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    boggie111 reacted to humhum in Grand Rounds and Other ways to stand out   
    Showing up at ground rounds is not being annoying. There are a thousand reasons why people go unmatched, and this is not one of them.
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    boggie111 got a reaction from SquirtleMD in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Hey I got in with a very similar score, keep up the hope!
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    boggie111 reacted to Lactic Folly in Grand Rounds and Other ways to stand out   
    Yes, being considered annoying is the kiss of death. Chances are better for a less well-known candidate who looks good at interview/application. They still have that halo of excitement and potential, unsullied by the pitfalls that can come with too much exposure. The point of more exposure is to make people feel that you belong in that program - not to annoy them, which is the opposite effect.
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    boggie111 got a reaction from 1D7 in Grand Rounds and Other ways to stand out   
    Agree with above completely. Same thing happened at my school as well. Being sycophantic to the point of annoyance rarely works in your favour. 
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    boggie111 reacted to MDme? in Accepted 2019   
    Something tells me it’s not a matter of literally sending an e-mail hahah they’re probably still ranking and formulating wait lists and sorting acceptances!
    as much as we’d all love to complain about everyone and everything standing in the way of acceptance day let’s be thankful if he opportunity to apply and be patient! I’m sure they’re not waiting to send them just to give us a hard time XD
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    boggie111 reacted to NLengr in Grand Rounds and Other ways to stand out   
    It's a fine line between being known to the program and being annoying to the program. 
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    boggie111 reacted to Chels1267 in Accepted 2019   
    Hope CaRMS treated you well!
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    boggie111 got a reaction from Bambi in Grand Rounds and Other ways to stand out   
    Agree with above completely. Same thing happened at my school as well. Being sycophantic to the point of annoyance rarely works in your favour. 
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    boggie111 got a reaction from isitlunchtimeyet in Accepted 2019   
    Don’t worry guys, when it’s match day for residency you’ll be given the day and exact time. I found knowing exactly when your faith is decided was more stressful than just waking up one day with an email in your inbox. But until then, good luck to all applicants and stay strong!
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    boggie111 reacted to jlkhhylyiluh6 in Electives in Surgical Speciality   
    No, the ones I listed have essentially 1 spot for every 1 person putting them as their 1st rank discipline. How is that hyper competitive?
    plastics, derm, emerg, and optho are "hyper competitive". Everything else is either not competitive or just regular. No need for hyperbole.
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    boggie111 reacted to JohnGrisham in Grand Rounds and Other ways to stand out   
    Have seen the counter scenario happen many times. The people gunning from day 1 going unmatched in derm, ophtho, and uro when out of nowhere MSI4s matched IP and OOP.  Sometimes it can be to your detriment for being around too much.
     
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    boggie111 got a reaction from seatosea in Accepted 2019   
    Don’t worry guys, when it’s match day for residency you’ll be given the day and exact time. I found knowing exactly when your faith is decided was more stressful than just waking up one day with an email in your inbox. But until then, good luck to all applicants and stay strong!
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    boggie111 reacted to shematoma in 2019 CaRMS unfilled spots   
    To the extent you characterize people as "complainers," maybe they have good cause. Let's look at some data.
    In 2008, there were 2,136 CMG graduates and 2,379 positions available, for a 1.11 ratio. Last year, the same numbers were 2,923 CMG graduates and 2,974 positions available, a ratio of 1.02. As mentioned in a previous post, that includes Quebec which has a surplus of residency spots, so if you exclude Quebec the ratio is more like 0.98.
    And yet, over the same period, IMG positions increased from basically zero in 2006 to 343 in 2018.
    Clearly, the growth of positions for CMGs hasn't kept pace with the growth in numbers of CMGs, whereas IMGs went from basically no dedicated quota to having 343 spots reserved just for them.
    So yes these spots were "created" for IMGs, but essentially they came at the expense of expanding CMG positions to keep up with increased medical school enrollment. The government has limited money after all, and the claim is that hospitals in this country have limited training capacity. So what goes to IMGs comes at the expense of spots for CMGs.
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    boggie111 got a reaction from yeeewww in Verifiers contacted? 1 month to go.   
    I don't think my verifiers were contacted when I applied.
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    boggie111 reacted to #YOLO in Appeal Interview Rejection - Worth it?   
    lmao fkn chill
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    boggie111 reacted to PFT22135 in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    It had something to do with application numbers from NB not being as high this year. It's an anomaly but the NB class will be more diverse this time! 
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    boggie111 reacted to DrNick in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Accepted off the IP waitlist!
     
    GPA: 3.9/4.0
     
    MCAT: 27 (8,8,10)
     
    ECs: Lots of various things; Leader of the Bladder Cancer Canada Halifax Events Group; long-time volunteer at the Canadian Cancer Society; Lots and lots and lots of undergrad research and a few awards; conference attendance and presentations; diverse job portfolio (worked as a solar technician for a while, medical research, and grocery store clerk haha) etc etc.
     
    Interview: Read Doing Right and took a free prep seminar course offered at Dal. If anything, take a course like that just to get used to talking with strangers about relevant topics. Came out of it feeling pretty good. White Coat / Black Art was a great resource as well.
     
    Dal Score on Waitlist (IP): 72.92
     
    GOOD LUCK!
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    boggie111 reacted to FrankTheTank in Does Anyone Know What Kind Of Stats It Takes To Make It As A Oop Student?   
    Although not explicitly stated anywhere, it seems that Dal's main criteria for OOP interview invites is the 250 word maritime connection essay. If you can effectively show them why you'd like to practice medicine in the maritimes after graduation (as well as meet the academic requirements), you should have a good shot at getting an interview.
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    boggie111 reacted to _ _ in Oop Chances   
    Can't remember, but it's on the website somewhere. As far as chances, no one can give you anything, but it's not going to change your chances so just focus on the maritime essay
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    boggie111 reacted to sdj78we9jtf2o3mgfvj298j in Non-Academic Profile Character Limit?   
    Last year I think it was ~500. If you go over the limit you'll get a notification that you went over the limit when you try to save your app.
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    boggie111 got a reaction from Guest09 in Oop Waitlist   
    You're right, a lot of movement happened around May 27th for the OOP spots, but I know people that were accepted in June, so don't give up hope!! 
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    boggie111 got a reaction from neuro550 in Oop Waitlist   
    You're right, a lot of movement happened around May 27th for the OOP spots, but I know people that were accepted in June, so don't give up hope!! 
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    boggie111 got a reaction from neuro550 in Oop Waitlist   
    I'd give the admissions office a call just to be safe - it's better to get your info right from the source.
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    boggie111 reacted to NLengr in Dal Or Mun?   
    I'm a chief resident in a surgical specialty in Canada. I spent time during clerkship at both MUN and Dal. I spent time in the ORs at both. Furthermore, I have worked extensively with clerks from both schools. On top of all that, I was offered admission to both medical schools.
     
    Look, the thing is, both MUN and Dal are strong schools. They both provide good responsibility and training for med students. The average quality of the clerks I see coming out of the East Coast (MUN or Dal) when they do electives with us is superior to average quality of clerks I see doing electives with us out of Ontario or the West (full disclosure: Manitoba clerks are also awesome). Some of this may have to do with excellent clerkship training. Maybe some to do with East Coast work ethic. IMO, the clerks from the East and Manitoba are capable of operating at a more independent level than Ontario (again on average) and will more often take the initiative to do things like draft a treatment plan for a consult before they review the patient with the resident or write up post op orders. Most Ontario clerks don't even know how to write basic OR orders which, in a way, is probably a failure of residents to teach adequately.
     
    Neither MUN or Dal have a large number of fellows, so OR exposure is excellent at both sites. Besides some basic surturing skills, you'll pick up your OR skills during residency. You might get to do a few extra things at MUN due to less residents in some specialties, but it's not going to make or break your match or your surgical training in the long run. Compare that to some bigger Ontario schools where the med students may only get to see a handful of operations as third assist during a two week rotation.
     
    When it comes to trying to match to a surgical specialty each has advantages and disadvantages. Dal has more academic programs, which means it's easier to get exposure to the staff and residents from say an ENT program. They'll know who you are come elective time. The downside of that is because they have residents, the staff may not be as invested in helping you learn or match (they need to worry about training residents). At MUN, you may not have exposure to the academic program of your choice. However, this also means that you are working directly with staff when shadowing or on elective. Most staff from there seem very interested in helping med students succeed and match. They'll go the extra mile to make sure you are well trained going into electives and they are willing to write letters and make calls to people they know to try and help you get a spot in the match. What's a better situation? It's hard to say and probably depends on what individual student you are talking about.
     
    Trying to figure out what school will help you match is pointless anyway. The individual person and how they use the advantages they are given, is what matters.
     
    As I said before (I don't know if it was this one or the MUN thread) but the most important thing is to pick a school where you will succeed. Doing well in med school (both from a knowledge acquisition and an evaluation POV) is easier if you have a good support network. If you do well in med school overall you are more likely to end up in your choice specialty. If you have a solid support network in one city (say your family lives in Halifax), I would recommend strongly consider going to where your support network is located.
     
    Now, can we get back to talking about Lottie's?
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