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    anonymouspls got a reaction from jb24 in Study for MCAT as Incoming Med Student?   
    Lol this was posted in April so hopefully you've been doing absolutely nothing school related in the past few months. For anyone reading this in the future: Please don't waste one of the last summers of your life studying for the MCAT or anything else before medschool.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from ana_safavi in Want to drop out of med school...advice needed   
    I don't know anything about your situation so I won't offer advice. I recommend seeing someone for these problems, I doubt you could much useful advice on a forum like this.
    I just wanted to talk about this bolded part. I did longitudinal learning for 6-12 months at a family medicine office last year (1st year of med school). From what I see, a lot of what you're going to see as a FM is going to be repeats. After the first month, I pretty much knew what a patient was coming in for after about 20 seconds. Just remember that, when you do the same thing over and over again, it's going to become almost second nature. A big part of your job is going to be dealing with a small range of issues no matter the specialty, don't be intimated by the depth of knowledge we're learning in pre-clerkship at this stage. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from keipop in Bad Grade   
    in medicine lots of things are going to "happen" to you which won't be your fault ... this is a good lesson to get ready to deal with this if you one day get in.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Dr. A in The HOLY GRAIL of Casper Preparation - A Definitive Guide to Acing Casper   
    I don't know how I feel about CASPER because I have a really high typing speed (130+ WPM) and with about a day's worth of research I was able to score incredibly high without really knowing what I was doing (was told by an adcom from a US school that I interviewed at that I was amongst the 5 highest scorers in their entire applicant pool.) 
     
    It seems to me that typing speed is a really big factor. My basic approach was to answer it like an MMI: summarize the ethical dilemma and explore both sides before coming down on one side. This is why I think typing speed is so important because it's hard to contextualize everything if you type too slow. 
     
     
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Meningocoele in Bad Grade   
    in medicine lots of things are going to "happen" to you which won't be your fault ... this is a good lesson to get ready to deal with this if you one day get in.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from indefatigable in Bad Grade   
    in medicine lots of things are going to "happen" to you which won't be your fault ... this is a good lesson to get ready to deal with this if you one day get in.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from oneday1 in Feeling so done   
    I know what it feels like to be lost, I got rejected the firs time I applied as well, but ultimately don't give up if this is what you want. You're so close. It doesn't matter what you told your parents / other people.
    Always remember Med school admissions are a game. Your ability to get into medical school has very little to do with how qualified you are to practice medicine or how good of a doctor you'll be. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from LostLamb in Study for MCAT as Incoming Med Student?   
    Lol this was posted in April so hopefully you've been doing absolutely nothing school related in the past few months. For anyone reading this in the future: Please don't waste one of the last summers of your life studying for the MCAT or anything else before medschool.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from sportyrichmd in What to expect for first month of first year? How to prepare?   
    Don't prepare for anything, enjoy your summer. Yes it's important to make friends. I study pretty much the same way I studied in undergrad at first, but soon you'll have to become comfortable with not knowing some things before your test because there's too much to know, you'll learn this skill on your own. Lecturers are mostly nice. 
    You can kind of "study" for step1 by tracking your class content with boards and beyond / sketchy. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Tullius in Incoming McMaster medical student convicted of voyeurism   
    Lol cases like this demonstrate how spectacularly wrong medical schools are if they think they're doing anything to select for the desired soft skills they're looking for
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Medddddd in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    I went to Uwaterloo. I also know people who did engineering / CS at Uwaterloo making barely 60-80k in boring jobs. Don't assume you'd be making tons of cash working 40 hours a week if you went to engineering, that's not the average experience. Being an average physician is imo superior in everyway to being an average engineer / computer science grad etc. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from justdoingmybest in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    I went to Uwaterloo. I also know people who did engineering / CS at Uwaterloo making barely 60-80k in boring jobs. Don't assume you'd be making tons of cash working 40 hours a week if you went to engineering, that's not the average experience. Being an average physician is imo superior in everyway to being an average engineer / computer science grad etc. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Coldery in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    I went to Uwaterloo. I also know people who did engineering / CS at Uwaterloo making barely 60-80k in boring jobs. Don't assume you'd be making tons of cash working 40 hours a week if you went to engineering, that's not the average experience. Being an average physician is imo superior in everyway to being an average engineer / computer science grad etc. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from gogogo in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    I went to Uwaterloo. I also know people who did engineering / CS at Uwaterloo making barely 60-80k in boring jobs. Don't assume you'd be making tons of cash working 40 hours a week if you went to engineering, that's not the average experience. Being an average physician is imo superior in everyway to being an average engineer / computer science grad etc. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Remyelination in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    I went to Uwaterloo. I also know people who did engineering / CS at Uwaterloo making barely 60-80k in boring jobs. Don't assume you'd be making tons of cash working 40 hours a week if you went to engineering, that's not the average experience. Being an average physician is imo superior in everyway to being an average engineer / computer science grad etc. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Canadian MED in Bleak Job Prospects Post-School?   
    It depends on location and specialty. Any specialty that's tied to the hospital is going to have more limited job opportunities. So basically any surgery field right now has a pretty bad job market, neurosurgery and ortho being the worst. There are things like Rad Onc that used to be really bad too but now the job market is opening up for them. If you become an internist / FM you can pretty much work anywhere you want including downtown Toronto. Academic positions in any specialty are tough to get. You will get a job in any specialty in Canada, but you may get an undesirable location depending on your specialty. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from hbmed in Schulich Gear   
    You can order the Schulich medicine merch in September/early october and January, you can't do it yet as far as I know. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Hunnicutt in Schulich Gear   
    You can order the Schulich medicine merch in September/early october and January, you can't do it yet as far as I know. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from conditional knockout in -   
    Unfortunately(?) in the class cliques will form. The rich preppy types will form their own clique, and you will most likely befriend the people from blue collar background with a few exceptions. For example in my friend circle there is only 1 person with a physician parent (but in this case this person's demeanor is much closer to ours than those from the other cliques).
     
    Either way, from my experience all you need is a small group of friends, you'll be cordial with everyone else in the class and that's ok. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from DrOtter in -   
    Unfortunately(?) in the class cliques will form. The rich preppy types will form their own clique, and you will most likely befriend the people from blue collar background with a few exceptions. For example in my friend circle there is only 1 person with a physician parent (but in this case this person's demeanor is much closer to ours than those from the other cliques).
     
    Either way, from my experience all you need is a small group of friends, you'll be cordial with everyone else in the class and that's ok. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Bambi in Buying index funds with LOC   
    The difference is I could lose my entire portfolio tomorrow and my ability to pay for the remainder of school and expenses through residency is unaffected. 
     
    My portfolio is relatively low risk, which is the kind of distribution I recommend to friends and family. Almost everyone who day trades loses money, make no mistake about it. Anyone reading this: if you try to time market swings, you will lose money, 100%, I guarantee it.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from QueenStan in Buying index funds with LOC   
    Ya and it's just as likely that you get stuck in some pump and dump scheme and buy in at $8 before the stock crashes back down to $2 or less. From what I understand IMRN was awarded some navy contract for developing drugs to combat diarrhea, which is why it shot up. You could have made a lot of money if you knew this yesterday, but unfortunately for us common folk time in the market > timing the market 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from w8list in Buying index funds with LOC   
    Ya and it's just as likely that you get stuck in some pump and dump scheme and buy in at $8 before the stock crashes back down to $2 or less. From what I understand IMRN was awarded some navy contract for developing drugs to combat diarrhea, which is why it shot up. You could have made a lot of money if you knew this yesterday, but unfortunately for us common folk time in the market > timing the market 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from dooogs in Western Waitlist Party 2019-2020   
    They do send a class full email but it's usually sent very late even weeks after the class is full. It's not unheard of for a few (think 1-2) offers to be handed out in late summer for a variety of reasons, but almost all of the spots are filled much earlier. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from SnowmanTheSWOMEN in May 12 Countdown Thread 2020   
    Acceptance on OMSAS = High specificity, Low sensitivity (there you go, your first lesson on medicine )
     
    Congratulations to those accepted, and goodluck to waitlisters. 
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