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  2. Hi, This is a long shot but I will take it. I'm a family medicine resident at McGill. I want to go to any other FM program in Canada. Anyone interested in McGill FM?
  3. Hi, This is a long shot but I will take it. I'm a family medicine resident at McGill. I want to go to any other FM program in Canada. Anyone interested in McGill FM?
  4. Hello all, I am currently in a very unenviable position, but I'll make a long story short. I'm a first year resident at McGill (I'm not going to say which program because I want to remain anonymous). In CaRMS 2019 the program's description stated that French is not a requirement but is an asset. Given this, despite having zero French, I still applied. There was no screening for French fluency involved in the admission process. In my interview for the program I was asked, "parlez-vous le francais?" to which I responded with the French version of "I do not speak French but I am excited to learn," and then I immediately switched back to English. I presumed that if the program did not want an anglophone resident then they would not rank me and that McGill was probably well-versed in dealing with anglophone residents from elsewhere in Canada. With this in mind and thinking that it might be cool to live in Montreal and that McGill is reputed to be a very good medical school, I ranked this program first and I matched here. Over the summer I first spoke with our admin person. Upon learning that I don't speak French she exclaimed, "What do you mean you don't speak French? It's a program requirement! How are you going to make it through your rotations?" Upon starting residency things went from bad to worse. Numerous individuals told me that a mistake had been made and I am here in error. After I learned this, I thought that I would be in this program for a matter of weeks until things were "sorted out." It has now been six months. Given these circumstances my PGME has approved me for an expedited transfer. This means that as soon as a program agrees to take me I can leave, without waiting for the new academic year. However, this is essentially meaningless because the other programs within Canada don't accept transfers until after the 2nd iteration. This means that I will be entering the 2nd iteration of CaRMS and I will most likely be in this program for at least another six months. I know that because I ranked McGill, I did this to myself to some degree. I guess my question is whether anybody knows of residents who have been successful in moving from one family medicine program to another, through either a program transfer or 2nd iteration. Thanks for any input.
  5. Anatomical Pathology: Laval (Dec 4), UofT (Dec 5) Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatoon (28 Nov), UBC (29 Nov), MUN (Dec 4), Calgary (Dec 6) Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: Sherbrooke (21 Nov), Laval (21 Nov), Montreal (21 Nov), Ontario IMG (30 Nov) General Pathology: General Surgery: Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Sherbrooke (Nov 26) Medical Genetics and Genomics: UofT (Dec6) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Manitoba (28 Nov) Neurology - Paediatric: Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Otolaryngology: Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: PM&R: Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 22), McMaster-Hamilton (Dec 3), McGill (Dec 3), Manitoba (Dec 3), Western-London/Windsor (Dec 4) McMaster-Waterloo (Dec 6) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Radiation Oncology: Alberta (Dec 2), Calgary (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 6) Urology: Western (Dec 2), Dalhousie (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6) Vascular Surgery:
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  7. Haha no child yet, but it's on the way! Thank you
  8. Just a quick note if allowed in the main thread (not sure it would get properly seen in the broader discussion thread): If you've received an invite to a program which has more than one stream, it would be great if you could say what stream you heard from, in case the streams put calls out on different days. For instance: Psych: Western (London), in case it's a different day than Psych: Western (Windsor). Thanks! It will help some of us to be sure which programs are ignoring us ;). -JJ
  9. Hi, I'm also in law at UdeM thinking about med school. I remember seeing on the forum that someone had gotten in with 3.66 and that person wasn't from UdeM so he didn't have the 0.5 bonus on the CRU. I think it is possible getting in with 3.7 seeing as law is a hard program to get good grades in and it is taken into account when applying, especially at UdeM. The MEM and the Casper will be what makes you get in or not in my opinion.
  10. Hey everyone. There is an active group running in Toronto, but we are planning to also host Skype sessions for people outside Ontario. You can join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/373678853384142/
  11. i can't seem to stop stressing! Could someone please tell me what my chances are for the UofA PharmD program? I am an in-province applicant! Prereq GPA: 3.60 2nd year GPA: 3.73 (10 classes total) 3rd year GPA: likely 3.75 (9 classes total) Thank you!!!
  12. Anatomical Pathology: Laval (Dec 4), UofT (Dec 5) Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatoon (28 Nov), UBC (29 Nov), MUN (Dec 4), Calgary (Dec 6) Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: Sherbrooke (21 Nov), Laval (21 Nov), Montreal (21 Nov), Ontario IMG (30 Nov) General Pathology: General Surgery: Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Sherbrooke (Nov 26) Medical Genetics and Genomics: UofT (Dec6) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Manitoba (28 Nov) Neurology - Paediatric: Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Otolaryngology: Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: PM&R: Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 22), McMaster (Dec 3), McGill (Dec 3), Manitoba (Dec 3), Western (Dec 4) McMaster-Waterloo (Dec 6) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Radiation Oncology: Alberta (Dec 2), Calgary (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 6) Urology: Western (Dec 2), Dalhousie (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6) Vascular Surgery:
  13. Anatomical Pathology: Laval (Dec 4), UofT (Dec 5) Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatoon (28 Nov), UBC (29 Nov) Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: Sherbrooke (21 Nov), Laval (21 Nov), Montreal (21 Nov), Ontario IMG (30 Nov) General Pathology: General Surgery: Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Sherbrooke (Nov 26) Medical Genetics and Genomics: UofT (Dec6) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Manitoba (28 Nov) Neurology - Paediatric: Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Otolaryngology: Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: PM&R: Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 22), McMaster (Dec 3), McGill (Dec 3), Manitoba (Dec 3), Western (Dec 4) McMaster-Waterloo (Dec 6) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Radiation Oncology: Alberta (Dec 2), Calgary (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 6) Urology: Western (Dec 2), Dalhousie (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6) Vascular Surgery:
  14. Non, mais j'ai soustrait ma crc (31,067). En fait ma cote globale calculée était de 31,951 (avec +0,5) avec 15 crédits
  15. Hi Everyone, Any news on Neurology interviews in Ontario? Last year Western came out on the third of Dec...
  16. Anatomical Pathology: Laval (Dec 4), UofT (Dec 5) Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatoon (28 Nov), UBC (29 Nov) Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: Sherbrooke (21 Nov), Laval (21 Nov), Montreal (21 Nov), Ontario IMG (30 Nov) General Pathology: General Surgery: Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Sherbrooke (Nov 26) Medical Genetics and Genomics: UofT (Dec6) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Manitoba (28 Nov) Neurology - Paediatric: Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Otolaryngology: Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: PM&R: Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 22), McMaster (Dec 3), McGill (Dec 3), Manitoba (Dec 3), Western (Dec 4) McMaster-Waterloo (Dec 6) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Radiation Oncology: Alberta (Dec 2), Calgary (Dec 5) Urology: Western (Dec 2), Dalhousie (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6) Vascular Surgery:
  17. Since someone doesn't want to give you a serious answer, I'll be happy to oblige. 1. From what I recall, for me, gross anatomy was tricky just due to the sheer volume of information. In terms of easy courses, preventive is merely annoying. 2. There will be plenty of resources to share amongst your class. There are two fraternities that have supplemental study materials, people make study cards and share them, etc. There's no reason to worry about this now. So please don't. 3. This is hit or miss. Again, not worth worrying about something that has not occurred. Orientation week can be huge, but I will say that even transfer students & IDAPP students who enter the class in second year integrate perfectly fine, so missing one week of orientation isn't going to hold you back. The mutual struggle of U of T dentistry bonds you together more than anything else. 4. From what I understand, matching to an OMFS programme is more about interest, commitment, doing externships, and speaking to people. You don't have to be a top, top student, but some US programmes will require higher grades or a high USMLE score. In Canada you just need to be really committed. 5. Nope. Don't worry about it. Above all, you really need to stop ruminating about things that may or may not happen, and even if they do happen, have not happened yet and truly aren't worth tackling right now. All you're doing is stressing yourself out and reducing the quality of your life presently, for the sake of a completely imaginary future. Why bother?
  18. Ohh ok! lol At least it's verified now!
  19. I take back what I said earlier, a verifier of mine was indeed contacted this week. It was for a major involvement. As others have said before though, I’m fairly certain it’s a random process and indicates nothing regarding your application (other than that it was submitted). As they provide a score to applications who are rejected for each category I don’t think they cut out anyone who didn’t make cutoffs. Hope everyone is enjoying this Canadian winter so far!
  20. Exact same position - applied so long ago and haven't received anything smh. Was put on hold by mayo in September but that's it. With this long of a wait I'm assuming R's across the board for my USA app aha
  21. UBC Interviews are really just based off of GPA entirely. I've had several department members confirm that they only really look at other aspects of your application during the review phase AFTER the interview. Alberta is definitely an intense program content wise (but tbh I think they all are) especially the first semester, but totally worth going if you get the chance. The first semester is close to 8-3 or 9-4, but I've also had Friday's off (just depends what lab time you pick). The department suggests you keep 9-5 Monday-Friday free because they do schedule extra learning opportunities etc on Fridays and around class times. The 2nd semester and beyond has less class time so for example T/Th it's only like 9-12 for me.
  22. Because silly me forgot to upload a document in support of my QC residency.
  23. The numerical info can be somewhat found on CaRMS website. Take a look through all the statistics they publish
  24. Why did someone contact you from McGill, if you don't mind me asking?
  25. Hi there, I'm wondering what you guys know about the chances for an IMG, who hasn't studied in North America or Europe, to get into surgical residencies (specially Neurosurgery) in Canada. I would also appreciate it if you can let me know about any statistics of how many Neuro/general surgery residents are taken each year, and what percent could be IMGs, if you know. What can such an applicant do to make their case more competitive? Asking for a friend! Thanks a lot for your info in advance
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