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    Applying to FM last minute

    A bit late now but for students just starting medical school, this right here is a reminder to smash the USMLE exams
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    Transferring residency programs

    Five letters USMLE
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    Income and Lifestyle

    intraoperative consults and stupid autopsies. i dont blame people not wanting to pay for autopsies. im sad to say that staff feel compelled to do them on weekends for free because if they dont the admin will tarnish their names and replace them with foreign trained insourced labor. the intraoperative consults however are very important and can have major implications. these are high stakes, high pressure situations, and do happen at odd hours. yet pathologists are not paid for it. in some hospitals theyre expected to perform the technical work required to obtain the slide for the frozen section. this is like asking a radiologist to position the patients on call. fat fucking chance they will. pathologists though, theyll cut a slide. theyll do anything. the call burdens are even bigger if in general path as weird results can get you woken up at night.
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    Income and Lifestyle

    being forced to work for free is a bigger source of burnout than working more and getting paid for that work. in ontario pathologists dont even get paid to be on call. residents in pathology get more pay for their call work than the staff do! the job markets bad enough in ontario that the only place thats consistently advertising positions is thunder bay, and i cant imagine being stuck there on a weekend without being able to drink myself into a coma, let alone not being paid for it! the paradigm that pathologists lead idyllic lives is one of times past. government and admin pressures coupled with an overabundance of insourced cheap labor from india/pakistan/other has made the field one where you are looking over your shoulder constantly as your replacement may be just around the corner.
  5. I wonder if its more for service coverage
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    US Residencies and CaRMS

    You can. This isn't carms. You have used no American funding. You can apply pgy1 if you want.
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    Speciality Closest to Derm

    its not a clinical discipline so there isnt any overlap in the daily work style. as with most pathology its high volume 40-50 cases a day
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    Speciality Closest to Derm

    derm is exceptionally high volume thats why the pay is good 40-50 patients a day at specialist rates.
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    FM transfers

    I recommend that you stop wasting time on the opaque Canadian system and instead devote your efforts to USMLE
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    Cap in number of Electives

    i oppose central planning in most forms, including this one
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    NYU to make medical school free

    To those that have everything more will be given
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    USMLE Step 1

    Kaplan serves no purpose
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    USMLE Step 1

    Sdn and Reddit/medicalschool Step 1 is ufap Step 2 is u Cs is fa cs Step 3 is u
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    US Residencies and CaRMS

    I did them in order. Not sure if i recommend it Aim to Ace them. Easier said than done. I had the benefit of good hours. Not sure your situation. Step 1: ufap w costanzo and goljan for clarification. Six months hard study. >250. Step 2: two months uworld only. Dont bother with mtb. > 250. Cs: took it a week after step 2. Read through first aid once. It's bs. Step 3: two months uworld only. > 250 Get all 3 done and you're open to h1b which is a far better visa. The drumpf administration is causing programs to reduce that visa but you might as well open up for it Good luck
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    Saudi Arabia to relocate students from Canada

    i think that this drama has been instigated by the liberals to gain social justice votes in the next election. jt has been scandalized recently, and this is a welcome distraction for him. saudi arabia is a terrible country with a troglodytic form of government, we all know that. however, they hold little economic influence over us, so to piss them off publicly affects us very little outside of this medical resident debacle, and makes jt and his liberal goons look like angels.
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    Saudi Arabia to relocate students from Canada

    I've always found selling residency positions to saudis sketchy and morally off. though it inconveniences the residents, both the saudis who are getting shipped back to their despotic desert hellhole, and their colleagues, who have to shoulder the call, im pleased that this miscarriage of sense is abrogated. maybe we should sell residency positions to countries that dont have shitty governments. oh wait, those countries tend to have good residency programs.
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    Saudi Arabia to relocate students from Canada

    "pathology residencies nationwide, in one fell swoop, lost half of their rosters" Am I joking? Am I serious? I'm not sure.
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    Climate in Diagnostic Radiology

    still better than in pathology the oma recently decided to label pathologists as overpaid based on their stupid CANDI model, even though the whole pathologists being salaried drones thing makes it totally inaccurate. pathology is expecting to be cut further. nothing will be done because pathologists have no spines. they are worms. radiologists are the fish. fish eat worms.
  19. Lab fields are limited to what the govt is willing to fund. High demand does not translate to increased supply. Similar to the OR time situation in surgery
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    First Aid, Pathoma

    Don't forget uworld
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    First Aid, Pathoma

  22. Bad job market + professionally limited for the first two. Terrible exam pass rate + lukewarm job market mostly limited to Western canada + professionally limited for gp.