The white coat ceremony (or the post where I abuse the word “profound”)

So, getting into med school has been the single biggest event of my life so far pretty much.  The birth of my sister might push it to second, but it's a close race, I'll tell you that.  Fourteen years of having a dream, five years of undergrad study to achieve that dream, and three cycles … Continue reading The white coat ceremony (or the post where I abuse the word “profound”)

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

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”