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    MDLaval reacted to Maggie19 in French Stream Number of Interviews   
    La faculté de Médecine au NB est à Saint John, c'est la fac de Dalhousie. J'ai pas appliquer pour deux raisons : il faut faire le MCAT et il faut avoir un parcours universitaire "normal" (mon parcours est absolument pas normal lol).
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    MDLaval reacted to F508 in French Stream Number of Interviews   
    Oui, il y a deux sites. Un francophone avec UdeS et l'autre anglophone avec Dalhousie. Après tout, c'est la seule province officiellement bilingue au Canada  
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    MDLaval got a reaction from obiwankenobi in French Stream Number of Interviews   
    Il n'y a pas de faculté de médecine au NB. Ceux qui font leur médecine à Moncton dans le fond ont été admis à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
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    MDLaval reacted to Haribo7173 in Why do you want to be a doctor?   
    God forbid people go into medicine to help people?!?!
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    MDLaval got a reaction from Butterfly_ in Why do you want to be a doctor?   
    Agree. I was 8 when I decided I wanted to be a doctor. And it was because my grandmother had cancer. All she and my family went through, the help and the support we had from physicians, and several other reasons, made me decide at such a young age what I wanted to do later as a career. 
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    MDLaval reacted to la marzocco in Why do you want to be a doctor?   
    I think many people go into medicine for many reasons, inclusive of those you had mentioned. End of the day, one needs to be satisfied with one's choice. Those factors you had mentioned can be accessory or main reasons for one's entry into medicine, but who is to say they won't end up enjoying it? Many of my friends went into medicine for a multitude of reasons, again inclusive of those you had mentioned, and all have become very competent and caring doctors and are very satisfied with the path they chose.
    By virtue of being a doctor, one has privileges and obligations to society. That is basically it. Who are we to judge anyone's particular motivation(s)?
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    MDLaval reacted to Mr.otter in Admissions Médecine 2018   
    La différence est que Laval dévoile ses étalons de manière honnête ce qui évite aux gens de gaspiller leur argent en appliquant pour un processus qui considère qu'il est impossible qu'une personne inscrite dans son programme universitaire ait la capacité intellectuelle et psychologique pour devenir médecin.
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    MDLaval reacted to Lactic Folly in Dating Profiles   
    A nanny in addition to a stay-at-home spouse?
    You could live like this, but you wouldn't be able to retire for a long time, which may or may not bother them, haha.
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    MDLaval reacted to Edict in The Perfect Clerk   
    I would say: 
    Be keen - say yes, don't argue or talk back, respect that there is a hierarchy and this varies by specialty with surgery being the most hierarchical and family medicine being less so. 
    Work hard - If you want a letter, you need to stay late, always be on time or early, (for electives, you should work weekends, do extra call (varies by specialty)). Never leave work for others unless they absolutely insist on doing it for you/doing it themselves. (if you want to be a superstar on an elective, take on work for residents (in a tasteful and appropriate way), residents don't need to impress in the same timeframe you do, most will recognize your effort and they will return the favour)
    Be knowledgeable - Know your clinical stuff, the knowledge you need for Step 2 CK is more important than knowledge you learn in Step 1.
    Be socially aware - This is important. Medicine is teamwork, always pay attention to those around you. If you are in rounds and you start some 10 minute long discussion about which ACEi to use with your staff, look around, your fellow teammates may be rolling their eyes, falling asleep or shaking their leg.
    Be friendly/nice/sociable - This I find is often very innate, some have no trouble others do, however the most important thing in my mind is don't be the opposite. As long as you are polite, can make some conversation and can laugh at a preceptor's jokes (even if you it was an awkward joke and it wasn't that funny) you will do fine in this category. This is a category you just need to be okay at, excelling is the icing on the cake but not the base. 
     
    Two important mindsets to apply during clerkship: 
    1. Function at the level of a junior resident - As you advance through clerkship, watch your junior residents closely, watch what they do, how they act. Pick the one you think does the best job in your eyes and try to work, think and act like them. Try to start doing responsibilities that they do. Try to have as much knowledge as them. 
    2. Put the team first - On a rotation you want to impress in, think about the team first. Make sure the team's job is done or accounted for before you go home each day. Be willing to "take one for the team" and eventually "the team will take one for you". 
     
     
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    MDLaval got a reaction from la marzocco in Post-Refusal   
    It really stinks. I've been there a few times. But I knew where my heart was, and I worked really hard for what I wanted. In the end, I got in and I was even rewarded with a "way more than I expected scenario".
    I agree with SunAndMoon: do think carefully about what happened. I guess doing that was the thing that helped me the most when I didn't get in. You obviously did something right and good during the MMI, only that others did more/better. You know you have a great application package, otherwise, you wouldn't have been invited to the interview. So work on that part of the application process where you can definitely change things so as to have a different outcome next year. 
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    MDLaval reacted to SunAndMoon in Post-Refusal   
    As someone who has had to apply multiple times to get in, I understand and feel the pain that all of you are feeling. There are tons of people at McGill who have gotten in on their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th shots with similar number of interviews. Do not give up. 
    The ranks will give you a clearer picture about how your performance was evaluated. There is subjectivity in that, but it will provide clues as to what you need to do.
    I cannot stress enough the importance of your pre-req GPA. Retake courses if you need to, aim for the highest GPA possible. MMI scores can be relatively homogenous, if they aim for a bell curve that means that a large percentage of those admitted got in by very little, and by the same logic many of you were rejected by very little. The pre-req GPA is the easiest thing to control.
    As to the MMI, sit down and think carefully about what happened, about how you came across, about what you would like to have done better, but also what you did well. Before you do that, wait for the emotions to sink in and try to look at things coldly and analytically. Some stations lend themselves particularly well to this type of analysis, others are more subject to interpretation.
    Other than that, the process unfortunately involves luck. It's possible that with the same performance, you would've made it last year, or you'll make it next year. Keep that in mind and don't blame too much, but you have no choice to trust the process. 
    I've followed the posts a little bit, and I look forward to see a lot of you join the faculty in the upcoming years.
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    MDLaval got a reaction from minimeag in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    I've been following the thread the whole week and it brought me so many memories from a few years ago. I just checked here to see if answers had been made available today or not. Geez, I'm almost as frustrated as you are. 
    Anyways, good luck Monday, folks. Hope your dreams come true.
    For those who won't get in, If you applying because Medicine is where your heart is, do not give up on your dreams. 
    For those waitlisted, good luck. I hope the list will run down and you'll get your admission offer too.
    Have a nice weekend you all.
     
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    MDLaval reacted to Arztin in MCCQE Part 1 New Format - How to Study   
    Did you guys do a practice test at your school? We had one at McGill and it really seemed like it is still 1/6 obs/gyn, 1/6 surgery etc... Hopefully it is still the case on exam day.
    But it seems like they just changed the notation. e.g. an appendicitis, a DKA, and a ruptured ectopic pregnancy would now all be under acute category instead of being under surgery, medicine, and ogs/gyn.
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    MDLaval got a reaction from YLA007 in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    I've been following the thread the whole week and it brought me so many memories from a few years ago. I just checked here to see if answers had been made available today or not. Geez, I'm almost as frustrated as you are. 
    Anyways, good luck Monday, folks. Hope your dreams come true.
    For those who won't get in, If you applying because Medicine is where your heart is, do not give up on your dreams. 
    For those waitlisted, good luck. I hope the list will run down and you'll get your admission offer too.
    Have a nice weekend you all.
     
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    MDLaval got a reaction from Irmed in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    I've been following the thread the whole week and it brought me so many memories from a few years ago. I just checked here to see if answers had been made available today or not. Geez, I'm almost as frustrated as you are. 
    Anyways, good luck Monday, folks. Hope your dreams come true.
    For those who won't get in, If you applying because Medicine is where your heart is, do not give up on your dreams. 
    For those waitlisted, good luck. I hope the list will run down and you'll get your admission offer too.
    Have a nice weekend you all.
     
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    MDLaval got a reaction from applic in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    I've been following the thread the whole week and it brought me so many memories from a few years ago. I just checked here to see if answers had been made available today or not. Geez, I'm almost as frustrated as you are. 
    Anyways, good luck Monday, folks. Hope your dreams come true.
    For those who won't get in, If you applying because Medicine is where your heart is, do not give up on your dreams. 
    For those waitlisted, good luck. I hope the list will run down and you'll get your admission offer too.
    Have a nice weekend you all.
     
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    MDLaval got a reaction from Elgar in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    I've been following the thread the whole week and it brought me so many memories from a few years ago. I just checked here to see if answers had been made available today or not. Geez, I'm almost as frustrated as you are. 
    Anyways, good luck Monday, folks. Hope your dreams come true.
    For those who won't get in, If you applying because Medicine is where your heart is, do not give up on your dreams. 
    For those waitlisted, good luck. I hope the list will run down and you'll get your admission offer too.
    Have a nice weekend you all.
     
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    MDLaval got a reaction from Xin in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    I've been following the thread the whole week and it brought me so many memories from a few years ago. I just checked here to see if answers had been made available today or not. Geez, I'm almost as frustrated as you are. 
    Anyways, good luck Monday, folks. Hope your dreams come true.
    For those who won't get in, If you applying because Medicine is where your heart is, do not give up on your dreams. 
    For those waitlisted, good luck. I hope the list will run down and you'll get your admission offer too.
    Have a nice weekend you all.
     
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    MDLaval reacted to la marzocco in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    Good luck everyone! Regardless of the outcome, be proud of your accomplishments to date - veni, vidi, vici 
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    MDLaval got a reaction from Readyforthis2018 in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    Good luck, folks!
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    MDLaval got a reaction from MEDusa in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    Good luck, folks!
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    MDLaval got a reaction from dreamteam22 in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    Good luck, folks!
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    MDLaval reacted to Arztin in Quebec should reopen med school admissions, study says   
    http://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/sujets/organisation/medecine-au-quebec/medecine-specialisee/prem/documents/toutes_specialites_2017-12-19.pdf
    C'est pas mal plein effectivement partout dans la plupart des domaines. À garder en tête que d'ici quelques années, avec les résidents séniors actuels qui font faire des fellowships, et des fellows actuels, ça sera encore plus plein les prochaines années.
    J'ai vu récemment un R1 en médecine familiale qui a fini une résidence de 5 ans récemment, et qui recommence le tout....
    Il me semble bien logique de diminuer le nombre d'admission pour le programme de MD.
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    MDLaval reacted to Snowmen in Quebec should reopen med school admissions, study says   
    Effectivement. Et si je devais encore être à la place de ceux qui appliquent en médecine, je crois que je préférerais ne pas être accepté et aller dans un autre domaine avec de meilleures perspectives que d'être admis et devoir faire des années de fellowships pour trouver une job tout en vivant un stress constant pendant 9 ans. Par exemple, en orthopédie, UdeM demandent MINIMUM 3 ans de formation post-résidence (typiquement 2 ans de fellowship et une maitrise) pour simplement considérer un candidat pour un post. Le chirurgien qui m'a opéré avait une maitrise et 4 ans de fellowship (donc 4-5 ans de médecine, 5 ans de résidence et 5 ans de surspécialisation avant de trouver un post...) et n'était même pas en orthopédie (l'orthopédie étant le meilleur exemple du "credentialism" lié au manque de posts)... C'est déjà ridicule alors imaginez essayer de trouver un emploi dans un centre académique pour un orthopédiste. En communauté, c'est évidemment moins pire mais on parle encore de 1-2 ans de fellowship pratiquement obligatoires pour finalement faire du "bread and butter" dans pratiquement toutes les disciplines chirurgicales.
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    MDLaval reacted to la marzocco in Quebec should reopen med school admissions, study says   
    Tout à fait. Un document publié récemment par le ministère de la Santé prévoit qu’au rythme actuel d’environ 850 diplômés par année, la province risque de se retrouver dans 20 ans avec plus de 600 omnipraticiens et 500 spécialistes de trop. Cette mesure vise à prévenir la formation de trop de futurs médecins chômeurs. 
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