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    bruh got a reaction from Great_Wumbo in Post Interview Blues   
    Absolutely true. I talked to a first year ottawa med student (english stream) and she said after the interview she was crying while driving back home thinking she bombed it. She got accepted first round. 
     
    Use these examples to let yourself move on. There is nothing you can do. I know how hard it is, I keep trying to not think about my answers but it is what it is. The reality is that every single one of us could have given better answers. There is room for what you “coulda” said for every single one of us, but we didn’t. And that’s the best we did. Do anything you can to take your mind off and May 8th will be here sooner than you thought. I’m just gonna work a little more to make more money, snowboard, party, get drunk, travel.
     
    FF
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    bruh got a reaction from Average Joe in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2020   
    TIME STAMP: 12:30 MDT
    Interview Date (MD or MD/PhD): MD March 28th
    Result: Invite!
    cGPA/wGPA:  3.60/not eligible (submitted AEE)
    YES, that’s right. 3.60 cGPA!!! wGPA would be 3.90 if they accepted my AEE.
    MCAT: 510 (3 attempts, 1st attempt being 494)
    ECs: Very strong on the volunteering side (founder, president of clubs, general manager of non profit organization, volunteer trainer at hospital, worked with schizophrenic and Alzheimer’s patients directly). Very weak on the research side. No pubs. Just volunteered at a lab for a few months. 
    Essays: wrote them the night before! But must have been strong cause my GPA is terrible!
    Year: Finished UG in 2016. No Masters.
    Geography: OOP
    This is unbelievable news for me. I remember when I applied I had no hope for UofT given my GPA being the lowest possible to even apply to the program! I also didn’t do a masters and have very little research experience. I was waiting for a rejection this week. Actually I had been waiting for it ever since. I am posting here to show you all that you don’t need a 3.99 GPA, you don’t need a 520 MCAT, you don’t need a masters or publications. All those things are great, but if you don’t have them, the game is not over.
    Also, it doesn’t matter where you start. I started with a 2.9 GPA in first year and a 494 MCAT. Any sane human would have told me to forget medicine, but I worked hard and turned it all around. I have 2 interviews this year and I hope to make them count! Good luck to you all. Don’t give up.
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    bruh reacted to poorpremed in Queens Interview Invites/Regrets 2021   
    I just want to wish everyone good luck!!! For those who get an interview, work your butt of to prepare!! For those who don't get to interview, continue to work your butt off to show the Canadian med school you are tough! For everyone, don't let  responses from medical schools define you sense of self-worth! I know it is difficult not to attach your worth to your dream career, especially when you feel like you work harder than 99% of the people that get in. Just know you matter and a big part of he process is luck. 
    Good luck everyone  
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    bruh got a reaction from premed0104 in UofT- Changes to the Admissions Process   
    Number of applications to a medical school is most often reflective of the minimum competitive metrics required for eligibility.
    McMaster gets the most applications (~5000) every year because they have a very low GPA and MCAT Cut-off and very easy course-load requirements (many nursing students who have multiple pass/fail courses, and those who had nontraditional undergrad courseloads are able to apply). Although the average CARS is 129 it hasn't stopped the flood of applications to their program. Queens has the second highest number of applications (~4500)  because they do not post their GPA and MCAT cut-offs. Over 2000 applicants apply to Queens EVERY year who do not even meet their GPA or MCAT cut-off (This is posted on their website).  Ottawa gets about 4000 applicants because they do not require the MCAT and their GPA minimum is 3.5. They do not post their GPA cut-offs online and they do not share stats of accepted applicants online, so the 3.9+ GPA Averages are not known to many applicants who don't investigate these schools thoroughly. Western only gets about 2500 applications mainly because of their strict course-load requirements and very high CARS cut-offs which is clearly published on their website. Toronto gets around 3000 applications and it is a little lower than the others mostly because of their insanely high GPA averages that's clearly posted on their website. 
    If UofT really wants more applicants and is in any way concerned about the caliber of the students they accept, they should reduce the emphasis on GPA. A 1 point drop in the MCAT requirement is very trivial in making an actual impact in the number and quality of applicants they are going to get.
     
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    bruh got a reaction from Tommytill in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2020   
    TIME STAMP: 12:30 MDT
    Interview Date (MD or MD/PhD): MD March 28th
    Result: Invite!
    cGPA/wGPA:  3.60/not eligible (submitted AEE)
    YES, that’s right. 3.60 cGPA!!! wGPA would be 3.90 if they accepted my AEE.
    MCAT: 510 (3 attempts, 1st attempt being 494)
    ECs: Very strong on the volunteering side (founder, president of clubs, general manager of non profit organization, volunteer trainer at hospital, worked with schizophrenic and Alzheimer’s patients directly). Very weak on the research side. No pubs. Just volunteered at a lab for a few months. 
    Essays: wrote them the night before! But must have been strong cause my GPA is terrible!
    Year: Finished UG in 2016. No Masters.
    Geography: OOP
    This is unbelievable news for me. I remember when I applied I had no hope for UofT given my GPA being the lowest possible to even apply to the program! I also didn’t do a masters and have very little research experience. I was waiting for a rejection this week. Actually I had been waiting for it ever since. I am posting here to show you all that you don’t need a 3.99 GPA, you don’t need a 520 MCAT, you don’t need a masters or publications. All those things are great, but if you don’t have them, the game is not over.
    Also, it doesn’t matter where you start. I started with a 2.9 GPA in first year and a 494 MCAT. Any sane human would have told me to forget medicine, but I worked hard and turned it all around. I have 2 interviews this year and I hope to make them count! Good luck to you all. Don’t give up.
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    bruh got a reaction from mcatthrow101 in Spending LOC on fun   
    Just wanted to update y’all that I got myself a brand new V8 sports car. Won’t disclose what exactly but It’s fast and loud 
    Thank you all for the input. I’m so happy with the decision I made. I’m going to be conservative with rent and other expenses in med, but I just had to get this whip.
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    bruh reacted to peace2014 in Neurosurgery vs Peds General Surgery vs Orthopedics Lifestyle   
    In US, academic centers can sponsor H1Bs or O-visa and you can maintain that status until you get green card (which depends on which country you were born in or your marriage status, if born in Canada, it wont take long, just ~ 2 years). To be honest, from what I heard/seen (so take this as a VERY small grain of salt), even academic orthopaedic surgeons make A LOT of money relative to Canadian surgeons especially if you do spinal surgery/fellowship. Not to mention, much better location (this cannot be stressed enough), more OR time and better employment opportunities. Definitely worth doing the USMLEs and move. To add, if you are a new med student and want to become a surgeon, DO THE USMLES!! DO NOT HESITATE. Also, some surgical speciality residencies are NOT interchangeable in US and Canada (e.g. neurosurgery), so consider US residencies as well. 
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    bruh reacted to jnuts in Neurosurgery vs Peds General Surgery vs Orthopedics Lifestyle   
    With a green card there are no further employment restrictions.  @peace2014 I think you're broadly right.  I'm a little skeptical about the 2 year processing time--and being able to convert off a work visa easily -- especially a J1 if you're on one for residency. I'm basing that off of observed experiences not direct expertise however.  Definitely agree that doing the USMLEs as early as possible can't but help.
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    bruh reacted to IMislove in Is masters/PhD basically required in residency for cardiac surgery?   
    If it helps, there are like 3 people gunning for it in my class alone, could be more but they seem to come and go in what they want. 
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    bruh got a reaction from Crunch in Spending LOC on fun   
    Just wanted to update y’all that I got myself a brand new V8 sports car. Won’t disclose what exactly but It’s fast and loud 
    Thank you all for the input. I’m so happy with the decision I made. I’m going to be conservative with rent and other expenses in med, but I just had to get this whip.
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    bruh got a reaction from premed72 in Spending LOC on fun   
    Just wanted to update y’all that I got myself a brand new V8 sports car. Won’t disclose what exactly but It’s fast and loud 
    Thank you all for the input. I’m so happy with the decision I made. I’m going to be conservative with rent and other expenses in med, but I just had to get this whip.
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    bruh got a reaction from 1D7 in Spending LOC on fun   
    Just wanted to update y’all that I got myself a brand new V8 sports car. Won’t disclose what exactly but It’s fast and loud 
    Thank you all for the input. I’m so happy with the decision I made. I’m going to be conservative with rent and other expenses in med, but I just had to get this whip.
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    bruh got a reaction from honeymoon in Spending LOC on fun   
    Just wanted to update y’all that I got myself a brand new V8 sports car. Won’t disclose what exactly but It’s fast and loud 
    Thank you all for the input. I’m so happy with the decision I made. I’m going to be conservative with rent and other expenses in med, but I just had to get this whip.
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    bruh got a reaction from DrOtter in Spending LOC on fun   
    Just wanted to update y’all that I got myself a brand new V8 sports car. Won’t disclose what exactly but It’s fast and loud 
    Thank you all for the input. I’m so happy with the decision I made. I’m going to be conservative with rent and other expenses in med, but I just had to get this whip.
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    bruh got a reaction from ChemPetE in Spending LOC on fun   
    Just wanted to update y’all that I got myself a brand new V8 sports car. Won’t disclose what exactly but It’s fast and loud 
    Thank you all for the input. I’m so happy with the decision I made. I’m going to be conservative with rent and other expenses in med, but I just had to get this whip.
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    bruh got a reaction from indefatigable in Applying to US residencies without away electives   
    *Starting in 2022
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    bruh reacted to MDLD in Which medical schools will be starting virtual?   
    For Queen's: 
    The term will therefore be divided into three zones, (Red, Yellow and Green). 
    Green: Online learning, follow public health guidelines
    Yellow: Online learning, Quarantine at home, personal CoVID screening, no travel outside of kingston
    Red: Small group, whole class and in person sessions, Covid Screening, no travel outside of kingston. 
    First years start with 4 weeks of green,  2 weeks of yellow, 5 weeks of red and then 5 weeks of green. 
     
     
     
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    bruh reacted to CGreens in Which medical schools will be starting virtual?   
    That is a good outlook to have for now. Shadowing in the Winter was definitely more useful compared to the fall as you definitely had more clinical knowledge under your belt to make sense of what was going on (ITM in the fall is useful for background info and introducing you to medical school and how physicians think, but it isn't until you get to CPC that the really useful clinical information starts being taught in class/clinical skill/CBL). In the past we have been able to shadow at non-UofT affiliated hospitals. During the fall, you'll get a lecture that goes over all the procedures for how to approach shadowing. Basically with any UofT hospital (including Mississauga hospitals, and any of the academy sites - they don't have to be just the academic ones) you can set up an observership basically just by emailing the physician and logging the experience prior to shadowing. You have to log it for it to count as a "curricular experience" so that appropriate legal/liability mechanisms are in place to cover you. With outside hospitals you have to give at least 3-weeks notice for approval of your observership. I believe the rationale is so that they can arrange appropriate legal/liability coverage (though I could be wrong/misremembering what was said). One caveat is I'm not sure how it would work if the outside hospital or site is associated with another medical school. 
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    bruh got a reaction from DrOtter in Which medical schools will be starting virtual?   
    UofT is actually offering a lot of in-person opportunities. Only CBL and clinical skills are online. Lectures and anatomy labs are in-person but not mandatory to attend. Our schedule has in-person stuff almost every day. Shadowing is still up in the air, and events/club interests are probably going to be online. This is all for the fall term. Winter is to be decided later on. It’s not ideal but I’m grateful that UofT is doing as much in-person as they could. 
    EDIT: I should note that there is a 50-person cap on lecture attendance so I have no idea how that’s actually gonna work lol 
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    bruh reacted to CGreens in Which medical schools will be starting virtual?   
    Anatomy labs at UofT are not truly in person. The usual modules that we’d do in person with prosections and dissection are online. There are optional guided prosections with a TA that you can sign up for in addition to the online content to do in person.
    Basically, you don’t need to be in Toronto for the Fall, it’s possible to do it all online and they’re even polling us to understand our time zones for test start times.
    Shadowing for the time being is still not allowed (not up in the air, wouldn’t expect it to be allowed until the winter either). 
     
    Edit: from the second year (2T3) perspective, could be different from first years 
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    bruh got a reaction from helpinghand in Which medical schools will be starting virtual?   
    UofT is actually offering a lot of in-person opportunities. Only CBL and clinical skills are online. Lectures and anatomy labs are in-person but not mandatory to attend. Our schedule has in-person stuff almost every day. Shadowing is still up in the air, and events/club interests are probably going to be online. This is all for the fall term. Winter is to be decided later on. It’s not ideal but I’m grateful that UofT is doing as much in-person as they could. 
    EDIT: I should note that there is a 50-person cap on lecture attendance so I have no idea how that’s actually gonna work lol 
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    bruh got a reaction from Swon in If you like FM, is there any point in exploring other specialties?   
    If you woke up every day knowing you literally hate what you do for a living, would you still do it just because it offers good money and lifestyle? 
    There is a lot more to life than making good money and having home/work balance. At the end of your life, you want to be happy knowing you did things in your life that you actually enjoyed and had a passion for. 
    Going into FM won't necessarily bring you happiness or satisfaction in life or work. In fact, FM never ranks at the top in terms of happiness or self-esteem at or outside work. According to the CMA, more general surgeons are satisfied with the work/life balance AND their professional life, compared to family physicians. Also more FM docs are dissatisfied with their work/life balance AND their professional life, compared to general surgeons. Now, I'm not saying you should go into surgery to be happier, I'm just saying there is more to life than money and length of training. 
    FM: https://www.cma.ca/sites/default/files/2019-01/family-e.pdf
    General Surgery https://www.cma.ca/sites/default/files/2019-01/general-surgery-e.pdf
    Medscape data for the US https://www.medscape.com/slideshow/2019-lifestyle-happiness-6011057#3
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    bruh got a reaction from UwoToUo in Do people buy houses with their LOC?   
    No way LOL. That’s actually wild.
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    bruh got a reaction from RicardoKaká in ENT Salary   
    $460K national average ($710K in AB!) According to this: 
    And $443K according to the CIHI:
    https://www.cihi.ca/sites/default/files/document/physicians-in-canada-2018.pdf
     
    the only source I know of is 32% overhead based on CMA: 
    https://www.cma.ca/sites/default/files/2019-01/otolaryngology-e.pdf#page10
    hopefully someone with more info can chime in. 
     
    EDIT: found this 2012 study on Ontario physicians. Overhead is 32% here for ENT as well:

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    bruh reacted to James Nystead in ENT Salary   
    You really need to talk to staff about this one, Even then youre likely only getting an academic perspective. Private practice varies so much depending on their structure and volume
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