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  1. Nope. Check MSAR. Also, look at MCAT score. Not only are those numbers incorrect, but the MCAT is no longer scored like this. MSAR has Harvard's Median MCAT at 520 last year and GPA at 3.94, so VERY different than the site above. Ranges of matriculating students as per MSAR: Total GPA: 3.74 (10th %ile) to 4.00 (90th %ile) Science GPA: 3.69 (10th %ile) to 3.94 (90th %ile) MCAT: 513 (10th %ile) to 525 (90th %ile) Source: MSAR.
  2. Really? As a current PGY1 in Canada? Source?
  3. Just found a document saying you need to enter through the main residency NRMP match to be eligible? Does this mean my above question, the answer is no, and if so, are we eligible to enter NRMP?
  4. I realize there's a good chance people won't know about this (and likely nobody's even tried), but, assuming you've written your USMLEs, as a resident in Canada, are we eligible to try to transfer to a US residency through SOAP, like we're eligible to enter the 2nd round of CARMS? Thanks in advance!
  5. Note: Why is NRMP seemingly more transparent than CARMS? Asking for a friend.
  6. 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.
  7. Haha. No worries. Stressful time for you I'm sure.
  8. York doesn't give percentage grades on Transcripts, it gives letter grades. An A at York is converted to a 3.8.
  9. 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?
  10. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/hhrsd/physicians/reentry.aspx Short answer...maybe.
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. 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.
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