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  1. You can check the pinned post on this forum or you can access the update below. Top 3 most competitive specialties for 2017 are the same as 2016. 1) Dermatology 2) Plastic Surgery 3) Emergency Medicine. Although the ratios were better in 2017 than in 2016. Please let me know if there are any problems with the link or graphics.
  2. The 2016 Spring MCCQE1 result just came out. Wishing everyone the best!
  3. Lots of interesting data for sure. The top 3 most competitive specialties is not a surprise. It is surprising that the ratios continue to increase and they have reached new highs in terms of how competitive they are. Overall, it seems the trend in recent years is that CaRMS is getting tougher. That is before the additional 25 spots are cut in Ontario next yr. Will be interesting to see how things shake out. I wonder if future policy decisions will need to be made to improve the situation if things continue to get harder over the next several years.
  4. On January 5th, I received an e-mail from Aileen Gomez with all of the information you are looking for. Check your spam/junk mail folder. Here is a copy of the e-mail: Sent on behalf of Dr. Heather McDonald-Blumer – Program Director, Core Internal Medicine Dear CaRMS CMG Applicant: Thank you for selecting the Internal Medicine Program at the University of Toronto as one of your program choices through CaRMS. Your application has been reviewed favorably by our CaRMS Selection Committee and as such, we are pleased to offer you an interview for a possible position in our program for the 2016-2017 academic year. We hope that you will come to meet with us and find out more about our program. INTERVIEWS Registration: To register for your interview, please access the following website (you will need to enter your e-mail address as per your CaRMS application and password): http://lhdomws.lhsc.on.ca/carms/ Dates: CMG Interviews can be scheduled Monday to Friday during the weeks of January 18-22, 2016 and January 25-29, 2016. Please note that you must attend an interview with one of our team in order to be considered for our 2016-2017 cohort. Location: All interviews will be conducted in the University of Toronto Department of Medicine Office located at: Toronto General Hospital site of University Health Network 190 Elizabeth Street R. Fraser Elliott Building 3rd Floor – Suite 805 (take the Elliott Elevators – we are directly across from the Elliott Elevators) Format: Please plan one half day for your University of Toronto interview. This will include: The Formal Interview:This will be held with one member of the central interviewing team and will be approximately 30 minutes in duration. Your interview will begin at the time chosen via the website (see above). It is recommended that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled interview time. Informal Discussion: A resident from the Core Internal Medicine Program will be present in the interview reception area during each of the scheduled interview periods to answer questions and provide additional information about the Toronto Program and city. Please note that any discussions that you have with our residents will not be shared with members of the interviewing and selection committee. 3. Program Update: Dr. McDonald-Blumer or a video presentation will outline program highlights and new directions (morning session 10:15 am to 10:45 am and afternoon session 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm). MEET AND GREET RESIDENTS: To welcome you to Toronto and to give you another opportunity to meet with some of our residents in an informal setting, a social event, organized by our residents, will be held at Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue (Telephone (416) 964-2441, see attached for directions). These events will be held on the following days: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 7:00-9:00PM Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 7:00-9:00PM Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 7:00-9:00PM OR Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 7:00-9:00PM R.S.V.P.: If you plan on attending one of these events, please specify the date you will be attending directly on the online booking site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WJC6V9 Should you have any questions, please contact Aileen Gomez (aileen.gomez@utoronto.ca). We look forward to meeting you shortly. Heather McDonald-Blumer, MD, FRCPC, MSc Program Director, Core Internal Medicine Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  5. Anatomical Pathology: Queen's, Manitoba, Western, Dalhousie, UBC, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Memorial, Alberta, McGill, McMaster Anesthesiology: NOSM, Ottawa, Calgary, Sherbrooke, Memorial, Alberta, McMaster, Western, UBC, Queens, Saskatchewan, Dalhousie, Manitoba, Toronto, McGill Cardiac Surgery: Manitoba, UBC, Western, Calgary, Alberta, Ottawa, McGill, Dalhousie Dermatology: Alberta, Toronto, McMaster, Calgary, McGill, Ottawa, Montreal Diagnostic Radiology: Ottawa, Memorial, Queen's, Manitoba, Calgary, McGill, Toronto, McMaster, Dalhousie, Saskatchewan, Western, UBC, Montreal, Alberta Emergency Medicine: Laval, Queen's, Saskatchewan, Calgary, UBC, McGill, Edmonton, Western, Ottawa, Dalhousie, Toronto, Manitoba, Montreal, McMaster Family Medicine: Montreal, Sherbrooke, Laval, Western, Toronto, McGill (Montreal, Gatineau, Châteauguay), McMaster, Alberta (Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Edmonton - Urban), Saskatchewan (MJ, Regina, Swift Current, North Battleford, La Ronge, Saskatoon), NOSM, Queen's, Ottawa, Dalhousie, UBC, Manitoba, Calgary (Urban, Rural), Memorial General Pathology: General Surgery: UBC, McGill, McMaster (Niagara), Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Toronto, Western, Montreal, Dal, Ottawa, Queen's, NOSM, MUN, Alberta, Sherbrooke, Calgary, McMaster Hematopathology: Alberta, UBC, Ottawa, Dalhousie, Toronto Internal Medicine: Laval, Montreal, McGill, Western, Mac, Ottawa, Alberta, Toronto, Manitoba, Memorial, Queens, UBC, Calgary Laboratory Medicine: Medical Biochemistry: Medical Genetics: Calgary, Toronto, UBC, Ottawa Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Dalhousie, Ottawa, Western, Alberta, Calgary, Manitoba, McMaster, UBC, McGill, Toronto, Queens Neurology - Paediatric: UBC, Toronto, Calgary, Alberta, McMaster, McGill, Ottawa Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: UBC Nuclear Medicine: McGill, Western Obstetrics and Gynecology: Manitoba, Montreal, Alberta, Toronto, Memorial, Queens, McGill, McMaster, Saskatchewan (Regina, Saskatoon), Ottawa,UBC, Calgary, Dalhousie, Western Ophthalmology: UBC, Western, Ottawa, Manitoba, McGill, McMaster, ULaval, Dalhousie, Calgary, Alberta, Montréal, Toronto, Queens Orthopaedic Surgery: Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Calgary, Dalhousie, McMaster, UBC, Ottawa, Queen's, Toronto, Memorial, Western Otolaryngology: Calgary, Alberta, Manitoba, McMaster, Western, Toronto, Dal, Montreal, UBC, Ottawa, McGill Paediatrics: McGill, Saskatchewan, Dalhousie, Alberta, UBC (Vancouver and Victoria), Manitoba, Ottawa, McMaster (Main, Waterloo), Calgary, NOSM, Toronto, Queen's, Memorial, Western, Plastic Surgery: Manitoba, Dalhousie, McMaster, Toronto, Ottawa, McGill, Alberta, Western PM & R: Dal, UBC, Queen's, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Western, Toronto, Ottawa, Alberta, Calgary, McMaster Psychiatry: McMaster, Western, Memorial, Calgary, Alberta, McGill, Queen's, Ottawa, Manitoba, UBC, Dalhousie, Saskatchewan (Regina, Saskatoon), NOSM, Toronto Public Health: Calgary, Manitoba, Alberta, NOSM, McMaster, Saskatchewan, Toronto, Queen's, Ottawa Radiation Oncology: McMaster, Dal, McGill, Toronto, Queens, Ottawa, Western, Alberta, Calgary, UBC, Urology: UBC, Dalhousie, McMaster, Western, Manitoba, Alberta, McGill, Ottawa, Toronto Vascular Surgery: Toronto, Western, UBC, Ottawa, McMaster, McGill, Montreal
  6. I would also like to call this into question because I have heard that pathologists are in demand.
  7. Great tip! Didn't know about this feature. Thanks!
  8. Psych this year was more competitive than last year. Check the anuual competitiveness stats figure in my post.
  9. I have updated the annual specialty competitiveness stats figure. Can be found in the stickied post on this forum or you can just click this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8rn3p5fzisflnrk/AAAm0gAortygkfaTmwOd3-NKa/Year%20by%20Year%20Comparison%20of%20First%20Choice%20to%20Quota%20Ratios Top 3 most competitive specialties for 2015: 1) Dermatology 2) Plastics 3) Emergency. Same 3 as 2014 but different order.
  10. I have updated the stats for the 2015 year! File uploaded to original Dropbox Link. Top 3 most competitive specialties for 2015: 1) Dermatology 2) Plastics 3) Emergency. Same 3 as 2014 but different order.
  11. Thought this might be interesting to everyone. I took the stats from the CARMS match process and generated a first choice discipline to quota ratio. This ratio is used to roughly gauge how competitive a specialty is. If the ratio is 2.0 then there were 2 applicants that listed that discipline as their first choice for every 1 seat that was available in that discipline. In other words, the higher the ratio, the more competitive the specialty. I took the past five years and put them side by side so people can look at how things may be changing. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nct7mt9h7pjy7ap/2017 Year by Year Comparison of First Choice to Quota Ratios.png?dl=0 Note: I uploaded it to dropbox because the image dimensions are too big to upload to the forum. Edit May.28.2015: Stats updated for this year! Edit June.19.2016: Updated for 2016. Edit July 4.2017: Updated for 2017.
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