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  1. Definitely would be interested in hearing more about side gigs and also how people get involved in the med education stuff if they don't otherwise work at an academic site?
  2. I wonder if they will drop the orals for the fall exams as well.
  3. Looks like they are cancelling the osces for the final year residents this year and doing written exams in the fall.
  4. Agree with this but if there is some movement to change it then I would be happy to support it absolutely. It is such a barrier to change this since it is out of sight, out of mind once you pass but this exam is truly worthless now.
  5. Thanks for sharing your story. I think this is also a good warning for people in that transferring is not a guarantee and is really getting harder than ever. People need to either be ok with their second choice specialty or not rank them because you likely won’t be able to get out. Unfortunately despite all this talk of wellness and resident burnout, our institutions remain inflexible in many ways, with transferring and with regards to other issues around resident well being.
  6. That's a good option for people who still feel strongly about their original specialty after the match and finishing FM.
  7. Anybody know anything about physician re-entry, how it differs across the provinces etc? Thanks!
  8. I have had experience with applying to transfer (not successfully for two years) but have had friends who have been successful. Feel free to PM for more info
  9. I was hoping to as well but was not successful. Maybe some success stories will provide the hope we all need.
  10. You can try and transfer. It's harder from FM to 5 year specialty but it has happened before. There was a family medicine resident who transferred to Neurology at my school a couple years ago but am not sure on if they were an IMG or CMG. Probably doesn't matter?
  11. Good luck. You can always try to transfer though it is hard and many people are not successful. It's good you posted to help people be aware of how committing your rank list is. It is truly hard to leave a program once you are in it. I hope you find your specialty fulfilling.
  12. For sure. I have tried that too. It is very hard to reach anyone in the office but definitely worth a try.
  13. The PGME at my school is notoriously bad with answering emails, just FYI.
  14. You will have to check the individual policy at each school. Some probably have this documentation online and others you may have to contact their pgme office? (This would be confidential from the program directors, I believe).
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