View Full Version : Can't find a person to billet with for interview
02-11-2003, 08:50 AM
It seems that my interview happens to be scheduled on the week of the student's cardio exam. As such, I can't find anyone willing to billet me. Did anyone else find someone for March 3rd (i.e. interview on March 4th)? Maybe they can take another?
let me talk to my roommates and I'll get back to you tonight. :)
Is there a way I can get in touch with you. My roommates don't mind if you stay with us.
02-12-2003, 12:10 AM
The easiest way for you guys to communicate is for one of you, or both, to go into your preferences and enable private messaging. When that's activated, people can send you messages that will arrive in whatever e-mail address you gave EZBoard when you registered, although the sender won't get access to the receiver's email address, nor will the receiver get the sender's email address unless you choose to type it out in the body of the message.
To enable private messaging, you need to click on "My Control Center" from the main forums page, then "Account Preferences", then "Accept Private Messages."
Hope this helps!
UBC, Med 4
02-12-2003, 06:43 AM
hi sil..I have a similar problem..do u think you can private message me on possible options to billet..thanx
02-12-2003, 08:52 AM
That would be really great...no pressure though ;)
I set up my account to accept private messaging so you can contact me outside this board.
Thanks a million (ever for just trying)
I have tried to send you a couple of messages but I can't do it. Send me a private message (maybe your account is working better than mine :) )
I found one of my classmates to billet you. I hope you got my message. It does not seem to be working with Nams
02-12-2003, 04:02 PM
Just remember that the email address that you used with EZBoard has to be valid (private messaging just sends an email to your email address), and that the sender should include his/her email address in the body of the email, because EZBoard doesn't automatically include the sender's email address in the header.
EZBoard is apparently switching to another private messaging system in a week or two...
UBC, Med 4
02-12-2003, 04:11 PM
I just sent you a test PM.
UBC, Med 4
Hi Ian. I got your message. Thanks
02-12-2003, 11:15 PM
I have my interview on March 14th, and it is reading week for the uof o students so i cannot find someone to billet with either. please let me know if any of you are in town and willing to have me march 13-15.
02-14-2003, 03:04 PM
I can't find anyone to billet with either.
The 1st and 2nd year students have an exam the day of my interview, match 7th.
I need a place for march 6th...
I will try to see if a 3rd year is around. I will let you know soon.
02-14-2003, 06:18 PM
you are the best.
I am very easy going, anything will be fine.
I am really sorry. The third years are having their exam on the same day!! Hopefully you will find something. I think I saw and e-mail with your name sent out to all of our classmates (one of them has got to be calm the day before the exam). Also it would be nice as that night we have our block party which tend to be a lot of fun. You can see as all less stress than we woud be otehr wise.
02-18-2003, 12:41 PM
hey sil..thanks a lot for setting up the billet:)
I am glad things worked out :)
02-20-2003, 01:43 PM
thank's for trying!
Don't worry about it, yes, someone sent out an email, and I have some offers!
02-24-2003, 12:37 PM
Which is closer to the interview location - the Greyhound bus station or the train station?
02-24-2003, 03:56 PM
the train station for sure. It is right on the OCTranspo line (bus route) so you would easily get there by bus. Or you could take a taxi, not more than 5 minutes away.
If you want to take the bus, take the 95 westbound... one stop away, Hurdman Station, get off and transfer to Bus #85 St. Laurent... it goes right to the front door of Roger Guidon.
02-24-2003, 07:26 PM
You'll have to forgive my second year counter part...UOMeds05 meant, Roger GUINDON! tsk tsk....the first years aren't that careless! HAHA! (I'm still working on your identity BTW UOMeds05). Have you decided on your rotations next year?
02-24-2003, 08:14 PM
Small oversight... thanks for the correction UOMeds06! Guess my head is caught up in all the studies!!:\ Haven't fully decided on which rotation for clerkship yet... so many decisions and so many people... it is hard to try and get in a group with your friends.
How go the plans for the super block party? This is the biggest of all year!!! First, second and third years write on the same day... plus the forth years are mostly all around. Can't wait!
02-24-2003, 11:51 PM
Looks promising. KS has taken care of most of it 'cause there's someone in your class who works at the place we're going. We're just hoping for cheap drinks! Man, it's going to be a rough morning on Saturday cause after we party that hard, I gotta get my butt to Montreal by 8am because some of us are going to NYC from there!
Some body better take responsibility on talking to Paul Shim...don't think he's missed a block party yet! Not bad for a surgical resident huh?
Best of luck with special senses and good luck in chosing your group! From what I hear, even if you match the same rotations as your friends, there's no guarantee that you'll all get your first choice! Man, I HATE lotteries!
02-25-2003, 05:05 AM
If memory serves me correctly, you may be searching for the initials "SU". Am I correct UOMeds05?
02-25-2003, 12:42 PM
Ah HA! There is only one student with the initials SU in the 2nd year class! Mystery solved! So UOMeds05, I've been meaning to tap into your expertise...do you know when the deadline is for summer electives for ROMP? I received a "tentative" acceptance from NOMEC but they won't tell me until April if I can do a rural elective with them, because priority goes to the residents. I'm thinking that I'd really like to go to St. Catherine's though (they've got a great dropzone).
02-25-2003, 11:21 PM
Well, don't you all think that you've cracked the code! Sorry to burst your bubbles, but you missed again. :D I will give you that SU is in the "other" half... I am curious to know how/why you thought that Peter?:)
As for your questions UOMeds06, I am not too sure. I too have applied to both ROMP and NOMEC for separate electives. As for NOMEC, don't sweat it too much... they have to place their residents first but it traditionally has not left too much of a problem to place Stage I electives. The great north is vast!! As for ROMP, I just applied a couple of weeks ago without problem... I don't know if there is a deadline for electives (usually it is just first come first served). The only deadline would be for the Rural Medicine Week, but i don't think that they have finalized the preparations for that. Ashley Colter is the contact there... she is an absolute sweetheart and I am sure would be more than happy to answer any questions.
Can't wait for the block party!! It is SM's sister that works there... hopefully something sweet can be worked out. Good luck with Cardio... what a great block!
02-25-2003, 11:40 PM
Damn, I thought I had you! >: Back to the drawing board then. Let's see, you COULD be KS or NR (Sil seems to think that you're one of them). But you COULD be SM? I know who could can't be...but that doesn't narrow it down that much. I could put you down as one of about 20 people....but I shall persist and figure out the mystery! Or maybe Ian will be so brash as to tell me who you are! hahaha
I really should be studying!!!! Psyched for the joint block party! But I can't get wasted cause I gotta be on a bus to MTL by 6am!!! (going to NYC for the break)
02-25-2003, 11:55 PM
lol, hopefully Ian won't be so "brash";) ... I couldn't even think of who NR was... had to consult my list. But nope...
...anyway, good luck with the studies. It isn't a bad exam...
02-26-2003, 05:04 AM
I thought I remembered interacting with you via email last year after the interviews. Were you not one of the presenters at the information session? Is that what you meant by SU being the "other" half? Were you the other presenter besides SU?
02-26-2003, 07:28 AM
Wow! How you pieced that together, I have no clue!! I could very well be that "other" half. Kudos to you!:D
02-26-2003, 07:43 AM
Ha ha ha...I may be old...but the old noggin' ain't too bad still...now all I have to do is clear the cobwebs out of my head to remember your initials...gotta run to work right now but...I'LL BE BACK...
02-26-2003, 08:43 AM
so we approach the moment of truth!
02-26-2003, 12:53 PM
Oh!!! you got me!;)
02-26-2003, 02:01 PM
YEEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!! Who da man?! What powers of deduction! I feel so rewarded! So what do I win??? :eek
02-26-2003, 02:05 PM
YEEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!! Who da man?! What powers of deduction! I feel so rewarded! So what do I win???
Hmmmm...powers of deduction? Perhaps a little "flower" "may" have helped? I think I may be entitled to half of your winnings! :smokin
Perhaps a more appropriate response would be "what great team work"? ;)
02-26-2003, 02:51 PM
Oh my goodness, you're kidding right? i have been on the site for 2 months now!!;)
Just kidding. I'll work on it...
02-26-2003, 06:17 PM
Sorry to be a glory hog...you're right...teamwork!
Oh my goodness, you're kidding right? i have been on the site for 2 months now!!
Just kidding. I'll work on it...
So you can see why I am thrilled to finally know who you are! Especially after copying my user name! :lol
02-26-2003, 06:48 PM
Listen...you definitely owe me on this one...be sure to put in a good work for me with the adcoms (just joking). Instead, you can just pay for drinks during frosh (just joking again). You're just lucky I wasn't your interviewer last year...cause I would have asked you about team work... ;)
I hope to see you on interview day...my interview is on the 14th of March...bight and early in the morning.
02-26-2003, 07:42 PM
Copying is a form of flatery UOMeds06... be grateful!:D
02-26-2003, 09:59 PM
I'll be coming home from NYC that day....(or the day before) can't remember....it might be a little devoid of med students since the 1st and 2nd years have our break that week. I'll play it by ear though...there ought to be at least a few med students there who will come in just to keep you company.
UOMeds05, I'm flattered! Keep the compliments coming! haha 1.5 weeks remain!
02-27-2003, 08:31 AM
Have a great trip J...it's unfortunate you won't be there, however, you've already done so much...thanks so much. I'll let you know how things go...or, at least, how I perceived them to have gone!
02-27-2003, 01:12 PM
I'm rooting for you (as are many people here I'm sure)!
02-27-2003, 06:04 PM
I'm feeling really well prepared...I've even read the darn Romanow report in its entirety...and the Canada Health Act too! I was actually amazed at how readable, informative and complete the Romanow report was. What a great piece of work! It was so thorough that it kinda left me wondering if the bill for the research and report would have been sufficient to "save our medical system" in and of itself :p
02-27-2003, 08:57 PM
umm...you lost me. Speak my language. Aortic stenosis....mitral regurgitation...cardio cardio cardio!
Guess what's on the exam next week! ;)
02-28-2003, 04:43 AM
Ha ha, you're funny...to put it simply...I wonder how much Mr. Romanow and members of the commission were paid to do this research...it's so thorough that I bet it cost a bundle.
Oh, and by the way...get a life man! :) Ooops, I better be careful...I might be there this year coming up!
Good luck on your exam J.
02-28-2003, 07:29 AM
...cost somewhere between 15 and 20 million i believe!! Didn't think that the report was all that good. Heck, I would have done it for 10!:eek
02-28-2003, 08:39 AM
Are you serious when you said you didn't think the report was good? Did you read the entire document or only the exec summary? I must admit, I was quite skeptical prior to reading the report...after reading the exec summary I wasn't still overly impressed...but somewhat more as the primary areas of focus seemed to be current and relevant...however after reading some of the detailed sections...I was hooked. I found that the commission focussed on extremely relevant areas in surprising detail. Once I started reading a few sections...I couldn't put it down...after having read the entire darn thing I must admit there is a wealth of information contained within it. Sure, some of the recommendations are extremely valid...but stated in a manner in which the implementation complexities would be incredible...e.g., secure personal electronic medical records shared with whoever needs them, including the patient...amazing idea...but given the current state of IT and collaboration amongst health care professionals and institutions, it would be a huge national endeavour...
Anyway, I guess to sum it up, I found the report refreshingly informative and well done.
02-28-2003, 10:04 PM
Train station is definitely closer to the interview location, but if you're staying downtown, the bus station is closer.
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