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    FlorenceOD got a reaction from im_edgy_asf in Md Title Vs Mcgill's Mdcm   
    I, too, am having the feeling that MDCM is nothing more than a fancy term. Being the first medical school in Canada, McGill could have the right to have their own unique term?
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    FlorenceOD got a reaction from Username92 in Médecine Vs Pharmacie   
    Je sais que plusieurs sont déçus de la vie de pharmacien, dans le sens que c'est vraiment différent de ce que à quoi les étudiants s'attendent.
     
    Pour avoir travaillé en tant que technicienne de lab pendant plus d'un ans, je peux te dire qu'on fait une bonne partie du boulot. Ça m'arrivait de tout préparer, pour ensuite présenter le médicament au pharmacien en train lire le journal sur l'ordi, qui fait juste une tite signature.
     
    Aussi, dépendamment de la pharmacie ou tu travailles, tu peux avoir que très peu de relation avec le patient. Dans les gros Jean Coutu, par exemple, les clients ont plus tendances à désirer rester anonymes (j'ai travaillé dans une petite pharmacie avec une clientèle stable, donc la relation est très différente).
     
    Ça dépend vraiment de tes aspirations. Es-tu quelqu'un qui a besoin de beaucoup d'autonomie? Parce qu'un pharmacien se contente bien souvent de suivre les indications du médecin. Et même si un jour les pharmaciens venaient à prescrire, le tout se ferait sous un algorithme assz répétitif. Par contre, si tu es quelqu'un qui est mal à l'aise avec de grosses responsabilités, pharmacien serait mieux (on dit souvent que c'est la faute aux médecins si quelque chose tourne mal). En plus, pharmacien est, selon moi, un emploi plus stable et calme si tu désire avoir une vie ou une famille, quoique ça dépend de la pharmacie.
     
    (BTW, j'invite n'importe qui à contester ce que j'ai dis ci-haut afin de donner une autre version)
     
    Je ne peux malheureusment pas t'en dire plus pour pharmacien propriétaire. As-tu, par contre, considéré pharmacien en milieux hospitalier? C'était vraiment dans mes alternatives si med n'aurait pas marché pour moi
     
    Je te conseille de parler à des gens sur le terrain pour t'en dire plus. Actives-toi parce qu'il faut que tu te décides
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    FlorenceOD reacted to dnao2 in What Does Uottawa's Interview Looks Like?   
    It's a pretty relaxed environment.  As for what kind of interview questions, (bound by confidentiality agreement), I can't say too much.  Most questions are typical as you mentioned.  They want to get to know you, and your experiences.  So know your sketch well.  Regarding general things, I think there is less emphasis on it, but it might show up here and there depending on who interviews you.  I know that doesn't answer much, but I tried! 
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    FlorenceOD got a reaction from thsc in Anxiety With Waiting   
    In my opinion, it's a bit dangerous to see it that way. Try to avoid making your pursuit too personal; you'll just suffer a whole lot more if you do. Don't make it about you, or what you CAN and CAN'T do. The application process is just one way of selection among many others, and it has its own biases. What I mean is: a rejection won't tell you that you're incompetent, but only that you don't meet THEIR own criteria.
     
    Try to be more objective (I know it's easier said than done, and I'm also quite anxious about the interviews as well). You're doing your best, and it may work or not. If it doesn't, well, you'll just find another path to climb that mountain of yours. The path you choose won't define you, because rather it's how you do it and what  accomplishments you make along the way that will.
     
    Last tip from a psych student: let me tell you that "nailing" that dream career has no long-term effect whatsoever on your subjective well-being. In other words, you won't be happier (for sure at first, but it'll go down to it's natural baseline after a while). It's the sad sad truth, and it's insane how our society makes such a big deal about careers. Truth is: there a LOT of other things that will define who you are as a person.
     
    Cheers (and I hope that helped a bit)!
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    FlorenceOD got a reaction from MD18 in Anxiety With Waiting   
    In my opinion, it's a bit dangerous to see it that way. Try to avoid making your pursuit too personal; you'll just suffer a whole lot more if you do. Don't make it about you, or what you CAN and CAN'T do. The application process is just one way of selection among many others, and it has its own biases. What I mean is: a rejection won't tell you that you're incompetent, but only that you don't meet THEIR own criteria.
     
    Try to be more objective (I know it's easier said than done, and I'm also quite anxious about the interviews as well). You're doing your best, and it may work or not. If it doesn't, well, you'll just find another path to climb that mountain of yours. The path you choose won't define you, because rather it's how you do it and what  accomplishments you make along the way that will.
     
    Last tip from a psych student: let me tell you that "nailing" that dream career has no long-term effect whatsoever on your subjective well-being. In other words, you won't be happier (for sure at first, but it'll go down to it's natural baseline after a while). It's the sad sad truth, and it's insane how our society makes such a big deal about careers. Truth is: there a LOT of other things that will define who you are as a person.
     
    Cheers (and I hope that helped a bit)!
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    FlorenceOD got a reaction from MDCMapplicant2015 in Anxiety With Waiting   
    In my opinion, it's a bit dangerous to see it that way. Try to avoid making your pursuit too personal; you'll just suffer a whole lot more if you do. Don't make it about you, or what you CAN and CAN'T do. The application process is just one way of selection among many others, and it has its own biases. What I mean is: a rejection won't tell you that you're incompetent, but only that you don't meet THEIR own criteria.
     
    Try to be more objective (I know it's easier said than done, and I'm also quite anxious about the interviews as well). You're doing your best, and it may work or not. If it doesn't, well, you'll just find another path to climb that mountain of yours. The path you choose won't define you, because rather it's how you do it and what  accomplishments you make along the way that will.
     
    Last tip from a psych student: let me tell you that "nailing" that dream career has no long-term effect whatsoever on your subjective well-being. In other words, you won't be happier (for sure at first, but it'll go down to it's natural baseline after a while). It's the sad sad truth, and it's insane how our society makes such a big deal about careers. Truth is: there a LOT of other things that will define who you are as a person.
     
    Cheers (and I hope that helped a bit)!
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    FlorenceOD got a reaction from Gundabba in Anxiety With Waiting   
    In my opinion, it's a bit dangerous to see it that way. Try to avoid making your pursuit too personal; you'll just suffer a whole lot more if you do. Don't make it about you, or what you CAN and CAN'T do. The application process is just one way of selection among many others, and it has its own biases. What I mean is: a rejection won't tell you that you're incompetent, but only that you don't meet THEIR own criteria.
     
    Try to be more objective (I know it's easier said than done, and I'm also quite anxious about the interviews as well). You're doing your best, and it may work or not. If it doesn't, well, you'll just find another path to climb that mountain of yours. The path you choose won't define you, because rather it's how you do it and what  accomplishments you make along the way that will.
     
    Last tip from a psych student: let me tell you that "nailing" that dream career has no long-term effect whatsoever on your subjective well-being. In other words, you won't be happier (for sure at first, but it'll go down to it's natural baseline after a while). It's the sad sad truth, and it's insane how our society makes such a big deal about careers. Truth is: there a LOT of other things that will define who you are as a person.
     
    Cheers (and I hope that helped a bit)!
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    FlorenceOD got a reaction from 2015med in Anxiety With Waiting   
    In my opinion, it's a bit dangerous to see it that way. Try to avoid making your pursuit too personal; you'll just suffer a whole lot more if you do. Don't make it about you, or what you CAN and CAN'T do. The application process is just one way of selection among many others, and it has its own biases. What I mean is: a rejection won't tell you that you're incompetent, but only that you don't meet THEIR own criteria.
     
    Try to be more objective (I know it's easier said than done, and I'm also quite anxious about the interviews as well). You're doing your best, and it may work or not. If it doesn't, well, you'll just find another path to climb that mountain of yours. The path you choose won't define you, because rather it's how you do it and what  accomplishments you make along the way that will.
     
    Last tip from a psych student: let me tell you that "nailing" that dream career has no long-term effect whatsoever on your subjective well-being. In other words, you won't be happier (for sure at first, but it'll go down to it's natural baseline after a while). It's the sad sad truth, and it's insane how our society makes such a big deal about careers. Truth is: there a LOT of other things that will define who you are as a person.
     
    Cheers (and I hope that helped a bit)!
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