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  1. Thank you! I was thinking cardiology general ward ... however I've heard from a 4th year, cardiology is a tough elective to impress on/get a letter from (and at Ottawa's heart institute it'll probably be even more complex patients than usual) and that I should consider other electives. Any thoughts on that? Second choice would be heme. I've applied for an ID elective at Western.
  2. Mac doesn't offer electives in July/August and I'm pretty happy with my confirmed UBC electives in September onwards. Otherwise Mac would have certainly been my top choice along with Ottawa given how close it is to Toronto. Think I should reconsider given my location preferences and perhaps just change up my UBC elective to accommodate Mac's blackout period?
  3. UBC student here on OOP electives in July/August. I'm applying for 2 weeks CTU at St. Mikes, 2 weeks MTU in Calgary, 2 weeks of subspecialty at UofOttawa and I can't decide where to put my last 2 weeks (or whether to alternatively just put it in my home school and maximize my facetime there - that said I already have 10 weeks of UBC IM CTU/subspecialty). - Torn now between Western vs. Queens. Collegial atmosphere and a good, supportive program are very important points to me, I sense that both Queens and Western will meet those criteria. I'm most wary of the towns themselves - I love Van
  4. Hmmm, I remember telling my parents that if I dont get an acceptance this year, I'd be happy to do whatever helps me support myself and my family, including a job at a restaurant/fast food chain. They shared the same sentiments as you, you dont get a BSc to work at mcdicks. However, I just see it as doing whatever I can to support myself and if possible my family, its temporary and I think in that regard I leave my pride at the door. My dad has worked as a security guard and pizza delivery man due to health issues and trouble finding work at his age after immigrating here, he used to make 6 fi
  5. I just got a place between UBC and VGH, literally smack dab in the middle on West 16th Avenue. Walking distance to so many Kits restaurants, the beach and a 20-30 min bus ride to campus (less when its quiet hours) so thats a perk of living off campus yet nearby. I'll be getting a car soon, but I haven't decided if I'll be driving to school or not (may be worth the 8 AM classes), carpool? You cant go wrong by living on or just off campus in a nicer area like Kits. Campus is convenient but frankly, it can get boring and isolating at times, I've lived on campus for 4 years now and I want out
  6. 46dr, do you mind sharing what incentives (especially the credit cards being offered) Daniel is offering you at Scotia? I'm going to be calling him soon and it'd be cool to see if we can land any sweet deals or at least ensure that we are all receiving fair offers
  7. Can any current/older students or incoming 2021 students who have secured a line of credit PM me the name of their trusted financial advisors (if that isn't too confidential, I understand if you would not like to share that information with an online stranger)? I'd rather approach a trustworthy financial advisor right off the bat rather than have to sift through ones that are trying to take advantage of me. Any especially important points I should arm myself with before I go in for an appointment? All I know right now is that prime - 0.25% is competitive.
  8. I accepted my offer so I'm in it either way ????... Thanks everyone! Not sure if I should break the ice in the 2021 group, its quiet I guess it's still early eh.
  9. Hey everyone, I was wondering how much pre-CARMS elective time UBC students have?! If its solid, im gonna accept my offer tonight woooo.
  10. I can't 100% decide where to go and here I have my parents talking about university rankings of UBC and Queens lol fml. Can someone tell me based on this limited information I have... what they think of my pro's and con's of each, and share their own experiences with selecting a med school? Pro's of Queens/Cons of UBC: 1. To get a fresh start - Obvious winner Queens. I did my undergrad at UBC and frankly outside of Greek life, the school lacks spirit. Vancouver is beautiful but I have yet to make the most of what it offers (nature). 2. I'm interested in living in a BIG CITY in the
  11. Oh man, those are solid points... I'd really love to hear what more people think about this. On one hand, a tight knit class and fresh faces means a great deal to me but have the freedom to do research year round, and that support system is certainly advantageous. What seems to be the deal breaker here is that UBC med students appear to match to Toronto residencies just fine (provided they work for it of course)...The end goal really is Toronto, I really do want to try something new. If I had applied to UofT (and gotten in, it'd be a no brainer to go there)...so ultimately does one school real
  12. In on this, have a similar question in the ama thread would love to hear opinions.
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