomy exam (60s to ID a pinned structure on a cadaver) and 1 R+E exam (cumulative exam from all the blocks you've seen so far which is more focussed on clinical knowledge versus basic science)
    2) TCP is a low stress transition period where you begin going into clinics but still have some lectures as well. You have no patient responsibility but get to hone your history taking and physical exam skills. It's very chill.
    3)maybe a med 1 can chime in because they've changed this course from when I did it and might change it again for next year.
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