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    offmychestplease got a reaction from Snowmen in What’s maximum number of hours that clinical clerk can work per week?   
    I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from Hopefulm in -   
    Your GPA is too low regardless of MCAT. Your GPA is your cGPA for the US not a "senior 2 year GPA".  Canadians need to have more competitive stats than Americans to have a shot as you are competing for a select few seats. Even if you were an American that 3.6 is way too low for those schools, you would need cGPA 3.80+ as an American and cGPA 3.90+ as Canadian to have a shot at your schools mentioned. 
    3.6 is more DO-level GPA wise for a Canadian applicant. 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from Butterfly_ in What’s maximum number of hours that clinical clerk can work per week?   
    I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from jnuts in (Neurosurg) Realistic advice about job prospects   
    agreed. I think medical schools could do a better job in sharing the realities of surgery I mentioned above with students. If you don't do your own research about the harsh realities you're going to get burned. My friend went to a ortho talk and the PD tried to make it seem like there were jobs for everyone....later it was found out when he meant "jobs" he meant everyone got a fellowship...which is great all but not what people meant. If students know the reality that you have ortho grads doing 2-3 years of fellowships after 5 years ortho residency to hopefully be able to land a part-time temp locum position then their perspectives would change. This site is very useful to get informed about truths that you may not have access to...
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from keipop in What’s maximum number of hours that clinical clerk can work per week?   
    I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from jnuts in (Neurosurg) Realistic advice about job prospects   
    To be able to get a job as a neurosurgeon in Canada, you need to get a PhD during your training (usually residency) yes due to the very academic nature of the field, and also because of the extreme shortage in jobs. 
    Same thing applies for Cardiac surgery. 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from Maggiie19 in What’s maximum number of hours that clinical clerk can work per week?   
    I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from iSpawnTrapInMW2 in What’s maximum number of hours that clinical clerk can work per week?   
    I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from DrOtter in What’s maximum number of hours that clinical clerk can work per week?   
    I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from bellejolie in What’s maximum number of hours that clinical clerk can work per week?   
    I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from frenchpress in What’s maximum number of hours that clinical clerk can work per week?   
    I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from ellorie in What’s maximum number of hours that clinical clerk can work per week?   
    I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from sykern in What’s maximum number of hours that clinical clerk can work per week?   
    I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like 
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from aray623 in what do FM and IM PDs look for   
    people really need to watch what they say, the disrespect is real. Crazy thought to you but the vast majority (75-80%) of the hundreds of applicants to FM or IM have it as their 1st choice..
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from Butterfly_ in what do FM and IM PDs look for   
    people really need to watch what they say, the disrespect is real. Crazy thought to you but the vast majority (75-80%) of the hundreds of applicants to FM or IM have it as their 1st choice..
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from MDinCanada in what do FM and IM PDs look for   
    people really need to watch what they say, the disrespect is real. Crazy thought to you but the vast majority (75-80%) of the hundreds of applicants to FM or IM have it as their 1st choice..
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from bellejolie in what do FM and IM PDs look for   
    people really need to watch what they say, the disrespect is real. Crazy thought to you but the vast majority (75-80%) of the hundreds of applicants to FM or IM have it as their 1st choice..
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from Pakoon in what do FM and IM PDs look for   
    people really need to watch what they say, the disrespect is real. Crazy thought to you but the vast majority (75-80%) of the hundreds of applicants to FM or IM have it as their 1st choice..
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    offmychestplease reacted to JohnGrisham in what do FM and IM PDs look for   
    Agreed, CARMS statistics are very clear that majority of IM and FM applicants have it as their first choice, and often their only choice specialty. 
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    offmychestplease reacted to 1D7 in Ranking specialties in CaRMS   
    Relax. Where did I say it has to do with FM itself? I already said I'm not as interested in FM as I am in my own specialty.
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    offmychestplease reacted to bellejolie in Ranking specialties in CaRMS   
    I find this kind of insulting tbh - i don't think family medicine residency creates a decreased desire for excellence? I find you have to work really hard to learn and become excellent since it's only a 2 year residency. Perhaps the patient population doesn't appeal to you, but in family medicine you can basically do anything you want from ER, to hospitalist, to geri to derm, to rural medicine (where you have crazy cases and less resources) and cosmetics. Your job options are endless, you're mobile not just within the country but in the world, and you're making money a lot sooner. You can also reinvent and change your career anytime you want whereas specialists are much more bound to their jobs and patient population. Finally, the people are pretty nice, you have program directors and preceptors that actually care about your well being which is a nice thing - doesn't actually mean the specialty is more "chill." So your "lack of desire to strive for excellence" would probably be a you thing, not a family medicine program thing. 
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    offmychestplease reacted to rmorelan in Ranking specialties in CaRMS   
    Boring? ..... I feel mildly offended
     
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from Tullius in AGE? Consensus   
    Thank you for clarifying that you are a medical student but no disrespect, and I don't want to make any assumptions, but I assume you got into medical school young. What many people who start medicine young and haven't worked "in the real word" before starting medical school they think that everyone their age is living life to the extreme and the average working professional is living life making 100K at age 22 or something silly while they are stuck in their room studying. I don't know about you...but I would much rather be in my room studying interesting things in medicine than go into an office looking at spreadsheets all day or try and make myself busy to impress my boss at meetings lol I'm going to list a few common careers and explain to you some of their "grind" and the time it takes them to get "A" full-time permanent job and not even to move up the ladder. 
    Engineer: the market is saturated...after a 5 year engineering degree (Co-op), many fail to find a full-time job upon in engineering upon graduation and will jump around a few positions until something related opens up 1-2 years later...and/or do a 2 year master's to get an entry level junior role. That's at age 25-27.
    Teachers: After doing 6 years of university (4 year undergrad + 2 year education degree) almost all will have to work part-time as a sub for at least 2-3 years (sometimes even longer) before getting a contract position. That's at age 27. 
    Accountants: After doing a 4 or 5 year accounting degree many have to do a further 1-2 year master's to find a position or apply for 1-2 years before a related position opens up. That puts them at 24-25. 
    Lawyers: The average law school entrance age in Canada is 25. Then 3 years of law school and 1 year of articling puts a brand new junior lawyer at 29. 
    I even read that having post-secondary education and further work experience and volunteering before applying to the police force really helps get into the police academy. The average police officer starts at 26-27. 
    These examples I posted are just to get a foot in the various jobs in late 20's to make the same as a resident who is about the same age and does not include an important factor like that those residents will get a nice 5-10x pay rise in a few years and sustain that for the rest of their lives.... I'm also assuming that everyone in the above examples finishes HS at 18 and does not take any years off, gap years, switches majors, works for a few years etc. Every job is more competitive out there than it was when attendings did their training. It's harder and longer for any occupation in the world. Being in medicine in Canada is literally winning the golden ticket, and that's not an exaggeration. Whether starting at 22 or 32 everyone should be grateful to make their dreams happen. And besides, if someone is 32, 35+ or whatever who is to say they didn't "live life" before medicine and one can safely assume they are ok with the long training...if not why did they apply? I personally know several people between 29-33 who would kill for a seat in medicine...who wouldn't give their age a second thought.
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    offmychestplease reacted to LostLamb in AGE? Consensus   
    Honestly, until you work on every adcom at every school you really don't know what is or is not important at each school.
    Lots of inferences, hypotheses, it is all heresay. Especially since that is not your home school...not sure how you *know* what is or is not important for getting in.
    Unless....you ARE on all the adcoms.... and are a mole planted to mess with premed minds. hehehe
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    offmychestplease got a reaction from hamsterman11 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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