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  1. Isnt that a special type of IMG tho? Funded by the Saudi Arabians with the stipulation that they go back.
  2. Even if you were flagged on turnitin. What are they going to say? That you plagiarized yourself? Well then you can just give yourself permission to use that essay without citations.
  3. It's always hard going through it. Preclerkship feels like a breeze in retrospect but I remember stressing out in 1st/2nd year about exams. Same with clerkship Plus, you still do ILs? I stopped keeping up with them half way through my first month and I graduated Schulich just fine. I dont even think I supplemented with another resource. It was just plain laziness pure and simple.
  4. Different schools definitely have differing levels of exposure to psychotherapy. For example I am told it is a very limited component of the psychaitry program at Western. But all programs have some level of psychotherapy teaching whether you like it or not. Unfortunately, we know very little of the brain and psychotherapy may be a byproduct of that gap in knowledge. Though, take what I say with a grain of salt, other than 6 weeks of psyche in clerkship, I haven't received much more exposure to the field other than from what some of my classmates have told me.
  5. Much better I would assume. I'm in neither, but Peds CTU call was so much less busy than adult CTU as a clerk. Kids were relatively quiet throughout the night on the floor with few admissions from emerg while it seemed like adult CTU was non-stop.
  6. I think its also a problem with the grass is always greener on the other side. People who didn't match regret not ranking more programs because they thought they would match within their top -10 and people who match to a bad location or a back up specialty have second thoughts about ranking those particular programs. For me, I ranked everything because I abhored the thought of being unmatched. But people always told me you will 99.9% match to your top 3 and how you have a bigger chance of being unmatched than matching outside your top 5. So I never mentally expected to match past my 5th choice which was a fear I had during the CaRMS tour. Ultimately, I did not match to the place I wanted to be but its still close to home and in an amazing program. My CaRMS result was bittersweet but I felt grateful when I compared myself to people I knew who matched far from home in their back up specialty.
  7. From what I have seen, they also work the longer shifts and take worse call than actual faculty.
  8. If you're also okay with places like London, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kingston, I would say your chances of getting a job is damn near 90% provided it's not super specialized or neurosurgery/pediatric surgery provided you truly are okay with jumping through the various hoops of PhD programs and multiple fellowships. You may be okay with jumping through all the hoops now when you're 21-22, but that answer may change when you're 32-33 and trying to start a family and anxious to start living your life.
  9. Such is life. There's probably nothing you couldve done differently that wouldve helped you match to your program of choice. A lot of it is involves being in the right place at the right time. Just remember there's a lot more to life than just medicine.
  10. Was it your first choice specialty though? If so, at most it'll suck for 5-6 years. And if it wasn't your first choice specialty, at least you'll be made handsomely and can spend that extra cash making your life outside of medicine THAT much better. Unfortunately, CaRMS is very unforgiving. My heart broke for people who matched to a specialty they didnt want in a place they didn't want to be (especially if it was across the country)
  11. Honestly, a lot of med students are salty about the entire process not just the cost. I would at least slightly understand the cost of electives if it was seamless and if the admin were nice about finding us spots to do electives but I have heard of stories of students hearing back from schools after the elective period/date in question had passed as well as schools cancelling booked electives 2 weeks before the start date leaving said student scrambling (usually at their home school) for any elective they could get.
  12. I think they're suppose to be non-profit. Though they must really be raking in the cash. More and more med students are now double booking and triple booking their electives which forces other people to triple and quadruple book their electives and so the cycle goes on and on meanwhile afmc is raking in the cash. A couple years ago, our school's dean was outraged when he found out about the price of afmc and booking electives and said that it would be brought up at the next dean's meeting to propose solutions to help with elective and carms costs. I guess things...never change.
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