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    James Nystead got a reaction from Ss123toy in Will McMaster release selection criteria before May 12?   
    I can see the headlines already "Medical school abandons interview process it pioneered, choosing future doctors by lottery amidst COVID-19 pandemic"
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    James Nystead got a reaction from ATP in Students who bought luxury cars during clerkship, how do you feel about them now?   
    Spend money on assets not liabilities; Invest it in VGRO in a TFSA instead
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    James Nystead got a reaction from gogogo in Students who bought luxury cars during clerkship, how do you feel about them now?   
    Spend money on assets not liabilities; Invest it in VGRO in a TFSA instead
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    James Nystead got a reaction from anonymouspanda in Accepting randomness in medical school admissions: The case for a lottery   
    https://mazer.us/MazerLottery.pdf
    Dr. Mazer, a pathologist at Johns Hopkins University, wrote about you guys!
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    James Nystead got a reaction from hijkl in Accepting randomness in medical school admissions: The case for a lottery   
    https://mazer.us/MazerLottery.pdf
    Dr. Mazer, a pathologist at Johns Hopkins University, wrote about you guys!
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    James Nystead reacted to JohnGrisham in B.C. Election 2020: NDP pledges second medical school at Surrey SFU campus   
    Not familiar with the politics of things, but this is obviously not a real plan.    The article doesn't even make sense, how can they open up a medical school that fast? 

    This is clearly a classic example of promising the world, without actually understanding how things work.    Political showmanship with zero substance.
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    James Nystead got a reaction from DrOtter in For the low low price of 250 million dollars, you can have a medical school named after you! Introducing the Temerty School of Medicine   
    https://www.utoronto.ca/news/university-toronto-receives-single-largest-gift-canadian-history-james-and-louise-temerty
    University of Toronto receives single largest gift in Canadian history from James and Louise Temerty to support advances in human health and health care
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    James Nystead reacted to MedicineLCS in Is passion necessary to be a doctor?   
    I always find discussions of "passion" interesting.
    The reality is that, in my experience working in different settings, many people do not find a job (let alone a career) which they can say fits their "passions". Many in my undergrad cohort are struggling with this as the realities of finding a job, any job, conflicts with the advice they've heard to "find their passion". Ultimately life doesn't owe you anything, let alone a job that "suits your passions". I dont think there's anything wrong with recognizing that your work, even in a professional field, doesn't need to be your passion. The whole idea is very individualistic to me. A large part of why I jumped through the hoops to get in was for others, not some idealized future patients, but my current (and hopefully future) family, and I can't be alone in this. They didn't push or pull, but that security and stability of (many types of) Medicine is something else, and I see nothing wrong with recognizing this and how that provides a fantastic career when all around me I see people struggling with unemployment, dead end jobs, and the like. When i think of the sacrifices my grandparents and parents made I find it hard to make life decisions solely focused on "my passions".
    You can argue that professional fields are different, but how different? How many lawyers have a passion for transactional litigation? How many accountants love doing audits? Im sure there are some, but many people do view their professions as something interesting, but not as their primary "passion". Anecdotal, I know, but of the half dozen accountants I know all have a major hobby that consumes off time. 
    I think part of this is (limited) survivorship guilt. Getting in is so tough that you cant help but look around at the people you know who didnt make it and feel a little strange being one of those that "made it". I feel somewhat similar to whatdoido when I look around. I have friends who have built their life around getting into medicine, for nothing as of yet. On the flip side I never did anything that "forced me" into that groove (no Health Sci degree/no MPH/none of my ECs and jobs are directly health related) and yet here I am, a first cycle admit MS1 when I know there are people going into round 3+ with no luck. Its hard not to feel a little strange about that. In a way I can understand some of the bitterness I see towards the first cycle medical students. When you're surrounded by people who mumble the social determinants of health in their sleep and seem hyper focused it does feel strange to have crossed the line while dabbling in other areas and not demonstrating a narrow focus. Perhaps that's a good thing though in the end, time will tell. 
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    James Nystead reacted to honeymoon in Is passion necessary to be a doctor?   
    thank you for making this thread. i honestly relate to it so much. just a quick note- there is a difference between wanting something and earning it and those who earn it should feel no guilt over reaching that goal over those who "want" it more
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    James Nystead got a reaction from dooogs in Major expenses in PGY1 / Transition to Residency   
    As a fourth-year medical student, what costs should I be aware of/account for during the next 1-2 years? I understand that there will be a cost associated with CaRMS applications (no interview fees this year), LMCC Part 1 and 2 writing fees, USMLE Step 2 CK and CS for those with US fellowship aspirations. There will also be costs associated with relocation and home purchasing/increase in rent if moving to a HCOL city. 
    I was wondering what else I was missing and the approximate costs of these things (eg CPSO fees? Surgical foundation exam fees?)
    Do people still use their medical student LOC in residency? I feel like it'd be hard to afford a semi-decent lifestyle in a potentially HCOL city like Van or Toronto on a resident's salary. 
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    James Nystead got a reaction from canada747 in Major expenses in PGY1 / Transition to Residency   
    As a fourth-year medical student, what costs should I be aware of/account for during the next 1-2 years? I understand that there will be a cost associated with CaRMS applications (no interview fees this year), LMCC Part 1 and 2 writing fees, USMLE Step 2 CK and CS for those with US fellowship aspirations. There will also be costs associated with relocation and home purchasing/increase in rent if moving to a HCOL city. 
    I was wondering what else I was missing and the approximate costs of these things (eg CPSO fees? Surgical foundation exam fees?)
    Do people still use their medical student LOC in residency? I feel like it'd be hard to afford a semi-decent lifestyle in a potentially HCOL city like Van or Toronto on a resident's salary. 
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    James Nystead reacted to Snowmen in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    You spoke to an idiot. Call one of their professional LOC specialist or something like that. They usually have some kind of list.
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    James Nystead got a reaction from Malulu123 in Incoming medical school class represents increased diversity   
    The highlights: 
    55% self-identify as being from a racialized population
    32% have experienced socio-economic challenges (will be 100% with tuition + LOC lmao)
    19% from a small town or rural/remote region (31% SWOMEN)
    11% LGBTQ2S+
    83% first in family to attend medical school. (Schulich should really be commended for this stat, this is not easy to accomplish). 19% first in family to attend university.
    https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/about/news/2020/august/feature_incoming_medical_school_class_represents_increased_diversity.html?fbclid=IwAR2Jjx00niZuyrJkx2_YR7g39ARGzu2B0ZE5L27w8aJwQ_nnM-epBMSS21Q
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    James Nystead got a reaction from hbmed in Incoming medical school class represents increased diversity   
    The highlights: 
    55% self-identify as being from a racialized population
    32% have experienced socio-economic challenges (will be 100% with tuition + LOC lmao)
    19% from a small town or rural/remote region (31% SWOMEN)
    11% LGBTQ2S+
    83% first in family to attend medical school. (Schulich should really be commended for this stat, this is not easy to accomplish). 19% first in family to attend university.
    https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/about/news/2020/august/feature_incoming_medical_school_class_represents_increased_diversity.html?fbclid=IwAR2Jjx00niZuyrJkx2_YR7g39ARGzu2B0ZE5L27w8aJwQ_nnM-epBMSS21Q
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    James Nystead got a reaction from Scrubadubdub in Incoming medical school class represents increased diversity   
    The highlights: 
    55% self-identify as being from a racialized population
    32% have experienced socio-economic challenges (will be 100% with tuition + LOC lmao)
    19% from a small town or rural/remote region (31% SWOMEN)
    11% LGBTQ2S+
    83% first in family to attend medical school. (Schulich should really be commended for this stat, this is not easy to accomplish). 19% first in family to attend university.
    https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/about/news/2020/august/feature_incoming_medical_school_class_represents_increased_diversity.html?fbclid=IwAR2Jjx00niZuyrJkx2_YR7g39ARGzu2B0ZE5L27w8aJwQ_nnM-epBMSS21Q
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    James Nystead got a reaction from readytostresseat in Incoming medical school class represents increased diversity   
    The highlights: 
    55% self-identify as being from a racialized population
    32% have experienced socio-economic challenges (will be 100% with tuition + LOC lmao)
    19% from a small town or rural/remote region (31% SWOMEN)
    11% LGBTQ2S+
    83% first in family to attend medical school. (Schulich should really be commended for this stat, this is not easy to accomplish). 19% first in family to attend university.
    https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/about/news/2020/august/feature_incoming_medical_school_class_represents_increased_diversity.html?fbclid=IwAR2Jjx00niZuyrJkx2_YR7g39ARGzu2B0ZE5L27w8aJwQ_nnM-epBMSS21Q
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    James Nystead got a reaction from canada747 in What exactly is a PROSPERO publication?   
    I dont think so, it's basically a registration for a systematic review. 
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    James Nystead got a reaction from DrOtter in Is it safe to see a psychologist with school healthcare?   
    You might also want to look into the College mandatory reporting rules for use of mental health services. The stigma against physicians seeking out mental health help is not right but it is definitely prevalent for a reason. Just know what the possible downstream effects might be in order to protect yourself.
    I hope you get the help you need my friend  
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    James Nystead got a reaction from Iamokayyyyyy in Everything online ? (Rant)   
    Cant wait to spend $4000+ in rent from my LOC at Prime - 0.25% for an empty apartment while I learn from my mothers basement 
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    James Nystead got a reaction from MD_Dream97 in Everything online ? (Rant)   
    Cant wait to spend $4000+ in rent from my LOC at Prime - 0.25% for an empty apartment while I learn from my mothers basement 
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    James Nystead got a reaction from neurologist19 in Is it possible to get in UBC med school with all degrees (a Bsc and a Msc) from China?   
    Tsinghua? They'll look at your Gaokao and decide /s
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    James Nystead got a reaction from IMislove in Red Deer doctor dies after attack at walk-in medical clinic   
    It's a Dwight Schrute moment but planning your escape route and defense plan if it should come to it (eg in the mall, at the movie theatre, in a crowded bar or restaurant, or at work) is a good mental exercise and life-saving.
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    James Nystead got a reaction from premed72 in Everything online ? (Rant)   
    Cant wait to spend $4000+ in rent from my LOC at Prime - 0.25% for an empty apartment while I learn from my mothers basement 
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    James Nystead got a reaction from LostLamb in Red Deer doctor dies after attack at walk-in medical clinic   
    It's a Dwight Schrute moment but planning your escape route and defense plan if it should come to it (eg in the mall, at the movie theatre, in a crowded bar or restaurant, or at work) is a good mental exercise and life-saving.
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    James Nystead got a reaction from Pomme in Red Deer doctor dies after attack at walk-in medical clinic   
    4 years of undergrad 4 years of medical school 2 years of residency & Countless years-to-decades serving your community and it all ends when a patient takes a machete to you. Just another reminder that medicine cannot = our lives. Life is unpredictable and tomorrow isn't guaranteed. It can all come to a halt at any moment. 
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/red-deer-clinic-doctor-attacked-1.5681052
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