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  1. hey guys..wanted to hear about other peoples opinions on the IM programs offered at each. I hear ottawa can get really busy sometimes being very service based, is that true? But the city is not too bad with regards to its proximity to other places in ontario. On the other hand halifax is a nice laid back program with a good catchment area, but the city isn't the best as far as travelling around. I am looking for honest opinions re: comparisons between the two. The rank list deadline is tomorrow, so please help me out with your impressions! Thanks!!
  2. When they say that French is an 'asset' and not a 'requirement', most are referring to a hospital based setting where one has lots of colleagues to translate for you. But once you are out in the community doing ambulatory care, more than 70% of the patients speak french, so it would be most advantageous to know the language well! But don't you worry, the univ offers weekend classes in French if you are into that (vs. spending the weekend camping, travelling, or surfing)..! The choice is yours, but make sure you make a wise one!
  3. Really appreciate your input here!! Thanks so much for your thoughts on the program.
  4. Thanks for the info man.. Are you at the UofT? Could you comment on the general environment in residency. I hear the cutthroat competetiveness (one person trying to impress the supervisor at the expense of another equally competitive but quieter guy?) is a little too much there?. TO has a lot of stereotypical stories attached to it..atleast here in the west...Do you mind commenting? If things look easy, I wouldnt mind having TO as my first choice in residency.
  5. hello people.. So I am really interested in hearing from some UofT internal medicine residents, fellows or people who jsut might have an idea about this. I am looking into doing an IM residency in TO because I like the city and the program, by the sounds of it, appears to be good. I am not a great fan of research though. Even though I did some research in undergrad, I do not want to go into a program where it is MANDATORY to do research. I know that the Royal college wants you to do some research as part of your IM residency training (and I dont mind doing like a short clinical research projec
  6. LOl..thats why I posted specifically in the calgary section! This stack will sure take a lot of cash out of my pocket in case I plan to ship it. You interested?
  7. Hey Guys, Up for sale are all the books that one really needs to prepare for the mcat. These are all by kaplan and were a part of the classroom course that I took (which amounts to about 2000$ these days). These books are not open for purchase by kaplan (and are far superior in comparison to the examcrackers and concise editions kaplan makes for sale in stores). I achieved my desired score on first attempt and i only studied these books. If you buy today I will also include several mcat practice tests that you can use to test your knowledge (there's a whole pile). The books include
  8. Hey Guys, Up for sale are all the books that one really needs to prepare for the mcat. These are all by kaplan and were a part of the classroom course that I took (which amounts to about 2000$ these days). These books are not open for purchase by kaplan (and are far superior in comparison to the examcrackers and concise editions kaplan makes for sale in stores). I achieved my desired score on first attempt and i only studied these books. If you buy today I will also include several mcat practice tests that you can use to test your knowledge (there's a whole pile). The books include
  9. Congrats on being accepted..I remember you hanging in here on the forums last year..Calgary is a wonderful school and you'll most certainly have an amazing time! LIM Class of 2012.
  10. hey hey.. I remember using "I" in both my essays. Of course in some situations, using sentences in superlative speech is more appropriate..Make sure the essay is well organized, and yes don't forget appropriate/correct punctuation! Tip: Get some ear plugs as the typing from the 30-40 other peeps might turn ya crazy or make ya nervous!! Good luck. LIM MD, Class of 2012
  11. Good luck everyone...Just be calm and believe in yourselves..! P.S: teahatingbrit..we're in the same class!!
  12. I've heard that med here in calgary is pretty intense (the 3 yr vs 4 yr story). How can one then find time to be active in extracurriculars? Also the awards and scholarships that are being mentioned here...do we need to be on the lookout now (before starting school)..or is it something like grad school where they let us know whenever an award posting comes up?
  13. Hey everyone..Just wondering if some of the current med students could provide an insight into how essential is having a car when starting med school?..I dont have a car right now and have been using the transit throughout my undergrad..Will I be lagging behind on get-together events just because transit may not be accessible at a certain hour in my area ,..or are carpools amongst meds common? I know that 1st year probably is just like undergrad...fixed hours for stuff...but later on during on-call shifts, a car may be essential..So do you think I could delay buyin one until like 2nd or 3rd ye
  14. Thats right! and You should have done that by now (5:29pm MST right now!)
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