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  4. DentistGirl101

    UofT DDS acceptance/waitlist/reject 2019

    Haven’t heard anything, kinda want it to be soon because it feels weird to have no idea what’s going on as now
  5. Sorry that your school has so many early electives. I don't think its absolutely impossible to match to plastics at this point, but it will be challenging. I think it would be crucial to start making yourself known in the program, so shadowing plastic surgery at your home program when you have free time. If you can get a 4 week elective in plastics, I would do that at your home program and essentially aim to match to your home school. It probably is the best chance you'll get. Surgery is fickle, just because you have the perfect resume on paper with a million electives etc doesn't mean you will always get in. If the program knows you and likes you, they will take you over others that have a more perfect resume. Another thing to get exposure is to start doing research projects with your home program. Meet with your program director/faculty, talk to residents you know in the program, make it clear your reasons for pursuing plastics and then demonstrate that you are serious and not all talk by putting your all into building as strong a plastics app as you can. How many spots does your home school have a year? That can matter as well. Mentally, like others have said you should also be prepared to match to your backup because it is still a long shot.
  6. Every residency spot in Canada costs the government money, regardless if it is going to a CMG or an IMG. Reserving residency spots for IMGs reduces the number of spots for CMGs because total funding will not increase given the financial situation of the government. If the government has dedicated enough funding for 20 residency spots for example, 20 CMG spots means 20 CMGs will match, while 15 CMG spots and 5 IMG spots means 5 less CMGs will match - total number of residency spots is still 20 and will not change greatly. Ultimately, Canada does not have the same physician shortage as many other countries since we graduate many more doctors domestically than we have jobs. Instead, it is a problem with the distribution of physicians (rural vs urban), and over the long-term, IMGs have not helped with the distribution since most leave the under-served communities as soon as their ROS is up (or even before).
  7. I would say do what you have stated, get some research ASAP and pray to Terry Dubrow that an interview comes through. But be prepared for the worst, which may mean matching to your backup plan or going unmatched. From your electives, it sounds like you were really angling for PMR or FM sports med. Both are great fields. Plastics is cool too, but there’s a huge difference in workload in residency (and requisite fellowships for plastics) and life afterwards going the surgery route. More money, possibly, but certainly at the expense of more work hours and a harder time finding a job in general. If you like the MSK stuff, and don’t have much exposure to plastics yet, think long and hard about this decision as it will almost certainly change how your life plays out in terms of CaRMS and beyond.
  8. Wooow.. complètement inadmissible. On parle de presque A+ dans un programme fortement contingenté... Même s’ils changent les étalons annuellement, une chute aussi drastique ne devrait pas survenir. UL les change annuellement aussi et pourtant les valeurs demeurent dans les mêmes eaux. Ils veulent seulement des gens avec 4.3 ou..? D’une incohérence..!
  9. WhatWouldBeyonceDo

    Interview Video 2019 Release!

    This. Is. So. Good.
  10. I diasgree with not having IMG positions in general unless you stop immigration of doctors altogether. For CMGs that go unmatched, the government needs to add more seats to CMG stream at the very least. IMGs don't take it away from them since they compete in a separate category. Have seen CSAs from all across the globe matching to the residency programs but ll probably be able to better assess that after making it to the residency, hopefully!
  11. WhatWouldBeyonceDo

    Unclear MMI Instructions

    Yes, the instructions were very confusing. The setup and wording of the prompts made it much harder than I think it needed to be. I found I was worrying more about other things than my actual answer.
  12. I don't think you understood what I was saying. My point was empathetic to what you described in your follow-up above. Many of the IMG positions in Canada go to CSAs, and while I disagree with having IMG positions in general when there are CMGs going unmatched, I do think that if IMG spots have to exist, they should be going to immigrants, not CSAs. Also just as an aside, the CSAs who do well in the Canadian match tend to mostly be Ireland grads. Caribbean grads on a whole don't do all that well, given that many of those schools will accept anyone with a pulse and the ability to pay.
  13. Seems like a lifetime since the interview! Can't believe we'll be receiving important news in a few hours!!! Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement - they are very much needed at this time All the best to the amazing applicants. It was a pleasure to meet some of you during this process and I know you'll make great doctors. I agree with posters above that we should hold our heads high. It is not an easy process and we should be proud that we have made it this far.
  14. I believe so, but it would be a combined GPA from both degrees.
  15. Aegean

    MMI Disaster

    wow...it is really disheartening to learn that there is so much inconsistency. my panel lasted ~15 minutes.. i feel that i could have said a lot more if I had been allotted another 10 minutes
  16. Historically, it's been the 29th or 30th of March. I'm inclined to think it might be the 29th because it's a Friday?
  17. Je t’ai envoyé les réponses en mp
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  19. Matching to Plastics is very very hard, even with 6/8 electives in Plastics and decent research in the field. I don't see this plan working out at all tbh.
  20. I don't see this working out unless your dad is the PD and your best friend is the chief resident. Edit: I'll try to be a bit more helpful. The bare minimum would be doing a rotation at your home program, impressing everyone important, being well-liked, and finding an opportunity to do a research project in plastics. Without a real rotation, doing random call shifts and shadowing will probably be fruitless. You could try explaining the situation to the clerkship director and ask for special permission to switch your surgical selective to plastics, and arrange to do your post-CaRMS elective in it as well. If you can get a rotation, you can explain your situation to the PD and that might get you a foot in the door for an interview assuming everything else worked out. Even then it'd still be a really long shot.
  21. Butterfly_

    MMI Disaster

    Last year I went in with no predetermined structure at all. I felt that all my answers varied depending on the prompt I was given. You'll be okay!!
  22. be careful on your drive amazing how you broke it down into a simple scenario that just needs the result input yet there's still so much uncertainty!
  23. Premed_Girl

    MMI Disaster

    I think that that's the point. They want to keep you under so much pressure and give you such unusual and unexpected questions that you have to think on spot and come up with an answer. But I do agree with you. I interviewed in the first weekend and I also had a structure in mind, but the MMI questions were so weird that I found that I only used my "structure" for one question!! So don't worry, it's not just you! I think that they are meant to be like that
  24. Tomorrow I'll be at work when I get the news, and I realized that no matter the outcome, the same scenario will play out. I'll stand up real fast from my chair (maniac-like manner), look at my co-worker with a blank stare, just rush out of the office without saying anything to anyone, get in my car, call my wife and let her know the good/bad news, drive for 30 min while screaming/sobbing (ecstasy or rage), park back at the office, go back to my desk and resume work as if nothing happened... Then my co-worker will ask me, are you OK? What was that all about? Hopefully I can tell the good news instead of the awkward: "sure, don't worry everything's fine!"
  25. 2020medvision

    Unclear MMI Instructions

    Yes! I found that too. Had to really read over them a few times to understand the point they were getting at.
  26. ChickenDinner

    MMI Disaster

    Thank you guys for being so nice. I'll do my best to...forget...Its just that the one thing I was told was follow your structure no matter what but it all moved so quickly that I feel I didn't really do that. Did anyone else stray from their predetermined structure while in MMI?
  27. Butterfly_

    MMI Disaster

    Breathe. You've done your best. Congratulate yourself on getting so far. Last year, I felt just like you. Ruminating for weeks. It's torturous. So try to distract yourself! I found that watching/reading about how others succeeded kept my spirits up: aka talent shows, med school success stories, x factor, the voice, etc. Whatever happens from now is out of your hands and no matter what happens, it'll be okay. Best of luck to you!
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