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  1. doctorme

    Neurology

    Thank you. I'm torn between neuro/internal or psyc but obviously need to split these electives towards my first choice once I figure that out...
  2. doctorme

    Neurology

    How many electives in neuro are required to match successfully to the program/what electives are related to neuro?
  3. doctorme

    Fitting in?

    Racial homogeneity would certainly not change the situation. Superficial socializing has never been my thing but I'm trying to come to peace with the situation. And on the note of it being like high school. I agree and Facebook really perpetuates it. At times (at some events), the focus placed on photos is higher than on the social aspects. I really miss my undergrad life; it feels as if I grew so much then and the high school atmosphere makes me feel that I've regressed.
  4. What kind of electives split would you recommend for someone with a fam med interest
  5. doctorme

    Fitting in?

    It's good to hear that we're not the only ones who feel like this but at the same time, I'm sorry to hear that your smaller group doesn't socialize outside of work. I think it's true how as you get older, you find it harder to make close friends. At the same time, it's kind of depressing to think that when the next transition (med-residency) comes, it may even be harder to make strong connections with the people around us.
  6. doctorme

    Medical school enrollment is too high

    Very true. But if we agree that all the Canadian schools produce well-trained, equivalent doctors, then perhaps increasing standards in all those 4 domains across different schools will allow us to have a diverse pool of exceptional doctors.
  7. doctorme

    Medical school enrollment is too high

    Reduce the number of seats and each individual school keeps their policies? Schools who weight academics heavily continue to do so and schools who bias on ECs and such continue to weigh that.
  8. Very true^ This has been posted on their psychiatry carms info page. I wonder how many residents enter the program with minimum french. "An attraction of the McGill program is its location in a cosmopolitan French milieu. The language of instruction for all educational sessions is English but in the clinical setting, the patient population includes many French-speaking patients. Applicants to our program are not required to have French proficiency but should anticipate developing basic interviewing skills in French. This will be facilitated by attending a Medical French course at the Faculty of Medicine at McGill offered on Saturdays, as well as individual tutors that can be hired at reasonable cost. Our program has residents from across Canada, from the US as well as other international countries that have made this transition successfully; please contact our program office if you wish to be in contact with a resident who has had to develop French language skills during their residency."
  9. doctorme

    Fitting in?

    Exactly my life. I'm doing my best to keep optimistic. I skype and chat with my friends from out of town often but sometimes it acts as a reminder of how great it was when I lived in the same city as them and always had stuff to do and people to see. Med school seems to be in a sharp contrast to that. Even the friends I have made would rather blow off plans to study...
  10. doctorme

    Fitting in?

    It is exactly like high school again. Friendships forged also feel kind of superficial. The environment during pre-clerkship (thus far) does not seem to lend itself to close friendships. If I had not moved to a brand new city for med school, I doubt I would care but since I did, it makes me more aware of my lack of connection.
  11. doctorme

    Fitting in?

    I am having the exact same experience. It is nice to know that I am not the only one feeling like this. Thank you for sharing. I'm hoping that as time goes on, I will find a niche. And I'm sure that clerkship will lend itself to intense experiences that will change the dynamics between people as well.
  12. Bad news for those of just beginning med school. Do they indicate anywhere what fields will still have jobs in the larger centers across Canada?
  13. Are there going to be jobs for pediatricians in ~10 years in the urban centers? Also, what sub specialties will still be viable?
  14. Just wondering what the scope of practice for a developmental pediatrician is and if they often have overlapping roles with child psychiatrists/child neurologists. Thanks.
  15. I read that you can access this program through CARMS as a 5 year program or after 2-3 years of peds as a 3 year program. If one was to do the 3 year access route and then do 3 years of neuro, would they also be certified as a general pediatrician (6 year program) or would they only be neurologists and thus be better off just doing 2 years or accessing it directly through carms? thanks.
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