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    Lily95 got a reaction from Rosie18 in Refus/Acceptation/Liste d'attente Med UdeM 2020   
    Bienvenue dans la cohorte 2024 - UdeM Mauricie  
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    Lily95 reacted to Rosie18 in Refus/Acceptation/Liste d'attente Med UdeM 2020   
    DATE / HEURE :  13.05.2020, 16:18.
    DÉCISION : Acceptée campus Mauricie !!!!!!!!
    Catégorie : Universitaire connexe (biochimie)
    CRC ou CRU (si connue) : inconnue mais 4,15/4,3 en biochimie (90 crédits) + 3,78/4,3 en psychologie (39 crédits)
    Impressions p/r au Casper : relativement bonne sur le coup, pleine de doutes par après!
    Commentaire : C'est absolument surréel !!!! Mon coeur est avec vous tous, admis/LA/refus. Ne doutez jamais de votre valeur.
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    Lily95 got a reaction from mimi28 in Refus/Acceptation/Liste d'attente Med UdeM 2020   
    Yay!!! Bienvenue dans la gang, on est ou couple de nurses dans chaque année, tu vas voir, la gang est vraiment nice  DM si t'as des questions!
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    Lily95 got a reaction from sunshine90 in Refus/Acceptation/Liste d'attente Med UdeM 2020   
    Yay!!! Bienvenue dans la gang, on est ou couple de nurses dans chaque année, tu vas voir, la gang est vraiment nice  DM si t'as des questions!
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    Lily95 got a reaction from DrXna in Sciences infirmières vers med..? (Formation Initiale)   
    Écris moi en PV 
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    Lily95 reacted to DMD2020 in Encore des changements à l'admission en med   
    Moi honnêtement je pense que c’est une bonne chose. Ça permet de plus focuser sur la personnalité et sur la capacité d’adaptation et de raisonnement et pas seulement sur la capacité de la personne à avoir de bonnes notes. Je trouve que c’était absurde de devoir avoir une cote de presque 35 pour seulement être CONVOQUÉ à l’entrevue! J’ai toujours pensé que ce serait mieux de faire une combinaison de notes et de test sur les capacités situationnelles (comme casper) de la personne afin de faire la convocation à l’entrevue parce que de juste appeler aux mems ceux qui ont 35 et + je pense que c’est pas représentatif...
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    Lily95 reacted to Maève1 in Physio ou sciences infirmières   
    Bonjour, mon objectif est la médecine. Présentement je suis en physio, première année et je n'aime vraiment pas ça. Ça me démotive à étudier et je crois pas pouvoir remonter mes notes si ça continue comme ça. Je me demandais quelles étaient mes options. Est-ce possible de faire un bac en sciences infirmières à l'université Laval et de faire médecine après? Ça prend une moyenne de combien pour que ça soit possible? Merci!
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    Lily95 reacted to Focused in Médecine 2019/Convocations   
    UPDATE je viens de recevoir et payer le dépôt!!!!!!
    après 4 ans d'université finalement!!! lâchez pas tout le monde <3 
    j'étais 9e en LA dans le contingent bac connexe
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    Lily95 reacted to mimi28 in Ai-je des chances? Infirmière à medecin   
    Je suis une infirmière ayant fait mon Dec en sciences infirmières au cégep et je suis présentement en train de compléter mon bac en sciences inf (Cheminement Dec-Bac). Durant mon parcours, j’ai réalisé que j’aimerais beaucoup à la fin de mon Bac, tenter ma chance en médecine ou en pharmacie. Je vais donc, conjointement avec l’université, au cégep depuis 1 an et je fais mes cours de sciences nature en même temps. J’ai présentement une cote Z de 4,0/4,3 après 3 sessions et je pense pouvoir terminer mon bac avec une cote d’environ 4,05-4,08/4,3. Je me questionne sur mes réelles chances d’entrer en médecine avec cette cote, étant donné l’indice de force du Dec-Bac qui est différente de celle du bac initial en sciences infirmières. Je sais aussi que l’udem serait probablement la seule à « peut-être » considérer ma candidature.
    Ai-je des chances? Je suis à la recherche de personnes qui possèdent un parcours similaire au mien ou qui connaissent des infirmières qui sont entrées en médecine avec le Dec-Bac et qui pourraient m’éclairer un peu. 
    Merci d’avance!
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    Lily95 reacted to dentaldamn in Admitted but never kissed a girl   
    This entire forum is so toxic. Why are you debating about "how high" a guy can pull, women are not prizes or possessions to bestow. Entering a relationship as a status symbol is narcissistic and vapid. Nobody cares about who you are dating, you need to be looking for someone who YOU find attractive as a combination of personality, goals, aspirations, views and perceptions, and very minimally looks. Seeing the interactions on this specific form has solidified all of the stereotypes of medicine being compiled of entitled, apathetic, douchebag bros.
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    Lily95 reacted to Mil nurse in Canadian Armed Forces Officer starting medical school this year: Ask Me Anything!   
    Hi! The MMTP program is on’y for active regular force member yes, usually to apply to such a program you need to be full train in your current trade for three years before you can apply however you are in need of sooooo many medical officer that this time has been reduce tonone year! As previously stated, thise seats are already « bought «  by the military therefor they need to be filled, last year 18 candidate were interviewed at Queens for this program and 8 got in. We also have seats at UOttawa, UToront, UCalgaryand now at Western apparently however I didnt see anything on their website. Hope that helps!
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    Lily95 reacted to Opiner in Respirology   
    There is so little on online forums relating to respirology in Canada that I thought I should post my opinion here, which goes beyond the questions asked. I realize the thread is years old, but maybe someone will find this useful. I am a respirology fellow (R5), and will be pursuing a mixed practice of respirology and general internal medicine. Almost everything posted on forums relates to Pulmonary-Critical Care, which is a combined fellowship offered in the US, and most American pulmonologists (usually known as respirologists here) are dual-trained. The combined fellowship was standard in Canada until about the late 1990’s, when it was replaced by a dedicated 2-year respirology fellowship. Critical care is a separate, 2-year program that can be entered from virtually any specialty, including core internal medicine, provided the prerequisite rotations are taken. Respirology graduates are required to apply to CCM through CaRMS and do 2 additional years of training to have critical care credentials. The result of this difference between Canada and the US is that you will find many Canadian respirologists who have specifically chosen respirology and enjoy their practice. In contrast, some American graduates see their pulmonary training merely as a stepping-stone to critical care, and pulmonary medicine something to do during the weeks they are not in the ICU. A minority of Canadian respirologists will pursue critical care training, partly because of the extended length of training and the very unfavourable job market in this country, which has been discussed in other forums. In small, peripheral centres, a critical care fellowship is not generally required to work in the ICU, and you will find respirologists and general internists. Maybe this will change due to the under-employment of critical care graduates.
    The subspecialties of respirology in Canada include: airways disease, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung transplantation, pulmonary rehabilitation, interventional pulmonary medicine and chronic ventilation/neuromuscular diseases. Tuberculosis and cystic fibrosis can be entered from respirology or infectious diseases. Sleep medicine can be entered from respirology, psychiatry or general internal medicine. A general respirologist will usually see a mixture of airways disease, interstitial lung disease, undifferentiated masses (or other imaging findings) requiring diagnostic workup, chronic lung infections and sleep-disordered breathing. They also perform bronchoscopies and chest tube insertion, including indwelling, tunneled catheters for malignant effusions. Patients are almost always referred by a family physician and do not self-refer. It is true that a large proportion of patients will have asthma or COPD. The field of asthma is changing rapidly with the advent of biologic agents.
    Respirologists are required to interpret tests of lung function, and medical students will have seen PFT and methacholine challenge tests. Other tests include: cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), indirect calorimetry, 6-minute walk test, and tests of respiratory muscle strength. Many general respirologists can interpret home sleep apnea tests, but this may be province-specific. They assist with the interpretation of chest imaging, which can be challenging, as radiologists are unable to put findings into clinical context.
    There are numerous advantages of respirology. It is a sufficiently “general” speciality that allows you to maintain your general internal medicine skills. Respiratory physiology is based on physics, meaning the explanations for diseases often make logical sense within a mechanical system. Similarly, tests of lung function can be interpreted in an objective and quantitative way, and you can get a lot of information from them. There is a large burden of respiratory disease in the community, and the specialty is growing despite reduced smoking rates. There is a procedural aspect, which can be quite advanced if you subspecialize in interventional pulmonary. You have the ability greatly to improve patients’ quality of life through the management of dyspnea, sleep-disordered breathing, etc. You will find that Canadian respirologists value professionalism and compassion, and this comes across in their interactions with patients and other healthcare providers. Job availabilities are still good, even without further subspecialization. You can choose to do outpatient or a mixture of hospital and outpatient, but it is nice to be associated with a hospital for bronchoscopy. The competitiveness of the match is moderate and varies by year. Usually, candidates who interview at multiple sites in different provinces will match successfully while those who are geographically limited are taking quite a risk. Remuneration varies by province, but is quite good and usually more than average for medical subspecialties. Do not make your decision based on payment; every Canadian physician makes enough money, so choose something that appeals to your natural strengths, and do not forget the other (more important?) reasons you became a physician.
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    Lily95 reacted to MétisPremed in Indigienous applications Canada, any experience?   
    So I actually do have experience with it. I will split this post into three parts, ethical, logistical, and unpleasant realities. Also, and I say this because I know discussions even referring to Indigenous people on here tend to get nasty, I recognise that this take on things may not be shared by every Indigenous applicant and that there is quite a bit of diversity on how Métis people and people who don’t experience racism are viewed in Indigenous spaces. With that being said here are my thoughts on the matter.
    Being white passing, not personally experiencing racism, or having family with higher education are not disqualifiers for being Indigenous, nor is a family history of disenfranchisement or cultural disconnection. Residential schools; the foster care system; giving benefits like voting rights, university attendance, or post WWII housing benefits only to those who assimilated; and a host of other examples make it a reality for many Indigenous people that they don't feel Indigenous enough and are disconnected from culture or community. The act of meaningfully connecting to your Indigineity despite outside forces which have pushed you or your family away from culture, language, and community is one way to fight back against a state which has tried its best to erase Indigenous cultures and Indigenous peoples.
    That being said, I think there are people who are Indigenous, but not well suited for the particular goals of Indigenous entry programs. The question I would ask yourself is are you meaningfully engaged in your Indigenous community in a way which will make you a better health advocate for that community than a non-Indigenous person? Some examples of what I mean by meaningful engagement include: having grown up embedded in an Indigenous community, having put effort into connecting to and giving back to a community your parents or grandparents disengaged from, or doing ongoing work or volunteering to help other Indigenous people even though you can't connect back to your home community due to barriers like missing records, distance, or familial issues. If the above does not already describe you, are you intending to use your time in medical school to become meaningfully engaged in your Indigenous community? If you aren't engaged, and don't have an interest in becoming engaged, I think the ethics of applying as an Indigenous student are somewhat questionable, though I am sure some would disagree.
    Also, if you are feeling like you are too culturally disconnected or like you aren’t Indigenous enough, I would recommend talking to your parents and grandparents. I have found personally that this really helped me to contextualize my own connection to being Indigenous and gave me a space to talk about feeling not Indigenous enough and why I felt that way.
    First, you will need Métis citizenship to apply as a Métis person. This is difficult and time consuming to get. If you do not have it already, I would recommend starting the process of getting it right now, because if you don’t have any documents it can take years to find them all. You will need long form birth and marriage certificates for everyone who connects you to one or more ancestors who received scrip or are/were Métis Nation citizens under Powley.  The site http://www.redriverancestry.ca/ may be helpful depending on how much of your family tree you know. Also feel free to contact me if you need more specific guidance.
    Next, many programs also have a secondary Indigenous interview or essay. I will not go into specifics on its content, but I will say that not everyone passes the interview or does well with the essay. If you are feeling questionable about the ethics of applying, realize that schools already work to screen out people who shouldn't be entering through Indigenous entry programs. If you will feel uncomfortable getting let in without the secondary interview as a backup to your own ethical judgment look for school that have the secondary interview and apply there. They will screen for if you are the type of Indigenous candidate they want to take.
    Finally, grades, volunteering, and being well rounded still matter. As stated above not every Indigenous student who applies gets in, despite what you will hear from people who didn't actually apply through the Indigenous program. I have met people at Indigenous applicant events who were on their third and fourth applications. I did not get interviews at every school I applied to. Indigenous entry streams are not a get into med school free card. Even for school where it guarantees you an interview it does not guarantee you will have the skills to do well on that interview. Work as hard as you can in your undergrad; consider taking some time off after school to work, volunteer, and get a more well-rounded application; and dedicate time to interview practice starting ASAP.
    Unpleasant Realities
    First, some people will look down on you getting in by an Indigenous entry program. They will assume your grades are worse regardless of if they were and they will say ignorant things straight to your face, especially if they have labeled you ‘not Indigenous enough’. From what I have heard from current Indigenous med students I spoke to during interviews the amount of this varies a lot depending on the school. However, you only have to look at the discourse on nearly every question an Indigenous person asks on this forum to get an idea of the subtle and not so subtle racism that permeates at least some pre-med and medical circles. This shouldn’t deter you from using the Indigenous entry program, and most schools work hard to combat it, but it is something to be aware of.
    Second, not every program has the same rules for Indigenous entry and not all rules are posted in an easy to find place. I would recommend making a list of every school you intend to apply to and sending clarifying emails to check exactly what they want. I did not do this last year and it made the application process unnecessarily stressful come September.
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    Lily95 reacted to Ergomed in Travailler durant le MD ou les étés   
    Oui c'est certain que c'est plus payant, argent parlant, si tu travailles tout l'été. J'étais ergothérapeute et je n'avais pas à me plaindre de ce côté moi aussi. Mais tout calculé, avec les prêts et bourses coupés drastiquement, le coût du permis de l'Ordre non-négligeable, etc., en plus des autres possibilités et mon besoin de vacances dans l'été, ce n'était pas si avantageux en fin de compte. Mais à chacun ses choix :) 
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    Lily95 reacted to canada747 in Travailler durant le MD ou les étés   
    Pour moi, j'ai travaillé à temps partielle durant cet été. Pour moi, l'argent m'aider avec les frais d'école, mais pour la plupart j'ai travaillé seulement parce que j'ai eu temps libre après mon internship. La chose plus important est planifier pour ton futur en medecin (et l'internat). Si vous pouvez travaillez sans compromettre tes buts grands, je crois qu'un job peut-etre un bon idée.
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    Lily95 reacted to MDinCanada in Travailler durant le MD ou les étés   
    Travailler est probablement une très bonne option dans ton cas. C'est sûr que tu vas faire plus d'argent que dans un stage SARROS. En plus, tu gagneras plus d'expérience clinique et tu pourras te faire des connexions.
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    Lily95 reacted to Ergomed in Travailler durant le MD ou les étés   
    Ça dépend de ce que tu as envie de faire; c'était ma première idée au départ, de travailler durant les étés, mais avec les opportunités de stage SARROS, j'ai préféré aller en ce sens et m'initier à la médecine
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    Lily95 reacted to JohnGrisham in Maintaining Professional License Throughout MD School?   
    Nursing makes sense if you pick up casual work. I know a few nurses who did that through medicine. Good pay and good scheduling with turning down shifts you dont want.
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    Lily95 got a reaction from Peach323 in pharmD --- médecine   
    Hello! Bienvenue sur le forum! 
    Je peux te répondre pour UL, qui publie sa table des étalons en ligne chaque année! Sachant que pour UL, ça prend une CRU +/- 32.9-33.0 pour avoir une entrevue, un GPA minimal de 3.50-3.55 en pharmacie te permettrait de passer le premier cut-off! Mais toujours mieux de viser plus haut, et d'avoir du lousse lors des MEMS. 
    Pour les autres universités, je ne peux te répondre. 
    Peut être que @pharmd23 ou @Symphonie pourraient t'en dire plus! 
    PS : on essaie d'éviter les publications multiples et identiques sur ce forum. Ne t'inquiète pas, quelqu'un va finir par te répondre! C'est certain que c'est moins actif durant les périodes de vacances. 
    Bonne chance pour la suite :-) 
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    Lily95 got a reaction from Symphonie in pharmD --- médecine   
    Hello! Bienvenue sur le forum! 
    Je peux te répondre pour UL, qui publie sa table des étalons en ligne chaque année! Sachant que pour UL, ça prend une CRU +/- 32.9-33.0 pour avoir une entrevue, un GPA minimal de 3.50-3.55 en pharmacie te permettrait de passer le premier cut-off! Mais toujours mieux de viser plus haut, et d'avoir du lousse lors des MEMS. 
    Pour les autres universités, je ne peux te répondre. 
    Peut être que @pharmd23 ou @Symphonie pourraient t'en dire plus! 
    PS : on essaie d'éviter les publications multiples et identiques sur ce forum. Ne t'inquiète pas, quelqu'un va finir par te répondre! C'est certain que c'est moins actif durant les périodes de vacances. 
    Bonne chance pour la suite :-) 
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    Lily95 reacted to pharmie04 in PharmD 2019   
    Depot!!!! Universitaire 75e sur la liste d’attente   This is the best day of my life 
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    Lily95 got a reaction from genie96 in Chances d'entrer au PharmD   
    C'est un bon point!! Je ne dis pas de faire exprès de ne pas répondre aux questions, ça c'est l'échec assuré  Par contre, je pense qu'il faut prendre le tout avec un grain de sel, puisque le fait de ne pas avoir le temps de toujours répondre à la dernière question ne semble pas m'avoir nuit (on ne peut pas juger notre performance là-dessus). Comme mentionné, lorsque je manquais de temps pour la dernière question, j'avais souvent, voir à chaque fois, déjà élaboré sur le sujet dans la question précédente (souvent plus de 3 phrases). 
    J'espère que ma précision est plus claire!!!!
    Edit : et pour la vitesse de frappe, je conseille ce site qui est gratuit et bien fait! https://www.typingclub.com/dactylographie
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    Lily95 reacted to Bunny303 in Chances d'entrer au PharmD   
    Ce n'est pas une question d'instinct. C'est plutôt une question de maturité, de professionalisme, etc. Prépare beaucoup de situations personnelles qui ont fait de toi la personne que tu es aujourd'hui et pratique des scénarios en ligne. Prends l'avis de professionnels par rapport à tes réponses. Souvent, il faut être compréhensif, considérer les opinions/sentiments de tout le monde et proposer la solution qui cause le moins de mal à tous (ou qui cause du bien au plus grand nombre). 
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    Lily95 got a reaction from genie96 in Chances d'entrer au PharmD   
    J'estimais ma CRU dans les mêmes eaux que toi, et j'ai reçu une offre à la première vague (que j'ai refusée pour MD). Avec un bon casper, ça devrait bien aller
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    Lily95 reacted to Pakoon in Electrical Engineering to Med School   
    Just here to throw in my two cents as well, I did nursing for an undergrad (also a professional program). Now the pattern I noticed about these kinds of professional programs is they are not designed to be able to easily or even with a decent effort churn out competitive grades, they make professionals, not premeds. I experienced this with Nursing and in my opinion, few have it worse than the engineers in terms of securing high averages. I have heard of engineers who have taken the path to medicine, but they are few and far between ( and probably abnormal examples and nowhere near the standard). The take-home point here is that schools do not and will not care about how hard your undergrad is, they just see the numbers. The only place it would help would perhaps be in the interview where you would stand out, but you have to get an interview first to do that.
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