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  1. Family Medicine: McGill, Ottawa (just interview date pre-selection), Calgary, UofT, UWO, McMaster, Queens, UdeM, Manitoba, U of A, Sask, NOSM Internal Medicine: ULaval, Dalhousie,NOSM, UdeM, UofT(just notification for interview will be offered or not on Jan 6) EM: McMaster, Queen's, Calgary, UofS, Ottawa, UWO, UofA, UBC Psych: UBC, Sask, UofT, McGill, Ottawa, Queen's, UWO, McMaster, UofA, Calgary, Dalhousie, MUN Neurology: UBC Pediatric Neurology: UofA Pediatrics: UofT(UofT students), McMaster, McGill, Sask, Dalhousie, UofA, UBC, Ottawa, Manitoba, NOSM, Queens Genetics: UBC, UofT Dermatology: U of A, UofT (Mac stream and Toronto stream), UofO, McGill Radiation oncology: Dalhousie, U of C, UBC, Alberta, Manitoba Radiology: Ottawa, Sask, Queens, Dalhousie, Calgary, McMaster, UofT, McGill, Manitoba Anesthesia: MUN, UofT, Ottawa, UBC, McMaster, UWO, Manitoba, Dalhousie, Calgary (phone interviews), Queen's Pathology: UofT, UWO, McGill, Dalhousie, Calgary, Queen's Neuropathology: U of Montreal Medical Biochemistry: McMaster Laboratory Medicine: Ottawa ObGyn: MUN, Queens, Sask, Calgary, Manitoba, NOSM Urology: UofA, Dalhousie, Manitoba Plastics: UofA, UofT, Dal, Mac ENT: UofT, Dal, UofA, Manitoba, Western General Surgery: McGill, ULaval, Dalhousie, UofA, UBC, NOSM, Manitoba, UWO, Calgary Vascular Surgery: McMaster, UWO, UBC Cardiac Surgery: UofA Ortho: Calgary, UofA, Sask, UBC, NOSM, Manitoba, McGill, Dalhousie Ophthalmology: U of A, Dalhousie, Manitoba, Western
  2. Family Medicine: McGill, Ottawa (just interview date pre-selection), Calgary, UofT, UWO, McMaster, Queens, UdeM, Manitoba, U of A, Sask, NOSM Internal Medicine: ULaval, Dalhousie,NOSM, UdeM EM: McMaster, Queen's Psych: UBC, Sask, UofT Neurology: UBC Pediatric Neurology: UofA Pediatrics: UofT(UofT students), McMaster, McGill, Sask, Dalhousie, UofA Genetics: UBC, UofT Dermatology: U of A Radio-oncology: Dalhousie Radiology: Ottawa, Sask, Queens, Dalhousie, Calgary, McMaster, UofT Anesthesia: MUN, UofT, Ottawa, UBC, McMaster, UWO, Manitoba, Dalhousie, Calgary (phone interviews), Queen's Pathology: UofT, UWO ObGyn: MUN, Queens, Sask, Calgary, Manitoba, NOSM Urology: UofA, Dalhousie, Manitoba Plastics: UofA, UofT ENT: UofT, Dal, UofA, Manitoba General Surgery: McGill, ULaval, Dalhousie, UofA, UBC, NOSM, Manitoba Vascular Surgery: McMaster, UWO, UBC Cardiac Surgery: UofA Ortho: Calgary, UofA, Sask, UBC, NOSM, Manitoba, McGill Ophthalmology: U of A, Dalhousie, Manitoba, Western
  3. I know a fair number of Emerg 2+1 docs, and one of them quoted a study that found that after the same amount of time in practice, say 5 years (as I don't remember the actual time frame), you don't see a difference between a CCFP and a 5 year ER, in terms of competency and outcomes. The centre I'm in has a population of ~150,000 and has an ER with one of the highest acuities in Ontario, and is staffed almost exclusively with 2+1s. It works here very well.
  4. At my medical school we are actually taught to do just that. The intent isn't to change your medical treatment, but rather to allow you to be sensitive to the psychosocial part of medicine. For example, if your patient is palliative, it's important to know what sort of support that patient would need, whether spiritual or religious. ie. contact a chaplain, a traditional healer, a rabbi, their meditation/yoga instructor, etc. If you prescribe to the holistic view of medicine, a patient's spiritual health (religious or otherwise) is an important component of your care.
  5. Here's an example from the American Medical Students Association. http://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Libraries/Committee_Docs/NCOD_LGBT101_1.sflb.ashx
  6. There are many students in the most recent two entries who were 21 or 22 when they got in. There also tend to be a number of people in their mid-twenties, and then a handful of older mature students. Regardless of how old you are, you have an equal shot.
  7. Also worth noting is a lot of the "IMGs" are really Canadians who attended medical school in a foreign country such as the UK, Ireland or the Caribbean schools. Should we not let our peers practice here just because they weren't lucky enough to get into the few spots in Canada itself? Food for thought.
  8. As someone else who goes to NOSM, I would like to point out that not everyone feels as the above poster does. The mandate of the school is not to accept only Northern people, but rather to accept people with a higher likelihood of practicing in northern and rural areas. The bottom line is to get more docs practicing here, regardless of where they are from. There are some people in my class AND the three classes prior who are not from Northern Ontario, however they are from rural areas elsewhere in Canada. I fault no one for their love of the north , however, it is true that one of the main metrics of willingness-to-practice-in-the-North that is used, is place of residency. Thus your chance of getting in is less if you are not from around here.
  9. Here's some great NOSM news: http://www.nosm.ca/about_us/media_room/media_releases/media_release.aspx?id=9592
  10. You wouldn't lose anything by including it.
  11. As discussed elsewhere on this forum, the two extra spots were one-time due to funding from previous years that wasn't used. Next year however, there will be a permanent 8 student increase to the class size. (64 vs 56)
  12. Hey medgoal, There are voluntary french lessons offered once a week on the East campus. Once you start they'll let you know more and you can sign up.
  13. On the days you have lab, they're from 9am-12pm. The first hour is normally lecture. They changed the timetable slightly this year so I'm not sure if there still will be no lab on the third and sixth week. Also, keep in mind that the first module, 101, does not follow the normal timetable, although I believe you will still have Friday afternoon off. For that weekend, I'm 90% sure that you have a lecture on the Friday morning and then you're off at noon. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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