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The Bunny

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  1. Also, as of this year requirements for practicing physicians have changed. The most significant change is that the site the physician is working at must have advanced imaging such as CT. This means that docs working in smaller rural centers with no CT cannot use those hours to qualify to write the exam. A lot of people who have been working towards practice eligibility are now excluded and quite upset. https://www.cfpc.ca/en/education-professional-development/examinations-and-certification/examination-of-added-competence-in-emergency-medic/eligibility-and-application
  2. The +1 EM program is through a CARMs match. Many programs will only consider applicants that are finishing their fam med residency the year they apply so you will not qualify if you try again later. Other +1 programs you apply directly to the school. There is no match.
  3. Oh no I got my full license right away. I missed that provisional part. Sorry.
  4. Is this a new regulation? I am licensed in BC and there was no such rule when I registered in 2016.
  5. There is a way to sign up only to use mainpro (the CFPC cme system) without being a full fledged member. It is less expensive but I cannot remember by how much. If you choose to go that route, you cannot use the CCFP designation. That might seem unimportant but some hospitals want you to have that designation in order to obtain hospital practicing privileges.
  6. I second this. CCFP-EM year was painful. Totally not worth trying to work at the same time. My PD discouraged us from doing it.
  7. I am a CCFP-EM working in a tertiary care hospital in BC doing full time emergency medicine. We teach medical students and residents including the occasional 5 year elective resident. I do not do any research but my center is looking to grow in that area and I totally could if I wanted. As for who is hiring, I finished my EM year 2 years ago. 2 of my cohort are working in large academic centers not in BC. As far as I know, the only places in Canada that restricts to hiring 5 year EM residents are VGH and maybe st. Mike’s in Toronto. Everywhere else, I have heard of CCFP-EMs being hired in the last few years. It’s all about talking to the right person at the right time.
  8. Some programs provide a form where they ask the referee to rate the candidate on certain qualities and then to elaborate on those on a separate letter. However this is not the norm.
  9. Actually I think the cost got incurred when you chose to submit an application to a given school. Since it has been paid for, no harm in ranking them.
  10. I don't know if this is still the case but some provinces like Ontario will only let you try if you are just finishing your family med residency. The exception is people who are off cycle can sometimes try twice in that case. Once to have a delayed start date and another to have a bit of free time in between fam med and the +1. Other provinces like Quebec have no such restriction and you can keep applying.
  11. Carms is like a sorting hat. Discuss.
  12. I know I had to input my scores and submit the reports that go along with them for my +1 EM carms app. I am also pretty sure they don't look at it cause my score was only ok and I matched. Can't know for sure though.
  13. 2014 and 2015 are now on the carms site.
  14. If 54 spots went unmatched last year then the overall savings of cutting 50 spots is zero. All they are doing is taking the slack out of the system. This is a political stunt to show taxpayers they are cutting money for rich doctors. Your average person doesn't understand what this all means. They just like the cuts. But they can be informed. Gently. If a tree falls and no one is there does it make a sound? If a residency spot goes unfilled does it cost any money?
  15. I think all the French schools in Quebec assume you don't need that much time to do the 4-8 interviews in Quebec. *Why would you want to leave la belle province?* super sarcasm. Or how can you if you are unilingual Francophone.
  16. Actually the province you are licensed in is the one you apply to. For CMGs it is just a matter of some paperwork (the degree of annoying-ness of this depends on the chosen province). You are in no way obligated to be licensed (and therefore py the licensing fee) in the province you complete your residency.
  17. Bill 10 has to do with bureaucracy Bill 20 which has not passesd is intended to overwork FM docs
  18. I find this story so disturbing I don't know where to start. I have seen no twitter comments or FB posts by any of my colleagues, med/dent graduates or current stdent condeming the behaviour of these soon to be dental graduates except for these 10 posts. I think the impact of this sort of thing on the reputation of all Canadian med/dent grads is huge. The public expects these institutions to produce graduates with both a high level of knowledge, a high level of professionalisme and excellent judgement. This is the third incident (in 3 different med/dent schools) of sexually inappropriate or rape culture related behaviour by a groups of med/dent students that results in nothing more than a slap on the wrist. The public is soon going to realize that once we are admitted into these programs we are guaranteed these professional degrees whether we demonstrate worthy behaviour or not. This is a shame for the 99.9% of us who are professional and really care about our patients. I also think that it promotes the culture of non-reporting of colleagues I have often witnessed. MDs or DDS who know their colleagues need to retrain cause they are cleaning up their messes but don't say a thing because this is a good ol boys club and they should stick together. The Canadian's public trust in doctors and dentists has decreased over the years. If none of us say anything we seem to be condoning not necessarily these students behaviour but Dal's weak response. Sorry for the crazy (prob typo-filled) rant. This has just really gotten to me. Writing all this did give me the courage to post a tweet on my non-anonymous twitter account. So thanks.
  19. Lots of people viewing. Not a lot of contributions. Maybe we are the only 2 residents to apply.
  20. Ottawa, university of Montreal and university of Sherbrooke And i know someone heard from NOSM
  21. Ok so what does carms really do from today until Match day? Any guesses or interesting theories?
  22. Does anyone know how thank you letters are received/perceived by program directors in Canada? What about thank you emails?
  23. Did anyone here from UofT? They were supposed to release invites on Friday according to their Carms website.
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