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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Plastics96 in What’s the personality of a psychiatrist?   
    Love of fava beans and a nice chianti 
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    anonymouspls reacted to Lactic Folly in Rads observerships   
    Well, observing the work is by definition what an observership is. A student (especially on elective) might also be provided with teaching files to review. 
    The main advantage of shadowing in pre-clerkship is that you get to see the work environment and learn more about the career from direct interaction with physicians in that field. If you already have access to this, then don't go if you feel it won't be a good use of time - if any boredom or disinterest leaks through, it will make a negative impression. 
    Although I'm usually a proponent of being proactive when it comes to career planning, it's still a bit early for networking, unless you are considering the field very highly and trying to make connections for a summer research project. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Maggie19 in Best Province to get IP status?   
    sorry meant memorial and dalhousie
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Godsavethequeen in Any point of applying with a low GPA?   
    Your gpa is not going to make or break your app at most schools past meeting cutoffs. For toronto, you will have no problem getting in with good essays, ecs and a good interview.
     
    My advice to everyone is apply everywhere you meet cutoffs and prereqs. You cant really be selective or self-disqualifying in this environment.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Rabeprazole in .   
    Let me check with someone on the admin team if we can share our ABS and I'll send the entry to you if I get the affirmative. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from krwn in Admitted but never kissed a girl   
    Nvm
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from alrightythen in .   
    Let me check with someone on the admin team if we can share our ABS and I'll send the entry to you if I get the affirmative. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from fun in Deleted.   
    The most important thing is to try to pick a mix of bird and tough courses. You have to make sure all your bird courses are in topics that interest you, or you will be miserable. Like dont pack calculus 2 physics 2 orgo 2 physiology and histology into1 semester (im speaking from experience here). Early on i realized im interested in psych, so i balanced my tough courses with psych courses which are generally birdy, and ended up minoring in psych.
     
    notice i didnt have any specific advice about studying because everyone is different and what worked for me wont work for you. Let me just say 5-6 hours a day outside of lectures is insane and unsustainable. Not even the 2nd year med students ive met in orientation this week study that much. I scored consistently above 90 in every class except a few here and there, and I generally studied from 6-9 every day and 10-2 on weekends. I never read my textbooks unless it was explicitly required.
     
     
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Zuk in To those who got refused   
    Despite what schools try to tell themselves, how well you do in the application process is not a representation of your inherent quality or fit to be a medical doctor. How well you score on the MCAT is not an indication of how well you'll do in medical school, and how well you do on CASPER is not an indication of how well your personality fits with medicine.
    All your results tell you is how well you understand what these tests want from you, nothing more. The whole process is incredibly arbitrary. I know it's hard, but don't take it as a measurement of your self worth, the whole thing is about knowing how to succeed as an applicant. Take it as a learning experience. The same goes for knowing how to write your abs, how to answer interview questions, etc.
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    anonymouspls reacted to rmorelan in Being in your 20s   
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    anonymouspls reacted to Pakoon in New Curriculum Concerns   
    It's in a pdf about the new curriculum floating around somewhere, I'm sure you can find it if you  google  the new curriculum
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from WunderBar in It's taking me forever to write Western's ABS. Desperately need advice.   
    Don't stress about it. Like I said in the thread it took me a few days and im a fast writer, it took some of my friends a few weeks to finish the ABS. Its not a bad thing if its taking you some time to think things through.
    to get things rolling a bit ... physicians interact with and lead multi disciplinary teams, act as mentors and teachers for patients and their families, interact with canadians from every background, work long hours under high stress situations, have to resolve conflicts with patients or coworkers, have to communicate sensitive information to patients, have to act professionally at all times as leaders in their communities, collaborate with other physicians or allied staff, etc etc
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from whatdoido in It's taking me forever to write Western's ABS. Desperately need advice.   
    Don't stress about it. Like I said in the thread it took me a few days and im a fast writer, it took some of my friends a few weeks to finish the ABS. Its not a bad thing if its taking you some time to think things through.
    to get things rolling a bit ... physicians interact with and lead multi disciplinary teams, act as mentors and teachers for patients and their families, interact with canadians from every background, work long hours under high stress situations, have to resolve conflicts with patients or coworkers, have to communicate sensitive information to patients, have to act professionally at all times as leaders in their communities, collaborate with other physicians or allied staff, etc etc
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Vivieeeeeee in Advice for an incoming 1st year medical student   
    At the very least, being part of the radiology interest group from year 1 for example would show that you've been interested in radiology for years, which can be useful in your application / interview one would think.
     
    I do agree with your point about diminishing returns for research, as it largely matches up what I’ve  been told. Its mostly done to check off a box, and past a certain point it doesn't really matter if you have 10 publications vs a few for example, as long as you have some.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from alrightythen in It's taking me forever to write Western's ABS. Desperately need advice.   
    Don't stress about it. Like I said in the thread it took me a few days and im a fast writer, it took some of my friends a few weeks to finish the ABS. Its not a bad thing if its taking you some time to think things through.
    to get things rolling a bit ... physicians interact with and lead multi disciplinary teams, act as mentors and teachers for patients and their families, interact with canadians from every background, work long hours under high stress situations, have to resolve conflicts with patients or coworkers, have to communicate sensitive information to patients, have to act professionally at all times as leaders in their communities, collaborate with other physicians or allied staff, etc etc
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Vivieeeeeee in Advice for an incoming 1st year medical student   
    Well, im interested in radiology for example and have been talking to a few residents irl and on the forums. On the carms application there are sections to talk about your interest group contributions, your research and more. It seems naive to think that programs are asking for this stuff if they're not using them to categorize applicants in some way. Not to mention I've been told straight up that id be doing myself a disservice if i didn't have some research for rads. 
    I imagine its the same for any semi-competitive specialty like oph derm emerg etc. That doesn't mean you cant get matched without this stuff, just that you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you're not trying to maximize your chances (in my opinion)
     
    by competitive IM program I was referring to certain locations like toronto that are very competitive even for IM.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Dalhousie23 in Advice for an incoming 1st year medical student   
    This seems like poor advice for anyone interested in a competitive field, or if OP is interested in a competitive IM program... based on everything I've read before 
     
    From your previous posts I understand you matched into a competitive program without “gunning”, but realize your situation may be an outlier, not the norm. 
     
     
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from kingmaker in How competitive is med school?   
    Research, connections, joining the specialist-related interest groups for your desired field, and doing well on your electives (most important). I’ve been doing a lot of reading on the topic.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from GTA Med Advisor in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    It appears I was, even better, though the difference is negligible really. My bad!
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from striders02 in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    It appears I was, even better, though the difference is negligible really. My bad!
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