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  1. I would not be too sure about this. As the saying goes: "you cannot teach an old dog new tricks". Additionally, I have encountered a fair number of IMGs, and there is definitely a huge variation in levels of competency between IMGs from Western Europe/Scandinavia, compared to IMGs from Middle East / India.
  2. We should not be fighting amongst ourselves. The government is trying to sow discord between the various specialties so as to justify its cuts to ALL specialties. Additionally, they are not transferring the money from cuts to the higher paid specialties to the lower paid specialties, but rather it is used to fuel their own political agenda.
  3. From my understanding, it will boost someone's salary but not to the level of a dermatologist of course. Did you match to Derm?
  4. A classmate of mine went unmatched last year to a highly competitive surgical specialty. He took a year to improve his applications, and was able to match to that surgical specialty this year. It is definitely not impossible. But in the second round, this classmate of mine backed up with Family Medicine. In regards to the stigma of going unmatched, I think preceptors are starting to realize that there are more and more capable candidates who are going unmatched, and are less likely to judge them before working with them.
  5. I think those who applied to Derm but backed up are quite upset right now...
  6. South Health is beautiful indeed, but quite far from downtown Calgary. I think Mac needs a new EMR, not a new building.
  7. You are welcome. CaRMS is definitely a stressful period. Best of luck!
  8. From my experience, there is usually a holding area for the interviewees to leave their personal belongings/luggage. You can change into your heels and leave your boots beside this. Once you are done the interview, you can pick up your belongings and boots, head out of the holding area to any toilet and change before heading to the airport. No one is going to judge you or evaluate your attire once the interview is done.
  9. Some candidates wear winter boots and change into their dress shoes at the interview site / coat check area, while others taxi/uber/lyft straight to the lobby of the interview site. It's part of being Canadian
  10. A few classmates of mine bought condos at the start of medical school as well. By the end of medical school, their condos had doubled or almost tripled in prices. This is in Toronto. OP - it depends on where you are doing your medical school. Even with the full 275k, it will be difficult to find any real estate in downtown Toronto or Vancouver in that price range.
  11. And air ticket prices / accommodations are higher since it is so close to departure date...
  12. Some programs like Internal Medicine release their interview invites all on the same day at Noon.
  13. Further training is available, but not in the specialties that they want.
  14. It will get significantly worse once you graduate and can sign orders...
  15. And so it begins.... This is the thread for interview invites. PLEASE BOLD NEW ENTRIES. Please remember to copy the most recent post, and update it your invite with date. Best of luck, 2018 R1-Applicants ! PS. This thread is strictly for interview invites. Please use the other thread for discussions. ___________________________________________ Anatomical Pathology: Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: General Surgery: Internal Medicine: Laboratory Medicine: Medical Biochemistry: Medical Genetics: Neurology: Neurology - Pediatric: Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Obstetrics and Gynecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopedic Surgery: Otolaryngology: Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: PM&R: Psychiatry: Radiation Oncology: Urology: Vascular Surgery: