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  1. Class councils take turns organizing the sales. The 2023 council hosted the fall/winter sale and orders were due a couple weeks ago. There will be a spring/summer sale in April if I recall correctly but if you PM me I can put you in contact with the organizer of the most recent sale and see if they can slide your order in somehow. The least popular designs get scrapped/sometimes the manufacturers are switched to be more affordable so the options may not be exactly the same.
  2. Yeah I mentioned my thesis when talking about research experience on my ABS, go for it.
  3. $12 000 not including deposit is what it was last year. Hope that helps.
  4. Yeah they said you're 100% welcome to commute from anywhere in the province (they used Peterborough as an example) if you want. A while back they mentioned 6-8 weeks advanced notice of when you'd need to be in London but I don't know if that's a firm promise, so you may risk needing to find a place on short notice like @CHG mentioned which could be stressful. Also if observerships are allowed by the hospitals then you may run into trouble if you try to do them in your town if you don't live in Western's catchment area (e.g. east of Oxford county). So ultimately it's up to you, the school doesn
  5. Here is an example from first-term - London campus. While the topic of the classes changes week to week, the timing is usually pretty similar. 8-12 4 days of the week, and then you will have 2 days of the week with an additional 1:30-4:30 (patient centered clinical methods/PCCM) and 1:30-3:30 (integrated small group learning/ISGL). PCCM and ISGL are usually either Mon/Fri or Wed/Thurs, I started on Mon/Fri in 1st term and then in 2nd term I got Wed/Thurs. This schedule doesn't include the additional online independent learning modules you need to complete throughout the week (can range from 2-
  6. In London we also have 24/7 card access to our anatomy lab, same setup as Windsor. Can't really add on much to what @CHG said. Oftentimes we'd have an anatomy independent learning module online, possibly an lecture in class, and then head to the anatomy lab. In London we have ~6 people to a Cadaver and 1 TA per 12 students and 1 iPad hooked up to a TV per 12 students where you can pull up the lab outline or the radiologists come in and show us CT scans of the anatomy we are dissecting in the cadaver. Groups will take turns seeing prosections with their TA for structures that may be hard to dis
  7. Scotia still has their usual $300 offer if you fulfill all the requirements. My hometown Scotia advisors sucked and didn't know much about setting up the medical student LoC but thankfully a quick email to Rod in London whipped them into shape and I haven't had trouble with them since. I guess if you need an iPad then iPad > $300. https://www.scotiabank.com/healthcare/ca/en/banking-solutions-for-medical-students.html
  8. I agree with everything here, admin is super receptive and wants us to succeed and treat us fairly. Also the new curriculum has definitely spawned some amazing memes for our class to all laugh at together. I will highlight that the school pairs you up with an academic coach that you meet with each month over your 4 years and they serve as a great mentor and jumping off point to network with physicians in your desired specialty or find researches for you to work with. We also had a family medicine placement in our first year (can't really happen with COVID right now) where we got to practi
  9. Obviously as a Schulich student I can't speak to the experience at Queen's and I think by and large the consensus is that no matter where you go in Canada you will receive a good medical education. Also I'm London campus so most of this will be from a London perspective, @CHG can give you the Windsor perspective. Location: The biggest differences will probably be the location. London is a larger city than Kingston with several large hospitals that serve as the tertiary care centre for all of southwest Ontario so you can probably expect more research, specialized care, and amenities to be
  10. We use Examplify at Schulich and it runs fine on the iPad through their app. If you want a better keyboard and potentially bigger screen and potentially save some money I have been enjoying my HP Envy 15 and I heard the smaller HP Spectre 13 is even better. They come with the HP pen for note taking unlike the surface which you have to pay extra for the pen and you need to get the clip on keyboard.
  11. Whenever they need them by. Some people can afford to pay tuition without them so they wait but since the LoC comes with good credit card perks and you don't get charged if it just sits there I'd just get it set up as soon as you can get your official enrollment letter from the school. It can take up to a month to do all the paperwork and that period may be longer with COVID shenanigans, so I would suggest you try to set it up at least a month in advance of when you'll need it.
  12. Hi, Schulich 2023 and first aid instructor chiming in. There are no WSIB approved fully online courses that exist as WSIB mandates an in-person component. The organizations that offer an online/blended course will let you do the online component now and then you will have to come back and do an in-person component once social distancing measures are lifted. The provincial government will be accepting the online component as an interim certification . When organizations open back up we can probably expect a spike in registration so I will see if I can talk to @CHG and run a discounted clas
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