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  1. Hello, Canadian R3 here at an American program that will likely not be receiving dedicated time to study for the radiology Royal College exam now that the Core exam is a year earlier. Wondering what resources Canadian radiology residents use for dedicated RC board prep? Stateside it's mostly Radprimer/Crack the Core. Thanks!
  2. I just concentrated on the most questionable parts of the DO curriculum, OMM is less questionable but still very suspect in relation to the basic sciences. What you're also forgetting to mention is the fact that, however insignificant you deem cranial therapy to be, it IS tested on the boards. So, clearly, the powers that be with the DO world think it's important enough.
  3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965229999800028 http://physther.net/content/82/11/1146.full http://www.quackwatch.com/04ConsumerEducation/QA/osteo.html http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2173359?dopt=Abstract http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/cranial.html http://faculty.une.edu/com/shartman/sram.pdf This search took an entire 5 minutes. Every student who chooses to enter into an osteopathic medical school should know (and inherently accept) that there are pseudoscientific portions to their medical degree. Now excuse me while I go to study real medicine.
  4. How about these goals: "Advocate for the removal of pseudoscience from the curriculum" "Advocate for the right of DOs to be able to legally use the title MD in Canada"
  5. Exactly, I was a second-rate applicant.
  6. Keed in mind, most of these are second-rate med schools who haven't had to deal with international applications before.
  7. What never ceases to amaze me is how people get an 89% average and yet not have the wherewithal judge their own med chances.
  8. To be honest I've had people tell me to do an SMP over going DO, I just decided to go with the sure thing over higher potential in the long run.
  9. Thousands of volunteer hours, no research, upward trend, mid-30s MCAT. It was either go DO or do an SMP, and I chose the former.
  10. We can consider ourselves pioneers, more or less, of osteopathic medicine in Canada. It will be interesting to see where we take this. Will we fight to be unique and try to stand out from the MD paradigm, much like our American counterparts? Or will we try to fit in as best as we can, and try to emphasize similarities between DO and MD?
  11. Yes, this is something I've never been able to understand. To each their own, however. In BC, if you look up a physician with a DO degree, it would say the following in the online directory: D.O. - 2006 - Midwestern (United States) for your degree.
  12. Right, but will this philosophical difference be reflected in Canadian medical board law? That's what I'm asking. DOs are still fairly unknown in Canada so I'm not sure if this situation has been seen before. Also, with more and more Canadians going to DO schools, I would assume that most would want to fit in with the MDs and would be ecstatic to use the MD title.
  13. Don't they let people with international degrees like MBBS, MBCHB, use MD?
  14. Fingers crossed for 1st round Canada-wide!
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