Some MCAT study survival tips

So, I was at Starbucks yesterday enjoying a post “getting my line of credit approved” celebratory frap (with soy – my new lactose intolerance sucks in the most subtle of ways) when I noticed that the person at the table next to me taking notes was doing so from a very familiar book. MCAT Prep…

My pre-med feelings…as told by a video by University of Alberta

So, the thing you’ll notice when you go to an medical interview (especially one in Canada) is that after the MMI, they’ll have you watch a video made by the current Med1 and Med2’s trying to get you to pick their university.  This video always seemed rather pointless to me – I’d go ANYWHERE, really,…

Applications, or my complicated feelings on the word “average”

So, the applications for the 2015 intake year have opened recently, and this year, I can look at them with a certain detachment that I haven’t been able to in three years. There’s a certain amount of irony associated with this – it’s only been a month (upon checking, a month to the day) since…

There’s this dream I used to have…

So, I used to have this dream… No, not that kind of dream. Pervs. But, yeah, all kidding aside, I used to have this dream. Not so much medical school – of course that was my dream, since I was ten, but that’s large, nebulous. This was a dream in the specific, the mundane. I…

This degree won’t “get you into medical school”

So last post I mentioned the “pre-med” myth. I wasn’t really trying to say anything negative about it; pre-med is still a useful term, especially when you actually get to applying and you want that support system that the “pre-med” community provides. What I meant by the “pre-med” myth is that as an undergraduate, no…

Sue the bastards

So, I was watching the news scroll on CP24 about a week ago, as some nice background ambient noise, and I noticed something that caught my eye. “Judge throws out case of Winnipeg woman suing University after not getting into medical school.” Sigh. Strap in folks, this is going to be a long one. So,…

With Apologies to Dr. Seuss…F@*K the Waiting Place

So, nobody in the world likes waiting. It’s essentially a terrible thing to be static, and more so when there is nothing you can do to change it. Med school applications (especially Canadian ones) are basically just a whole lot of waiting. Dr. Seuss mentions “the waiting place” in his book “Oh, The Places You’ll…