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  1. Not dumb at all... I actually didn't scroll enough to realize there was even a "save" button. So, thank you! It's staying on there now
  2. Thank you, that’s really helpful weird, maybe it’s just a glitch with my account, then. Yes, it was fine up until I did my payment and it changed to “certificate granted”. Now every time I log in, it disappears from my profile.
  3. You could always live at home at first and see how it goes! I’m a graduating 4th year, and I would say probably half of my classmates who lived with their parents moved out at some point during med school… some due to the commute being too much, some due to wanting to live with classmates or closer to the hospitals. Others lived with their parents for all of med school and just made the commute work (ex. if they lived in the west end, they tried to do their clerkship rotations at the Civic). So lots of options!
  4. Hey! So I just got my email to pay my fee yesterday afternoon, and after I did the payment, the status changed to “certificate granted”. But I haven’t gotten any more emails from them with my CPSO number - have you? Also notice that when I log into my profile now, my MINC number keeps getting deleted… not sure if that’s a glitch?
  5. Noooooo… seriously?! Ugh!!!
  6. Thank you guys very much - this is helpful! Yes, she’s open to matching to any specialty, so I’ll suggest that to her too re: the pathology spots.
  7. Sorry; I should have clarified! She’s already submitted the applications and hasn’t heard back yet. But she’s wondering if she should be emailing the the PDs directly in the meantime to express interest, but isn’t sure if this could potentially help or hurt her more (or if there’s anything else she can do right now to increase chances).
  8. Hey friends I’m posting on behalf of a friend who doesn’t have an account, and who is applying to the leftover spots currently. When submitting applications, is it advisable for her to email the PDs to express interest in the program? She’s not sure if this will help or hurt her. There are a few spots left that she is very interested in, and she’d very much like to match this year as opposed to doing a fifth year and applying next year. Any other tips for the post-match process would be really helpful!
  9. When you log on to CPSO, click on the “Learning Portal” box. The new member orientation should be there. If it’s not, call them and let them know! Myself end several friends had an issue with it not showing up there, but calling fixed the issue within 24 hours (they were able to put in a service ticket for the IT team). Once you complete it, it will give you a certificate that you can then upload to your requirements page
  10. Thank you, this is helpful to know I assume/hope that there won’t be any issues with getting our licenses before July 1!
  11. I'm in the exact same boat! My PGME coordinator told me she was submitting my LOA the day I signed it and sent it in (~1 week ago), but it's still not there, so I assume it maybe has to get uploaded manually by someone at CPSO? A few classmates who filled out their CPSO app a few days before I did said that their requirement list was updated about 2 weeks ago (ex. apparently there's an HIV/Hep C form we need to fill out if we answered yes to doing procedures with high risk of exposure). Hopefully ours will be updated soon!
  12. I agree with the above! I got a MacBook Air as a high school graduation gift, and am still using it almost every day (8 years later & just finished medical school). Battery life is still amazing, speed is good, it’s still functioning great! Only thing is the storage has become quite full with repeated updates over the years. But I’d 100% get another MacBook when it dies; it’s worth the money in my opinion! I also love that it syncs up with my iPhone; super convenient. But go with what works for you! My classmates used all different types of laptops and tablets during med school
  13. I haven’t been having these issues with Safari! Have you tried chrome? For the login info they sent you, you need to use that to log in to the account they made for you. Once you log in, click on “profile” and “applications”, and you should find a draft application already started for you that you then finish.
  14. Don't worry too much!! I could have written this exact same post 3 days before mine... I hadn't reviewed any medicine or surgery yet either, and didn't get through very much of the material I wanted to. In the last few days, I focused more on doing lots of practice questions, which I found helpful. Our school gave us a practice exam that I did a few months ago, and I think it was similar in difficulty to the real thing? I used q-bank for mine, and found those questions more lengthy and more difficult than the real thing. I would say if you're passing your practice tests, you're in a good
  15. I know at our school, we were told that unmatched students are only eligible to do a fifth year if they participated in the second round. If not, they would graduate and be on their own for that gap year.
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