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  1. 31 points
    So update for any interested parties. I matched to Family Medicine! Always liked living life on the edge, but I'll admit this was cutting it close. I can still accomplish my goals through this route, just have to take a different path than initially intended. Thanks for all of the advice.
  2. 12 points
  3. 11 points
    Hey Guys I hope that I don’t create a panic with this post. As we get closer to the magical Monday, please use this thread to report your outcomes. I removed EC and cGPA as at this point it is only prereq GPA that plays a role: TIME STAMP:  Result: pre-reqGPA: MCAT: Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): Year: IP/OOP/International: comments: Good Luck to all my comrades. Every step of this journey has been bitter sweet. There has been tears of joy and disappointment but very soon we shall know of our destiny. No matter the outcomes, let us we are much grander than this decision. “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” May the odds be ever in your favor! Good Luck!!!!
  4. 11 points
    That's if you get fruit.
  5. 10 points
    downinggr

    Accepted 2019

    Just a little thought that I felt compelled to share. For those of you that are fortunate enough to live in an area with Daylight Savings Time, just remember that decision letters are 1 hour closer than you may have thought.
  6. 9 points
    premed_67

    Accepted 2019

    I’m heading to the Tupper in an hour, if I have the courage to go to admissions, I’ll ask and update everyone!
  7. 8 points
    You should understand that this probably comes off as offensive both to those who chose to attend Qmed and to those who truly do want to attend the school but aren't accepted.
  8. 7 points
    For those who might benefit from this information (present and future): uOttawa has released their acceptances for the MD/PhD program (Monday, March 4th). Interviews were held mid-late February. There were around 8-10 applicants interviewed for roughly 4 spots. We (or at least I) have until March 13th to confirm, or reject, the acceptance. Congrats to those who got accepted! I hope this might help those curious about the program in terms of interview/acceptance dates.
  9. 7 points
    mohammad

    Accepted 2019

    Are we packing it up for today? See you all tomorrow same time, same place?
  10. 6 points
    hopefullyafuturedoc

    Accepted 2019

    sigh
  11. 6 points
    Falstaff

    Accepted 2019

    You people are doing God's work here... This information should be pinned to the top of the forum for future applicants to see.
  12. 6 points
    ricekrispies

    Accepted 2019

    Haha, dont worry, I did the exact same thing. To add on to our neuroticism, 2012 - March 5th (Monday) 2011 - March 7th (Monday) 2010 - March 15th (Monday) Since monday has passed, tuesday looks like a good contender!
  13. 6 points
    premed_67

    Accepted 2019

    I have a bunch of midterms, yet I prioritized going back through old posts in the forum to find this (please don't judge me, we're all in this together): 2018 - March 5th (Monday) 2017 - March 14th (Tuesday) 2016 - March 16th (Wednesday) 2015 - March 17th (Tuesday) 2014 - March 11th (Tuesday) 2013 - March 7th (Thursday)
  14. 6 points
    premed_67

    Accepted 2019

    I want to call them but scared they'll file a restraining order against me given the number of times I've called them lol
  15. 6 points
    Also, as a general rule at least in my experience - you can't receive a fail or "deficiency" unless you received Mid-rotation feedback to the effect that you were performing as such, and offered support on how to address deficiencies. I'm pretty sure this is a Accredidation standard. So talk to your UGME, and figure out what recourse you have. Pretty unacceptable, unless you completely slacked off and didnt show up (which doesnt sound at all what you did).
  16. 6 points
    blah1234

    Preparing meals in med school

    Yea I find self-care lectures demeaning as they assume that residents and medical students don't know how to take care of themselves like children. The working conditions simply do not allow you to be a human being at times.
  17. 6 points
    shematoma

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    To the extent you characterize people as "complainers," maybe they have good cause. Let's look at some data. In 2008, there were 2,136 CMG graduates and 2,379 positions available, for a 1.11 ratio. Last year, the same numbers were 2,923 CMG graduates and 2,974 positions available, a ratio of 1.02. As mentioned in a previous post, that includes Quebec which has a surplus of residency spots, so if you exclude Quebec the ratio is more like 0.98. And yet, over the same period, IMG positions increased from basically zero in 2006 to 343 in 2018. Clearly, the growth of positions for CMGs hasn't kept pace with the growth in numbers of CMGs, whereas IMGs went from basically no dedicated quota to having 343 spots reserved just for them. So yes these spots were "created" for IMGs, but essentially they came at the expense of expanding CMG positions to keep up with increased medical school enrollment. The government has limited money after all, and the claim is that hospitals in this country have limited training capacity. So what goes to IMGs comes at the expense of spots for CMGs.
  18. 6 points
    JuniorDr90

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    I’m surprised 1- by how little do you know about IMGs and their situation in Canada, 2- by the condescending tone to other doctors just because they didn’t have the same « education » as you. I won’t be defending my situation here but just few notes fyi ... - There are thousands of internationally trained doctors who live here in Canada. (It’s an immigration country). We are not here for the medicine, most of us live here to have a better life for our families and kids, we just happen to be very skilled doctors. It would make totally no sense at all that skilled persons live in a society and have to work jobs that are not into their qualifications. - The IMGs residency match process in Canada is the most brutal and unfair one in the world. US give better chances, UK, Germany, France, Australia. Everywhere But Canada... which is a shame honestly since again it’s an immigration country. - The amount of money we as IMGs invest into the process of obtaining our equivalence and matching is insane, and we are tax payers who pour our life long savings just to have a good future. - Yes arriving to Canada we were told there is no guarantee for us to work as doctors, but I for one, will do the impossible to be one. Since I know I am a good doctor and it would be a waste of my life and hardwork to live here for the rest of my life and not be able to work as a doctor. - Residency training is where you learn most in your medical career (not med school) so actually having Internationally trained doctors be willing to start over should be valued not condescended. So ... Saying that CMGs should always have a priority over IMGs while responding to an IMG asking a question about being unmatched and needing help, is quite offensive and rude imo. Creating enough jobs and opportunities for everyone (mostly CMGs of course) is the problem here not IMGs, since every other medical system in the developed world knows how to address this situation.
  19. 6 points
    Sazzz

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    There are 10x more CMG spots than there are IMG spots in the first round. I think instead of degrading the character and worth of IMG’s we should focus on the initial intention of this forum topic, which was to support those going through second iteration. Many of which will be IMG’s despite there only be 6/209 spots designated solely for IMG’s.
  20. 6 points
    Butterfly_

    Post-interview discussion

    Last year I was just like you, I kept ruminating over my answers and beating myself up. I know it's so hard not to think about how you did, but try your best to do stuff to take your mind off of it. Last year, I knew students who thought they did well post interview and didn't get in. While others thought they messed up completely and got in. It just shows how our post interview feelings are not necessarily an indication of how the interview actually went. Instead, congratulate yourself on completing the interview! You've made it this far. You should be proud of yourself for it! Best of luck in April and May!
  21. 6 points
    cb80

    Entrer en med avec la pire cote r ever

    À 25 ans je doute fort qu'il ira faire un 2e DEC. D'ailleurs, ses notes de sciences humaines vont toujours trainer sa moyenne vers le bas. Je suis curieuse de savoir pourquoi tu parles d'exception? C'est par rapport à ton âge? Par rapport à ta motivation du moment? Au fait que tu parles anglais? Qu'est-ce qui justifie une exception en ta faveur? Il faut comprendre que les gens qui font médecine sont pratiquement tous des gens qui ont des A+ depuis la maternelle... J'ai fait médecine dentaire et la pire cote R au niveau cégep était de l'ordre des 33,500 cette année-là. Je vais dire tout haut ce que les autre pensent certainement tout bas, c'est un peu beaucoup ambitieux pour le moindre, de dire que tu peux très bien accomplir ce programme alors que tu n'as même pas fait de cours de sciences à date. Réducteur d'autant plus de croire que tu mérites la place d'un autre qui a buché beaucoup plus. Un 98 en anglais, c'est bien, mais avoir ce 98 à l'examen final sans remettre les travaux pendant la session, ce n'est pas admirable. D'ailleurs, tout le monde en médecine est bilingue là, voire trilingue. Les notes, mais aussi la constance sont requis. Aussi un peu d'humilité.
  22. 5 points
    yeeewww

    Accepted 2019

    You and me both. I am sitting here refreshing my e-mail on one tab and refreshing this forum in another.
  23. 5 points
    Don't go to medical school
  24. 5 points
    Intrepid86

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    Calling this thread derailed is now an understatement, but since I'm not a moderator, I don't have a duty or compulsion to keep it on track, so here are my 2 cents: 1. The annual IMG/CSA witch hunt is ultimately born out of fear, namely the fear of the remote-but-not-zero possibility that CMGs have of going unmatched. As a general rule of thumb, when things get tough people don't blame themselves, they blame someone or something else first. The residency spots set aside for non-Canadian grads is the first and most obvious target. 2. Matching as a CSA is a high risk/high reward endeavor. Everyone sees the reward part. Let's say that matching is analogous to crossing a river. Everyone sees the 20 who made it across. They don't see the other 80 who drowned, or the shark-infested water they tried to swim through. Everything is worked for. Nothing is free. This isn't "skipping the line"; it's going into an entirely different line with its own problems. 3. The quality of international medical schools can be debated, but it's all irrelevant. There are checks and balances. Everyone has to meet the same academic standard when applying for Canadian residency spots, and everyone has to interview and not look like a clown when doing so. Everyone then has to be chosen in a process that they have no direct control over. 4. It's true that the average successful IMG/CSA has above average financial resources, but historically so have most CMGs. This profession naturally tends to select for such a cohort. Full disclosure: I am a CSA who matched and finished residency.
  25. 5 points
    seatosea

    Accepted 2019

    Yeah, who knows what day it will be! I've got to say, with it being the last day of February, I feel some anxiety and I wonder if other people are in a similar boat. Getting waitlisted the past two years was incredibly stressful, mainly because when figuring out other plans I couldn't 100% commit to them and had to let people know I was waitlisted. It feels like your future is super unknown. Today being the last day of February I noticed i woke up feeling a kind of heavy residual stress from March of 2018 and 2017. Lots of support to everyone else as March comes, I hope you have excellent ways to stay calm waiting for your letter and that you get the news you want <3
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