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    anonymouspls got a reaction from w8list in Admitted but never kissed a girl   
    You really have a vested interest in repeating this haha. Even if true (it's not), not sure how useful this would be for anyone seeking advice like the OP of this thread.
     
    "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from lifeadvice in Admitted but never kissed a girl   
    You really have a vested interest in repeating this haha. Even if true (it's not), not sure how useful this would be for anyone seeking advice like the OP of this thread.
     
    "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Human Being in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    For scotia interest is calculated daily. I made a spread sheet to keep track of my loan, the formula is 0.037/365 * amount you borrowed compounded daily for the interest. It doesn't matter what month you take out the loan. Interest accrues on what ever your outstanding balance is as of that day, so if you pay it down you pay less interest the following day onwards.
     
    This is why its important to pay down as much of the LOC with OSAP funds once they come in on august/early September, as osap loans are interest free while in school.
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    anonymouspls reacted to Pakoon in Admitted but never kissed a girl   
    Why are you all talking about cutoffs like it's a MCAT at Western
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from w8list in Admitted but never kissed a girl   
    What you're describing is the case for casual dating and hookups, things like tinder and bumble. When it comes to long term relationships, this simply is not the case. Social status and personality matching are far far more important. 
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    anonymouspls reacted to NeuroD in Admitted but never kissed a girl   
    Can't believe this thread is still going.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from yonas in Interventional Radiology   
    Ive talked to a few radiologists in the past month. IR employment is good right now, though working hours are usually brutal. It has basically a surgical lifestyle but not the income.
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    anonymouspls reacted to freewheeler in Surgical specialties with good job prospects?   
    The WASP kind.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from IMislove in Endocrinology?   
    Like I said, you would justify it if its something you would really enjoy. But dont be naive, if there wasnt a financial incentive family medicine would be the most competitive specialty because of the training time and flexibility. Homo economicus etc etc.
     
    Do you think dermatology and ophthalmology are so competitive because lots of people are really into the eye and skin?
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    anonymouspls reacted to Pakoon in Endocrinology?   
    Back off man, I ju$t reall¥ lov£ $kin ₱athology 
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    anonymouspls reacted to ACHQ in Endocrinology?   
    The Endo job market will always be good, for the sole reason that you can set up a purely outpatient practice (and not be associated with a hospital, which is great because it gets you out of doing call).
    It would NOT be wise to do an internal medicine residency to solely match to endo later. Not to say that it is or isn't uber competitive, but what if you don't match to endo... and you don't like GIM then you are totally screwed (not that you won't be a doctor but you'll be stuck in a specialty you don't enjoy), because in the MSM match there are no re-entry's or transfers or do overs (its one shot, can't ever reapply). With all that being said, if you are willing to go ANYWHERE in the country to do endo, then sure you can do Internal medicine and still probably match somewhere (but then you have to be happy with any location).
    The pay generally for endo is at the lower end of the spectrum of IM specialties cause it is non-procedural. 300-400k+ is the ball park (large range because it depends on how much you work and how efficient you are) with at least 25-30% overhead. I would be shocked if endo didn't make more then family medicine because new patient/consult for endo is $157/pt, follow ups are usually $70/pt. New consults might take some more time, but endo follow ups take less than 10 min. Combine that with your Diabetes premium and your chronic disease billing premium (which all endo patients are), if you fill your day with patients 8/9-4/5 you can see how the above pay is possible.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from targaryen in Top 100 physician-identified OHIP billings released   
    Cut the midlevels and admin too. 
    I grew up in a low SES family. I dont need 100s of thousands of dollars to be happy. It would be “beyond shameful” if Canadians received subpar or no care because we for some reason refused to adapt to the modern realities of the world. I urge you to check how much money world class doctors in France or Germany make.  
    Take emotion out of it, current system is unsustainable.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Vivieeeeeee in Bursary Email / Schulich Scholarship   
    No i have not received such an email. I paid the entire first instalment just to be sure, the interest on the 2 grand works out to a couple bucks a year so its not that big of a deal. Hopefully i can deduct the bursary from the second instalment, or better yet get the schulich scholarship.
     
    if you do everything on the checklist there is a 0% chance youll be kicked out because of a clerical error on their part. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Vivieeeeeee in Scholarship   
    Can take into september - october. From what ive heard you have a shot if your combined family income is less than 50-60k, otherwise wouldn't hold my breath.
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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 Baljinderthecrow in Any point of applying with a low GPA?   
    “You miss 100% of the shots you dont take ‘ - Wayne Gretzky’ ‘-Michael Scott’”
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from targaryen 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 Baljinderthecrow 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 IMislove in Can I apply to UofT if I've been accepted (& deferred) at another med school?   
    Even a 1% risk of something going wrong tips the risk-reward ratio unfavorably in this scenario. All medical schools in Canada are more or less the same, so the associated risk, however small, is too much to stomach. But that' just me. 
     
    A lot of people have an unhealthy obsession with UofT btw. Not saying you do but I've noticed it a lot in other people who aren't as well informed about medical schools in Canada. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from teeezyyy in Can I apply to UofT if I've been accepted (& deferred) at another med school?   
    Even a 1% risk of something going wrong tips the risk-reward ratio unfavorably in this scenario. All medical schools in Canada are more or less the same, so the associated risk, however small, is too much to stomach. But that' just me. 
     
    A lot of people have an unhealthy obsession with UofT btw. Not saying you do but I've noticed it a lot in other people who aren't as well informed about medical schools in Canada. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from striders02 in Can I apply to UofT if I've been accepted (& deferred) at another med school?   
    Even a 1% risk of something going wrong tips the risk-reward ratio unfavorably in this scenario. All medical schools in Canada are more or less the same, so the associated risk, however small, is too much to stomach. But that' just me. 
     
    A lot of people have an unhealthy obsession with UofT btw. Not saying you do but I've noticed it a lot in other people who aren't as well informed about medical schools in Canada. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from Bambi in Need advice: early acceptance into medical school but want to decline, is it wise?   
    Take the acceptance and wait a year, would be my advice. I mean if he declined the acceptance, best case scenario he would just be back to getting an acceptance next year any way. It seems like a classical high risk no reward situation, unless he really wants to go to a different university? 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from LittleDaisy in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    To add on to this, yes it's critical that you go with the right advisor. I've signed up with Scotia and initially I went to a local branch to have a meeting. Within the first 10 minutes it became clear to me that I knew more than the person I was meeting with. Afterwards I looked up the person that deals with medical students at Western for Scotia, and had a meeting with him. Now I've done all of my business though him and my experience has been smooth (his name is Rod for anyone curious)
     
    It makes all the difference if your advisor is someone that knows what they're doing, no matter what bank you go with.
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from GrandeLatte in Undergrad Research Publications?   
    don't sweat too much about this stuff. Lots of people with zero research get into medical school (such as myself). If you work a summer retail job, it can get you just as many points, if not more than a 1st author publication in a respected journal, depending on how you write the entry. For example, Western has a section for "self directed learning" in their ABS where the majority of applicants put down their research, but for myself I put down competitive chess and a retail job I had which was self-directed. It was probably to my benefit to have unique things put down when the evaluators had probably seen entry after entry of similarly-worded research for most everyone else they had rated. 
     
    I just wanted to post that for anyone else who might be looking at these forums. I know when I was applying, seeing everyone have all these publications gave me a lot of anxiety. 
     
    In terms of getting undergrad research done, like I said I didn't do any so I would defer to cardiac's comment above. 
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    anonymouspls got a reaction from pyridoxal-phosphate in Undergrad Research Publications?   
    don't sweat too much about this stuff. Lots of people with zero research get into medical school (such as myself). If you work a summer retail job, it can get you just as many points, if not more than a 1st author publication in a respected journal, depending on how you write the entry. For example, Western has a section for "self directed learning" in their ABS where the majority of applicants put down their research, but for myself I put down competitive chess and a retail job I had which was self-directed. It was probably to my benefit to have unique things put down when the evaluators had probably seen entry after entry of similarly-worded research for most everyone else they had rated. 
     
    I just wanted to post that for anyone else who might be looking at these forums. I know when I was applying, seeing everyone have all these publications gave me a lot of anxiety. 
     
    In terms of getting undergrad research done, like I said I didn't do any so I would defer to cardiac's comment above. 
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