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  1. This sounds pretty terrible, but if it's important to you then good luck.
  2. If you can't celebrate someone else's achievement then just keep your head down and improve your own life. No need to throw shade at them.
  3. This is the closest to what you're looking for: https://www.cfp.ca/content/cfp/62/2/131.full.pdf https://canadiantaskforce.ca/guidelines/published-guidelines/ In terms of knowledge in daily practice you'd probably want to familiarize yourself with the following. Peds: rourke, vaccination guidelines IM: diabetes canada guidelines, canadian cardiovascular society guidelines, hypertension canada guidelines Cancer: cervical, breast, colorectal in above links, generally don't screen for others in canada Other: chronic non-cancer pain guidelines from McMaster 2017, topalbertadoctors.org has good primary care flowcharts for common issues, choosing wisely canada has many recommendations, CANMAT guidelines for depression and anxiety, bugs and drugs for antibiotic recommendations, Rxfiles if you want an book with tables comparing drugs within categories with regards to side effects, costs, etc.
  4. Usually you buy online or if there's an overzealous upper year med student who bought their own personal ophthalmoscope and realized it was a waste of money, they'll be happy to sell it to you.
  5. Close this website. Go enjoy high school.
  6. Do you feel a compulsive need for others to think you are the smartest person in the room? Do you love working inhumane hours? Do you have the personality of a walking textbook? If yes to the above do GIM. Otherwise do hospitalist which is a dumping ground for internal medicine when their ward is getting full.
  7. Let us know what the beaches in the caribbean are like
  8. In my experience lots of med school social events were held at bars and revolved around drinking. Usually it was the same group of classmates who attended these. Wasn't that interesting.
  9. Honestly you don't know what it's like being in medicine until you're knee deep in it and feel like you can't get out. Shadowing won't tell you anything. Are you sure you want to go into an astronomical amount of debt pursuing medicine in the US while deferring your income, being the lowest rung on the totem pole, having no autonomy over your schedule, and dealing with the uncertainty of what specialty is right for you, whether you'll match to what you want, possibly having to move across the country for training and having to do the whole application process plus interviewing that comes with medicine and residency? Not to mention the studying and working hours when you get into your clinical years, all of which will put a strain on your young family and husband as the sole income earner at that time. IMHO not worth pursuing medicine.
  10. Lmao dude if that's the position you're in right now, then you should RUN not walk AWAY from medicine. Not worth the toil of the application process + medical school/clerkship especially + CaRMS + residency +/- fellowship(s) to maybe land a job and for it to be somewhere that you might not want to be. Low 6 figures + pension + 3 wk paid vacation + no debt = No brainer. Enjoy your hopefully humane hours, evenings/weekends off, spend time with your friends/family/SO and stay connected to your personal interests/hobbies.
  11. This ^^^. Always disclose the minimum possible. Exercise caution around any admin. Don't talk about it with your preceptors.
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