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  1. You can't do anything about the preferences for attending jobs. It is the groups that decide who they want to hire, and they can use whatever reason they want. But that doesn't mean one should ignore the blatant cheating that took place here. I'd argue such cheating should be prosecuted at all training levels no matter how hard. That should include residency and fellowship levels.
  2. There's a lot of comments about Mac in this thread. To clear the air, as a Mac grad, I never felt a problem with the elective schedule. I had 4 weeks of electives in the beginning of clerkship and I used them to rotate through specialties I didn't want to match to. In the end, it was excellent in CaRMS because I used it to argue that I took the time to explore specialties before settling on what I want. What happened to OP is unfortunate and in my opinion unacceptable. Whoever wrote the evaluation must have absurd expectations. If it does show up for CaRMS, then OP you should appeal in whichever way you can. But I want to make clear that of the 203 people in my class, all of which started with electives, no one ran into such a scenario.
  3. I've never heard of anything like this before, let alone one in the first week of clerkship. Speak to your school's elective coordinator and figure out where to go from here. EDIT: I mean to say it's extremely unusual for a program to fail a visiting elective student. That thought never even crossed my mind as a possibility back when I did my clerkship electives.
  4. I don't know... it's really poor judgment. Not sure she should be entrusted with other people's lives. The college's ruling is severe but nevertheless appropriate imo
  5. I don't understand this at all. Is it really so hard to find someone to sleep with that you feel the need to sleep with a patient? Especially considering doctors have a high social status, income, ... etc smh
  6. The tax credits were removed to make room for increasing OSAP. If OSAP will be reduced, are we getting our tuition tax credits back in Ontario? One can only hope...
  7. shady

    Matching to Plastic Surgery

    Reach out to some of the plastics residents at Mac. Many (especially the more junior ones) would be happy to give you advice
  8. This is a staple of medical training. Even as I resident, all everyone ever gives you is positive feedback. I think people don't want the headache of giving negative feedback to learners which is a shame in my opinion because it can be very helpful at certain times Any way, your only way of knowing is reading social cues. If the rest of your team trusts you with tasks, then you're probably doing well
  9. Things change a little bit when you become a resident. You become more attuned to the attitudes of clerks than before, and you really do start to see a difference between them. As a resident, I'm totally fine with a student who doesn't know something or needs to ask questions. Heck, even if you've done it before but can't remember, that's fine. What I can't tolerate is a student who shows up late, who messes up consults that you have to redo things from A to Z, and who interrupts people during rounds. Things of this sort make my job harder. These people do exist, and I run into 1 or 2 every year. And I'm in a small specialty where we don't get that many students. So I can certainly understand when programs are reluctant to take certain people
  10. Not that it affects me as a resident, but I'm curious why this overnight change. I'm sure it will have a large impact on many IMG applicants who would want to return to Ontario. Couldn't they, for example, give a year or 2 between announcement and implementation so students can plan for the change
  11. The video says they crucified a man today for murder. CRUCIFIED?! WTF?!
  12. Actually, they otherwise would have existed if it weren't for the Liberals removing those spots. They created the problem and are now using it to start a precedent of ROS contracts for CMG's
  13. Its a medical student echochamber so of course this would be an unpopular opinion The reality of the matter, however, is we [doctors] have created and structured a system that caters to our every need without regard to effects on society. We even misconstrue things that are inconveniences to us as harms to society to get the public to buy into it In this prticular case, the system could really use a tool to weed out the lower few % of medical students. If people are having trouble matching in a system of more spots than applicants, then they need to work on themselves before trying to change the system. Otherwise, we would be doing away with the only point of real competition in medical education and allowing the mediocre to coast effortlessley at a cost borne by Canadian patients in the form of substandard care
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