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  1. I think so, but if you have 30% overhead for clinic for example. You just write the tax expenses off: i.e: you don't pay taxes on them; but you only take home 70% of the salary. Not to mention that incorporation and accountant fees would cost at least 3000-5000 a year.
  2. Very low to little like below 5% as its essential inpatient service that requires 24/7 coverage; most hospital physicians don't pay very much overhead unless they are doing specifically outpatient work. Hence, why it is more difficult to get hospital jobs.
  3. Hey I have been on my own for a lone time, I lived on my own since 18, and I never regretted! Trust me, if you are able to live happily on your own, you will be truly happy when difficult life circumstances happen. I find when I am alone and at piece with myself, I truly get to appreciate what I want in life, and what kind of qualities I look for in a future long-term partner. I know that it sounds cheesy, time heals everything!
  4. That would make sense. I really doubt they will raise the examination fees from 2780 to 4000 out of blue. Unfortunately, once you wrote the QE2, you kinda forget about it too!
  5. If you do your medical school/residency all in Canada, you won't face any licensing issues. The licensing fees are ranging from 1 k- 3k per province, and can take 1-3 months to get approved. I really hope that the FMRAC can come up with a national license, if you are licensed in one province, I don't see why the other province will have reserves about licensing you independently. For employment, the job aspects for family medicine are excellent. Same thing can be said about psychiatry, pediatrics and GIM. Just my two cents
  6. I believe that the OMA in Ontario has been able to negotiate a pay increase for physicians, the pay increase has been the most beneficial for family physicians and ID. Amid the pandemic, I would be surprised that Ontario government will decrease physicians' pay. For Alberta, their economy has been crashing due to oil crisis, I hope that the pipeline can be approved sooner than later to help the Alberta's economy. The Alberta Physicians Association has decided to take the Ministry of Health to court for their arbitrarily decision to cut physician salary, which is supported by CMA.
  7. For anyone who is interested: https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2020/04/02/some-canadian-medical-residents-on-pandemic-front-lines-now-but-exams-to-become-licensed-doctors-in-limbo.html?fbclid=IwAR3P98-1TwGvctUy0AB1TObc8kxbTXjNoN6gK1rUk39gXzYhl4XjPql1M0s Canada works backwards in terms of licensing its final year Canadian residents to work in the front line during the pandemic, specifically Ontario and Manitoba who give restricted license which require supervision.
  8. how long is your Master program? I have a friend who did the same thing went to Oxford for a master program, last thing that I Heard that he switched completely out of medicine. It's really up to you. Can you do a combined MD-MSc without adding on more years? I am all for postgraduate degrees, but at one point, it's better to enter the workforce considering that we have all been studying nonstop for awhile.
  9. Given the written in less than 10 invigilated by the programs, and have us signed affidavit that we won't sue the Royal College/CCFP if we do get infected with COVID-19. For the oral exam, do it via Zoom or Skype, or secure IT platform. There are ways of making it happen, but they don't want to and instead giving the final year Ontario residents with restricted license which require supervision. In the time of pandemic, I am deeply frustrated by the lack of common sense by CPSO. https://www.cpso.on.ca/Physicians/Your-Practice/Physician-Advisory-Services/COVID-19-FAQs-for-Physicians
  10. Yeah the exams are cancelled due to health concerns of COVID-19, which I totally understand! It seems counter-intuitive to give provisional licenses as residents in previous years who failed certification exam will get the same provisional license with supervision. I am worried about rural physicians recruitment, as rural places don't have the luxury to have back-up supervisors and an experienced physician who can sign on to multiple new grads.
  11. I think that given CFPC and Royal College exams are cancelled, the majority of Canadian provinces are granting a PROVISIONAL license which requires SUPERVISION and UNDERTAKING by an experienced physician who has no conflict of interests, and who can't take any form of remuneration. For any surgical specialties, high acuity specialty such as emergency medicine, ICU or GIM, it will be difficult to secure a hospital position as CPSO requires the physicians to be preferably on site when the supervised new grad is working, and no hospital chief of staff prefers to hire someone with a provisional license. It also creates problems for residents who have already secured a job position or a fellowship position which requires full certification. I think that if the provincial colleges really think ahead of the game, anticipating that frontline physicians will get infected especially given the current lack of PPE, they need temporary independently licensed new grads. I can't imagine how the job market will be for specialties not in demand secondary to COVID-19, i.e: surgical specialties, any specialty that is not psychiatry, emergency medicine, family medicine and pediatrics. Given that the hospital and outpatient clinics are all doing outpatient telemedicine or phone visits, it will be difficult for a new grad to set up a practice.
  12. I agree that they should pull medical students out, they are in such a vulnerable position, if the staff asks them to see a COVID-19 case, they might not be able to say no. They should be placed in an optimal learning environment, not in a chaotic environment where their health will be compromised. I find it ironic that the likelihood of residents getting the COVID-19 is much higher in hospitals than doing royal college exams with multiple testing centers and multiple dates.
  13. https://www.cfpc.ca/uploadedFiles/Publications/News_Releases/News_Items/CCFP-exam-postponement-re-COVID-19-ENG-Mar-13-20.pdf It has become real! Same thing for Royal College and MCC! I would advise residents who passed MCCQE2 to apply for restricted license, unless the provincial colleges can bend their rules and give independent license until residents pass their certification exam somewhere down the road.
  14. You have to talk to academic staff physicians, there are policies within the department but they don't put them up online. Each university is different. I think that during residency, you have to pay for the master/PhD tuition at your own cost, which is a lot for a salary of 65 K and at some point tax credit runs out. It's also incredibly busy during residency. A lot of people end up doing an "additional year" or have no social life, but I find that you lose more income buy adding one extra year of residency to finish a master or 3 years for PhD. At UofT, for staff physcians, if the want to pursue a master/PhD, the tuition is fully paid by the faculty of medicine, they want more faculty members to have postgraduate degrees. Most of the academic staff physicians don't work full-time and are encouraged by the Faculty of Medicine to pursue additional degrees. Also when you happen to be an assistant professor at UofT or higher, your kids' tuition are free for undergraduate degrees. There is certain incentive to stay in academic medicine, but they rarely advertise it, as there are a lot of people wanting to go into it without knowing the hidden benefits. For me, medical education is my passion, and I am okay getting a 30% paycheck cut than doing clinical full-time and have no variety in my professional life They will also pay a stipend of 1000-2000 K per month to offset the lost income due to part-time education.
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