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

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

The hidden strings of having “abroad” as your plan b for medical school

So, yeah, apologies all around. This one is going to be another long one. In my three cycles of applying to Canadian medical schools (and getting rejected) I did what a lot of Canadian students do. I applied to a medical school "abroad." Specifically, for me, I applied to the University of Queensland in Australia, … Continue reading The hidden strings of having “abroad” as your plan b for medical school

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