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  1. In Ontario, we are paid per course of radiation. we don't bill by the fraction. Any treatment that takes less up less linac time essentially means we have more treatment unit availability. It's relatively the same amount of effort to plan both SBRT and regular fractionation. Improved targeted/immunotherapies mean patients live longer and are more likely to need radiation intervention at some point in time. The vast majority of approved indications are for metastatic cancers so we are not shrinking our patient pool but are expanding it.
  2. Cough*SABR-COMET*Cough. A lot more
  3. a difference in 0.03 GPA points is hardly what I would call significant.
  4. Older (feb 2018) video I found when googling PM101. I found this amusing. BeMo consulting throwing some shade on Premed101... My stance: Premed101 forums give great advice but can cause anxiety if consumed in excessive amounts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh1W36pJvUA
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    Saudi Arabia to relocate students from Canada

    Except we are already in a job crunch with many graduated residents being underemployed. This will make the situation much worse.
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    CMPA reimbursement for 2017

    I was re-imbursed 2460 for my 2017 CMPA payments. I assume its the same
  7. Signing the paperwork for it next week. My understanding is that I will. I agree if you are purely focused on minimizing the spending, that combo may be slightly better but the momentum infinite really only just covers the grocery stores that don't take amex and the extra 1% at drug stores/recurring payments. Its 250 US for a 10 pass, Priority Pass membership so the rough value provided by the card is probably ~160-180 US= 200-230 CAD. You would have to spend roughly 7000 CAD at the 4% cash back level to get the equivalent benefit. Granted thats assuming you use them all. I definitely will, so the card is a no-brainer for me
  8. Lounge access is worth it. For-exchange is nice. I apply the points to flights which is essentially cashback. It's a bump from the plain passport.
  9. Update: Able to get this card. pending paperwork.
  10. I was (mistakenly) was referring to the momentum Visa in my previous post. Hmm. I will try with my advisor.
  11. I tried but was unsuccessful. Have heard that some people have been able to get it but not standard across all advisors. As a resident, you will likely have 60k income in pgy1 (including stipends)
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    Tuition Tax Credit

    Just write your total tax credits on TD1 (there are separate federal and provincial forms) and submit them.
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    Rad Onc Electives

    Surg Onc is relevant don't get me wrong, but no one will fault you for doing no surgical electives :P.
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    Rad Onc Electives

    I wouldn't do pure rad onc. I don't think you will be faulted for it but I also don't think it makes you look rounded. I suggest at least 2 of some sort of combo og Palliative care/medical oncology/radiology/pathology/surg onc/ent elective.
  15. When you are going to be working non-stop throughout the night (GIM), might as well have good billings. When you are staff busy can be good.
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