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  1. Okay perfect!! Was worried you didn’t do it and then couldn’t apply haha
  2. This is unrelated sorta but from my understanding the casper for nursing undergrad at McGill is different than the others you applied for, did you find out if you had to somehow take a different one? Or do they accept the one you took? Just curious!
  3. Honestly with nursing though, if you were to do your DEC then bac for 2 years at like McGill let’s say (or do the 4 year bac right away) you can go work straight away in clinic or CLSC which would give you more stable hours. Or you can often find certain positions that have much better hours like I know people who have worked in the OR and they only work every like...4th weekend, no night shifts, great vacation, etc. There’s lots of options other than the typical hospital stuff. But if you feel like nursing won’t satisfy you the way that medicine will then it might be worth the hustle for thos
  4. I’m not a med student (hopefully one day) but I am a healthcare professional so take my opinion as you wish, but I really feel like having that “tough love” personality in healthcare only works on a handful of patients. If you can find ways to be more empathetic I think that goes a long way. That being said, being empathetic doesn’t mean you let people walk all over you. If someone were to “call me a MF” I would tell them that I’m here to help them and I don’t appreciate them speaking to me that way and that if they would prefer we discuss their care at a later point then I can come back but I
  5. I can’t provide any insight unfortunately because I haven’t applied to med yet but if ever you want a buddy to chat with then message me. I’m not a single mom but I am a mom of 3 young kids and live in Quebec and hoping to apply to med for the first time this upcoming fall
  6. Oh okay hmm. For me it’s not part of my actual program I’m in, I’m just taking it as prerequisite for med. Do they mean that in your case since it’s U0/U1 courses you can’t do it, or they just mean in general for all fundamental science?
  7. I'm taking a biology course this semester as a prerequisite, on top of my regular FT course load, and I'm wondering if I get a grade in bio that lowers my GPA, should I make it S/U since they don't care about prerequisite grades anymore so long as you pass them? (that way it wouldn't lower my GPA). From my understanding, McGill is letting us choose 6 credits to be S/U this year, so I'm trying to think if I should jump on it or not. last semester I had a 3 credit course that I got A- in but it's part of my regular courses, if I were to make this S/U does it look bad/make me ineligible to apply?
  8. Someone may correct me if I’m wrong (I haven’t applied yet either) but I see no reason why they would care. So long as your degree is full time (or whatever is required) then the prereqs shouldn’t matter from my understanding
  9. For clerkship, is the attire dependent on the rotation you’re doing? Is it sometimes business attire? I work on a surgical floor so I work with McGill gen/surg and gyne-onc residents who are obviously in scrubs but haven’t noticed what the medical students wear to be honest lol. Really this info is all for curiosity sake (and for future reference to know if I’ll be potentially getting rid of all my scrubs) but I thank you guys for taking the time to answer my questions, I really appreciate it
  10. Thank you! Yeah I’d imagine I wouldn’t have much time to work Yeah they’re just basic, solid colours like black, blue, grey, etc. So at some point in med school, you’re responsible for your own scrubs? That helps a lot, thank you!
  11. What’s your point? Lol. I’m applying next cycle and had a question. Not like posting a question here is any inconvenience to you (I would hope).
  12. So I’m currently a nurse and therefore own a bunch of scrubs. If I get into medical school, will these scrubs ever be useful again or while working in hospital we would always be provided with scrubs (outside of COVID times)? Or do you wear other attire? Thank you! Oh also, if anyone was an RN who went into medical school or knows someone who did, did they keep paying their yearly fee to renew their nursing license while in medical school? Curious what people typically do. Thank you!
  13. Hello! It’s still really early for me to be thinking about CASPer because I’m only going to be applying for McGill med next fall, but I was wondering how early people can do CASPer. Do people usually do it a couple months leading up to when they’re going to apply, or earlier? Thank you!
  14. I think they just exclude your grades from winter 2020 and you hope for the best or something to be honest lol. For those who weren’t in school winter 2020 and aren’t affected, nothing else changes. It will probably either suck a lot if you had great grades in winter 2020, or it’ll be good for you if you did awful in winter 2020. I think they aren’t doing much else to make it more fair. But maybe someone else can correct me if I’m wrong. Good luck!!
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