Across the horizon

So here we are, final year of medical school. Winding up (or to those lucky ones, already finished) electives, CaRMS applications submitted, and now just waiting for those interview offers to roll in. And according to Love Inc, because we’re all super stars, we should expect a bunch of interviews. This all means a lot

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The Other Side

Last weekend I got a chance to be an interviewer for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry admission’s weekend. I didn’t originally expect to be a part of the panel, it was going to on a post-call day while on a busy General Surgery service and earlier in the month received an email stating

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The winter blues

So let’s take a look at where we are at in the year now, hmmm? Days getting shorter, check. Temperature dropping, check. Clerkship dragging on, check. CaRMS application milestones, and interview anxiety, check. Perpetual tide of exams rolling out, check. Between all that, and having to deal with things like always waking up in the

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Those Post Call Days

So for those keeping track at home, right about now marks just past the 1 month point since the actual beginning of clinical rotations. By now we’ve probably have had a decent exposure to a range of clerk responsibilities, including…(dramatic drum roll)…call. Yes, call, that one word that make your average preclerk pull off a

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Can we get this trending?

This past weekend I was in Quebec City for the Spring General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students. This meeting involved receiving a general round of updates and summaries of the initiatives that happened throughout the year from the CFMS (Wellness survey, new external representation of students on national medical academy level, establishing

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Wellness on the mind

I guess it’s just that time of the year. The latter half of our 2nd term is rising over the horizon, March Break (aka vacation time) ending, finished with St. Patrick’s Day and Easter just around the corner, the tax season deadline approaching, and the slow but inevitable lurch forward (like some sort of not

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Get SMART for 2013

Happy New Year’s everyone, welcome to 2013! Now one of the more popular customs around this time of year (aside from watching World Junior’s Hockey and engaging in the personal rituals of overcoming a hangover) is the setting of New Year Resolutions. After all, it’s fitting: setting new marks for the next 365 days, creating

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