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  1. i regularly get drunk and never have thoughts of raping or otherwise sexually assaulting anybody?? alcohol or intoxication in general does not magically turn decent people into rapists. if alcohol is "impairing" your judgment to the point where you want to rape someone, please don't drink. ever.
  2. toronto is way more expensive, much busier, the culture at the school is honestly a bit toxic, and the program is much more demanding than other ontario schools ottawa is chill, both in weather and attitude i would go to ottawa I had this choice myself last year, and despite how much I really really loved Toronto as a city, I knew that the school's hypercompetitiveness/gunner culture was not for me. i'm much happier at a more chill program where I still have time and freedom to pursue other things outside of medicine.
  3. i had multiple acceptances last year, and I chose Western because it was close to home and it's a pretty chill program compared to other schools. it's going to be a personal decision based on how close the school is to support systems, city choice, program difficulty/reputation, etc.
  4. it depends on the person. I'm in a very diverse group of friends. i find that POC tend to intermix more, though. there's a lot of white people who only hang out with white people at my school... whether it's a conscious decision or not, i dunno
  5. It's not a silly question. Some will probably come here and tell you that you won't be judged on your hair. The reality is many of your interviewers (especially the older ones) may think untraditional hairstyles are unprofessional/unseemingly/unfitting for a future physician. they won't explicitly say or write this when evaluating your interview performance, but it could totally play a factor, even subconsciously. I'd say just get any standard "professional" haircut. you can manbun it and dye it pink once you've got the acceptance.
  6. jealousy isn't a good look. none of this is a good look. something about a future physician being bitter over a marginalized and disadvantaged immigrant receiving support and financial help really doesn't sit well with me.
  7. No, I don't think so. Schools let you apply in third year with the understanding that if you are accepted, you leave undergrad to enter med. If your end goal is a career in medicine, it makes perfect sense you'd cut a comparatively useless Bsc short to get to med school.
  8. I think the others are being too credulous in the idea that professors will always be beacons of justice and unbiasedness and what you got is what you deserve. I have certainly seen professors take a disliking to many students, especially in smaller classes, and their grades do suffer as a result. Yes, most professors do not have the time or energy for silly vendettas and personal biases, but they're still human in the end and it's possible you got treated unfairly. However, please understand that you will look foolish and overly neurotic (to the point of self-detriment, not in the cutes
  9. From personal anecdotes, it's not like that for every FM residency program. But sure, it's true for others. The difference is it's not a constant like in other residencies, and it's 2 years instead of 5-7. Anyone can probably suck it up and force their way through that for two years, but five is just... I don't know how people do it. I very much value sleep.
  10. Sorry, but how badly you want something has very little correlation with whether or not you "deserve" it over any other applicant and certainly not whether you'll be any good at it. Many people dream about becoming famous actors or singers, too, and they are constantly beaten out by the millions of others who share the same dream as well as those who were just sort of given the opportunity. Barring nepotism/unfair advantages, it's neither fair nor unfair, it's just the way it is. Sad, fine, but it's foolish to suggest that you need to be bouncing up and down at the thought of practicing medici
  11. Med school, Y1. I'm in the exact same boat as you, OP, and I've posted about this a lot on other forums. I've done a ton of research on this subject and to be frank, I didn't really want to go to med school because I do not have this "burning passion" everyone says you need to have (and what the hell everyone claims to be so excited about in medicine, I'll never truly understand). My passions lie in other fields, a lot of them creative (read: no money, no job prospects, do what you love but be broke forever), some of them more suited to a sustainable and stable lifestyle (computer science, web
  12. What about family med? Just aim to pass in med school, the residency is much, much less grueling than most other specialties, and you can work part time forever and still make well above the average Canadian income. Is the 6-year training that hard if you're aiming to coast?
  13. yes first of all, don't do that and put potentially high-risk patients in danger second of all, don't advertise it on instagram if you do. common sense.
  14. I listed my research (long term but no pubs) and got 5 interviews in Ontario so I would say it's not a red flag
  15. This was my initial thought process as well, which is why I pretty much immediately stopped going forward with the lease. Especially because I agree, I'm pretty sure things will be online in January too. ~$14.5k ($1200/month) might be a drop in the bucket compared to how much debt I'll be in in four years, but i'm still broke as hell and that's a lot lmao. You'd think we wouldn't be able to meet up, but a large proportion of my class is already hanging out several times a week. Not to sound cold or anything, but I don't necessarily care about making more friends, I have enough of those. I
  16. I have. I lived away from home my entire undergrad and for most of my gap year, until COVID. My home situation is okay, so I'm not itching to set out for independence again, so it's not worth moving out just for that. It would really just be the social aspect I worry about. Definitely- having just finished my undergrad about a year ago, I know I would have had a much worse time without social supports. Sharing notes, studying together, even just stressing together as you said is invaluable. Do you think if I came into the picture a semester late or even next year but still made contact
  17. Hey all, I was recently admitted to med school (in my first week right now). Despite being told we should close to campus for the semester, our school sprung a last-minute decision that everything would be 100% online. Because I am a notorious procrastinator, I had not yet finalized a lease, so this was somewhat good news. Initially I was going to back out of the prospective lease I was entering since I had no real incentive to move cities, but I'm having second thoughts. It seems like literally everyone in my class is still moving cities, and, I'll be honest, I'm getting some major FOMO.
  18. You would need to prove you're entering specifically to practice medicine. The mere fact that you're a med student won't exempt you, but if you're crossing the border to work in a hospital, then yeah, it looks like it.
  19. there's nothing wrong with a sports heavy ABS, so long as it's not literally the only thing you've done. Just emphasize canMED roles when you write your ABS & essays. Use your discretion- as the above poster said, 15 more-or-less identical entries will come across badly, so make sure each role touches on different parts of the framework.
  20. yes, plenty of people do- just be prepared to spend more time than the avg bio premed does preparing for the test. check out r e ddit.com/r/mcat- has all the resources you need.
  21. i cant believe i've signed myself up for a lifetime of dealing with people this neurotic
  22. Whatever you think you can get the highest GPA in. This doesn't mean pick the easiest major out there, because if you have zero interest in a "bird" major, your grades will reflect that. Most premeds admittedly people go the bio/biochem route- pros include becoming well-versed in the scientific background you need for the MCAT & medical school as well as developing study habits that'll serve you well in med school. Cons- they're decently difficult majors, and you could end up with a GPA that won't get you in medical school. Psychology is okay, extremely easy (at least it was at my school),
  23. thanks for your response. it's anecdotes like these that really make me question starting med school in a month.
  24. you really need every second of the day spent studying?
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