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  1. Sorry to hear this @impartial_agonist :'( It can be super hard, especially doing things virtually. I hope that you'll still find your niche of friends and that it's never too late. DM me and if we happen to be at the same med school then you just found yourself a friend! and if not, you found a friend outside your school!!
  2. I applied to 5 schools in Ontario (all excluding NOSM), and interviewed at UofT and got accepted without a waitlist. I am currently in my first year at UofT, and I completed a Master's degree prior to medical school. Over the past 3 weeks, I've helped 13 students who are interviewing at: UofT, Ottawa, McGill, Manitoba, and Western. I'd like to think the interview prep is transferable across med schools. I prepped for panel interviews last year too. The structure is totally up to you. In general, I've been spending the first 10 min or so giving people general tips, an
  3. LOL it’s actually cute that you’re preparing for o-week from now, I don’t blame you. For o-week we placed an order for dissection kits, lab coat for anatomy, UofT medicine swag such as sweaters and joggers, the famous CMA backpack of the year, Some clinical skills stuff, a stethoscope, and you also get some merchandise from all the major banks... edit: it’s optional though. For Example, I did not order my stethoscope from here, but got it from Amazon on prime day for cheaper, Because o-week only has the cardiology one, where as I wanted the cheaper classic one
  4. Can one just not bother ranking any locations, that way they are guaranteed to match in FM at the end of the day?
  5. Thank you two so much! Maybe I’ll just update the network adapter on my okd laptop and rely on that. Best of luck to you too!
  6. I’ve been in similar shoes, but my gpa was higher, and got in this time after applying halfway through my masters. It was my first time ever applying and my MCAT was lower, but UofT doesnt care past the cutoffs. If you can get the wGPA then it would be good. Apply either way, you never know. And your third referee that you’re not confident in reminds me of 2 of my 3 referees, so i say go ahead. Best of luck!
  7. Hello! Any current U of T meds able to tell me whether the ipad pro will work for online testing sites? I am dreading have to buy a laptop just for taking tests. Please advise
  8. Thank you everyone for weighing in! I guess if I am a student/trainee stuck at a hospital where you can only type up notes, then I better be a fast typer. I am now considering enrolling in a typing course (if such a thing even exists) because I need rehab from years of using the wrong fingers (only 2-3 fingers lol) and hence not being able to relearn it the correct way as easily. If you have any tips, I'd be super grateful!
  9. I can only type a few sentences at a time because my fingers become fatigued. I never learned typing properly, and can't seem to change the way the I type. So during training in clerkship and residency, will I have to rely on typing while interviewing patients, or can I dictate verbally (I will likely implement this in my practice later on)? Edit to say: This is probably an odd post; I am only asking this to know if I need to figure out a way to relearn how to properly type using the correct digits or whether it is not a big deal. I can do 50 wpm, but get tired very fast. Thanks!
  10. Great. Hopefully Covid hasn't slowed down the manufacturing time. I was determined to pick up the ipad pro this month, and continue to use my 4.5 year-old PC, but now that you introduced the ipad air option to me, i might get that and a macbook air. Still debating between the two scenarios Any input is appreciated
  11. Good to know! Do you think it would be out by September?
  12. Fair enough, I appreciate the insight. Since family med is competitive, does that make it value research? I feel like I haven't heard of any family physicians in my area engaging in research.
  13. I'm very tempted to get teh 12.9 inch ipad pro for the interactive note taking during lectures. I find transcribing things by typing under a powerpoint slide to be least likely for me to want to study or memorize. However, because some exams are conducted online, I'd need a laptop for that. Tempted to buy both tbh.
  14. What specialties would you say place the least emphasis on research, both as an applicant, and as part of the residency program?
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