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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from Hokage777 in U of T medical student convicted of rape   
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/prachur-shrivastava-guilty-sex-assault-third-option-calgary-1.4960875
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from UnconventionalMed in Success Stories- Non Trad Style!   
    Well... this story is five years in the making so bear with me for length... It is quite the novel!!

    I wrote in the forum 2 years ago with hopes of gaining acceptance to UBC... hoping to write in this thread. Turns out it wasn't going to be that year, but finally... FINALLY .... this year. This is the year I get the honour of writing my success story!!
    For anyone struggling right now, it took me FOUR years of applications to get an acceptance! If you are continually improving yourself and your application/interview skills/grades/etc. stay focused on your goal and hang in there!

    I am 33 this year and began this journey five years ago while deciding to change careers from environmental/animal biology towards medicine. My first step was to go back to school for some prereqs for UBC during the summer. I had asked for time off from work and was so lucky to receive it.

    I completed the courses with good grades and began studying for the old MCAT. Then I saw that the MCAT was changing and got crazy stressed out so I signed up for a Princeton Review course to learn what exactly was going to be tested on this new MCAT. I found it difficult to focus my attention 100% on the MCAT as I was concurrently working fulltime. A tragedy struck my family and I had to take a month off from studying, and shortly thereafter decided to quit my safe, full-time job to float by on a part-time job and savings while dedicating myself 100% to my goal and dream: getting a good score on the MCAT and getting into medschool.
    I pushed my test date ahead once or maybe twice, can't remember, and when finally the day came for my test I arrived sleep-deprived because my cat had been sick all night and it was so hot out that I couldn't sleep... No matter! I scored decently well regardless (511) and forged onward with my first ever set of medical school applications! I applied broadly and received pre-interview rejections from all schools. I hadn't expected much because I knew it takes an average of 3 applications in Canada to get in. That fall (2015) I had gone back to school to take medically-relevant courses as I had not really done so during undergrad (just had done typical bio degree courses) so I had a lot to focus on regardless. I finished those up with awesome grades in April 2016 and began the process of reapplying. I rewrote all of my descriptions for UBC and added new activities and grades.
    I took some first aid courses and started working as a medic on construction/oil/gas sites. During the 2016-17 cycle I received one interview: UBC. I prepared extensively with the interview groups, taking time from work to focus on preparing. Interview day came and went and I felt confident but not overly hopeful so as to spare myself in case of rejection. Mid-May rolled around and the offers, rejections, and waitlist emails came out and I was gutted to find I had been rejected... No matter! Forging onward. It has only been 2 applications so far anyways... After a brief pity session I regained my composure and determination and set myself up for taking even more university courses and enrolling myself in an additional course that would eventually grant me employment as a paramedic. I felt the fire of my passion fueling me onward: “I will get in” was the feeling. I went back to school again at more than one institution and did a heavy load, full-time and got A+ in most of my classes... “This will be my year”... I got another interview with UBC for Feb 2018. Second interview, third application; this has to be my year!
    Mid-May 2018: post-interview rejection. “Ok.. I can recover.. I guess. One more try... I have all those courses I did... does that open any doors for me?? Oh, Queen's! McMaster?? Do I take the MCAT again? Ok, let's do that – I really don't want to”... I was scared I would get a worse score somehow... And to have to redo that test and work and ... “Let's just try re-applying again this year without redoing the MCAT... one last shot with this score and then I will re-evaluate”.

    I begin crafting my OMSAS applications, and re-doing my UBC application. All is well I think. I will probably get my UBC interview at least! (fingers were crossed) and maybe I would score an Ontario interview...

    December 2018 UBC interview results day comes: PRE-INTERVIEW REJECTION... My TFR dropped over 10-15 points, just like my jaw... my NAQ dropped from mid 30's to in the low 20's... What??? I was shocked... How??? I had added hours, courses, activities, my wording was excellent, I had been receiving interviews for two years in a row????? HOW!!!???

    If you look back through the UBC threads around that time you will see that I wasn't doing well with the news and I wasn't expecting much from Queen's either as I had never received an interview with them thus far (I applied during my first application round in 2015-16 also).

    After feeling low for a few weeks or so I began to slowly gather my broken dream and tried to see a way to improve, again. Fifth time will be the charm I guess, mostly ignoring that I still had apps out in Ontario... I go on vacation to the Caribbean and forget for a while that OMSAS will be releasing interview invites. I don't have much hope but I check my email the morning of the second day of my vacation there to see I had received an interview!!! I cry with happiness!! This cycle may yet provide positive news!!
    I finish my vacation and return home. I take a month off work and set to focusing on my interview. I watched Ted talks, read, practiced solo and otherwise relaxed. Planned my trip to Ontario and set off in March 2019...

    The interview felt amazing. I loved the school, the people, the curriculum design... The panel was awesome, and I felt so confident when I got back to my hotel room. I spent the rest of the night in a positive buzz and then came home reservedly hopeful...

    The wait between interviews and decision day was agonizing... I had started to think about my 'what-ifs' for the year... If I get in – do I buy/rent? Do I get a new car? What about this? What about that? If I don't get in... redo MCAT? Go up north for work? Move to Alberta? Move to Ontario? Start Australia applications? Go to the States? What about Ireland... and on and on and on... to the point where I had considered quitting this goal and beginning to brain-storm alternate careers... I reluctantly decided I would give it one last try before giving up if I didn't get in for this cycle. This process had taken so many years from me and I felt stuck in limbo and stagnant.
    Mid-May rolls around... Waitlisted... Ok I guess that's better than being outright rejected, but man... MORE WAITING!!!
    I commit to my daily activities to stay busy. I have some hope but I try not to let it get too high – the waitlist for Queen's notoriously moves a lot, according to historical trends (as noted in the Queen's threads)...
    Many on the Queen's forum think that the first wave of waitlist offers are coming out May 28, 2 weeks after initial offers... I check my email like a crazy person early in the morning on May 28... and also the forums to see if there was any news yet...
    I go to bed (in the morning cuz I am a night person) only to be woken an hour later by a gardener with power tools... Okay, well if I am going to be awake for a bit again may as well see how the forum is doing...

    The waitlist thread is hot... “oh.. jeez, it's happening... let's see – yep people are getting offers. Better rip off the bandaid and check my email...”

    Queen's School of Medicine-----
    Oh my god. I don't even have to open this email to know what it is...
    Dear Clever_Smart_Boy_Like_Me, 

    On behalf of the Admissions Committee of Queen's School of Medicine, we are pleased to provide to you a conditional offer of acceptance...

    I didn't even read any further than this, I just started sobbing...loudly... with the windows open... someone probably thought something terrible had happened... I start running around in my house sobbing and shaking!!
    All the years of hard work and determination and sacrifice I had made. All the hours I had spent working at this... Everything I had done in the past five years finally FINALLY paid off... I GOT INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL!! I feel almost moved to tears just writing this sentence.

    I called my dad and I couldn't even speak, I was just sobbing hysterically into the phone... between sobs I said “I got in” and started losing it again... he came over to my house right away with flowers and a card.

    I ran around all day telling those important to me that I finally got in. My family and I went to dinner that night to celebrate and I am planning a party to celebrate as well.. Logistics of this process have set in and I am working on all the info I have to provide for the school and getting finances in order and looking for a place to live but... the magnitude of this washes over me randomly throughout the day and I feel so elated and proud and like crying again all over.

    I AM GOING TO BE A DOCTOR!!

    I am the first in my immediate family to attend university. And within my family there are not many doctors (though I have learned I have at least 2?). This was a huge goal for me. From its inception in 2014 to its realization in 2019 I have grown so much as a person and with every decision I made towards improving myself and my application I reaffirmed my passion for medicine.

    It took five years of hard, gruelling work and determination, sleepless nights working on projects and courses, sacrifice, and planning to get where I am. It took four years of applications to get an acceptance. And I am finally in. I am finally in.

    QMED2023

     
    PS: for those of you who are struggling or otherwise needing guidance on your applications I am willing to provide insight and advice

     
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to powdermonkey13 in Rent vs. Buy   
    You need to speak to a mortgage broker first.
    I don't think you'll be given a mortgage  if you have no or low income coming in. An LOC is a loan and I don't think you can pay off a debt by creating another debt. I own two properties (older, non-trad) and I was told buying another property would be almost impossible. Speak to the mortgage broker and see if this is even possible, especialy with CHMC rules tightening.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from HongHongHong in Ultrasound courses online? Buying small portable US machine?   
    Hey everyone 
    Wondering if anyone knows of good online programs to learn ultrasound interpretation (ie: POCUS)?
    Are there any that are completely free? 
    Also - has anyone bought a small portable US? Any tips on brands/models?
    Thanks in advance! 
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to moonlitocean in Is ANAESTHESIOLOGY, GENERAL SURGERY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER?   
    You sound like the type that will wear a whitecoat and stethoscope to Starbucks. 
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to ZBL in Is ANAESTHESIOLOGY, GENERAL SURGERY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER?   
    I would recommend you start med school before making all these decisions. 
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to Savasasin in Reapplying to med schools multiple times?   
    Hello everyone, hope y'all having a nice day! I was just wondering if anyone has reapplied more than 3 times and get accepted? What do you do in the meantime?
     
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from projectomaha in Success Stories- Non Trad Style!   
    Well... this story is five years in the making so bear with me for length... It is quite the novel!!

    I wrote in the forum 2 years ago with hopes of gaining acceptance to UBC... hoping to write in this thread. Turns out it wasn't going to be that year, but finally... FINALLY .... this year. This is the year I get the honour of writing my success story!!
    For anyone struggling right now, it took me FOUR years of applications to get an acceptance! If you are continually improving yourself and your application/interview skills/grades/etc. stay focused on your goal and hang in there!

    I am 33 this year and began this journey five years ago while deciding to change careers from environmental/animal biology towards medicine. My first step was to go back to school for some prereqs for UBC during the summer. I had asked for time off from work and was so lucky to receive it.

    I completed the courses with good grades and began studying for the old MCAT. Then I saw that the MCAT was changing and got crazy stressed out so I signed up for a Princeton Review course to learn what exactly was going to be tested on this new MCAT. I found it difficult to focus my attention 100% on the MCAT as I was concurrently working fulltime. A tragedy struck my family and I had to take a month off from studying, and shortly thereafter decided to quit my safe, full-time job to float by on a part-time job and savings while dedicating myself 100% to my goal and dream: getting a good score on the MCAT and getting into medschool.
    I pushed my test date ahead once or maybe twice, can't remember, and when finally the day came for my test I arrived sleep-deprived because my cat had been sick all night and it was so hot out that I couldn't sleep... No matter! I scored decently well regardless (511) and forged onward with my first ever set of medical school applications! I applied broadly and received pre-interview rejections from all schools. I hadn't expected much because I knew it takes an average of 3 applications in Canada to get in. That fall (2015) I had gone back to school to take medically-relevant courses as I had not really done so during undergrad (just had done typical bio degree courses) so I had a lot to focus on regardless. I finished those up with awesome grades in April 2016 and began the process of reapplying. I rewrote all of my descriptions for UBC and added new activities and grades.
    I took some first aid courses and started working as a medic on construction/oil/gas sites. During the 2016-17 cycle I received one interview: UBC. I prepared extensively with the interview groups, taking time from work to focus on preparing. Interview day came and went and I felt confident but not overly hopeful so as to spare myself in case of rejection. Mid-May rolled around and the offers, rejections, and waitlist emails came out and I was gutted to find I had been rejected... No matter! Forging onward. It has only been 2 applications so far anyways... After a brief pity session I regained my composure and determination and set myself up for taking even more university courses and enrolling myself in an additional course that would eventually grant me employment as a paramedic. I felt the fire of my passion fueling me onward: “I will get in” was the feeling. I went back to school again at more than one institution and did a heavy load, full-time and got A+ in most of my classes... “This will be my year”... I got another interview with UBC for Feb 2018. Second interview, third application; this has to be my year!
    Mid-May 2018: post-interview rejection. “Ok.. I can recover.. I guess. One more try... I have all those courses I did... does that open any doors for me?? Oh, Queen's! McMaster?? Do I take the MCAT again? Ok, let's do that – I really don't want to”... I was scared I would get a worse score somehow... And to have to redo that test and work and ... “Let's just try re-applying again this year without redoing the MCAT... one last shot with this score and then I will re-evaluate”.

    I begin crafting my OMSAS applications, and re-doing my UBC application. All is well I think. I will probably get my UBC interview at least! (fingers were crossed) and maybe I would score an Ontario interview...

    December 2018 UBC interview results day comes: PRE-INTERVIEW REJECTION... My TFR dropped over 10-15 points, just like my jaw... my NAQ dropped from mid 30's to in the low 20's... What??? I was shocked... How??? I had added hours, courses, activities, my wording was excellent, I had been receiving interviews for two years in a row????? HOW!!!???

    If you look back through the UBC threads around that time you will see that I wasn't doing well with the news and I wasn't expecting much from Queen's either as I had never received an interview with them thus far (I applied during my first application round in 2015-16 also).

    After feeling low for a few weeks or so I began to slowly gather my broken dream and tried to see a way to improve, again. Fifth time will be the charm I guess, mostly ignoring that I still had apps out in Ontario... I go on vacation to the Caribbean and forget for a while that OMSAS will be releasing interview invites. I don't have much hope but I check my email the morning of the second day of my vacation there to see I had received an interview!!! I cry with happiness!! This cycle may yet provide positive news!!
    I finish my vacation and return home. I take a month off work and set to focusing on my interview. I watched Ted talks, read, practiced solo and otherwise relaxed. Planned my trip to Ontario and set off in March 2019...

    The interview felt amazing. I loved the school, the people, the curriculum design... The panel was awesome, and I felt so confident when I got back to my hotel room. I spent the rest of the night in a positive buzz and then came home reservedly hopeful...

    The wait between interviews and decision day was agonizing... I had started to think about my 'what-ifs' for the year... If I get in – do I buy/rent? Do I get a new car? What about this? What about that? If I don't get in... redo MCAT? Go up north for work? Move to Alberta? Move to Ontario? Start Australia applications? Go to the States? What about Ireland... and on and on and on... to the point where I had considered quitting this goal and beginning to brain-storm alternate careers... I reluctantly decided I would give it one last try before giving up if I didn't get in for this cycle. This process had taken so many years from me and I felt stuck in limbo and stagnant.
    Mid-May rolls around... Waitlisted... Ok I guess that's better than being outright rejected, but man... MORE WAITING!!!
    I commit to my daily activities to stay busy. I have some hope but I try not to let it get too high – the waitlist for Queen's notoriously moves a lot, according to historical trends (as noted in the Queen's threads)...
    Many on the Queen's forum think that the first wave of waitlist offers are coming out May 28, 2 weeks after initial offers... I check my email like a crazy person early in the morning on May 28... and also the forums to see if there was any news yet...
    I go to bed (in the morning cuz I am a night person) only to be woken an hour later by a gardener with power tools... Okay, well if I am going to be awake for a bit again may as well see how the forum is doing...

    The waitlist thread is hot... “oh.. jeez, it's happening... let's see – yep people are getting offers. Better rip off the bandaid and check my email...”

    Queen's School of Medicine-----
    Oh my god. I don't even have to open this email to know what it is...
    Dear Clever_Smart_Boy_Like_Me, 

    On behalf of the Admissions Committee of Queen's School of Medicine, we are pleased to provide to you a conditional offer of acceptance...

    I didn't even read any further than this, I just started sobbing...loudly... with the windows open... someone probably thought something terrible had happened... I start running around in my house sobbing and shaking!!
    All the years of hard work and determination and sacrifice I had made. All the hours I had spent working at this... Everything I had done in the past five years finally FINALLY paid off... I GOT INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL!! I feel almost moved to tears just writing this sentence.

    I called my dad and I couldn't even speak, I was just sobbing hysterically into the phone... between sobs I said “I got in” and started losing it again... he came over to my house right away with flowers and a card.

    I ran around all day telling those important to me that I finally got in. My family and I went to dinner that night to celebrate and I am planning a party to celebrate as well.. Logistics of this process have set in and I am working on all the info I have to provide for the school and getting finances in order and looking for a place to live but... the magnitude of this washes over me randomly throughout the day and I feel so elated and proud and like crying again all over.

    I AM GOING TO BE A DOCTOR!!

    I am the first in my immediate family to attend university. And within my family there are not many doctors (though I have learned I have at least 2?). This was a huge goal for me. From its inception in 2014 to its realization in 2019 I have grown so much as a person and with every decision I made towards improving myself and my application I reaffirmed my passion for medicine.

    It took five years of hard, gruelling work and determination, sleepless nights working on projects and courses, sacrifice, and planning to get where I am. It took four years of applications to get an acceptance. And I am finally in. I am finally in.

    QMED2023

     
    PS: for those of you who are struggling or otherwise needing guidance on your applications I am willing to provide insight and advice

     
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to SquirtleMD in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    ACCEPTED!!! Holy crap I can't believe this, I'm completely numb right now. 
    Time stamp: 9:31am EST
    cGPA: 3.75, 2YR: 3.9
    MCAT: 131/127/130/125 (513)
    ECs: A lot of work (I graduated in 2018 from my Master's degree), been working in R&D since. Hospital volunteering, Research (senior thesis and 2 summers), lots of community volunteer work too. (No sports/athletics at all)
    Interview: Online. I thought the MMI was okay, most of the stations felt okay but it was awkward talking to a screen. Panel felt so strange as they stone faced me. 
    Year: BHSc, MSc, working for 2 years. 
    Geography: IP
    It took 3 applications, 3 cracks at the MCAT, 2 interviews over two years. If any future applicants read this I absolutely know your struggle and this feeling is so freaking worth it. I hope the best for everyone, I will be accepting this offer
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to tea-otter in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Rejected. Had online panel. Feel so lost right now, I thought I had at least waitlist in the bag and performed really well at the interview... 
    Once I pick myself up off the floor I'll have to start considering next steps.. 
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to s-girl88 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Still can't believe I'm posting this but was accepted!!!! had online interview (with panel obviously). Congrats to everyone who even interviewed, I know it doesn't feel like it but after being rejected everywhere preinterview in my last cycle, it really is a huge accomplishment.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to rinzler in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Rejected, really surprised because I thought the interview went very well...
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to MedicineLCS in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Rejected despite getting an online panel. 
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from cam_the_cob in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    You, your stats and your story are what I needed to see.
    Thank you and congrats
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to Cbs14 in The Most Unfair Undergraduate Program   
    An interesting analogy, MathToMed, however I regret my disagreement. A QuARMS student can hardly be likened to a paraplegic. In this fictional reverie you have produced for us, a QuARMS student is best thought of as possessing a jet pack, traversing treacherous waters through flight while the remaining, less privileged folk swim the turbulent waters. If there is any paraplegic in this situation, I dare say it would be the non-traditional, mature applicant who is inextricably attached to a GPA not reflective of his/her current academic prowess.
     
    Nonetheless, the point of which analogy is most instructive aside: I am rather perplexed at how the topic of privilege is relevant to this discourse. I myself do not come from a privileged background, self-taught the MCAT and had to perform amicably well the first time so as to not cost myself a re-write. In fact, these realities are what provoke outrage at admission processes which unjustly favour the wealthy and expand inequities when there is sufficient cause for concern presently.
     
    Further, the claim that these outstanding high school students would have all received an MD anyway is preposterous. A high school average does not guarantee post-secondary success; in fact, the correlation between first-year grades and graduating averages is surprisingly weak. Extracirrucular excellence does not predict anything academic in post-secondary , either at the GPA or MCAT level. Further, these students are not even expected to uphold rigorous academic standards or to meet minimum MCAT requirements; who is to say their high school accomplishments should absolve them from these measures of competency? High school is a simple time for many people. A simple time is not predictive of success in a profession as complex as medicine.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to sdj78we9jtf2o3mgfvj298j in The Most Unfair Undergraduate Program   
    They wouldn't get in with the 3.5 GPA that the program requires to go onto med school
     
    or without an MCAT
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to _ _ in The Most Unfair Undergraduate Program   
    I think it's unfair in that it depends on the opportunities one has in high school, I'd like to see how many of them came from rural areas or economically challenged families....
    Not to say they aren't likely incedible applicants, I'm sure they would get into a med school regardless, however picking them from high school is a bit much, in my opinion
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to Cbs14 in The Most Unfair Undergraduate Program   
    I've been mulling over this topic for a while now. Regrettably, the more I ponder it, the more frustrated I become. 
     
    It's a program that gives a select, few students unfathomable advantages in what is possibly the most competitive medical school admissions process in the world. And no, it isn't about about mac health sci.
     
    It's about QuARMS. 
     
    QuARMS selects 10 students who have been nominated to receive the Chancellor scholarship, an award based only on their performance in high school, for admission into a guaranteed route to a pre-med program. Of course, the process involves the submission of a supplementary application and an interview, but the admissions rate is about 3.3% (10/300), higher than the 2.5% (100/4300) Queens' sports for its non-highschool route. 
     
    Baffling, considering that QuARMS students bypass all of the following:
    1) The rigours of an undergraduate education and achieving a competitive GPA (they only need a 3.5 GPA to continue to medicine)
    2) The MCAT
    3) Having to construct an ABS that is competitive at the post-secondary level
    4) Bypassing competition with Masters/PHD/more experienced students who are arguably more prepared for the study of medicine
    5) The uncertainty of possibly not achieving one's goals
     
    You might want to ask a QuARMS student for their opinion about these inequities, but you won't find one on this forum.
     
    Why? Because they never had to go through the pre-med process. 
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to Cbs14 in The Most Unfair Undergraduate Program   
    Often, students who have published at this age do so by virtue of possessing auspicious connections, not because they have anything impressive enough about to them to warrant that exaltation. For instance, their parents may be physicians, researchers, etc. I've seen it happen.
     
    The EC centricity of the QuARMS evaluation favours those from cities large enough to house such an array of extracurricular activities, whereas the MD admission from undergrad is more holistic and less tunnel-visioned on one aspect of excellence. Yet these qualities should not warrant bypassing items 1 through 5 which I have listed above! The undergraduate experience is radically different from the high school one in that it is much more shaping, demanding and telling of one's true capabilities. These "very impressive" individuals from high school may have not been thus in their undergraduate studies. 
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to sangria in Feeling alone in med school   
    OP, recognize that your perceived introversion is not a hindrance. I know that you are referring to not fitting in and feeling alone as a pre clerk - the day to day "which group do I sit with" or "what social event is coming up next".  Find 1 or 2 people whom you can gel with a bit more and start there.  You are already doing what you are supposed to do by being cordial and friendly and open.  Keep that up.  There is nothing wrong with you. 
    I've felt the same way -- clerkship is such a breath of fresh air. It is your ability to connect with patients and the people you work with in a professional setting that matters.  In life, you aren't going to form tight bonds with everyone, and that's ok.  Do find supports in or out of the faculty.  Reach out to your family and friends back home.  Seek out interests outside of medicine.  You are going to be a great doctor. 
     
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to 1D7 in Feeling alone in med school   
    OP what you feel is completely normal. I grew up in a lower-middle class family and most of my friends are not in medicine. Over my 4 years in school, I didn't meet many people I liked—I had no desire to have any interaction beyond work with 90%+ of the class.
    Most are not bad people, but as you mentioned, fundamentally their social interactions are different because of their socioeconomic background. Typically, you will not enjoy their company much, and they will not enjoy yours.
    My personal recommendation is to avoid them altogether and find friends outside of medicine (see suggestions made by other posters).
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to Anaik in COVID-19 Admission Impact   
    The class of 2024 would be the class starting this fall.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to ZBL in Internal Medicine vs. Surgery   
    Medical interests + CTU boredom + excitement from procedures/surgery + hate for endless training, poor job markets and wanting a decent lifestyle 
    =
    EM, Ophtho or Derm
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to robclem21 in Internal Medicine vs. Surgery   
    + Anesthesiology
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