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    @CapriciousCapricorn you just made my day, thank you so much. Good luck to us both!
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    @PopShoppe to quickly chime in - this year you will be considered a grad applicant at U of T! They've changed their admission requirements slightly so that if you have a course-based master's conferred at the time of application, you'll be in that pool. https://applymd.utoronto.ca/domestic-requirements --> you can check under the graduate tab As someone with similar stats and also a re-applicant, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for us
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    canadian primary care guidelines

    This is the closest to what you're looking for: https://www.cfp.ca/content/cfp/62/2/131.full.pdf https://canadiantaskforce.ca/guidelines/published-guidelines/ In terms of knowledge in daily practice you'd probably want to familiarize yourself with the following. Peds: rourke, vaccination guidelines IM: diabetes canada guidelines, canadian cardiovascular society guidelines, hypertension canada guidelines Cancer: cervical, breast, colorectal in above links, generally don't screen for others in canada Other: chronic non-cancer pain guidelines from McMaster 2017, topalbertadoctors.org has good primary care flowcharts for common issues, choosing wisely canada has many recommendations, CANMAT guidelines for depression and anxiety, bugs and drugs for antibiotic recommendations, Rxfiles if you want an book with tables comparing drugs within categories with regards to side effects, costs, etc.
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    Hi guys! Much gratitude in advance for the replies/advice/insight! I'm an M3 in Montreal, Med-P background, and only have eyes from Family Medicine. I just wonder too often whether, at this point, I'm strong enough of an applicant? I have no research experience, but do have years worth of community involvement (mostly from before Med-P, about 1 years worth during) and my own health literacy initiative. Apart from this, so far, my clerkship evaluations are good. I plan on pursuing electives that could help me refine skills that would make me a better Fam Doc. I am "well-rounded" with respect to my extracurriculars. However, that is about it. What can I do to make myself a stronger candidate? To match here in Montreal would be a dream, but I certainly will be applying broadly. To summarize, here are some questions I would hugely appreciate having answers too. 1) What makes a strong family medicine applicant? 2) Is research worth pursuing during M3/M4 given I have no previous experience? 3) Are some strong reference letters more valuable than others (i.e surgery vs psych vs fam med) 4) What do you recommend as far as electives for a Fam Med applicant? Thank you so much! Please excuse my anxious med-p energy (it's chronic).
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    Is it just me who noticed that diversity of experience went from 12 activities max to 10 for the 2019/2020 cycle?
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    If mentioned by a psychiatrist/family doctor: Usually means they see a bit of themselves in you. Often some element of quirkiness, willingness to explore feelings and thoughts at length, etc. as mentioned above. If mentioned by a surgeon: Usually means they think you'd be a bad surgeon.
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    It's a great score, but I can see why you would be disappointed with your CARS score, based on your great practice score. I feel for you as I had to rewrite my MCAT several times just to break above 128 for my CARS so I could interview at Western (this was before their recent changes). You mentioned Western- have you looked at their Access Pathway application (https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/med_dent_admissions/medicine/access_pathway_applicants.html) which gives you flexibility on your MCAT score? How is your GPA for Ottawa, Toronto? How are you with OOP schools? Based on your numbers and extracurricular experience, you would be receiving interviews at Queen's- have you?
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    Western looks at your top 2 years and UofT drops your lowest year. Kill this year and next year and make sure you do well on the DAT. Research might not help you much unless you do a masters but the way things are going in terms of the new changes to the admissions process it could be one more thing you write about in your ABS/essays. Don't lose hope, it can be done.
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    canadian primary care guidelines

    It's hard to have a resource that has everything up to date AND specific to your province. But in general you can rely on what you learned in residency, and then tailor that to the approach specific to that province you're working in. But just for some province-specific examples: Alberta: http://www.topalbertadoctors.org/cpgs/ BC: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/bc-guidelines
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    Yes they do regardless Only time they don't is maybe like a thesis masters with like 1 class without grades. - G
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    2020 Entrance Stress

    I know atleast 1 of my verifiers has been contacted today. I am also an early applicant!
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    2.7 cgpa please help

    Caribbean time
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