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  1. Hey guys, COST: I have two rooms for rent in Edmonton. I am doing some renos now until May so it's best to move in around May 1st. One room is $550 +utilities and the other is $600 + utilities. LOCATION It has an 11 minute drive to the U of A hospital or 6 minute drive to transit and 12 minute bus ride SITUATION If you really wanted, I could make April free if that was a benefit for you but be aware of the dust storm. I am VERY flexible to make it work for someone. If you want to come and use my place as a temporary home while looking for something permanent I can do a monthly
  2. Are you guys part of the class of 2019? If yes, we are having a social after the financial event next week. Just another suggestion for the meetup. I think the O-weekl committee is putting it on.
  3. Alberta is a poor man's BC haha. Great comment. I would say that's fairly accurate but there's also some things Alberta wins over BC. For me it's the outdoor rinks that most places in BC can't make. The river valley is awesome though and campus is basically on the river valley. There's actually a ton of cool things to in and around it. There's 3? ski hills in Edmonton but they are VERY small. Like the poster above said, the rockies are the place to go skiing. I live east of the city in the country and there's a couple cool things to do that I know of out here. Lots of people don't know ab
  4. Hey Economist... I'm not in med (yet) but I know there is a STIM program where you can do research in the summers and get the STIM added to your MD degree. The STIM is MD with special training in research. Here is a link with info: http://www.med.ualberta.ca/programs/mdstir Also... from personal experience at the U of A I think it is so easy to get research opportunities. I did research after first year and got to shadow etc. so getting a position as a medical student should be even easier. Most profs at the U of A and researchers will take you on for a project with an email or two to
  5. One other note on some recreational opportunities... The med class has soccer, hockey, etc etc etc. teams that are for the med students. There is absolutely a ton of opportunities and there's lots of general undergrad opportunities too. I know a lot of people who come to Edmonton for medicine and start playing hockey for the first time. By the way, the gym is awesome! In my personal opinion... if you are looking to save money then finding a place north or south of campus along the LRT line is a good choice. The LRT is included in our fees so we can take it wherever and it drops you of
  6. Hey guys, so I've been accepted to the U of A and will be choosing to stay here rather than other options. As I start thinking about I realized a lot of people probably have a ton of questions about U of A, Edmonton, living here etc. I know I would if I was moving away. MOST OF ALL I AM VERY EXCITED TO MEET THE CLASS. I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE JOINED A FAMILY TOGETHER. I have lived in Edmonton my whole life so if anyone has questions about where to live, stuff to do in Edmonton, what the U of A facilities are like etc. I am here to answer some questions and help out my future colleagu
  7. Thanks for answering. The three year program is fine by me, it's mostly the age gap/disconnect problem that I'm struggling to overcome. Good to get another perspective though.
  8. So... I interviewed at the U of C and my perception of the program dropped off a cliff. I like the 3 year program more after being explained the thought process behind it and the facilities are nice but I have two major concerns (big enough that if I didn't get in I would consider not applying next year to U of C). 1. I'm a 3rd year and you can definitely feel that Calgary attracts older students. Median age of acceptance was 25 and you can sense that at the interview. I met one other undergrad and spoke to around 30 people. That's not old but my problem is that when I was at interview I
  9. I'm wondering if we'll see a 5pm set and an 8pm set like last time...
  10. I'm confused. Everyone keeps saying the March interview invites are all done but I haven't seen any for March 7th (minus that one rescheduling). Am I missing something?
  11. Question mostly for the current students. What do you know about when we will find out about billeting. I understand it's first come first serve but will we find out if someone is willing to take us AND if we will not be taken anywhere. Also, do you have any clue what date we will know by? Basically I'm wondering if I should proactively book a hotel room etc. or at what date I should start thinking about doing so. As a side note, thank you to anyone who is participating in the billeting and driving it's a huge help to many of us!
  12. I received the email twice so I'm guessing that they're trying to get it to all of you who didn't get it the first time.
  13. So... now we have something else to speculate about... Will it be the fourth, the fifth or possibly anytime after that?
  14. I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry at this point.
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