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  1. Yes, the same discount for med students was also available for residents.
  2. Thanks for your help! As someone with a spouse, I assume it would be a good idea to get life insurance then? Would my LOC essentially get dumped onto my spouse if not? I was told by my bank that you cannot get disability insurance until you are a resident because it doesn't apply to students with no income.
  3. I was also told this. I basically told them that I'm going to scotia if this is the case, and they didn't do anything about it. It seems silly for a bank to give up a lifelong customer with high earning potential just to not waive fees for VIP account for 3 extra years.... Anyways, at least they made my decision easier.
  4. I don't know about uOttawa specifically, but I know Lasik MD has a pretty sweet deal with med students and residents. I think I was quoted $800 off per eye compared to the original quote I received.
  5. OP, I can certainly relate to your situation. I also applied 4 times and had interviews at both UofA and UofC for 2 years without getting in. I finally was accepted this year. Some advice I wish I could tell myself before I got accepted: -I know you say that medicine is the only career you see yourself happy doing, but I think it's really important to challenge this belief. I went "all in" for medicine for 3 years, which is soul-crushing when it doesn't work out. This cycle I took a completely different approach, where I started to really think about other career paths that I could
  6. Thank you!!! Is there a Facebook group started yet?
  7. I agree that it does have a lot to do with the interviewers. I disagree that it is a way to ensure your application is rejected (as I am proof this is not the case). At the end of the day, it is probably best not to cry if you can, but don't beat yourself up over it if it happens. Ultimately, it's something you can't control and it's not something worth stressing over in preparation for your interview. Just be authentic and the interviewers will appreciate it.
  8. I got emotional during one of my interview stations this year and teared up quite a bit. I thought I was completely screwed after the interview and out of all the interviews I've ever done, I thought this one was the worst. Well I ended up getting in at that school! So in my particular case, it wasn't detrimental BUT I agree with bearded frog that it probably has a lot to do with the timing of it. It was a very personal question where I cried, but you probably shouldn't start crying at every simple question haha.
  9. Hello! I just had a couple questions about the start of the MD program for current students: 1. It says on the letter of acceptance that August 27th is the start date - I just wanted to confirm that this is the start day for orientation? I'm planning out a trip in August and want to make sure I won't need to be home any earlier than that date. 2. Do we have to get any first aid/CPR training before we start school? I didn't see anything on the offer about it, but I remember hearing about it at some point. 3. Should we be worrying about getting a stethoscope yet or will this be do
  10. I got in to u of a today so i will be taking my name off the waitlist. Good luck to everyone still waiting. This is my 4th time applying so if I can give any advice, it is to honestly never give up if this is something you really want to do.
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