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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from jordan813 in Cote R (première session)   
    Un lien très utile pour tous:
    http://www.metiers-quebec.org/sante/medecin.htm
    C'est vrm un old website mais c updaté et ça te donne vrm, vrm bcp d'info sur tous les métiers (ça c'est juste l'onglet médecin). 
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from sara2000 in Cote R (première session)   
    Un lien très utile pour tous:
    http://www.metiers-quebec.org/sante/medecin.htm
    C'est vrm un old website mais c updaté et ça te donne vrm, vrm bcp d'info sur tous les métiers (ça c'est juste l'onglet médecin). 
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from nervana in Mcgill Med-P and Dent-P   
    Dentists are a different breed
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from alex686 in Cote R (première session)   
    Un lien très utile pour tous:
    http://www.metiers-quebec.org/sante/medecin.htm
    C'est vrm un old website mais c updaté et ça te donne vrm, vrm bcp d'info sur tous les métiers (ça c'est juste l'onglet médecin). 
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from Anonyme in Cote R   
    Oui, après 50 crédits à l'uni tu es juste évalué sur ton dossier universitaire.
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from Cliff Booth in Serious Question Regarding Cash Driven Individual   
    You can make 100k+ in tech without having to go to a big school or studying 10+ years at uni. One of the best options out there if you want a good stable salary with which you have a relatively normal schedule, free time, enough money to invest, etc. If you're driven to make a lot of money, finance and making it into big companies like Vanguard, etc is good. Regarding pharmas, my father used to be a chemist doing import/export and working with one of the biggest pharma companies in the world (Sandoz, called Novartis now) and make a good living (120-150k+) while travelling internationally, having a company car, card, going to international business meetings, etc. There are a lot of options out there.
    Random one: Some people outside Quebec own a company that works with satellite news to provide them with weather reports, the owner of that business racks in about 500k+ a year for some weather reports lmao
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from soupefroide in Je viens de recevoir ma "cote-R" et wth.........................   
    Comparer honors et les autres cégeps publics qui n'ont pas ce genre de programme n'est pas la chose à faire tbh. Les gens en honors ont des moyennes du secondaire + élevées et leur moyenne de groupe sont généralement hautes. Ils ont d'assez hautes cotes R moyennes comparés aux élèves de SN "normal".
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from helpmeplz in Je viens de recevoir ma "cote-R" et wth.........................   
    Comparer honors et les autres cégeps publics qui n'ont pas ce genre de programme n'est pas la chose à faire tbh. Les gens en honors ont des moyennes du secondaire + élevées et leur moyenne de groupe sont généralement hautes. Ils ont d'assez hautes cotes R moyennes comparés aux élèves de SN "normal".
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    hamsterman11 reacted to Banane in UdeM médecine 2021   
    Bonjour à tous! 
     
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    hamsterman11 reacted to soupefroide in Changer mes choix avant le 1er mars?   
    Je pense qu'il y a des frais de 30-35 dollars mais tu devrais être capable de faire ta demande de changement ici! https://admission.umontreal.ca/admission/apres-la-demande/modifier-une-demande-dadmission/
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from Lipitor in Nouvelle table des étalons 2020-2021   
    Je suis vrm pas sûr mais je pense qu'ils vont calculer la cote avec la nouvelle table à chaque année. Ça serait le choix logique, s'ils commencent à ajuster la CRU à chaque année ça sera 1. trop long, 2. unfair pour certains car un programme x pourrait être très bien côté il y a 5 ans mais mal côté ajd, ce qui serait au désavantage des étudiants d'ajd.
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from Cidez in Médecine dentaire entrevue   
    Oui, ma dentiste était franche avec moi et m'a dit que c'est soit 0 ou 100% quand elle notait les entrevues.
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from Medweeb in Je viens de recevoir ma "cote-R" et wth.........................   
    Ça arrive. En réalité c'est presque commun dans certains cégeps. Toutefois, tu ne devrais pas te sentir démoralisé. Attend un peu pour voir c'est quoi ta côte quand tu la reçois par omnivox, ça se peut qu'elle soit différente. Mais de toute manière, s'attendre à avoir une cote R x pour un certain cours où t'as bien performé peut te set-up for failure. J'ai des cours où j'ai eu genre 84 avec une médiane et moyenne de groupe de 55 et 8 d'écart type (un cours avec des exams vrm tough) mais j'ai juste eu genre 34xx dans le cours. C'est vrai que ça peut être chiant mais tout ce que tu peux faire c'est focus sur monter tes notes (surtt tes moyennes) le plus possible pour que tes chances augmentent. On n'a pas vrm de contrôle sur autre chose tbh..
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    hamsterman11 reacted to Great_Wumbo in McGill Interview Invites/Regrets 2021 | Invitations aux entrevues 2021   
    IP here, got off the waitlist a couple of days ago and have an MMI date. Scrambling to prep for it now. 
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    hamsterman11 reacted to offmychestplease in Post-interview feelings   
    you have 6 interviews my guy and will likely 1-2 more invites in the next couple days...you can afford to mess up one or two...or 5+..
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from soupefroide in really bad r score for first semester   
    Don't worry, a lot of people were in your shoes and made it. I believe your best bet would be to continue your education and assess what went wrong and how you can fix it then actually fixing it is the hardest part. I also started out around that R score because of a big shock between barely working in high school and going to a super competitive CEGEP in my first session. It's always possible to raise it up, I was still able to go up about 4+ pts or so in 2 sessions just by trying a bit harder. That being said, you should know a bad session won't ruin all your chances to get into med school. Make mistakes, learn from them and better yourself. There's still university to catch up if you can't meet a high enough R score. Then after that, there are still options to make it to where you wanna be. It's a marathon, some people get in after cegep - others don't and need a bit more time to get in.
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from Bambi in really bad r score for first semester   
    Don't worry, a lot of people were in your shoes and made it. I believe your best bet would be to continue your education and assess what went wrong and how you can fix it then actually fixing it is the hardest part. I also started out around that R score because of a big shock between barely working in high school and going to a super competitive CEGEP in my first session. It's always possible to raise it up, I was still able to go up about 4+ pts or so in 2 sessions just by trying a bit harder. That being said, you should know a bad session won't ruin all your chances to get into med school. Make mistakes, learn from them and better yourself. There's still university to catch up if you can't meet a high enough R score. Then after that, there are still options to make it to where you wanna be. It's a marathon, some people get in after cegep - others don't and need a bit more time to get in.
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    hamsterman11 reacted to KingKong in Admission 2021 med : PARTAGEZ vos stats de premier round!   
    De ce que j’ai compris, dent-p c’est réservé uniquement aux cegepiens. Ca speut que je me trompe puisque je n’ai jamais appliqué la bas hahaha
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from folklore in Admission 2021 med : PARTAGEZ vos stats de premier round!   
    Les 8-9 personnes dont tu parles sont universitaires non? Un pote à moi est entré en dent à mcgill suite à son baccalauréat et il m'a dit qu'il était un des 7-10 élèves à être accepté. Je pense qu'avec presque 35 dent t'es chill tant que performe bien au casper et à l'entrevue. Btw @folklore si dent t'intéresse vrm, demande à ton dentiste pour de l'aide. Certains anciens étudiants font les entrevues et peuvent donner des tips et même t'aider à te prép
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    hamsterman11 reacted to Bambi in Admission 2021 med : PARTAGEZ vos stats de premier round!   
    Back in the day, I had a 25 and could not even apply from Cegep. So, I took the specialty program in exercise science at Concordia (which then required only 25, today, I believe 27), got straight A's, then went to med school and today after residency, I am a surgeon. I matured during undergrad. It was a longer but good journey. If you truly do not have persistence in this marathon, then medicine is not for you. Otherwise, enjoy the journey and see you as a colleague in the future.  
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    hamsterman11 reacted to Dividebyzero in Success Stories- Non Trad Style!   
    Hello all. Long time lurker (for years, naturally), first time I've been able to post to a thread called 'success stories'. It's not something I'd usually do, but it seems like this is the place to offer up personal truth and (hopefully) offer some support and inspiration to those in need of it. And this is a story I don't really tell anyone, so it's good to be able to share it.
     
    Just a head's up: this is going to be a little long.
     
    I, like many of you, did pretty poorly in my first undergraduate degree. My average was a 2.8, I think, in a Bachelor of Arts. I had no desire at the time to be in medicine; upon graduating at 21 I took a job in the financial industry, started dating and eventually married a girl from the US, and generally lived my life.
     
    Here are some things to know about my life at that point: my American wife was unable to work due to Canada's policy around immigrants and employment statuses, so I was paying all the bills. She was also very sick, which wasn't an issue initially but really started to snowball later in our relationship. Her illness, her doctor's visits, and her prescriptions were all paid for by me. Since I was the only one working. I started to go into debt.
     
    Stupid, right? I was young, in love, and pretty naive. It helped that she was a fairly excellent liar, and was very good at having men believe what she wanted them to. Which included me. I digress. Anyway, I left the bank I was working for in late 2008, when I was 26, due to stress. By this point I had accrued tens of thousands of dollars in debt, was completely running our household affairs, and was the only one of the two of us that was working full time and at a job he (I) hated. Imagine why I was stressed, right? To make things worse, we were fighting more and more regularly.
     
    In order to make ends meet, I took a low-paying job at a call centre and started working upwards of 55 hours a week. During this time, I began exploring what a return to school would look like. I knew I had botched my first degree pretty badly, and knew I didn't want a subsistence job any more. You know? I felt as though I was floating, stalled, just getting through each day rather than working at something I was really passionate about. So I started planning a return to university.
     
    I enacted my plan in the summer of 2009, returning to university for my second undergraduate degree while I continued my bonkers work schedule. I should mention as well that when I voiced this plan to my wife, she was in complete support. During this time as well, she struck up a friendship with a guy who she had met online through a social website she used. She found odd jobs that paid cash and contributed a little to our household finances.
     
    It wasn't a bad place to be. I loved what I was taking in school, an introduction to Psychology. I've always been interested in Psychology, particularly the nitty-gritty of where consciousness and biology intersect. The more I learned about it, the more I learned that what really interested me was the biology. That led to my changing my degree to sciences, and for the first time in nearly a decade since high school really devoted myself to learning the introductory science disciplines.
     
    Mind you, this is still the summer of 2009. I'm taking a full course load of online classes offered through my university while I'm working at a call centre from approximately 11am to midnight each day. My wife is sick, prone to headaches and blackouts. She's struck up a friendship with a local guy, and though I disapprove of the amount of time she spends with him I'm not in much of a position to judge, given that I'm never around. She assures me it's non-sexual, that he's gay and they've really bonded. I'm reassured.
     
    In September of 2009, I accept that I cannot continue to service my debts, pay rent, care for my wife, work full time, and be a full-time student. I move my wife and myself back to my family's home. There is considerable tension: they are happy to help us, but my wife is moody and unpredictable despite agreeing to the plan when it was discussed in previous months. Her application to be a permanent resident is finally accepted, and things start to look up. Don't get me wrong, we were broke. BROKE. Like, 10 bucks was a carefully calculated expense. But we made it work.
     
    I'm wildly successful in my new classes and absolutely loving them despite the heavy workload. For the first time, I consider what life might look like if I were to pursue psychiatry, or some other discipline of medicine. My wife is thrilled at the idea. My parents are more restrained in their enthusiasm, but still quite pleased with the idea if it will make me happy. Months pass.
     
    February of 2010 comes around. My wife is behaving strangely, and when we have time to be together it usually devolves into fighting. A normal day for us is her coming to school with me during the day, being dropped off at a job or her friend's house in the morning, and being picked up again after classes are done and she's done work. During this time I'm doing some of the things that undergrads have to do; I'm working part-time jobs, volunteering, maintaining my GPA. Looking into what the MCAT might require, which was pretty intimidating.
     
    Valentine's Day is approaching. I splurged and bought tickets to the theatre (it was a pretty big splurge for us, almost a hundred bucks: the Cultural Olympiad was happening at the time of the Vancouver Olympics, so a really big circus act was coming to town). On Valentine's Day, she stayed home. I called her that day to remind her to dress up, because we were going to the theatre after classes were done. She said she would remember, and that she loved me.
     
    When I got home that day to pick her up, all of her things were gone. My parent's house was damaged, as though people had been careless while moving heavy objects. There was a letter on my desk which told me that she was sorry, but she couldn't be supportive in the stressful environment of my parents' house, and that it was deeply difficult for her to be in the situation she was in. It said she was staying with some friends, and that she loved me. She wrote that she didn't know what was going to happen to the two of us, but that she wanted to keep trying to be together.
     
    (As an aside: my parents are lovely people, not quick to anger, not particularly demanding, and extremely accommodating).
     
    I was oscillating between heartbreak and furious anger, given all the stress I was carrying on my shoulders, and I wrote her an email saying that she needed to call me to tell me where she was and what was going on or I would be revoking my sponsorship of her as a permanent resident (new residents need a sponsor who agrees to financially support the new resident for 3 years after they become a resident).
     
    At 1 am, 15 February 2010, the police arrived at my family's home. My wife, with the assistance of her new boyfriend (her 'gay' best friend, with whom she'd been sleeping for months as I came to learn), had gone to the police and alleged that I'd raped her in my family home. Her new boyfriend supported her statement. I was now being investigated for rape and spousal abuse.
     
    If I was mad before, I was now terrified. It was a false allegation, but if her allegation was brought to trial and received legitimacy through the court system then my future medical career would be over before it had begun. Understand, this is WHILE I was a full-time student in the winter semester of 2010, attending classes during the day and then dealing with this during the evenings and weekends. Following my family's advice, I sought legal counsel.
     
    I won't get into a lot of details here except to say that, as the police investigated further, many of the details of her story began contradicting each other. Finally, the investigation was closed during May of 2010 and a charge of public mischief was leveled at my wife for swearing out a false statement to police.
     
    I was still in deep financial difficulty, I was succeeding academically, but I was in that place where so many others have described better than I. The 'Oh, you're doing what?' place. That place where people give you a funny look when you tell them that you're an undergrad at 27. Which is how old I was when this happened. My friends were in their careers, in relationships, having children, buying houses... in other words, doing what it seemed like people did to progress their lives. I was still living in the house I'd grown up in with mum and dad and my young brother at 27, desperately heartsick and sad.
     
    I shut down personally for a while, focusing on school and athletics. How can you trust other people, get into a relationship with a person, after you've been betrayed by someone you trusted so much? And I did trust her. After all, we were married. Had been together for 5 years, and married for 3 of them.
     
    I worked out a LOT during those times. I went through with a divorce against her. Last time I heard, she was living off of another mid-20s guy, now in her early 30s, somewhere in northern Ontario and that the government is after her for overstaying her visa. I found that out because they called me to ask if I knew where she was.
     
    Academically, I acquitted myself quite well. I'm not going to bore you with the numbers, but I had a nearly flawless gpa my 2nd year back, 2010-2011. I wrote the MCAT for the first time in late 2010, getting a 29T. Sciences were really shaky for me, but verbal was always my strong suit. My first scores were 11V/9P/9B. I wrote it again the next year, but due to the circumstances of the test I scored the same, a 29. I thought that was a pretty poor score and a great reason to wait, so I didn't apply after my first write of the test. I'd only had one year of undergraduate science after all, and high school science was 10 years ago.
     
    My first application to a med school happened during 2011, to Dal Med, after my second MCAT write. They were willing to overlook my horrifying first undergrad degree grades and consider my application holistically. I was wait listed for entry in 2012, but didn't get the nod.
     
    I wrote the MCAT once more. I busted my ass for that test. I pulled out every stop, practiced like a demon everywhere I went. I downloaded audio tapes to listen to at one of my jobs, a night janitor at a local bar. Finally, I wrote the test and when the scores came back, I got a 35. 13V/11P/11B. I was thrilled. That year, I applied to Dal for entry in 2013. I only applied to Dal, since it was where I wanted to go and the last time I applied I was wait listed with a 29. Now I had a 35 as well as a full year of new experiences and volunteering and grades to support what a good candidate I was.
     
    It wasn't to be. My application was rejected pre-interview. During the academic year, I'd taken 2 lab courses. These 2 lab courses counted as 2 credits rather than 3. As a result, for that year I'd had only 28 rather than 30 credit hours. They disallowed my application.
     
    I'm not going to lie, I drank to forget it then. I was getting pretty discouraged. I was working multiple part time jobs, lying to Student Loans about my financial situation in the hopes that they would give me enough to get by on, and barely making ends meet. I was successful academically, but still felt as though I was going nowhere. Moreover, I was going to graduate soon with an Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology but had no realistic chance of going to a med school after graduation in 2013. What would I do?
     
    I stayed in school, taking a graduate degree in Business (which I've always considered an interesting support degree to other interests and passions) and applied again. You're goddamned right I applied again. I applied in 2013 for entry in 2014 to Dal and Mun, the only schools where I had a legitimate chance given my first degree gpas. I wanted to be a doctor.
     
    There was a part of my essay at the very end, where I wrote about my experiences working and volunteering in a hospital. I wrote that 'being part of medicine, being close to patients and being part of their care, makes me feel as though I'm standing on the edge of something great.' I wrote that I was asking them, humbly, to give me the opportunity to succeed with them. To discover what that something great was. And I meant it. And still do.
     
    The best part about writing on this forum is that the people here who read this, who read that line, will know what I mean. You, reading this now, know what that 'something great' is.
     
    Of course I'm writing this here because I got in. Dal accepted me for the graduating class of 2018. I got the email when i was, ignominiously, sitting on the toilet during a break at one of my 4 jobs (research assistant, teaching assistant I, teaching assistant II, and tutor respectively). I will never forget how badly I trembled as I opened it, or the rush of adrenaline when the first word I read was 'CONGRATULATIONS' in all caps. I'm tearing up now thinking about it. That was when my life's pursuit was validated.
     
    I was as low as I could be when I started my journey. Along the way I was betrayed by the person who I held dearest to me in this world, I was constantly stressed by finances and academics and time demands. I never got enough sleep. I barely saw my friends. I had no guarantee that I would make it, that I wouldn't another one of those discouraged types who say glumly every so often 'yeah, I wanted to be a doctor once' to their acquaintances in pubs.
     
    I am now 31 years old. Though I will likely never meet you, I want to tell you that it is never too late to start. It is never too late to believe in yourself. It is never too late to dare to do something great.
     
    Dare to do something great. Dare to dream. Dare to be wise. Dare to reach.
     
    Thank you very much for giving me a place to tell my story.
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    hamsterman11 reacted to shikimate in What type of volunteering activities could I peruse on Saturday and Sunday mornings?   
    hand shovel your neighbours' driveways? 
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    hamsterman11 reacted to Cliff Booth in Money, Prestige, and Lifestyle   
    So  @medigeek, just a few follow up questions after 10 years..
    -Are you balling yet?
    -Did you smash all of your 9.5s?
    -How are your 4 uncles?
    -Are you making 350k yet, like doctors do?
    -Are you smashing chicks and kicking them out after you've had enough sex, as you mentioned?
    -Any gold diggers/ honeys waiting to marry you, since being a doctor is the most prestigious thing known to man? 
    Sorry to bring up an old thread, but these are all serious questions, brah, so please take the time to give us an update  
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    hamsterman11 got a reaction from ceelbe in how does McGill look at pass/fail courses?   
    The way I understood it is that if you're taking a prereq for med, you can't P/F it. I've already done my prereqs and I'm studying in a bachelors right now (at university of montreal) which I explained to them. This leads me to believe and understand from this email that you can take P/F for other classes but not classes that are prereqs for med. I would still suggest to shoot them an email as they answer relatively fast and just to make sure.
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