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  1. Both are true. PB has a lot of perks, but if you really cannot commute, then picking WB first will maximize your chance of getting a site downtown.
  2. UofT has two masters programs. a M. Eng and a M. Sc. A decent number of people in my grade are doing them (maybe 20 in total or so)? It seems like a cool opportunity if you have the time for it.
  3. So would you say that studying USMLE resources aimed towards Step 2 exam would be a good to study for preclerks?
  4. Hi, I'm a pre-clerk at UofT and I'm wondering if there was value in studying from online sources such as First Aid/Pathoma/Boards and Beyond during preclerkship. Right now I can pass the exams without too much studying so I'm wondering what would be more high-yield: studying extra to get higher marks in coursework or studying more diverse and potentially more relevant resources. I basically want to become a knowledgable medical student and hopefully set myself up in a good spot for clerkship.
  5. Thank you for this! Do people usually cold-email profs similar to undergrad? Or is the process a little more formalized/personal? Youre definitely right. I’ve just seen that for some programs, research is a “checkbox” that helps out. Idk what I wanna do yet but I’m trying to keep as many doors as open. And since my background contains very little research I figured it might be a good area to catch up on!
  6. Hello all, I'm an incoming first year med student at UofT and I was wondering when the appropriate time was for searching/thinking about potential research projects for the school year. I don't have that much experience with research in undergrad and so I'm worried I may be behind compared to some of my older classmates who might have gone through fourth year thesis projects, masters, or PhDs. There are a few questions so if anyone has some insight please let me know! 1. From some quick googling I saw that epidemiological, translational, or clinical research typically take less time
  7. I'm an incoming first year med student at UofT and I had a few questions about UofT financial aid programs. I applied for OSAP and got a scotia LOC already, but i'd love some free money from the school as well Can anyone comment on what the criteria are for getting bursaries and if there are any thresholds for income? Do most people end up getting financial aid or is it just for a very small proportion of students? And any other info you think is important. Thanks!!
  8. Hi rmorelan can you elaborate on this? I’m headed to UofT in the fall and I’m scrambling to find a waiter/labor job to get extra money.... but I totally would relax and reflect/read/travel more if I knew that every dollar of minimum wage I made will be taken from me later
  9. Which two schools did you apply to? and what are your MCAT/ECs like? I'm pretty young/unexperienced, and I don't know if this will help, but here are my own thoughts on this: people in general are not attracted to anxiety. This is prevalent in all facets of society but one of the most prominent areas is applying for a competitive position. Although being qualified for a position is essential, believing you're qualified for a position is important too (or at persuading others you are) is important too. Luckily, you have the qualified part down! 4.0 GPA really good, even higher than mo
  10. This was a while ago but posting in case future applicants find it helpful Result: Accepted to St. George Campus Timestamp: May 8th, around 930am GPA: 3.94 (illegible for wGPA) MCAT: 520 (130/129/130/131) ECs: some casual research, some work in an emergency department (basically scribing), various leadership positions in student organizations, volunteering at a mental health line, worked for my parents' small business and in the hospitality industry for a bit. Overall not that impressive, not that much research, not that much leadership. I avoided getting involved in
  11. Yeah my friend and I have dropped the den unfortunately Now we're looking for just a two bedroom, still ideally under $2400! It's good that the housing market has slowed down in Toronto, but the condo market hasn't budged...
  12. Hi, Just got accepted to UofT St. George campus! Can barely believe it even still. My roommate and I are looking for a two bedroom + den in downtown Toronto. Is <$2400 a month reasonable to expect? How should we start the search? Is a real estate agent recommended?
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