Thank you for your responses!
Some things that I should clarify, I am a student at Toronto, so I figured it'd make sense to do 2 electives at my home school and the rest elsewhere. I also already have 1 LOR from a "well known" attending at Toronto.
Right now, this is my elective schedule:
3 weeks CTU toronto
1 week radiology alberta (thinking of changing this to 4 weeks CTU toronto or 3 weeks at mac. Thoughts?)
2 weeks heme mac
1 week free
2 weeks CTU alberta (this is confirmed, but I just emailed the admin asking if the above week is free so I can do 3 weeks CTU)
3 weeks med consult toronto. (carms due in last week and refs the week after)
3 weeks empty (will try to book either ottawa, queens, western)
6 weeks of CTU at UofT would be a bit too much, you can get a great LOR after 3 weeks!
I agree with that, my only worry is that my CTU is at the beginning of electives and I'll have not done any IM for at least 6 months, so might not be at my best. By the time I get to my med consults elective, I'll be really prepped and will hopefully impress. Alternatively, I was thinking of adding an extra week of CTU to toronto instead of the radiology one and scrapping the med consults for a western/queens/ottawa elective. Anyone have recommendations on that?
It kinda sucks how the schedule turned out with random 1 week breaks, but hard to change that now
The problem with Toronto is there is very much no guarantee you will get an interview EVEN IF you rock those 6 weeks, get a glowing letter, are told by multiple faculty you will match there, get interviews almost everywhere else you applied using the letter you got from Toronto. This happened to me.
Damn, that must've been tough I heard that from a bunch of people that it's never guaranteed even if you do amazing. I also heard about people who got in with just 3 weeks in Toronto, so it definitely is on my mind that 3 weeks might be excessive.
Thank you everyone for all your advice! Really appreciate it!