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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from wannabdoctor in What does it mean to impress during rotations ?   
    I think single most important factor to really impress is how proactive you are. It's about being a step ahead and anticipating what's gonna be needed. Example, you think a patient you just consulted on needs admission you write the orders and deal with the paperwork before reviewing. You're in the OR waiting for a case to start? You review patient history and imaging the day before, you have the post-op orders and OR note already prepared. 
    Also be a positive presenec in your team, fun and upbeat without being annoying. Kind without being a pushover. Etc etc.
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from clash_of_ideas in What’s the right amount of keen ?   
    make your presence an asset to your team. Have things prepped before rounding, know your patients, know your list, even the patients you signed off on. Offer to do things, be proactive, dont wait to be told things. An example, you do a consult you think the patient will be admitted, have the orders and any paperwork ready before you even review.
    On a personal level, be positive, don't complain, show sincere enthusiasm, don't be a suck up, be a good team player, don't screw anyone over, don't step on people's toes, be respectful to everyone from every level, and don't be in people's faces. Another example is students who ask too many questions ni the OR - read the room, it might not be the best place. 
    Hope that's helpful. Don't stress though, just be nice, be a hard worker and try your best to be proactive and it'll be great!
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    whatisgoingon reacted to bearded frog in Is it ethical for a medical student to film Youtube vlogs?   
    Your classmates/colleagues are still going to know about it. You're right who knows what people may like, you may end up with a successful youtube channel, but its possible that it could hurt your medical career, personally I would be very hesitant to accept a "medinfluencer" or whatever to my program if I was a PD, because how do I know that their doing the best for their patients, and how do I know if they are letting what sort of things they could blog about later influence their medical practice. And you and I both know that these blogs have carefully crafted fake personas that the people who work with them know is completely fake so they may have online fans but lose respect from the actual people around them.
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    whatisgoingon reacted to Aetherus in Is it ethical for a medical student to film Youtube vlogs?   
    Medicine is not “unique” or “rare”, it’s another career just like any other. This mentality coupled with a social media platform is a recipe for a truly cringey content. If you want to match to anything competitive or be respected within the medical community, I would strongly suggest against this.
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from .__. in Liste Attente UNIVERSITAIRE Udem   
    CaRMS va être un bain de sang dans qq années lol 
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    whatisgoingon reacted to Coviduh19 in Low GPA. Interviewed this year.   
    Honestly, MAC has done so much to make the competition even more difficult for people in lower SES. CASPer is big waste of money. The fact that Mac claims it to have a high predictive power and yet requires you to take the exam every year makes no absolute sense to me. If the MCAT is valid for 5 years, why not implement this for CASPeR, if they claim that it truly tests your “personality,” then it should be more consistent. Also, without releasing the result (Quartile) of this annoying test doesn’t help much either. Secondly, their study  also claimed that CARS has the most “predictive” of clinical/med school abilities, which led to many Canadian schools requiring an insane cut-off. Truly, applying to med school all comes down to LUCK.  I think if we look at our neighbour down the south, I think they certainly do a better job doing a more “holistic” review of their applicants.
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    whatisgoingon reacted to Redpill in Low GPA. Interviewed this year.   
    Not a fan of PBL/CBL? I thought it was a reasonably effective way to learn in preclerkship (supplemented with lecture material of course, idk how Mac does it without that)
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    whatisgoingon reacted to zoxy in Low GPA. Interviewed this year.   
    Yep. I bet they did it to have the ultimate natural experiment to work with. It's gonna be fun reading the study they publish once their 2023 class graduates that concludes that their MMI is completely useless as well. I wonder what admission tool Mac will use after this.
    I'd bet they'll try come up with something semi-empirical that's even dumber than Casper. I don't know what it is now but I'm sure the geniuses at Mac med will find a way to disappoint me. They've given us the MMI, CASPer, PBL, 3 year medical schools, and the Health Science undergrad. I'm sure whatever it is, I'll hate it.
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from elime2.0 in Liste Attente UNIVERSITAIRE Udem   
    CaRMS va être un bain de sang dans qq années lol 
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from sara2000 in Liste Attente UNIVERSITAIRE Udem   
    CaRMS va être un bain de sang dans qq années lol 
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from Vangogh2021 in Liste Attente UNIVERSITAIRE Udem   
    CaRMS va être un bain de sang dans qq années lol 
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from Arckadya in Liste Attente UNIVERSITAIRE Udem   
    CaRMS va être un bain de sang dans qq années lol 
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from Clamp in UdeS vs UdeM vs UL vs McGill 2021   
    Beaucoup des 3 ecoles appliquent juste pas a McGill ou au reste du Canada. T'auras pas de probleme a match a McGill ou ailleurs si tu es competitif.
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from PeanutButterAddict in Career satisfaction in family medicine   
    I think I have an idea what they like about that...
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from LauraLes in McGill/UdeM Medical School   
    I don't think so, it's just that UdM students tend to want to stay. Not so many apply outside of QC.
    As to whether they favor Montreal over Trois-Rivieres, I highly doubt it. If there is an advantage it may just be related to getting letters and exposure to the PDs which are essentially all in Montreal as far as I know
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from CornMan in McGill/UdeM Medical School   
    There's a pretty high chance of moving on to M1 from Med-P if you put in a minimal amount of work though.
    OP if you want to stay in Qc and are aiming for a competitive specialty I would go to UdM, they tend to favour their own and have a pretty good number of positions in many specialties that are more contingentees
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from MK. in McGill/UdeM Medical School   
    There's a pretty high chance of moving on to M1 from Med-P if you put in a minimal amount of work though.
    OP if you want to stay in Qc and are aiming for a competitive specialty I would go to UdM, they tend to favour their own and have a pretty good number of positions in many specialties that are more contingentees
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from Parmesan in McGill/UdeM Medical School   
    There's a pretty high chance of moving on to M1 from Med-P if you put in a minimal amount of work though.
    OP if you want to stay in Qc and are aiming for a competitive specialty I would go to UdM, they tend to favour their own and have a pretty good number of positions in many specialties that are more contingentees
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from imz in Career satisfaction in family medicine   
    I think I have an idea what they like about that...
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    whatisgoingon reacted to JohnGrisham in When a preceptor tells you you have a FM personality.. What does it mean?   
    FM in most FFS settings is not slower paced haha.      I would take a day in GIM clinic over FM clinic  any day. Better paid, more time to think and digest, and not rushing onto the next one.     When GIM clinics are "time limited" it's because they want to make more money and/or they have a large list of patients they "need to see".  
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from hamsterman11 in Info admission - automne 2021   
    red sus
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from keipop in Info admission - automne 2021   
    red sus
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from .__. in Info admission - automne 2021   
    red sus
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    whatisgoingon got a reaction from premed72 in .   
    The tendency to challenge authority if you don't agree with them doesn't make you right. As someone above suggested, consider working on your communication skills and also be humble. Being honest and being able to share your opinion are not weaknesses otherwise. 
    TBH you might have trouble in any specialty, particularly in residency. Medicine and medical training is extremely hierarchical. 
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    whatisgoingon reacted to #YOLO in Case study... on myself??   
    lmao yall wild
     
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