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Pakoon last won the day on August 3 2019

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  1. If you look through their post history you'll know that bearded frog has done more for CARMS stats than CARMS themselves, and is the leading expert on dropping those sick graphs and figures when no one else will . I'd wager they contributed enough.
  2. Was an RN before Medical school, more in line with your original question, some schools still have prereqs, but many don't. The MCAT will probably be the biggest barrier to getting an interview (as an RN with that many years under their belt im sure that will be enough for ECs), but nothing you cant study for. I can't speak whether the choice is right for you, but i have yet to regret it.
  3. I'm a little confused. Certain situations excluded, what other reasons are there for Canadians to apply to med outside of Canada/US, isn't that the exact reason they go abroad?
  4. Its not broken, it works exactly as it was designed to. Why would they give more options to people and risk an even greater shortage in some fields then they already have. if by limiting spots and funding, they can shunt people towards a certain path or field, then its working great from the government's perspective.
  5. So basically it means nothing and it means everything, it won't ruin your application but it can ruin your application . It's not a big component but its a big component, love it when things are this clear cut
  6. Like any process of the premed game, some changes affected people for the good and some for the bad. Im sure some people bombed that semester due to the stress of a pandemic (either due to being out of a job, their families losing their job, a sick family member or any other number of reasons) and other fortunate enough to be unaffected or affected and still doing well, it makes sense to toss the semester. while it sucks for certain people , i'm going to assume most people are unaffected by this decision, because one semester being voided would not break a competitive applicants application.
  7. I agree with the above. Different feedback means different things to different people. I doubt they have some sort of standardized or secret meaning that all attendings are in on like keen = good or keen = bad. if it's really bothering you, the best thing you can do is maybe ask for an honest opinion from someone you feel comfortable enough asking.
  8. If we have a physician shortage then we should train more physicians. From what I could gather mid-levels are not cheaper on a system of shared resources like our healthcare system. It may seem cheaper to hire them at first, but unsupervised it seems mid-levels cost the system more in areas such as unnecessary tests and missed diagnoses. Looking at the situation in the states this is most likely the case.
  9. 15 is crazy, but lets assume they were all published in top level journals, would that change things?
  10. I think it's a little more simple than that. If you hate what you do. It'll be more difficult to do than if you enjoyed the same task. Getting up in the morning is hard enough if you don't wanna go somewhere, I think the same applies here If you're gonna do something for the rest of your life, why not enjoy it. If you don't that's fine too, plenty of people don't. If you do enjoy, that's awesome.
  11. Its more like you need to have some drive that's a little deeper than just a job to make it through the training, especially when it's time for residency. You want to at least be sure that you can handle a career in healthcare. I know people who hate what they do, but at the same time they're too deep into it to even think about quitting. Of course there's tons of people who really gain a love for medicine as time passes. You have to ask yourself if it's something you could do for the rest of your life.
  12. 2022 - red 2023 - green If 2024s are yellow we'll make a traffic light!
  13. Please forgive my ignorance, but is this a written exam, are you unable to just study for it as you would any other exam?
  14. No, it didn't happen. many people above cutoffs didn't receive invites , they didn't bend the rules for these people. cut offs are firm.
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