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  1. Just wanted to bump this thread in case anyone had more advice.
  2. Great post, NLengr. I guess the question now is: What do you do if you don't make the cut after all that hard work?
  3. Yes I would. I honestly think I'd get into geopolitics and geoeconomics.
  4. Thanks for the advice, guys. I tried studying for it last summer (just after my second year) and I had not done Organic chemistry or physics and I quit mid way because I couldn't stay focused and was not doing well. Now that I've finished physics and organic chemistry I should hopefully find it easier to study. When I say that I only have one shot to write it in 2014, I mean that I only have the summer. Do people study during the year with 5 courses?
  5. Well actually I'd be working for the first two months to save up for a plane ticket and spending cash.
  6. I need help making a decision. My family is planning to travel this summer and we don't travel often (maybe once every 5 years) – so it is pretty exciting when we do get the opportunity to travel. The issue is that I have yet to write my MCAT. If I decide to travel with my family this summer, then I'll have only until 2014 to write the MCAT (as the MCAT will change by 2015 and I assume most of my study material will become obsolete). If I delay my MCAT until 2014, I worry that I will do poorly and will have to rewrite it (the new one) in 2015. My family will be away for about 2 out of the 4 mo
  7. Or how about you learn to take a joke?
  8. For those of you who just finished their first or second year of medical school, how often did you go to class? Thanks.
  9. They said under no circumstances will they provide a refund. Damn, this sucks
  10. I think the politicians that govern the United States are a prime example of just why money should no be involved (regardless of the amount). There is a huge ordeal right now in the U.S. where a candidate running for some type office (i.e. governor or president) will have their election highly dependent how much money he/she can raise. Where does the money go to? It goes towards making ads against your opponent. The more opportunity that you have to convince people why you should be elected (and the other person shouldn't) will ultimately lead to your election. Now you can donate to the ca
  11. I agree that all people should be treated equally. I also agree that we should factor in who has more people depending on that person. However, I do disagree with your last point. You said that you would factor in the chance of survival of each individual if given the transplant, but then you go on to say that we should not judge the drug/alcohol addict. Don't those two ideas counter on another? Wouldn't the individual that does not abuse drugs or has no history of abusing drugs have a better chance at survival? If you give the liver to the drug addict, and the next day he starts snorting coca
  12. The exception would be if the elderly person has been on the wait list for a long time, I don't think it would be right for the hospital to a younger individual if they just walked through the door. The only time I think that younger people should take priority over the elderly is if they both come in at the same time. With these organs being so scarce, I think it's best to give it to the person who will have the chance to utilize it the most. Is this a sound argument or is it unethical? With only one organ and the only factor that separates two patients is age, wouldn't it make sense to give
  13. At the end of the day, I think the right thing to do would be to provide the transplant to the individual what would benefit from it the most. Many of these organs are highly scarce. Now despite your political views, look at the controversy that arose when former vice president Cheney received a heart transplant at the age of 70 or 71. Granted he did wait 20 months for it, but the question is, could a younger individual who also needed the organ benefited from it more? To which I answer: yes. I think the same holds true for the drug/alcohol addict and the regular middle class individu
  14. So UBC will not refund me anything even if its an emergency situation (i.e. death in the family)? Also, for the MCAT, I thought that as long as you cancel 2 weeks prior to the test date, that you will be refunded $120.
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