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  1. I have to be more honest and say while you have a diverse background, you are also competing against others that come from diverse backgrounds as well. NOSM tends to attract more of those from a non-traditional background. The truth is your GPA is still holding you back a lot. I'd consider even doing more course work to try and improve on the GPA because that will always be your hurdle. - G
  2. yes you can but it's on a case by case basis don't blindside your PI unless you plan to burn all bridges finish your program - G
  3. Grades are higher since the curve is towards B+/A- in higher level grad courses but the weighing relative to undergrad isn't the same For example UofC only counts grad school as one year's worth of GPA... even if you got 4.0 it wouldn't move the GPA so much. What's the program? Do you think you'd go into a career regarding the program. - G
  4. so let me get this straight... they are understaffed, but they think they can ensure worker satisfaction and loyalty by not being accommodating for one day? look I know it's always better to try and negotiate and come to a mutual understanding and agreement... but this workplace isn't looking out for your interests at all if you aren't going to advocate for yourself who else will? - G
  5. I think that goes the other way too... I do think that just having grades is not the best but that's my opinion as a non-trad applicant in the past. I don't think there will ever truly be a fair system but if there's at least a way to not look down on the guy working 2 jobs to keep afloat vs the guy travelling to Zimbabwe for a mission then that evens the field somewhat. - G
  6. I changed my name legally... once I registered for CPSO and my legal name went into the registry it became too confusing for others to look me up and I wanted to avoid the confusion. The other reality is people just prefer a more anglicized name so I switched my legal name to middle name instead. - G
  7. Talk about making generalizations... Anyways it's clear we won't see eye to eye but the fact remains that it's completely fair for this student to look for another option and doing so isn't the OP being entitled. Good day, - G
  8. I'm really surprised by the large number of unmatched positions at UofA... I don't recall this being so prominent in years past. Two years in a row there's one spot for PHPM+FM as well. UofA really is a good site and even with the lower number of applicants there aren't many PHPM+FM specific spots. - G
  9. I cannot fervently disagree more with this point. There's a difference between having zero choice to work with someone or a group of people vs taking a chance to ask if you could work with someone else or having a preference. Yes if this student had already been assigned this preceptor, and just before they start working with them they had a poor experience... unfortunately they'll have to bite the bullet (unless the experience is something heinous like physical abuse). That said there's absolutely nothing wrong with wanting a preference for preceptors and that doesn't mean the student l
  10. Detroit Become Human You are welcome P.S if you and your partner cannot decide on whether or not to save the fish that's a dealbreaker... you'll know what I'm talking about. - G
  11. One year isn't enough for a trend... if it continues then it's interesting "Other Canadian" is so broad, similarly there's so much difference comparing in province between places like Ontario to Manitoba (multiple schools vs 1 school) There's also a lot of variation in some of the data between 2016-2019... those trends didn't stay either I'd wait to look at it again in the next few years. - G
  12. This kind of thing does so much damage to the profession in the public eye. Only recently has physicians been on the upswing politically but these things will cater to a base that believes physicians are greedy people and that generalization combined with people's lack of understanding re: billing or the training process only makes us look worse. There's so much good that's done every day that goes unreported (since it's not always newsworthy) ... a shame really. - G
  13. I don't think it was a lack of exposure as you will get that as well but it is always harder in a larger medical school as there's the hierarchy and when there's a lot of students that day competing for OR time or face time it can be hard. That said I think my lower exposure was more my fault than that of the school (for example... I don't want to do OB at all). At NOSM I would say that it is an added benefit for sure, but if you are more interested in subspecialty type training or academia then there are better options out there. If you're looking for more of a homey feel NOSM really is
  14. I will say as the only person here that's been to UofA and NOSM on this site that if you wanted OBGYN exposure and to pour your electives there you definitely can. I wouldn't underestimate what the rural GPs are capable of here either. I get more hands on and one-on-one exposure to everything since day 1 and I have had a good experience in Sudbury. I know that NOSM also tries to leverage relationships with other schools to help establish elective opportunities in peds and OBGYN (CHEO, Mississauga high volume OB, etc). That said I echo the sentiment that if you only are interested in NOSM
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