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NLengr

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  1. Of course most people would prefer to stay in Halifax. That's the reality of life in Canada. Most young people have no desire to move rurally. This is especially true in Atlantic Canada. As someone who works a rural practice, I don't blame them. It's hard live in a rural location, let alone to be a rural physician (or any professional for that matter). Except for a minority of the population, people don't like living in rural areas. I hate it. I have zero interest in staying rural. I am only here because I needed the job (my field has a tight job market). As soon as I get the chance I'm moving to a bigger center.
  2. Half the ER staff at my center are gun nuts. Nobody cares.
  3. Radiology and Optho are consistently mentioned as areas that are being targeted for "compensation realignment" (or whatever political mumbo jumbo they call it).
  4. I don't think adding USMLE type scores into the Canadian Residency match help anyone to be honest. 99.9% of people in med school are smart enough to finish residency. 99% of people have the work ethic to finish residency if motivated. The tests are looking at general medical knowledge, not knowledge specific to a specialty. Just cause you are good at memorizing general medical knowledge doesn't mean you will be a good surgeon or psychiatrist. The skills and thought process are just so different.
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    OMA Membership vs CMA membership

    CMA had a ton of textbooks and journals online. Also some discounts on stuff. As for MD financial access, I don't know of this is true anymore. The CMA recently sold MD Financial to Scotiabank (don't get me started on that deal.....) in order to focus on advocacy (again, very stupid in my opinion). Scotia said a CMA membership would no longer be needed to access MD Financial I seem to recall.
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    Orthopedic Surgery

    The Royal College is way harder than the US boards, at least in my specialty.
  7. ENT and urology are also tight on jobs. According to the last Royal College report anyway. Pretty much just assume that: 1. Any academic job will be hard to get 2. Any surgical job will be hard to get
  8. I used to buy lottery tickets when residency got really tough. It was a marker of how stressed I was.
  9. I honestly wonder how many people would have quit during residency if they didnt have the debt stopping them.
  10. You don't really need to learn doses ever. You just use an app if you need to know and you dont have them memorized from repeat usage.
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    Working during CCFP-EM fellowship

    At my center (rural secondary hospital) we have the CCFP-EMs come through for a month of anesthesia sometimes. I have seen at least one of them pick up an occasional ER locum shift.
  12. This one seems more interesting because, from what I can gather, they are offering med school seats to people prior to undergrad starting. Kind of like that Queen's program (but with different program criteria obviously). Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
  13. So are you good if you move out and do a 5 year undergrad living on your own? Or are they tied to your parents income no matter what?
  14. I didn't I got paid purely based on assist fees and covering cases off the board prn. Didnt do any call (although I could have covered staff call if I had wanted) or locums. Made about 120k I think. It was a pretty sweet year. But I know other fellows who took a 20k pay cut from PGY-5 salary and had to cover call as basically a staff without getting any extra pay. Staff would scoop up all the cash. Fellowship varies depending on how big of jerks the staff are. Hahaha
  15. NL spent like drunken sailors over the past 10 years because of oil money.
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