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  1. In what setting are you asking these questions? Try to focus your history-taking. If it is really relevant to their presentation, then try to expand on it.
  2. It really depends where you work. In general, academic sites in large cities pay less than community sites. It also depends on the remuneration model: strictly salary vs. blended AFA (base hourly rate plus % of shadow billings) vs. fee-for-service exclusive. Health Match BC has listings for open ER positions. https://www.healthmatchbc.org/Jobs-in-BC/Find-a-Job?RegionIds=&ProfessionId=1&SpecialityId=10&SubSpecialityId=0&PositionTypeIds=1,2,3&CommunityId=&SearchPage=0&Show=list Salary is listed for some. Most places I know, seniority does not dictate who does days-evenings-nights. Everyone does their fair share and complement of shifts. Obviously, the younger guys will love to pick up weekends and nights because they pay better, usually do not have other commitments like family and kids, and they can handle the physical demands of nights (not saying old docs can't, but I'm sure if an old doc had to choose day vs night, most would choose day).
  3. In a way, I would agree with this statement. PGY1 is like a glorified medical student, who can sign orders and prescriptions.
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    I've seen some of my med school's apparel (t-shirts) make it's way to Africa when I was there for an elective a few years back. We were staying in a guest-house and one of the cleaners was wearing our med school's shirts.
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    Interview Attire

    It seems like it's specialty dependent. For bigger programs like family medicine, the interview attire varied greatly, from very casual (jeans) to formal. For smaller competitive specialties, expect your standard sea of black, navy and charcoal suits and dresses from both men and women.
  6. I'm sure it would be okay for men, but women's boots are generally bulky and/or unflattering. If you are a woman, then I would recommend bringing your nice heels or dress shoes to the interview in a bag.
  7. This is just my two cents and personal opinion, although cartoons are cute, I think the theme is a bit tacky.
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    Transferring programs

    Yes it is possible. I know two people who transferred from one province to another in a competitive specialty. Usually it is a family/personal reason.
  9. Well Family Medicine is so broad and diverse. This all depends on your own personal career goals, which you may not know yet as a preclerk. I can say off the bat though that Urban Toronto and Urban BC programs are generally the most competitive because many people want to be in Toronto or Vancouver.
  10. What electives are you trying to set up? What are you applying to? Without providing more information, this makes it difficult for us to help you.
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    Procedure-heavy specialties

    I agree with this. As a pre-clerkship med student, you have little responsibility and no clinical experience so many things might seem slow to you.
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    Graduation Gift For Medicine Bound Student

    This depends on if there's a nearby Costco and if they have a car...
  13. Toronto is the most competitive program to get into. Toronto always fills up in first iteration because it's Toronto (many people with attachments to the city or wanting to live in the city). Ottawa has had left-over spots going into second iteration.
  14. Exactly what I mean. It's almost as if they wouldn't know what to do with their lives if they were to retire.
  15. Were your family members MDs as well? Also would you have loved working on people's teeth all day? With family medicine, the world's your oyster. You can have a practice focused solely on Botox or hair transplants, and make a lot of easy money.
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