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  1. Note: Why is NRMP seemingly more transparent than CARMS? Asking for a friend.
  2. No public data for Canada. USA on the other hand... Plastic Surgery applicants in 2018 Match (Newer Match data is still being compiled AFAIK): 170 Allopathic applicants to Plastic Surgery. (apparently no Osteopathic Applicants/matches that year if you look in the DO Outcomes) 24 unmatched. 1 person matched with no publications at all. (1 person with 0 publications went unmatched) 2 people matched with 1 publication. (2 people with 1 publication went unmatched) 4 people matched with 2 publications. (0 people with 2 publications went unmatched) 6 people matched with 3 publications. (0 people with 3 publications went unmatched) 5 people matched with 4 publications. (0 people with 4 publications went unmatched) 128 (!) people matched with 5 or more publications. (21 people with 5 or more publications went unmatched) Might be able to extrapolate to Canada, might not. Goes without saying, publications do factor into plastic surgery match. (Note: ALL of these applicants were involved in AT LEAST 1 research project. Not a single applicant was not involved in any research) Remember, there are other factors that contribute to success in the match, especially in the USA. (Step Scores, Away Rotations, Letters, some places in the USA still operate with Honour/Honours Pass/Fail) Source: NRMP Charting Outcomes in the Match 2018.
  3. Haha. No worries. Stressful time for you I'm sure.
  4. York doesn't give percentage grades on Transcripts, it gives letter grades. An A at York is converted to a 3.8.
  5. You would need to work a year at least first from what they say here. I'm not sure, but other provinces may have this too. Someone from outside ON can corroborate?
  6. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/hhrsd/physicians/reentry.aspx Short answer...maybe.
  7. I know it's a long shot, because it's such a niche area, but is there anyone on here who completed/is completing/plans on completing the Area of Focused Competence Program in Transfusion Medicine? (Or USA Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine equivalent) (From any specialty)
  8. In terms of direct through CARMS CIP programs, I know of 4: 1. Plastic Surgery CIP (UBC) 2. Pediatrics CIP (Mac) 3. Anesthesia CIP (Toronto) 4. Psychiatry Research Track (CIP) (UBC) There used to be a Radiology one but I cannot find it on CARMS anymore These programs are hard to judge in terms of competitiveness. I'd imagine the pool is quite narrow, but I'd imagine substantial research productivity would be a serious element of an application if not a pre-requisite to even having a shot. For the Pediatrics CIP at Mac for example, the program says that "We work closely with the CIP program to allow you to complete both programs in a 5 year time period.", which is shorter than a regular CIP (usually tacks on AT LEAST 2 years to your program). The Anesthesia CIP at Toronto says you are expected to complete your training in 6 years, so this would be 1 year shorter than doing a regular CIP. The UBC Psychiatry Program says this: "The resident may complete a Master’s degree by graduation, or may switch or enroll in a PhD program and continue research training as a PGY6 and PGY7 through the Royal College/UBC Clinician Investigator Program (CIP)." which seems to say if you wish to do a PhD, you may end up doing 7 years, which is standard for a CIP. However, an important note is that CIP residents frequently need 3-4 years to complete their PhD, so this may still save some time. UBC Plastics CIP: "The program is 5 years of clinical plastic surgery and 2 years of within Clinician Investigator Program (7 year program), with graduation from medical school the academic pre-requisite. There are 2 cores years and 3 years of plastic surgery. The CIP will be after the first 2 years." These appear to be the current direct entry CIP programs on CARMS for now. This could change in the next few years. For regular CIP: you match to your program at whichever school, THEN you apply for CIP. It usually helps to make contact with the PD for CIP earlier, to discuss your goals and ensure that he/she knows you intend to apply to the program. Most people I know who completed CIP entered their grad degree between PGY2 and PGY3, took 2-4 years and did their MSc or PhD, then re-entered for PGY3. As you are enrolled in the CIP for direct entry programs and the regular CIP option, it appears that funding will be similar, although take this with a grain of salt as none of these specialties interested me in med school, so I didn't apply to any of these. In terms of competitiveness, this would probably depend on the year, pool of applicants, and other factors. None of these direct entry programs are in non-competitive fields, so entry into these programs is unlikely to be "easy" per se. AFAIK, in order to officially join a CIP, you need to be in an RCPSC specialty. Family med has its own Clinician Scientist program from what I can tell, but I don't know much about this. I've been told it's not a popular option for most. See: Toronto CSP program. So lots of options. Just gotta pick the one that's right for you. I should say, I completely understand your current choice of not doing MD/PhD as that's the choice I made. I'd advise you to speak to your mentors about this. They may have a very different take than I have (and my mentors at the time of my medical school application had-I chose not to apply MD/PhD and planned on doing CIP from day 1 of medical school. I still do)
  9. Clinician Investigator Program- Allows you to do a graduate degree along with residency or fellowship. Usually an MSc, but I know a bunch who did a PhD instead. (It's my goal ) Nearly every school has one.
  10. ***I figured for some of the 1st round spots at least, Alberta and Dal had the 7 year combined Rads/Nuc Med option, so some people might have thought it might be a backdoor to Radiology, which is traditionally thought of as more competitive. I think because the Alberta spots have gone unfilled in the 1st iteration in past years, maybe some thought it might be an easy way to match to Rads?*** Hard to know what's going on with UWO Nuc Med, as they're not a combined program. From what I've heard, it's super tough to get a Nuc Med job without Rads training as well, but this is coming from word of mouth and anecdotes only. ***pure speculation on my part and in no way denigrating the fields of nuc med or rads or the hard work of those who matched***
  11. Has anyone on here applied through ERAS while doing PGY-1/PGY-2+?
  12. Anatomical Pathology: Laval (Dec 4), UofT (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 9), Memorial (Dec 10), Queens (Dec 13 IMG), Dalhousie (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 16 IMG) Anesthesiology: Manitoba (Dec 6), NOSM (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 12), Dalhousie (Dec 13), Queen's (Dec 14), Calgary (Dec 16*), USask (Dec 17), Alberta (Dec 17*), Western (Dec 17*), Memorial (Dec 18) Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4), Ottawa (Dec 16) Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatoon (Nov 28), UBC (Nov 29), MUN (Dec 4), Calgary (Dec 6) Emergency Medicine: Queen's (Dec 9), Calgary (Dec 16*), McMaster (Dec 16 - phone call) Family Medicine: Sherbrooke (21 Nov), Laval (21 Nov), Montreal (21 Nov), Ontario IMG (30 Nov), UBC (10 Dec IMG/CMG), McGill (Dec 10), Alberta: Edmonton (Dec 12), Red Deer (Dec 15), Grande Prairie (Dec 15), Saskatchewan: North Battleford (Dec 11 IMG), La Ronge (Dec 17 CMG) Western (Dec 13), Ottawa (Dec 16), Queens (Dec 16), McMaster (Dec 16*), Memorial (Dec 16*), La Ronge (Dec 17 IMG), Regina (Dec 17 IMG), Prince Albert (Dec 17 CMG/IMG), Saskatoon (Dec 17 IMG), Moose Jaw & Swift Current (Dec 17 CMG/IMG), NOSM (Dec 17), Toronto (Dec 17), McGill - Châteauguay, Val-d'Or, Gatineau (Dec 17 IMG*), McGill - Montreal (Dec 18 IMG*) General Pathology: McMaster (Dec 6 IMG), Saskatchewan (Dec 16 IMG) General Surgery: McGill (Dec 10), Manitoba (Dec 13), Toronto (Dec 14), Toronto (Dec 15* IMG), MUN (Dec 16), Dalhousie (Dec 16*), Edmonton (Dec 16), Vancouver (Dec 16*), Niagara (Dec 17) (Calgary Dec 17 - CMG) Hematological Pathology: UofT (Dec 13* IMG) Internal Medicine: Sherbrooke (Nov 26) Medical Genetics and Genomics: UofT (Dec 6) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Manitoba (28 Nov), Ottawa (Dec 9, IMG/CMG), Dalhousie (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 9), Calgary (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 13th CMG), Western (Dec 16th CMG), U of T (Dec 16, IMG), Western (Dec 16, IMG), U of T (Dec 17th CMG-Email only**-no CaRMS website status update yet) Neurology - Paediatric: McGill (Dec 16) Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Ottawa (Dec 3), McMaster (Dec 12*), Dalhousie (Dec 13), UBC (Dec 16), UofT (Dec 17) Nuclear Medicine: Western (Dec 9), McGill (Dec 17) Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Montreal (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 12), UBC (Dec 12), Montfort (Dec 16*), Saskatoon (Dec 16), Regina (Dec 16), Calgary (Dec 16), Queen’s (Dec 17), uOttawa (Dec 17*), Winnipeg (Dec 17*), U of T (Dec 17) Ophthalmology: Manitoba (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 12*), UBC (Dec 13*), Western (Dec 16), Edmonton (Dec 16), USask (Dec 17), Dalhousie (Dec 17) Orthopaedic Surgery: Calgary (Dec 11), Dalhousie (Dec 12), McGill (Dec 12), Alberta (Dec 13), UBC (Dec 16), Sask (Dec 16), MUN (Dec 16), McMaster (Dec 17), UofT (Dec 17) Otolaryngology: Alberta (Dec 9), Ottawa (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11), Manitoba (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 16), Dalhousie (Dec 16), Toronto (Dec 17), Western (Dec 17) Pediatrics: McMaster (Dec 13 IMG), Manitoba (Dec 13 IMG), Western (Dec 13 IMG) Western (Dec 16* IMG, Dec 17* CMG), Dalhousie (Dec 17), Memorial (Dec 17), McGill (Dec 17), Toronto (Dec 17 CMG), McMaster (Dec 17), Manitoba (Dec 17), Saskatchewan (Dec 17 IMG/CMG), Calgary (Dec 17), Alberta (Dec 17), Western (Dec 17), UBC (Dec 17 IMG/CMG), UBC-Island (Dec 17), uOttawa (Dec 17 IMG/CMG), Montreal (Dec 17*), Sherbrooke (Dec 17) Plastic Surgery: McGill (Dec 14), Laval (Dec 16), Dalhousie (Dec 16), Ottawa (Dec 17), U of T (Dec 17), McMaster (Dec 17) PM&R: Sask (Dec 6), Alberta (Dec 6), Manitoba (Dec 6), Montreal (7 Dec), Ottawa (9 Dec), Laval (10 Dec), Calgary (Dec 10), Dalhousie (Dec 11), Toronto (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 12), Western (Dec 12) Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 22), McMaster-Hamilton (Dec 3), McGill (Dec 3), Manitoba (Dec 3), Western-London/Windsor (Dec 4) McMaster-Waterloo (Dec 6), Sherbrooke (Dec 10), Saskatchewan-Saskatoon, Regina (Dec 11), Calgary (Dec 11), UBC - Greater Van, Van, Vic, Prince George (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 11*), Toronto (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 13), NOSM - Thunder Bay (Dec 13), Dalhousie (Dec 16), Ottawa - Monfort (Dec 16*), Queens (Dec 16) Public Health and Preventative Medicine: Sherbrooke (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 6), Toronto (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 17) Public Health and Preventative Medicine with Family: UBC (Dec 9), McMaster (Dec 12) Radiation Oncology: Alberta (Dec 2), Calgary (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 10), Queen's (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11), Dalhousie (Dec 12), Ottawa (Dec 17) Manitoba (Dec 17*) Urology: Western (Dec 2), Dalhousie (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6), Ottawa (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 16), Laval (Dec 18) Vascular Surgery: (Western, Mac, Manitoba, UBC "CMG" Dec 12) [Mcgill "CMG" Dec 17] (Calgary CMG Dec 17 - CMG)
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