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  1. 3 minutes ago, premed647 said:

    This is an unfair characterization that isn’t necessarily true. Mac circulated an email to c2021 today that said that clerks who feel it is unsafe for them to work should bring up these concerns with their supervisor, clerkship director, or student affairs and alternative arrangements would most likely be made to alleviate stress (the email mentioned this has already happened). The email also suggested the possibility of students taking a leave of absence during this time if they feel it is necessary and suggested resources to explore this. 

    I think this is very fair of Mac, under the circumstances. They are allowing clerks to safely take part in clinical work without pressuring them to. 

    Perhaps that has been the experience in c2021. There are several of my classmates in c2020 who have brought forward instances of feeling unsafe, being exposed to possible COVID positive individuals and they did not feel heard by administration. 
    Individual streams are contacting their respective clerkship directors saying that they feel there is a matter of public health safety (beyond personal safety) that is not being addressed with the current policies. In spite of this, clerkship directors are referring back to UGME, creating an endless loop of finger pointing. 

  2. Update from a student who is scheduled to be one of the MMI assessors, we have not heard anything from the university regarding our own clerkship experiences in over a month, we keep being delayed as to hearing whether or not we will continue in our clinical exposure given COVID.

    We similarly have not heard how MMI will be formatted, but I want to assure any interviewees that most/many of your assessors are third years like myself who have just finished the CARMS tour. We totally get how nerve wracking this process is, and some people had to do telephone interviews for Memorial due to their ++snow. I know I personally will be doing my best to reassure whoever I'm interviewing of this fact if they are going to be Skype/online.

    We know this is a stressful time and remember going through medical school interviews. We are on your side and want you all to do the best you can! Good luck and I might be seeing some of you come interview day!

  3. Related question: on OMSAS when I was accepting the offer, it mentioned something about ordering a transcript to send to the accepted school. However, my Mac acceptance email's conditions did not include one about the transcript. I'm a graduating master's student, so does this mean I don't have to order a transcript through OMSAS or send one to Mac? Thanks guys! :)

    I'm wondering the same thing, though I'm a graduating 4th year. No mention of transcript. I may email and confirm with admissions

  4. You can only write the Casper once every application cycle, so no you don't have to write it again.

    I think it's once per registered group. I wrote it once for American schools and once for OMSAS this cycle. If OMSAS and Dal are registered as separate entities with Casper, which it looks like they may be due to the difference in dates, you probably have to write twice.

  5. Thanks for answering all these questions.


    I'm personally really excited about this type of learning as it seems to mirror the courses I was most successful in during undergrad.


    I'm wondering about your thoughts on buying a car first year. I really want too, just for ease of driving home, groceries etc, and cost isn't an issue. My parents think I could probably wait a year but are leaving it up to me. What are your thoughts?


    I know I wouldn't drive to campus so I'm torn

  6. 13 days, amigos... thought it would be a good idea to work 5 12-hour days in a row (it wasn't..). What's everyone else doing to distract themselves??

    I have my last exam tomorrow and then I'm moving out. But after that it'll be sitting at home for 10 days.


    My SO is going out of the country on a family vacation until the 9th, so it's going to be a lonely stressful couple of days haha.


    Hoping for good things for you! 

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