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  1. medigeek

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    FM is very nice in Canada but it's gone up a lot in USA too. 250k net income is not uncommon. Insurance BS is something specialists have to deal with as well.
  2. medigeek

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    I don't think you have any understanding of how malignant a select few US programs are. Never heard of anything that even comes close to it in Canada. And slap on the high risk of being fired as a resident. FM + ROS is still fine. You do 2 years of residency, and do your return of service 20 mins outside of Toronto, big deal. And you need high scores as an IMG and only get 1 realistic attempt.
  3. medigeek

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    Undesirable there can mean you're worked 100+ hours/week, threatened nonstop, 1 of 5 who is for sure fired by end of PGY1, get verbally abused every minute of the day and your training is abysmal. Those are the programs you're referring to? Cause nothing else is unfilled there in anything remotely desirable. Even marginally half decent FM programs in mediocre locations fill up as of last year.
  4. medigeek

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    Using the IMG example, there are indeed successful IMGs in Carms on 4th-6th attempts - largely foreign grads. In USA, that's extremely rare to impossible. Now I believe Carms allows you to repeat exams (IMGs) to improve scores whereas you cannot repeat USMLEs in USA if you pass, ever. Clearly it is evident Carms allows repeat attempts whereas USA virtually shuns you if you fail on attempt #2.
  5. medigeek

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    Same. Absolute chaos. I also looked into how other countries do it. Apparently in Mexico, you have better odds of matching as an IMG to the US than you do in your own country! Europe is a bit different but without residency to become a registrar (specialist), you end up with a very low income as a GP. And so many countries seem to send their GPs to very rural areas on top of that. i think moral of the story is that Carms isn't so bad at all. When you have >95% odds, it's not a bad system. As a side note, seems like 15,000 or so unmatched in USA? Insane number of IMGs making up that pool. And when you dont match there once, you're almost screwed the next time and virtually blacklisted after that.
  6. medigeek

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    Anyone who thinks Carms is rough should look at the mess that the US system is for those who didn't match:
  7. medigeek

    Doing GI in Canada and then moving to US

    The supervision part is due to not doing the QE exams. Surprised it takes 6 months for the province part though! And yeah dude being a learner in Canada is generally a better experience as a whole. I'm sure you can attest to that. The US is stronger on the book knowledge side. Fortunately, North America as a whole is vastly ahead of other nations when it comes to med education.
  8. medigeek

    Doing GI in Canada and then moving to US

    Did you write the mccqe1/2 before? If not, that may be why you need supervision. And 6 months for approval by the royal college or by the province?
  9. medigeek

    Doing GI in Canada and then moving to US

    But despite all of this, a lot of GI docs actually make more money in Canada. Same can be said for a lot of specialties. Are you not getting paid adequately for the work you do?
  10. medigeek

    Doing GI in Canada and then moving to US

    What are some healthcare differences you notice from your perspective?
  11. medigeek

    Family medicine subspecialties

    Pretty much sure the hair transplant guys in the GTA are FM docs lol. It's actually quite easy...
  12. Replaced is not the right term. It's the very slow decrease of workload demand because everything is streamlined with AI. Suddenly the need for 10 doctors to do that workload is cut down to 8 doctors, then 6, then 3 etc.
  13. medigeek

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    I wouldn't go that far. You can match in the states as a Canadian CMG. It's the IMG Canadians who have issues. ROS is a joke anyway. There are so many ways around it + you can only not practice in very urban areas.
  14. medigeek

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    I mentioned geography in this thread. Depending on where you live or don't live, getting in can be reasonable or very difficult with identical applications. Willingness to improve your application & reapply, retake the MCAT etc. + luck also play a major role. And not every school is the same in its requirements either. The MCAT is a better indicator of a candidate's intelligence but some applicants get in without an MCAT score or with a mediocre one because of their good GPA. Anyway, I think going the IMG route is an absolutely terrible idea. You have to take a couple exams and blow them out of the park and still face poor odds of matching. If you can't kill those tests, odds are virtually 0. And the US match? You better have killer USMLE scores that drastically top the typical American candidate. US grads are a huge first priority in the US match. The small number of Canadian MDs and DOs are a close 2nd priority. Canadian IMGs are a distant last priority since they don't even have a visa status. It's just a terrible idea overall to go abroad. You should do your best to get into Canadian schools, and expand your options/probability by applying to MD & DO schools in the US.
  15. medigeek

    2019 CaRMS unfilled spots

    They gets lines of credit with cosigners. Most CSAs don't have parents paying 300k upfront lol.
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