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Everything posted by samy

  1. Just curious, how has the format changed and how is it harder ?
  2. I don't think this is possible in residency.
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    IM Programs that let you moonlight

    I stand corrected, some schools seem to allow it as PGY3. Makes no sense to me to do moonlighting before Royal College.
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    IM Programs that let you moonlight

    How can you moonlight as an R3? RC Oral exam is in May of R3...
  5. While on the Internal Medicine CTU, I usually send my medical students home early. On week end day calls, I send them home by 4 pm if nothing is scheduled to happen (no admission, no deteriorating patient...) while I stay until 8pm for the sign over. I usually get a positive answer and the student leaves with a smile. Who wants to stay to work if nothing happens ?
  6. Most of the physical examination is garbage. Still, some manoeuvres are well validated and can help you a lot. The JAMA rational of clinical examination is a great resource to know what to look for and how findings and symptoms can help rule in or rule out things. Plus, we get extremely bad physical examination teaching. It is an art that is being lost. I don`t buy the JVP assessment for volume status in most of the hospitalized patients. I think the money is the US guided IVC assessment. If you haven't seen any JVP yet, I am sure you will. Acute heart failure is a common presentation to ER and the ones who get NIPPV will have their neck veins are bulging out.
  7. Meme après 3 ans de résidence en médecine interne, je m'en suis servi que très peu. C'est très lourd à lire.
  8. Non, R1 Salary goes to 48k. Plus the call & teaching stipends, you get close to 55k for R1.
  9. samy


    Tu te présentes un peu avant l'heure indiquée de ta convocation. Ils vont vous mettre dans une salle en groupe et t'expliquer le déroulement des entrevues. Ensuite, ils vont tamener à ta première station et tu vas commencer le circuit à cet endroit. Il y a 2 stations (je pense?) de repos dans le circuit. Je crois que tu as 1 ou 2 minutes entre les stations pour te déplacer et lire le scénario. Ils vont surement te donner des bouteilles d'eau et de la bouffe.
  10. There are a lot of French speaking patients, up to 50% and more even in some sites. Better be able to speak French at a decent level.
  11. Je pense qu'une partie doit être faite en région, peu importe le programme de résidence.L'Abitibi et la Côte-Nord sont des exemples de région
  12. It depends. Some provinces have mandatory vaccination requirements (Ontario and New-Brunswick). http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/immunization/docs/ispa_hcp_qa_en.pdf
  13. Je ne pense pas qu'un ait un avantage sur l'autre. J'avais fais le cours de chimie organique 2 et j'avais bien aimé. Vas-y selon ton intérêt.
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    Internal vs Family - need advice

    In Quebec, geriatrics has an extremely favorable job market at the current time. http://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/sujets/organisation/medecine-au-quebec/medecine-specialisee/prem/documents/toutes_specialites_2017-08-09.pdf There are many prems available thoughout the province, even in Montreal, Quebec, Laval....
  15. How many studies do you read (average) on an overnight call ?
  16. There is. Have a look at this document from AFE : http://www.afe.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/AFE/documents/Publications/AFE/PUBL_Aide_votre_portee_2014_2015.pdf Page 11 of the document (Partie 1, page 4).
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    Mccqe 1

    Wrote it 2 years ago and found that a lot of the IM knowledge came from clerkship rotations and not from my pre-clinical knowledge or studying. I still remember the question with a picture of a secondary syphilis asking for the treatment. If I had not had seen it at the hospital, I would have had missed it completely.
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    Mcgill Gim

    Love the program. Feel free to ask any question (PM me if you want). Be sure to know a bit of French before starting, 1/3 to 1/2 of the patients we take care speak French and a non-negligible number only speak French.
  19. I've heard good things from Cardio @ Toronto. I would also recommend Infectious diseases as an elective. Lot of volume and pertinent to any field of IM you might want to do.
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    Im Subspecialties

    I disagree on the growth of hepatology. Yes, there is now a cure for hepatitis C, but other causes of cirrhosis are on the rise (NAFLD/NASH) and will occupy hepatologists (and future hepatologists) for quite a while. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26707365
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    2017 Carms Applicants

    I also heard McGill was cutting # of IM spots by 10-ish%
  22. The BMJ publishes funny studies annually during end of the year Holidays. Dunno if the data is real or if the whole thing is a joke.
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    2017 Carms Applicants

    Good luck all ! I might see a few of you during the interviews !