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    武田信玄 got a reaction from Acceptmenextcyclehowbowdah in Job Search   
    Well what do you expect with a scam degree like biology?
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from OntPremed in Please Give Me Examples Of "stellar" Ec's For Medical School   
    3.95+gpa
    35+MCAT/11+VR
    two or three second or third-author papers (1st author not necessary)
    hospital volunteer/admin work
    Significant involvement in two or more health-related NGOs (don't have to be at the same time)
    Above average ref letters
     
    should get you a few interviews.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from TheFancyPanda in 50 Cmg Pgy1 Spots Being Slashed Over The Next Two Years.   
    Uwopremed always brings in the lols.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from NewLife in Omsa Announces 25 Less Residency Spots For Upcoming Years   
    I was a bit worried when uwopremed didn't mention Chinese in his first post. But then I read his second post here, and I was relieved...and lol'ed...again.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from zaxop in 50 Cmg Pgy1 Spots Being Slashed Over The Next Two Years.   
    Uwopremed always brings in the lols.
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    武田信玄 reacted to NLengr in 50 Cmg Pgy1 Spots Being Slashed Over The Next Two Years.   
    IMG only spots are politically a great idea when it comes to appealing to voters. Hence why they exist. 
     
    Politicians only care about getting re-elected. They'd burn the whole city/province/country to the ground if it meant another 4 years of power.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from katakari in 50 Cmg Pgy1 Spots Being Slashed Over The Next Two Years.   
    Uwopremed always brings in the lols.
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    武田信玄 reacted to GrumpyMoriarty in What Do You Think About This Decision?   
    And as we progress on our rounds, we have here a classical presentation of a debate suffering from an acute case of Godwin's Law. As you can all see, the common symptoms are present -- as an online discussion grows increases in duration, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1. 
     
    I would prescribe a conservative treatment of a brief cooling-off period, with follow-ups in good academic research and critical thinking, as well as a general recommendation to refrain from hyperbole. Questions?
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from Edict in What's On Your Mind?   
    Guy is asian, went to a not-very-prestigious state med school (forgot which one it is but definitely not oakland or meharry). What's interesting is that he scored 240 on step 1 and is on his way to do fellowship in a top-5 hospital. Just to show that MCAT score doesn't necessarily correlate with the rest of your career.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from PDFChemist in Is It Practical?   
    With a car, anything is practical.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from 3change in Schools With Most Chances With My Profile?   
    DarkGohan...?
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from PeterPatting in What's On Your Mind?   
    And also about stacking all-star players, and also the "not 1 not 2 not 3..."...I wonder where he is going to take his talents to this year.
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    武田信玄 reacted to sultanator in Mcgill Med Program Put On Probation?   
    Not quite surprised by what's happening to McGill...
    The program is still good; however, the school has been surfing on their name recognition and reputation for way too long and lots problematic issues have been swept under the rug and excused... Cuz you know ... It's McGill after all.
     
    This probation is nowhere near as dramatic as the media make it look like but it's definitely a wake up call for McGill and most importantly a lesson in humility.
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    武田信玄 reacted to ralk in Untrained And Unemployed: Medical Schools Churning Out Doctors Who Can't Find Residencies And Full Time Positions   
    The way I'd like to see the system altered is to shift away from foreign-trained physicians to Canadian-trained physicians, with the secondary goal of eliminating any major incentive for Canadians to leave the country to study medicine (unless their intent is also to leave the country to practice medicine).
     
    My preferred method would be to increase Canadian medical school enrollment and shift IMG residency positions to CMG residency positions. That requires a fair bit of coordination between the various stakeholders in Canadian medical education to accomplish, but we may already be on that path. There was a huge increase in CMGs over the last decade, and with some signs that there may be too many physicians, especially in a few notable specialties, there's certainly pressure to reduce the number of IMG residency spots to make room for all the new CMGs. That appears to be happening somewhat, though not nearly as quickly or transparently as I'd prefer.
     
    Another, perhaps easier option, would be to simply revert to the old rules for IMGs matching through CaRMS. Namely, no IMGs in the first round at all. No dedicated spots, not even shared spots. CMGs only until the second round. That wouldn't reduce the overall number of IMGs/CSAs getting Canadian residencies, but it would reduce the desirability of those residencies. Right now there are dedicated IMG spots in fields or locations that CMGs would gladly take. Last year there were 20 IMG-dedicated Family Medicine spots in Toronto. That's the most sought-after Family Medicine site in the country and one of the few locations where there isn't a shortage of Family Medicine physicians. Canadian patients gain virtually nothing by having those spots available to IMGs.
     
    If IMGs/CSAs could not match until the second round, CMGs would eat up those desirable residencies in the first round. CSAs are more likely than CMGs to be from major metropolitan centres and state a reasonably strong preference to return there, so eliminating those cities as potential match locations would dissuade at least a few of them from going overseas. It would also better align the system with the purported reasons for including IMGs at all - to fill in the gaps in the Canadian medical system that CMGs are unable or largely unwilling to fill themselves. If we truly have such a great need for additional physicians beyond what we can train domestically, we might as well have them training and working in the places we need the extra physician manpower the most.
     
    You're right that the current system does not favour IMGs or CSAs - and I'm advocating for changes that would make things even tougher for them. This discussion often tends to focus narrowly on fairness at the point of residency applications, while neglecting fairness in the bigger picture. Fairness for the worldwide medical system that Canada takes advantage of by willfully taking other countries' physicians or taking advantage of their training systems (we have been labelled a poacher of medical professionals). Fairness for Canadians of all backgrounds who want to be physicians - whether they can afford to go overseas to study or not. Fairness for Canadian patients, who rightly want the highest quality, most accessible care. If there was a way to provide a higher level of fairness on these other metrics without making the situation even more difficult for IMGs/CSAs, I'd be all for it. However, I've yet to see any proposed system that can accomplish that, which is why I would prefer to make things worse for IMGs/CSAs in order to make things better for the Canadian (and worldwide) medical system as a whole.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from PeterPatting in What's On Your Mind?   
    haha, lebron lost again.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from rupchatt in Am I Being A Bit Greedy?   
    Some school down in the States. That's why I'm a bit concerned with money.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from uwopremed in Untrained And Unemployed: Medical Schools Churning Out Doctors Who Can't Find Residencies And Full Time Positions   
    Here we go with the cost of training argument. If that's the case, then let's just get rid of all CMGs. This way we don't have to spend a single cent.
     
    On a serious note, we pay money to train our own doctors because our MD training program is better, because our residency program is better, because the quality of CMGs are better than most IMGs on average. It's absurd to trade quality over money, especially when you are dealing with people's lives.
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    武田信玄 reacted to ralk in Nepotism And Corruption: Img And Son Of Program Director And Cabinet Minister Gets A Cardiac Surgery Residency. Carms Irregularity   
    The whole point was that they didn't handle the situation to the best of their abilities three years ago - that's why this is still a concern. This was blatant favouritism in violation of CaRMS rules with nepotism being an obvious motivator given that resident's family connections. There appears to have been no official consequences, for those who violated the CaRMS rules or those that benefitted from that violation. The resident might be highly qualified, but there's no guarantee of that at this point - they skirted the main checks of a person's competency (med school and residency applications) and are now in a program where the head honcho is his dad. The program now has a history of playing favourites and getting away with it, there's reason to suspect that may have continued. 
    Maybe the resident is phenomenal and the optics of the situation are the problem, not him. The point is that we don't know - and that is very concerning.
     
    This is an old story and I agree that doing a media blitz is unlikely to work. Even if it does, it would be nothing but a witch hunt. The whole thing still stinks though, and it hasn't stopped stinking three years later.
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    武田信玄 reacted to evans in Nepotism And Corruption: Img And Son Of Program Director And Cabinet Minister Gets A Cardiac Surgery Residency. Carms Irregularity   
    Guys, can you all please share this on your medical school FB pages, with friends, and news outlets?
     
    I too am sharing this with as many people as possible. I've also emailed CaRMS a link to this story. If you guys email them too, it might increase the chance that this gets their attention.
     
    Sharing this story is in all of our best interests. Say that this gets widely known: even though Cook et al. will probably get away this largely unscathed, the fact that the story blew up will be a huge deterrent for corruption/nepotism in residency programs. This means that the system will be more fair for all, and Canadians really will get the right doctors for the job.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from evans in Untrained And Unemployed: Medical Schools Churning Out Doctors Who Can't Find Residencies And Full Time Positions   
    PhD is a ponzi scheme, let's not turn MD into PhD.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from Username92 in Untrained And Unemployed: Medical Schools Churning Out Doctors Who Can't Find Residencies And Full Time Positions   
    Here we go with the cost of training argument. If that's the case, then let's just get rid of all CMGs. This way we don't have to spend a single cent.
     
    On a serious note, we pay money to train our own doctors because our MD training program is better, because our residency program is better, because the quality of CMGs are better than most IMGs on average. It's absurd to trade quality over money, especially when you are dealing with people's lives.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from Username92 in Untrained And Unemployed: Medical Schools Churning Out Doctors Who Can't Find Residencies And Full Time Positions   
    PhD is a ponzi scheme, let's not turn MD into PhD.
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    武田信玄 got a reaction from Username92 in Untrained And Unemployed: Medical Schools Churning Out Doctors Who Can't Find Residencies And Full Time Positions   
    I have two problems with introducing foreign doctors in our current situation.
     
    1. A very common argument FOR introducing foreign doctors based on practicality is that it takes a lot of Canadian taxpayers' money to train doctor. Better to have some other countries to train doctors for us and then we pick the top of their cream. This way we save money. But I'm not sure if my logic is tight here, but if we follow this argument, then we might as well replace all our doctors with foreign doctors. This way we don't even need to spend a single cent on medical school. Or at the very least, I would buy this argument more if I actually saw a decrease in our Canadian medical school spots. But I see the opposite. Instead, we are pumping more money into our medical school to pump out more graduates, and yet introducing more IMGs to compete with the unchaning residency spots. This to me just doesn't make any sense. How is doing this going to save our tax money? Please point out the flaw of my logics here.
     
    2. Another very common argument, also based on practicality, is that our CMGs don't have enough passion to go to rural areas and to serve under-served populations. Therefore, we can introduce IMGs and force them to work in those areas for an x amount of years before they can return to other parts of the country to practice. Again I would buy this argument more if this were actually the case. However, I am just going to quote something from the reading materials in this thread:
     
    http://forums.premed101.com/index.php?/topic/78064-how-i-improved-my-mmi/
     
    One of the documents (I think it's some federal government report or something) specifically says "IMGs are expected to work in rural areas but unfortunately they rarely do". So if we don't enforce the rule, this second argument is useless.
     
    People may argue that we cannnot treat IMGs like slaves and force them to live in certain areas and this is against human rights and blah blah blah. You have to remember by coming to Canada, these IMGs are getting paid way better than in their home countries (usually). So I see it as a fair trade-off. Nobody is forcing them to come to Canada. Besides, the supposed rule only requires them to stay in rural areas for a few year, not forever.
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