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  1. I was just wondering how much rent people are paying. I'm moving to a pretty high cost of living area (near the GTA but not Toronto) and am looking at around $1500-1700/month for a 1 bedroom condo (no roommate). I feel like I may be going a little overbudget so I'm a bit hesitant and looking for a cheaper place. Curious how much others are spending.
  2. I think OMSAS updated for me at midnight. Then emails from the schools rolled in at different times. I think one school (Western?) ended up sending the email in the morning which was the latest one.
  3. So getting braces isn't something I should hold off on then? I'm just concerned about getting stuck in a position where I'll have braces on but won't be able to go into appointments due to lack of weekdays available
  4. Do we get days off during weekdays though? Do post-call days ever end up on weekdays? (sorry I'm dumb)
  5. Hey, I'm a 1st year student at McMaster. I'm getting braces (more so for a functional issue rather than aesthetic) but this will require appointments every 4-7ish weeks with my orthodontist. My orthodontist is about an hour from where I go to school so I would have to take either a morning or afternoon off to attend these appointments every once in a while. Is this possible during clerkship?
  6. What I would suggest is to try organize social things for your small group (if you have pbl or small group learning). Board Games are a good one. Among us is also good. Helps to get to know each other in a non academic setting.
  7. UofT probably is BC a lot of keeners and gunners go there At the school I go to, I was pleasantly surprised at how much everyone tries to help one another, share resources, etc
  8. You should learn to take responsibility. All I hear in this thread is that it was the instructors fault that you got a bad mark. I find it very unlikely that your instructor would give you a bad mark for no reason.... You probably underestimated the course, thought it would be easy, and got a reality check.
  9. Changes your background so it feels like your being spied on. Restart made my background black... It's no longer a picture of a cute cat
  10. Quarms was stupid to begin with, atleast this makes it less stupid. If you look up the people in Quarms, most of them come from rich, privileged backgrounds. I was surprised by how many of them were coming from private schools. Even in normal med students, I am kinda shocked at how many private school kids I've seen/met. Indigenous people already have an advantage at most schools. So I don't get the point of this change. I just see this as another pathetic attempt by the school to appear more "diverse" and "accepting". Queens has a reputation for being a really white school so they
  11. Applying to one school is such a bad idea. Also, Queen's criteria is so weird and unknown. You might get an interview one year, improve your app but not get an interview the next year. If you are serious about medicine and want to target one school, move to a province that's easier to get into and tailor your app for that school. Go to the North if you can (you will get an advantage at multiple schools), or go to Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Maritimes. Even BC. Get out of Ontario.
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