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    anonymouspls got a reaction from BabyYoda in Did anyone send a Letter of Intent   
    Just to give a counterexample I did send one last year to Western and got in so it clearly wasn't a dealbreaker atleast. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from hijkl in .   
    it depends on the social clique you join. There are certain groups of people in the class that will hit the bars or clubs 1-2x a week, once on Monday (we have Tuesdays off), and once on Friday. There are also house parties almost every week. I don't know what other schools are like but I would say we're a pretty outgoing bunch especially because of our 4 day schedule (maybe an unintended consequence from the admin's POV ha).
    (in my experience) When you start med school things are going to be overwhelming, but after a few months it will be a breeze and you will have a lot of free time, so there's plenty of opportunity to do things. I had a resident tell me that medical school doesn't really start until 3rd year which I've come to realize is pretty true. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from chxiel in .   
    it depends on the social clique you join. There are certain groups of people in the class that will hit the bars or clubs 1-2x a week, once on Monday (we have Tuesdays off), and once on Friday. There are also house parties almost every week. I don't know what other schools are like but I would say we're a pretty outgoing bunch especially because of our 4 day schedule (maybe an unintended consequence from the admin's POV ha).
    (in my experience) When you start med school things are going to be overwhelming, but after a few months it will be a breeze and you will have a lot of free time, so there's plenty of opportunity to do things. I had a resident tell me that medical school doesn't really start until 3rd year which I've come to realize is pretty true. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Mitochondrie2 in Stethoscope not picking up bowel sounds   
    I'm going to buy a Littmann cadiology 4 and send in this one to be fixed in case I ever lose the fancy stethoscope. Maybe I'll have some chance of actually hearing murmurs and valvular lesions ... Thanks for your help y'all.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from futureMD2020 in Rad Onc Job Market   
    I've talked to a few rad oncs, though all were academic so keep that in mind.
     
    As you'd expect oncology is what 95% of them do. I'm not sure if you'd consider brachytherapy as "something else", but it's a fellowship you can also get and get into a OR that way. In the communities there is some "non-oncology" work as well but it has to do from what I understand with removing cysts and providing palliative radiation for some cases of severe joint pain from a lesion or something that's spread to your bones. Job market used to be terrible but now days is looking good, but things can and probably will change as it's a cycle. And who knows what's going to happen as we get more into things like immuno and genetic therapies. 
     Hopefully that helps. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from zxcccxz in Medical School Appears to Threaten Ejection Over Late Tuition   
    I don't have much advice for your specific situation, but if your school is anything like mine, the most effective way to get a hold of someone is to physically go to their office and ask to speak to them. In the world of medicine emails and phone calls tend to go unanswered... 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from conbrio in What is Western's post-interview selection formula?   
    know canmeds, read doing right and know the basic principles, have examples memorized and ready for common questions and canmeds from your EC's. There was a document flowing around somewhere last year that had like 300-400 MMI and panel type questions, which basically has all the questions you're going to be possibly asked. Western doesn't really look to surprise with the interview.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from anonymouspanda in What is Western's post-interview selection formula?   
    Your chances of getting accepted eventually are in the 40's as a non-SWOMEN and the 80's as a SWOMEN, I worked out the math for SWOMEN above you can check it out. This is for getting accepted, including waitlist movements.
    Like the user above said the biggest moderator on your individual odds is your degree of preparation, based on that you can increase your odds substantially. For my Interviews last year I prepped for like 100-150 hours, so basically what I'm trying to say is get to work. 
    In our year there are quite a few SWOMEN who wanted London campus but were offered Windsor instead, and of course there were SWOMEN that didn't get in. So it's not like you're doomed if you're non-SWOMEN. Me and most of my friends were offered straight admission to London campus, most of us being non-SWOMEN. 
     
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from conbrio in What is Western's post-interview selection formula?   
    Your chances of getting accepted eventually are in the 40's as a non-SWOMEN and the 80's as a SWOMEN, I worked out the math for SWOMEN above you can check it out. This is for getting accepted, including waitlist movements.
    Like the user above said the biggest moderator on your individual odds is your degree of preparation, based on that you can increase your odds substantially. For my Interviews last year I prepped for like 100-150 hours, so basically what I'm trying to say is get to work. 
    In our year there are quite a few SWOMEN who wanted London campus but were offered Windsor instead, and of course there were SWOMEN that didn't get in. So it's not like you're doomed if you're non-SWOMEN. Me and most of my friends were offered straight admission to London campus, most of us being non-SWOMEN. 
     
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from helpinghand in What is Western's post-interview selection formula?   
    Your chances of getting accepted eventually are in the 40's as a non-SWOMEN and the 80's as a SWOMEN, I worked out the math for SWOMEN above you can check it out. This is for getting accepted, including waitlist movements.
    Like the user above said the biggest moderator on your individual odds is your degree of preparation, based on that you can increase your odds substantially. For my Interviews last year I prepped for like 100-150 hours, so basically what I'm trying to say is get to work. 
    In our year there are quite a few SWOMEN who wanted London campus but were offered Windsor instead, and of course there were SWOMEN that didn't get in. So it's not like you're doomed if you're non-SWOMEN. Me and most of my friends were offered straight admission to London campus, most of us being non-SWOMEN. 
     
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    anonymouspls reacted to 1029384756md in .   
    Hate to break it to you but the fee schedule you posted here is from the SMA which says what physicians should be compensated. If you look through the fee schedule from the provincial government it's comparable to ontario: https://www.ehealthsask.ca/services/resources/establish-operate-practice/Pages/Physicians.aspx
     
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from mcatbomber in Retaking 127 CARS   
    I don't know what will happen to the CARS cutoff in the future but recently the trend has been downwards. When I first applied to the school the cutoff was 130, when I got accepted it was 128 and now it's 127. It seems like they're trying to focus on EC's.
     
    We do have a new Dean of Medicine taking over however, which may change things. If you have a solid shot at other schools, I wouldn't write the MCAT again for the reasons you mentioned. 
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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 fun in Federal Election 2019   
    I don't know who called you trash but it wasn't me. This is a sensitive topic for me because I've seen so many people adversely affected by conservative policies that I've lost my patience. Economic opportunism does not absolve you of your responsibility in bringing into power people who will do serious harm if elected. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from fun in Federal Election 2019   
    What you're essentially saying is you're ok with making the lives of minorities a living hell as long as you get your tax cuts. That doesn't make you any better in my eyes.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from mdplsacceptme in Federal Election 2019   
    Fine ideology to have but the danger is you always assume things aren't black and white, when that's obviously not the case. Fact and fiction still exist, some things are true and some things aren't. Just because something is a hot topic today doesn't mean it's "grey", there are issues that we had settled 50 years ago that for one reason or another we have to once again consider in contention today. 
    The key is to ask yourself why certain things are hot topics and certain things aren't. Why is the mainstream discussion always about things like immigrants/refugees and taking away "entitlements", and not about the excesses of the wealthy and the powerful. There's a reason for this. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Persephone in Lesson for medical students and residents   
    "Dr. Dempsey admitted that between 1998 and 1999, and between 2001 and 2004, he entered into sexual and romantic relationships with the mothers of two of his patients while continuing to provide care and treatment to the patients. "
     
    that's a yikes from me dawg
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from CanMedMedMed in Federal Election 2019   
    I don't know who called you trash but it wasn't me. This is a sensitive topic for me because I've seen so many people adversely affected by conservative policies that I've lost my patience. Economic opportunism does not absolve you of your responsibility in bringing into power people who will do serious harm if elected. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from mdplsacceptme in Federal Election 2019   
    I don't know who called you trash but it wasn't me. This is a sensitive topic for me because I've seen so many people adversely affected by conservative policies that I've lost my patience. Economic opportunism does not absolve you of your responsibility in bringing into power people who will do serious harm if elected. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from BernieMac in Federal Election 2019   
    What you're essentially saying is you're ok with making the lives of minorities a living hell as long as you get your tax cuts. That doesn't make you any better in my eyes.
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    anonymouspls reacted to BernieMac in Federal Election 2019   
    ok, I will. I honestly believe most conservatives are racists in their attitudes towards Muslims/refugees/immigrants. 
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    anonymouspls reacted to 1D7 in Rads observerships   
    Your preconceived notions are 100% correct. A radiology observership is possibly the most passive observership you could do (and observerships are very passive already). If you just want to see what radiology is like, IMO you are better off doing the observership at your main academic sites (University Hospital or Victoria Hospital). If you know those KW radiologists personally then maybe it would be fun since they can interact with you in between cases.
    The more you understand, the more interesting it is, so it is actually probably best if you shadow a resident taking an ER call shift since ED scans tend to be ordered for more common diseases (e.g. chest film for pneumonia, CT head for stroke, CT abdomen for appendicitis, trauma cases). The only downside is that during a busy call shift they may not be able to speak to you at all, though you'll probably be free to leave at any time you want. If you want to see procedures just shadow an interventional radiologist who will be doing those all day.
    If you don't want to do a call shift, at Western they have some teaching files sometimes elective students can go through on a spare workstation during the day.
    Despite the passive nature, for me I could tell that I'd enjoy being in the hot seat making the big decisions. Prior to doing my radiology shadowing I had already been in the ED and saw how radiology reads often determined care for patients with acute disease. IR also gives the option to jump into a procedural specialty should it be desired.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from chxiel in Western About You Section   
    Its vague on purpose. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Vivieeeeeee in Lesson for medical students and residents   
    "Dr. Dempsey admitted that between 1998 and 1999, and between 2001 and 2004, he entered into sexual and romantic relationships with the mothers of two of his patients while continuing to provide care and treatment to the patients. "
     
    that's a yikes from me dawg
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from SRSR in Is there a limited number of seats for students with 2YGPA?   
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