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  1. distressedpremed

    Realignment of Doctor's Income

    Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Jeez.
  2. https://coalitionofontariodoctors.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/OSA-CHARTER.pdf
  3. This seems pretty similar to what I have though (I'm with scotia)...with the exception of the $300,000 upper limit
  4. distressedpremed

    Online Master's Degrees

    Completely agree especially with the last paragraph, R. Thanks for the mentorship. Now it's just more about getting started and making sure I have the financial resources to back it up as well.
  5. distressedpremed

    Online Master's Degrees

    Hey R - thanks for commenting. I want to do this online because I'm in a small program and just bringing this up with my coresidents means that there will be more call for everyone when I'm not there. I'm probably not at a stage yet where I want to do that, hence the lean towards concurrent degrees without taking time off. For instance, some data science masters even from EDx https://www.edx.org/masters/online-master-data-science-uc-san-diego#curriculum I've been looking into. I think it's important because I want to have some personal "branding" or better skills for academic positions in the future. I think that I'm happy doing data entry and some basic analysis, but it'll be nice to work in consultation with data scientists and statisticians where you can speak the same language or even run similar analysis (or in some cases, be able to do it yourself).
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    Online Master's Degrees

    I'm partially interested in statistics and data analysis (I did some when I was working in research) and I would like to have a larger skillset in the area. It is also in case I need to apply for academic center positions in the future. Paging @rmorelan on any thoughts?
  7. Hey guys, I'm currently looking for any advice or suggestions into online masters degrees. I don't think that I'll be able to take a year off to do research in my program and I think that I'll have to do concurrently with residency. I'll most likely be self-funded as well. Does anyone have any suggestions on any particular masters degrees that people have completed during residency that were online? Thanks!
  8. distressedpremed

    Android or IOS?

    iMessage so that staff or seniors you can tell if they actually read your text/facetime Some people just don't want to use whatsapp
  9. distressedpremed

    Are Residents in Canada Overworked and Underpaid?

    We in Alberta still pay tuition - it's about $950 a year.
  10. distressedpremed

    USMLE Step 1

    Good luck man - I hope it's easier as a resident writing it, because that's the next thing that I have to do.
  11. I think personally, it's important that the medical student realizes (in a positive way) that sometimes, there's no more learning to be done. When I'm sending someone home, it's not because he/she did a bad job, it's just I need to focus on my role in service as well. For me, if you've helped out with clinic, you've worked hard, and I've set aside some 1-on-1 teaching, then afterwards you should go home when I dismiss you. I've got other things to do - dictations, answering pages, I want to just relax as well. I don't want to give scutwork either, and it's hard to always find something to talk to or teach. It can be really hard to balance handling pages/patients with a keen med student constantly over your shoulder. I didn't realize when I was a med student, but as a resident the juggling gets a lot more difficult. Sometimes the best students on elective know when to take a hint.
  12. Quick question for the Scotiabank Reps here. @ScotiabankMedsAdvisorLOC I switched from the old passport gold to the new passport infinite. I noticed in the fine print, terms and condition #1: https://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/personal/credit-cards/visa/passport-infinite-card.html (see below). Based on what I've read, I'm not eligible for the bonus points because I switched from an existing card? "To be eligible for the 25,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points (the ‘Offer”), you must have at least $1,000 in net purchases (purchases less returns, refunds or other similar credits) posted to your Scotiabank credit card account (“Account”) in the first 3 months from the Account open date. The bonus points will be credited to the primary cardholder’s Scotia Rewards account within 5 to 10 business days after the first 3 months has passed, provided the Account is open and in good standing. Offer applies to new Accounts only opened by October 31, 2018 (the “Offer End Date”). Offer applies only to new Scotiabank credit card accounts approved by the Offer End Date. Former or current Scotiabank credit cardholders that transfer from an existing Scotiabank credit card account or re-open a closed Scotiabank credit card account are excluded from this Offer. Offer may be changed or extended and cannot be combined with any other offer."