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  1. GrouchoMarx

    U of T medical student convicted of rape

    i agree. thats why we are so weak politically. we refuse to unite because that would force us to devote time to pursuits away from our immediate selves
  2. Don't bother with Pathology. Do family instead. There is more demand.
  3. Family medicine would be a better bet than pathology. The job market in pathology is really tight.
  4. salaries look ok on their face but you become subject to the whims of your employer. to enjoy the pension and benefitsyou have to stay at that location long term which penalizes you significantly for walking away to a better one. if salary was so great youd see radiologists and optho take it but they dont because its not great. pathologists are forced to be salaried employees and they arent happy id go with FFs
  5. People want to be around you This doesn't correlate entirely with your skill. Clerkship is primarily a social test
  6. then these grads should never get an MD degree but med school is based on bullshit so thatll never happen
  7. This is going to backfire. We stop accepting any IMGs until every CMG has a position.
  8. GrouchoMarx

    Radiology Competitiveness

    No it hasn't. Stop trolling
  9. pathology is the exact same
  10. Fellowships until jobs open up, move to the USA, or practice in isolated domestic centers. None are ideal situations. ENT and urology have little in common besides being 1. surgical and 2. high earning. You'd best figure out which one you want to do and then stick to it, assuming you end up wanting to do surgery at all.
  11. GrouchoMarx

    Unhappy in medicine?

    Do radiology, my friend.
  12. GrouchoMarx

    Voice your opinion about the LMCCII

    You're correct about the lack of utility of the LMcc exams. A solution would be to use USMLE instead of LMCC but that'd leave out the socialist bent of the ethical section of the LMCC and we can't have that
  13. GrouchoMarx

    Voice your opinion about the LMCCII

    I wish it were like this in Canada. At least the USA has a standardized measurement of medical knowledge that can be used to stratify applicants which makes it more difficult for programs to be corrupt
  14. They would not. Besides something like derm which is super competitive on both sides of the border, away rotations are seldom done in the USA as they place more emphasis on step scores, letters, and research. The US match would be the backup option in my suggestion, instead of the anemic second round of carms where CMGs are competing with FMGs from everywhere on earth for undesirable spots that they might not even get.
  15. USMLE is the best backup option. Things wont change for the better unless canadian medical students utilize superior alternate options in the USA. When a bunch of CMGs start matching to the states, you can be assured that it will have political effects up here.
  16. Its relative. Path seems well compensated until you see radiologists doing similar work but taking home 3x.
  17. Path has a bad job market on both sides of the border.
  18. GrouchoMarx

    How to do well on clerkship?

    Try to align with evaluators that like you. It helps if you're attractive. If nobody likes you don't take it personally. Medicine has a lot of meanies. Just put in the required hours and study for step 2 ck at any opportunity.
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    Realignment of Doctor's Income

    the oma is worthless. they basically threw pathology under the bus 30 years ago and we havent recovered since. theyre trying the same with radiology and ophtho but at least those two fields are putting up a huge fight against it. props to them.
  20. i made mine erroneously and pretty late. find out if the staff are happy and feel respected. thats what i failed to do. its important if you value the respect of others highly