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  1. on the lmcc website it states " As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in Canada and abroad, the delivery of the postponed May 2 and 3, 2020 Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II session will not be offered before fall 2020. " I tried emailing them to clarify the bolded statement - but they literally just posted the same statement again. I may just have to call them to clarify but was wondering if anyone can help interpret what the bolded statement means - does this mean that the postponed test will now be offered after fall 2020 - like in the winter?? What is fall - Sept/Oct/Nov? Can i safely assume that there is no test date then this summer?
  2. I saw this letter circulating from Frcpc members addressed to the frcpc ceo.....that oppose the decision to defer frcpc exams and offered suggestions I.e. create alternative path among other suggestions, is there one such letter for the lmcc exams? I get the sense that regulating bodies in Canada are a lot more strict....so assuming any changes in their decision are a long shot
  3. late reply 25% office split and they charge HST i have secretaries but no other support. They provide the EMR and everything In terms of EMR bonus - I get an extra percentage for geriatric and newborn patients - if that's what you are wondering. I don't use a dictation service but when in my previous job Cerner had that and it was very useful I see about 40-60 patients a day, self-bill. So about 4-7 pateints an hour. I see patients every 10 minutes, sometimes double booked, well-childs and meet/greets are 20 min.
  4. Since MCCQE2 is postpone due to the you know what....any word on the street if it will be canceled? The email said in the next few weeks they would know more.. I am out of the loop since i am currently on restricted license/practicing and no longer in residency. Really hoping i can knock out this MCCQE2 so i don't have to deal with the several day assessment which apparently is quite expensive.
  5. Was wondering if practicing gps can comment is 25% split with office is standard for family physicians? I work in fee for service office.
  6. actually i just read that you go to a U.S. medical school - I guess you may not have a choice where you go to residency - will probably be the USA i was at a severe disadvantage when apply to carms - because i was from the USA - you are in the same pool with Canadian graduates so you are competing against canadians - i think that was a disadvantage. Don't know if this is still the case. To alot of the interviewers they weren't familiar with the USA curriculum and were puzzled why i was even at the interview and not in the IMG pool interviews despite me doing 12 weeks of FM rotations in Canada. I remember when i applied odds percentage wise are not good overall for US graduates like 50-60% during my year. but at the end of the day i would try to get to a canadian FM residency if your final destination is to be in Canada. if you plan to live in states then go to a U.S. residency
  7. severe disadvantage -so you will be in a pathway 3 application if you graduated from U.S .residency without lmcc examinations - you need a supervisor for 1-2 years, you will pay a chunk to the supervsior, restricted license, etc - ontario license application was about 2,000. The end of year assessment from college i heard is 8,000-10,000? Don't quote me on that price. --------------- so to clarify the steps. 1) pathway 3 application for Ontario license - only if you graduated from LCME (US/Canadian) medical school, have a U.S. state license, completed residency, ABFM-exam passed -will take 2-3 months assuming no hiccups - they have specific dates where they review application if you miss that deadline then you wait till next cycle - i almost missed deadline because my state-license confirmation letter took 2 months to mail to the college. -ontario licesne application was very time consuming - alot of things out of your control - i.e. my USMLE scores cost ~$100 to submit and the college "lost them" the first time - had to resubmit this, i had to find a supervisor (college has strict requirements - cannot know the person, etc.) and meet/interview before submitting application (difficult to arrange if you live in the U.S.) -be prepared to have no income in 2-3 months+ if you can't find a job while awaiting ontario license - since I could only apply after graduating from residency -i moonlighted at our hospital's urgent care system and just continued this while awaiting ontario licnese - if you are not a U.S. citizen or on a visa i don't think you will be able to work -also lose 1 year of your life and 1 year of attending salary - since U.S. FM residency = 3 years 2) restricted license for 1 year under supervision - you will need to find a supervsior - you will split costs with office and supervisor -i had to specifically fly back to meet with supervisor/job interview - loss 1 day of wages and flight so that was like 2000-3000 USD 3) pass end of year assessment from college - expensive 4) you wil always have a restricted Ontario license despite passing assessment - don't know how this affects your transferability from province to province --------- i was lazy and didn't think ahead - i passed lmcc1 and will be taking lmcc2 then reapply for independent license after i pass the exam ------ i highly recommend just completing a Canadian residency - makes things alot easier - especially if you have no U.S. citizenship guidelines, billing are different - i did spend 1-2 months reviewing all guidelines/studying (CHEP, canadian DM, billing, etc.) and met with other family physicians to become acquainted with the EHR they use in Ontario/billing as well before starting - so that took some time and lost income as well
  8. I have been practicing for last 2-3 mo in Ontario after us fm residency. I cant answer if you can just practice anywhere but you can practice in Ontario. in Ontario you don’t need the lmcc 1,2 but you will be at a severe disadvantage. You will be on restricted license, end up needing a very expensive assessment over several days from the college. You will still need to have passed abfm, obtained a USA state license in order to qualify for that exception. - I was us and Canadian citizen so didn’t have issues with that. be prepared for 2-3 mo possible gap to wait the Ontario license, I was a us citizen so was able to find work while waiting, for you are on visa may not be able to work oversll working in the u.s. as a primary care/ urgent care I made more money with less bureracy, less work, less overhead, less taxes compare to Ontario. Was making alot more per shift without needing to pay all these fees. In Ontario you have to split with the office, pay insurance, license is expensive. I also spend a lot more time doing lab Followup etc in Ontario. I came mainly for family reasons it will fewer ever years and more straight forward if you plan to practice in Canada to just go to a Canadian residency. USMLE is expensive and fm residency is 3 years in USA.
  9. anyone interested in study partner for May 2020 lmcc 2? please PM me thanks
  10. was wondering if anyone has used canada qbank for lmcc 2 / mccqe 2 thoughts on using this resource?
  11. thanks! to the above i've pretty much had to relearn the bread/butter since in the U.S. we have different HTN guidelines and for diabetes/hyperlipidemia the units/guidelines are different , cancer screening slightly different age
  12. just graduated from U.S. Fam Med residency and for last 3 months been working in ED/Urgent Care setting, so zero FM last several months was wondering any good resources to get up to date on preventative care for Peds/IM/GYN (i.e. FM) for last 3 months been using Toronto Notes for FM/Peds/GYN/OB and then reading the canadian version of USPSTF and preventative check list form from CFPC Is there one good resource (updated) that combines all the above about to start practicing in FM outpatient setting in a couple of months in Canada
  13. Not 100% sure. As a resident, I was moonlighting at Urgent Care and some FM clinics I interviewed at in the U.S. do not require board certification (Am Board of Fam Med) Medical Director of one of our FM clinics had no board ceritification - go figure. All you needed at these clinics was your license and DEA (prescription for controlled substances) In fact you don't even need board certification to obtain your license in my state. I would look into reciprocity from CFPC to ABFM....I know for sure there is reciprocity from ABFM ---> CFPC
  14. to answer your question yes you can work in U.S. after residency I compelted U.S. residency but am a U.S./Canadian citizen...so not 100% sure how visa thing works. my brief understanding is there are two visas available J-1 and H1b - the J1 visa requires you to return back after you complete residency but can be renewed, H1b visa I believe allows you to stay in the U.S. and work after graduating from residency. you will need to get a green card/permanent residency, visa such as the H1b, or get married to an American i would talk to residency programs that offer the H1b visas and ask them
  15. I'm not knowlegable at all about how Royal College specialists work But just for family medicine if you wanted to bypass the supervision/pathway 3 as well as the CFPC exam, and go straight to independent practice certificate...this is reply from CPSO there is reciprocity between CFPC and ABFM-Fam med. The ABFM exam is much easier, no OSCE just 200-300 multiple choice questions. WE get tons of practice with 10-20 years worth of exam questions. In your review of qualifications, you indicate that you wish to apply for an Independent Practice certificate of registration. For your information, the College’s Council has approved a policy that provides a route to registration in Ontario for eligible applicants who have obtained CFPC certification without examination under the CFPC Alternative Route to Certification or CFPC Recognition of Jurisdictions Outside of Canada (US, UK Ireland and Australia). The prerequisite qualifications to apply under the Policy for the Recognition of Certification without Examination issued by the CFPC are: CFPC certification without examination, on the basis of completion of residency training in family medicine and the certification exam in a jurisdiction approved by the College of Family Physicians of Canada; passed the MCCQE Parts 1 and 2
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