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  1. Speaking from a family medicine perspective: people were throwing job offers at us during relevant conferences like FMF. Most recruiters will get your email and send any upcoming job opportunities as well. I don't know how competitive yet (PGY2) but I kept in touch with places I enjoyed electives in through clerkship and some are sending out offers, so that might be a way, too?
  2. LOL! Hello from Newfoundland rural family resident! Fortunately I came here by choice hahaha. That said, going to a place you didn't want to is pretty brutal. But important to remember that residency is a time limited business and, to be honest, most of the time you're circulating in the hospital. Even if it's not where you want to go, a lot of programs are very negotiable about getting you additional learning opportunities that you need. OP: At this point. since you've already matched, I think the best/only thing to do is chin up, get through the first year of residency, and keep an open mind. If you find during it that you're just plain miserable where you are, look into transferring and prepare your connections early before carms next year. *Plug for rural family in NL: it's kind of really awesome!
  3. Sorry to hear OP! Failing an exam always feels like a huge punch to the gut. As others have said, the LMCC2 is hardly a reflection of your clinical skills. I will say regarding site:site variation, friends of mine who wrote at some sites like Toronto found it a very stressful day, sometimes with very strict rules and while no one mentioned examiners, they did find even the support staff quite stress inducing. Could have been day to day obviously. I wrote on the east coast and found the day quite relaxed. Certainly plays into how I do on the days when all the support staff were very friendly and tried hard to keep the day as low stress for us as possible. I don't know how this crossed if any to examined behaviour, but at least registration and etc didn't jack up my heart rate before anything else started.
  4. Holy cow. I know most of our fellow classmates I spoke to didn't have scores that high. We're all batting 60-70% from what I can tell, higher on CDM than on MCQ. Share your studying wisdom please
  5. If you're at all interested in full spectrum family med or rural family med, I highly recommend Petawawa under Ottawa's outreach for an elective. Best 4 weeks of my learning, amazing preceptors and you're the only student, so 5 staff teaching one student. Plus housing is supplied.
  6. Anatomical Pathology: ALL RELEASEDAnesthesiology: NOSM, Ottawa, USask, Calgary, Western, Queen'sCardiac Surgery: McGillDermatology: Alberta, CalgaryDiagnostic Radiology: McGill, Queen's, Calgary, MUN, Dalhousie, UBCEmergency Medicine: Queen's, Sask, LavalFamily Medicine: Laval, Sherbrooke, Montreal, U of T, McGill (Montreal urban stream), Western, Queen'sGeneral surgery: Manitoba, McGillInternal Medicine:Laboratory Medicine:Medical Biochemistry:Medical Genetics:Neurology: Manitoba, UBC, Calgary, Memorial, Alberta, Dalhousie, McGill, WesternNeurology-Pediatric: Calgary, UBC, U of Alberta, McMaster, McGill, OttawaNeuropathology:Neurosurgery: UBC, Manitoba, Ottawa, Western, AlbertaNuclear Medicine: Sherbrooke, DalhousieObstetrics and Gynecology: Memorial, Manitoba, Calgary, Ottawa, McMaster, UBCOphthalmology: McGillOrthopedic Surgery: Alberta, Dalhousie, CalgaryOtolaryngology: CalgaryPediatrics:PHPM: UBCPlastic Surgery: McMaster, ManitobaPM&R: Western, USask, Alberta, UBC, Manitoba, Dal, TorontoPsychiatry: McMaster, McMaster WRC, Memorial, Sherbrooke, Western, McGill, Calgary, Manitoba, UBC, Dalhousie, Ottawa, Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Regina), QueensRadiation Oncology: Calgary, McMaster, UBCUrology: Ottawa, McMasterVascular Surgery: Western, McMaster
  7. Anatomical Pathology: ALL RELEASEDAnesthesiology: NOSM, Ottawa, USask, Calgary, WesternCardiac Surgery: McGillDermatology: Alberta, CalgaryDiagnostic Radiology: McGill, Queen's, Calgary, MUN, Dalhousie, UBCEmergency Medicine: Queen's, Sask Family Medicine: Laval, Sherbrooke, Montreal, U of T, McGill (Montreal urban stream), WesternGeneral surgery: Manitoba, McGillInternal Medicine:Laboratory Medicine:Medical Biochemistry:Medical Genetics:Neurology: Manitoba, UBC, Calgary, Memorial, Alberta, Dalhousie, McGillNeurology-Pediatric: Calgary, UBC, U of Alberta, McMaster, McGill, OttawaNeuropathology:Neurosurgery: UBC, Manitoba, Ottawa, WesternNuclear Medicine: Sherbrooke, DalhousieObstetrics and Gynecology: Memorial, Manitoba, Calgary, Ottawa, McMasterOphthalmology: McGillOrthopedic Surgery: Alberta, Dalhousie, CalgaryOtolaryngology: CalgaryPediatrics:PHPM: UBCPlastic Surgery: McMaster, ManitobaPM&R: Western, USask, Alberta, UBC, Manitoba, Dal, TorontoPsychiatry: McMaster, McMaster WRC, Memorial, Sherbrooke, Western, McGill, Calgary, Manitoba, UBC, Dalhousie, Ottawa, Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Regina), QueensRadiation Oncology: Calgary, McMasterUrology: Ottawa, McMasterVascular Surgery: Western
  8. Hi all, have any Ottawa students or other students on electives gone through Pembroke? I have an elective coming up and will be thankfully getting accommodations in the med student house they reserve. Does anyone know the condition of this house? I've heard some horror stories of bed bugs and other unpleasantries in hospital provided student housing, so I'm wondering if I should seek my own living instead. Obviously I'd prefer to stay here as it's free and looking for housing on short notice and in such a small area is a pain. Thank you for any insights!
  9. Last year my email title was: 'Offer of Admissions, McMaster MD Program - Hamilton Campus'. Pretty much gives it all up front.
  10. It was amazing to meet everyone today! You are all such wonderful people, and I hoped you enjoyed today despite the stress! Hopefully I'll see all of you come August! Until then, chillax. For those of you still to interview, we look forward to seeing you soon!
  11. Just from my experience last year, I monologued for the first 3 minutes or so, then, if there's anything I didn't cover that they were looking for, I was prompted. If I covered all of it, they said as much and that was it.
  12. I wore a black sheath dress with a colourful blazer for interviews and I got in Seriously though, as long as you're dressed neat and professionally, it's all good. People wearing pants, skirts, dresses, sweaters, scarves, and blazers have all been accepted. In your case, I'd say a dress with blazer is fine. It might just be my screen, but that dress looks a little busy for pattern. Just personal preference, but I'd go a solid coloured dress if you want to look more professional.
  13. Another one I ran across: has anyone been with CLV group/their Grant & Don Blvd apartments? It's right across from university plaza, which is a nice location.
  14. I've been looking into it! But every contact I send has been unanswered so far. The Hunter street apartments have lots of bed bug reports from what I saw. Thanks for the recommendations!
  15. I've been looking downtown but almost every building I've looked downtown have bedbug problems. Actually, I haven't seen anyone reporting bedbugs for Beverly Hills, but it's definitely true that all the other buildings around it (Glen Road, Camelot Towers) have issues. Do you have recommendations for downtown areas? Durand is a nice area but it's pretty expensive.
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