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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from mdhopeful26 in Write the MCAT Or Not?!   
    It's really tough to tell... if you do end up writing the mcat and studying for every section (and come out with a viable score) I would say definitely throw an application at Queens; it isn't much extra work and you never know! Queen's is such a black box haha. Best of luck!
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to mdhopeful26 in Write the MCAT Or Not?!   
    Thank you very much for your reply! That was very much my own line of thinking as well. I saw on the Queen's website that they have a graduate applicant pool where they determine if the GPA is satisfactory or not, so I wasn't super sure about that, or what they might consider "satisfactory" for a grad student. But I agree, it's a ton of work for an extra slim shot at basically one more school. I appreciate the feedback  And thanks for the wishes for good luck! 
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to Birdy in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Clusters of 2015 matriculants were called grapes because of our purple bags. You guys get to be busy bees!
    I think it’s nice. I’d have been happy with it. 
     
    The colour is a dandelion yellow. Nice and rich. Dandelions thrive on any surface in any conditions no matter what you do to them. Maybe you guys can be like them. 
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from drone in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    If the yellow is pretty deep/rich I could be on board, though it was second from the bottom on my list (above orange). Guess we'll have to see in person!
    Either way, #Team Bumblebee let's go. I'm just happy to have finally gotten into med lmao I'll take any free backpack they'll give me.
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from Sleepywood in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    If the yellow is pretty deep/rich I could be on board, though it was second from the bottom on my list (above orange). Guess we'll have to see in person!
    Either way, #Team Bumblebee let's go. I'm just happy to have finally gotten into med lmao I'll take any free backpack they'll give me.
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to hbmed in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Honestly it's better than it looked in the original pic for golden yellow, but I wish the straps were more grey than black (more like the dark grey on the green bags)
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from hbmed in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    If the yellow is pretty deep/rich I could be on board, though it was second from the bottom on my list (above orange). Guess we'll have to see in person!
    Either way, #Team Bumblebee let's go. I'm just happy to have finally gotten into med lmao I'll take any free backpack they'll give me.
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from skmed257 in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    If the yellow is pretty deep/rich I could be on board, though it was second from the bottom on my list (above orange). Guess we'll have to see in person!
    Either way, #Team Bumblebee let's go. I'm just happy to have finally gotten into med lmao I'll take any free backpack they'll give me.
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to Anon1 in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Oh we're looking on the bright side alright...
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from anonpurple in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    If the yellow is pretty deep/rich I could be on board, though it was second from the bottom on my list (above orange). Guess we'll have to see in person!
    Either way, #Team Bumblebee let's go. I'm just happy to have finally gotten into med lmao I'll take any free backpack they'll give me.
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from coffeeandmed in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    If the yellow is pretty deep/rich I could be on board, though it was second from the bottom on my list (above orange). Guess we'll have to see in person!
    Either way, #Team Bumblebee let's go. I'm just happy to have finally gotten into med lmao I'll take any free backpack they'll give me.
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to seewhathappens in McMaster INCREASING Number of Interviews for 2020/21 Cycle   
    Haha sorry for the ninja.  
    Yeah, we'll see I guess.  I am personally not writing it again, so it doesn't matter so much for me - I would just love some clarification on whether it is a full re-application with re-use of scores, or just a token interview being added to their otherwise normal interview cohort of ~550.  It has massive implications for post-interview scoring/rank list.
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to Pakoon in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    2022 - red
    2023 - green
    If 2024s are yellow we'll make a traffic light!
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to destiny deoxys in Backpack?   
    Cma is on instagram teasing for the color right now, it might be announce tonight 
    edit: nah tomorrow at 12:30pm
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to Air2222 in Backpack?   
    Wednesday mid morning
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to Fast_Layne in Backpack?   
    Psstt anyone who's attending the U of C orientation right now - If you could ask about when the backpack reveal is, the rest of Canada's class of 2024 would really appreciate it 
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to pyridoxal-phosphate in -   
    delete
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to Bambi in Leaving career for med   
    I would think out of consideration to your employer, you want to give them Notice ASAP. There is absolutely no downside to you other than perhaps an awkward moment. I would simply tell them it was “a long shot” application as you did not want to live with any regrets and as it turned out, you won the lottery, but realize you are putting them in a difficult position. Tell them you will accommodate them in any way possible. I would have this conversation later in the week. 
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from hijkl in .   
    With optional in-person activities though! I’m actually kinda surprised UofT is even offering a decent chunk of things (limited attendance lectures & anatomy) in person while provinces that are clearly doing better covid-wise are fully online.
    But regardless hopefully we’re all able to get back to in person asap; experiencing med with our classmates is an irreplaceable part of the experience  
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to Air2222 in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Apparently July 8 during u of c orientation
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from Nirvanesthesia in Frustrated with the admissions system   
    The slights against certain groups aside, I also resonate with the message (and anger) in OP's post. The admissions process really does contain an absurd degree of luck, subjectivity, and bias, and it will always be frustrating to see the inequities that exist play out in such an important part of all of our lives (especially when others who have been successful are oblivious to the imperfections of the system); it would be nice to see something done about it and I don't think we should stop striving for ways to improve the system just because its difficult or inconvenient. Some of the brightest and most caring people I know have been rejected from med who I think would be outstanding physicians, and it's tough to see. That said, some of the elements of the system will be here to stay and we do have to be able to accept that and either keep trying, or move on. 
    If anything what I always hope people take away from the fact that the admissions process here is so subjective is that it shouldn't change anyone's perception or their worth or abilities. Personally, it's actually encouraged me to feel less competitive and develop a better sense of comradery with those going through the pipeline. Imo, people who get in/are in should spend their time propping up the community (including those who are striving to get into medicine), and those who don't should work towards accepting that, in a way, they're casualties of a broken (or at least imperfect) system and that, after a point, it's not them. No one gets in without at least some luck. We all have to play with the hands we're dealt in life and comparison to others is a sure fire way to be unhappy. It is frustrating, but can't always change how other people think, so the best we can do is foster the kind of positive relationships with premeds and med students alike we'd like to have, and perpetuate it forward to affect a positive change that way. Until we're in a senor enough position to try to affect changes in the broader process anyways (which is a tall order as it is, in addition to the fact that most people I know who've gotten to that point are happy to just put the whose thing behind them and get on with life).
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to TheStern in Are residents actually happy?   
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to BBALLCBMJ in Winter 2020 AdCom Letter   
    Winter 2020 term was the best term of my undergrad. Am I happy with Winter 2020 term not counting for most schools? No. But do I think it is the most equitable way? Yes, absolutely.
    Some cities like Toronto and Montreal were hit the hardest with COVID and I wouldn't be surprised if some applicants themselves were tested positive for COVID. On the other hand, less urban cities and rural areas were not as affected by COVID relative to large metropolitan areas. In my opinion, it is just silly for giving applicants an option to choose whether or not they can include Winter 2020 marks if it increases/decreases their GPA. 
    For example, applicants who WERE NOT affected by COVID would choose to include their inflated Winter 2020 (mainly due to cheating) whereas applicants who WERE affected by COVID and performed poorly would choose not to include their marks. See the problem here? The problem is that it is not the applicants' fault that they were affected by COVID, it is just the nature of the virus and how it spreads more rapidly in densely-populated cities. 
    In addition, some schools like UAlberta did not give students an option to get numerical grades (they all received P/F) so how is it be fair for some applicants' grades to count but not others just because their school did not want to provide students with numerical grading?
    On top of this, some applicants may choose to "hide" courses that they did not do well in with P/F but keep courses that got 3.9 or 4.0 in, ultimately inflating their GPA.
    Again, I am personally not happy with Winter 2020 term not counting, but this is one of those situations where you just accept it and move on. It is tough to swallow but it is what it is. Life goes on.
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to Proper12 in Club President as Referee?   
    Great. Thank you!
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from Kamyab in International bachelors   
    I can't really comment on dentistry, but for medicine (which is more my wheelhouse) I think that would have to be the route you take, yes. Each school is generally different in how they assess transfer credits, so like @MedicineLCS suggested above, you will have to do a lot of legwork yourself here to sort out the details... which is probably best anyways so you know you're getting accurate info rather than someone on the internet telling you something that could majorly impact your life & career haha. It's also definitely true that even with a 3.9+ gpa you can still very well get rejected, often multiple times. It will take a lot of persistence if you want to commit to the medicine route for sure, which is fine if that's your passion, just be really sure of it before you jump into the process!
    As for which degree is ideal for job prospects, it sort of depends on what you want to do. In my experience with biology & life sciences though, the more general the degree the harder it is to land a job with only that degree (unless you go to grad/professional school after basically). Life sci undergrad degrees are in general fairly poor degrees to land jobs with on their own though, sadly
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