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Tullius

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  1. Out of curiosity, why did you expect a more diverse group of people? The original post says "interviews will be given only to top candidates, based on academic merit, research, and overall experience." Presumably people who didn't think they could compete in that kind of a pool, thought it would not be a good use of time to put together the transcripts, cover letter and CV required for the application, given the implied preference for high grades, competitive research background, and impressive CV. In essence, the original post reads as "people who aren't strong in these areas are unlikely
  2. OP: Medical school in Canada selects for people who take comfort in safe, well trodden educational and career paths, with clear rules to follow and as little risk as possible. It selects for these people at the medical student, faculty, and dean levels. Innovation and entrepreneurship require willingness to do things that have never been done, try things that have never been tried, with no clear path to success, and very high risk of failure. So in general I'd say there is a bit of a cultural barrier at Canadian medical schools. PM me if you like.
  3. Are they allowed to do all those electives in IM? Is the cap not being enforced?
  4. It's mainly the non-primary care specialties that have the least diversity, for the most part.
  5. If she is in charge of the project then it's kind of her decision. That other person may have contributed more than you are aware. That said, medicine has tons of people on tons of papers who contributed little if anything, for political reasons. It's not the way science is supposed to work, but that's the system in medicine right now. How she reacts to your question will depend partly on how you worded it, and partly on whether she chooses to interpret your question as a challenge to her authority/judgement, which itself is probably dependent on how insecure she is. If you want to hav
  6. If it's too loud to study I would think the noise level also precludes sleep during the day... ?
  7. Sounds like a pretty biased R score Formula if OT PT biomed etc give better scores than engineering and many other subjects. At my English school, kinesiology is a well known easier route to medicine because of the grading.
  8. Are these the type that medicine attracts? Or are these the type that the current pay/prestige/security combination attracts?
  9. Also, from being in medical school in a class with 98% of the class from BSc (or above) backgrounds, the level of writing and critical reasoning is embarrassing in many cases. Even professors (whose first language is English) often reveal their surprisingly low literacy through the writing in their powerpoint slides and written materials, and misuse of words due to not actually understanding their meaning.
  10. For what it's worth, I've only ever seen science students, medical students, and engineering students believe that they are intellectually superior to others because of the degree program they chose. I have not encountered that kind of attitude from an arts student, ever.
  11. OP: So you think the narcissism of a significant proportion of medical students is related to the program of study and institution of their undergraduate degree?
  12. This sounds like an argument against using GPA as a differentiator between applicants because there is no standardization at all between institutions, or even within institutions. Although the anger is perhaps misplaced, and the denigration of arts programs and liberal arts colleges reflects poorly on the OP, the argument against the use of GPA has some merit in my opinion.
  13. Which bed table? I've been looking for but would like one that allows me to lay flat on my back while on the laptop!
  14. Not all medical schools have prerequisites in terms of specific courses you need to have completed. Having a non-science background puts you at a mild disadvantage during admissions because you won't have access to the labs, middle-author publications, and numerous awards that are available to science students, which allow them to bolster their CVs during undergrad. And it puts you at a considerable disadvantage compared to your classmates once you are admitted to medical school, since ~98% of them will have a science background to draw on during studying and exams, while you won't. This do
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