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LittleDaisy last won the day on December 20 2015

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  1. LittleDaisy

    Electives Residences

    There is a facebook group for Canadian medical students looking for elective housing. AirBnb Could get fairly expensive. I would try the facebook group first.
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    CFPC Fall 2018 exam

    sorry for the bump to this thread. I wonder how other people study for SAMP? For SOOs, do people use the CFPC online mock SOO past samples and practice in small group? As the CFPC licensing exam approaches, getting more anxious as it is the last medical licensing exam that I need to pass before becoming independent
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    Realignment of Doctor's Income

    I find the last case you listed to be the most difficult, and to be the least relatively paid in term of FFS. I think that physicians are well paid in North America. But to hear the Ontario government wants to cut down on physicians' pay when there is a disproportionate inflation, more strict taxation rules for self-employed professionals (thanks Trudeau), no benefits at all whatsoever for physicians (sick leave, maternity leave, personal emergencies, no pension plan). Of course, the public won't side with the physicians, as physicians don't have a positive image on social media (often seen as greedy money-grabbers compared to other health professions). But if anyone has gone through the whole medical school and residency experience, I really think that it is a tough road and we often sacrifice our personal well-being for that of the patients (the number of times I was oliguric or hypoglycemic in calls or in busy services), it should be reflected in our salary as well.
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    Voice your opinion about the LMCCII

    I still think that the exam is not that relevant given that after we passed LMCC 2, we still need to pass our royal college or CFPC licensing exam, what's the point?
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    Voice your opinion about the LMCCII

    On their website, it states that Earn CPD credits and an honorarium (including a certificate indicating the educational activities accomplished throughout the examination process) I thought that honorarium means a small amount of money or just the certificate itself . Sorry for the confusion
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    Voice your opinion about the LMCCII

    Lol makes sense. The physician examiners nor the LMCC II facilitators are not paid, and doing it as volunteering.
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    CFPC Fall 2018 exam

    Thanks for your advice, I won't take CFPC exam lightly at all! Last exam to pass
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    CFPC Fall 2018 exam

    Thank you so much! What other resources have you used ? Where do you find the old self-learning SAMPs? Please feel free to PM One more exam to go before independent license
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    Voice your opinion about the LMCCII

    I think that LMCC II was initially created for every resident to get their general practice license after 12 months of postgraduate training, so you could moon light as a staff or locum here and there as a general practitioner. CFPC has its own licensing exam for FM grads, also, other subspecialty residents can't practice general medicine with 1 year of postgraduate training. I don't see a point of still keeping LMCC 2?! I don't think that it's fair for non FM residents to write LMCC II, given that it won't be relevant to your future scope of practice.
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    CFPC Fall 2018 exam

    Given how important & expensive the exam is, I have begun studying since PGY1, but I find 10% failure rate is still pretty high, given the practice eligible candidates are already GPs in other countries??! Do people find the SAMP more challenging than SOOs? I wish that they could do SAMP in multiple choice format, unfortunately not :S LMCC II used to be CFPC certification exam, too bad that they took it away
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    Voice your opinion about the LMCCII

    Great initiative. Too bad that the physician apply doesn't do automatic surveys! I personally find LMCC 2 to be out of scope of practice for residents not in general practice, when will a internist see a kid or deal with antepartum hemorrhage? When will a pediatrician ever treat an adult ? I don't understand why it is required for every CMG or IMG to gain their independent license. It's relevant for family medicine, but CFPC has its own licensing exam which is very stressful and more demanding in itself.
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    CFPC Fall 2018 exam

    Does that mean the CFPC exam fails 10% of FM residents ??? I am starting to freak out lol
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    Family Medicine Income

    Lolll I like your analogy aconitase. I guess that residents are just more grumpy with unlimited overtime and on-call stipends (less than minimum wage lol), because we are not paid FFS lol I think that working overtime and at insane hours (night, early morning) is an unspoken rule in medicine. I agree with GIM salary, in academic hospitals or urban community hospitals (where you have cardio for echos, GI for scopes, nephro for dialysis lines), a GIM doesn't make near 1 million, mostly around 300 k ( academic hospitals with higher overheads) - 500 k (that's the maximum usually ).
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    Family Medicine Income

    By hospitalist jobs, do you mean academic medicine jobs? Those jobs are hard to get by, not just in internal medicine, but in all specialties. Even though you get 30-40% pay cut, it is actually very pleasant to have residents, medical students working with you (save much time for paperwork, coordinating imaging, calling consultants, d-c summaries, calling families up) , while you make the important medical decisions and sleep through the nights, while your residents admit overnight patients under your name. I believe that the community job market for GIM is actually excellent, somebody corrects me if I am wrong
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    Family Medicine Income

    I might be wrong. I thought that reading echos are usually reserved for cardiologists? Scoping for GI or general surgeons? One of the GIM academic staff was saying that he could read echos and bill for them, but it's typically reserved for cardiologists in academic hospitals & large community hospital. Perhaps in smaller community, ,if the general internists feel comfortable and received extra training, they would read echos and do scopes? I won't say that the culture is to avoid GIM as plague, it's one of the few fields in internal medicine that actually have a good job market, very flexible working hours: work part-time, locum, or do night- shifts in ED.