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  1. ArchEnemy

    Radiology as a backup...?

    Probably because of videos like these. AI will never be able to replace radiology entirely, but the fear of the uncertainty is probably what drives potential medical students away from this field. It will likely be at least a decade before we see this is implemented in clinical practice. Since most current medical students/residents have a career span of at least 25 years, it is highly likely that they will encounter this in their lifetime.
  2. I did my undergrad in life sciences at the infamous UTSG and I can tell you that majority of my peers who did not make it to Medicine did not make it to other professional schools either after undergrad. Almost half went on to pursue a MSc / PhD, after which only a select few have gained entry into professional schools.
  3. Ortho is one of the most competitive specialties (outside of Canada), so it is not too surprising that some of that competitiveness has creeped back into Canada, especially among IMGs.
  4. If you have done most of your research at the school yet they have decided not to interview you, I would not pursue it any further.
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    CaRMS 2019 Interview -- DISCUSSIONS

    I think in the smaller programs, this is generally frowned upon.
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    CaRMS 2019 Interview -- DISCUSSIONS

    It is often best to check the CaRMS Program description website directly since each school has a different policy. The following was retrieved from Ottawa's OBGYN CMG stream: In general for CaRMS, no news is bad news. Program admins are already very busy trying to follow up with those invited for an interview, so they do not have time to email regrets too (although there are programs that do). If you are invited for an interview, you can be sure that they will send you a follow-up email or even call you directly if they haven't heard back from you.
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    CaRMS 2019 Interview -- DISCUSSIONS

    This means that these programs send out invites without reviewing the Reference Letters. They may or may not use the reference letters when ranking applicants.
  8. Please restrict limit all discussions regarding CaRMS interview invitations to this thread. If you post in the other thread, your post may either be moved here or deleted. Good luck Applicants!
  9. According to my friends are recent graduates of law school, this is very true. Articling positions are scarce and many graduates have troubles finding articling positions. Similar to residency, they are cannot be called to the bar without completing their articleship. Toronto already has 2 excellent law schools. There's no need for a 3rd one.
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    CaRMS 2019

    Does the Westjet offer apply to current medical residents too?
  11. I went back to previous year's program description to verify. UBC Derm never had any IMG spots to begin with. UBC Derm converted a CMG spot to a CMG-ROS spot.
  12. No this information is not made available. If there is a particular specialty that you are interested in, maybe ask here and maybe some members would be able to provide more information.
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    Undergrad vs Medical School

    I believe it varies quite a bit between medical schools. The folks who went through UofT medical school (brady23 and mew) seem to have vastly different experiences. Personally, I felt like the volume in medical school was significantly heavier; akin to "trying to drink from a firehose".
  14. You find that the current representatives on the "Ontario Specialists Association" are a good mix and representative of the different subspecialties?
  15. I think there are 3 radiologists actually -- the Chair (David Jacobs) is also a radiologist. From searching CPSO, I believe Michael Murray is actually certified in family medicine but also practising Emergency Medicine. I'm not sure if Emergency Physicians would be in favour of this individual representing them? What about representation from Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Plastic Surgeons, Pathologists, Neurologists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons and Urologists (list goes on...)? Seems like the same group of 4-5 highly paid specialties (who are targets of impending cuts) trying to camouflage themselves under the guise of "specialties" to remove themselves from the limelight.
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