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  1. I've talked to a few rad oncs, though all were academic so keep that in mind. As you'd expect oncology is what 95% of them do. I'm not sure if you'd consider brachytherapy as "something else", but it's a fellowship you can also get and get into a OR that way. In the communities there is some "non-oncology" work as well but it has to do from what I understand with removing cysts and providing palliative radiation for some cases of severe joint pain from a lesion or something that's spread to your bones. Job market used to be terrible but now days is looking good, but things can and probably will change as it's a cycle. And who knows what's going to happen as we get more into things like immuno and genetic therapies. Hopefully that helps.
  2. What is the typical gross income for a fresh FM grad out of residency? I hear 25-30% overhead is the norm, is this true? How many patients / hour can you realistically see out of residency without feeling overwhelmed? How many hours / week are you working, and how many hours per night do you spend charting? Or do you chart during the day? Thank you
  3. I don't have much advice for your specific situation, but if your school is anything like mine, the most effective way to get a hold of someone is to physically go to their office and ask to speak to them. In the world of medicine emails and phone calls tend to go unanswered...
  4. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6Xt-tlSCG13RnJxM2xkLWxobFE/edit For everyone that's been messaging me: sorry I won't be responding, read what I posted in this thread as it answers all of your questions
  5. know canmeds, read doing right and know the basic principles, have examples memorized and ready for common questions and canmeds from your EC's. There was a document flowing around somewhere last year that had like 300-400 MMI and panel type questions, which basically has all the questions you're going to be possibly asked. Western doesn't really look to surprise with the interview.
  6. Your chances of getting accepted eventually are in the 40's as a non-SWOMEN and the 80's as a SWOMEN, I worked out the math for SWOMEN above you can check it out. This is for getting accepted, including waitlist movements. Like the user above said the biggest moderator on your individual odds is your degree of preparation, based on that you can increase your odds substantially. For my Interviews last year I prepped for like 100-150 hours, so basically what I'm trying to say is get to work. In our year there are quite a few SWOMEN who wanted London campus but were offered Windsor instead, and of course there were SWOMEN that didn't get in. So it's not like you're doomed if you're non-SWOMEN. Me and most of my friends were offered straight admission to London campus, most of us being non-SWOMEN.
  7. Looking at the Deans report for example for 2017, 120 SWOMEN were invited for an interview , of which 72 were accepted pre-waitlist. If we extrapolate the normal waitlist movement of Western to SWOMEN applicants, wherein about half of the waitlist historically clears, we cold roughly say that of the 48 that were not accepted about 24 will be accepted after the waitlist clears. This is likely a conservative estimate because I would guess SWOMEN have a greater advantage for coming off the waitlist as well due to their higher file scores on average (SWOMEN advantage is a huge boost to your file score) So we have 72 + 24 = 96 out of 120 being offered an acceptance eventually to Western, which is 80% or 4/5. https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/docs/about/DeansReport-2017_web.pdf
  8. Non-SWOMEN odds are approximately 45% either acceptance or getting in off the high/normal waitlist.
  9. The stat you are looking at (I know which PDF it is because I obsessed over this stuff lat year) is only for straight acceptances, not high waitlisted people and people who get in from the normal waitlist.
  10. A plurality of the class for Schulich 2023 is 21-22 but there are a lot of people who are 24-25 and not an insignificant number of people in the 27+ range. Comes out to an average age of 23 (but I seem to recall in orientation the number was closer to 24 than 23)
  11. Not known but it's most likely a combination of Interview / GPA / MCAT, with Interview playing the biggest role. It's different if you're SWOMEN where you have basically a 4/5 chance of being accepted or high waitlisted if you received an interview.
  12. I don't know what will happen to the CARS cutoff in the future but recently the trend has been downwards. When I first applied to the school the cutoff was 130, when I got accepted it was 128 and now it's 127. It seems like they're trying to focus on EC's. We do have a new Dean of Medicine taking over however, which may change things. If you have a solid shot at other schools, I wouldn't write the MCAT again for the reasons you mentioned.
  13. With radiology there is such a high volume, and also high risk in terms of career choice because who knows what's going to be happening to radiology 10-15 years from now... I think they should be having increased compensation seeing as how they're hyper critical to the hospital and IIRC last year radiology had only 79 applicants for 78 spots despite the supposed high salaries.
  14. Last year I was tutored by a member in this community for my interview. I consider myself to be a weak interviewer, but I was able to secure admission to my top choice school in my desired campus location (London). I think our tutoring sessions played a large role in allowing me to accomplish this. To be honest the sessions are a little on the pricier side compared to things you can find elsewhere, but I think it's well worth it considering the quality you get. The community member was PHD2MD.
  15. You're basically promoting dogmatic centrism. Realize this isn't a particularly new or insightful outlook, just ask Neville Chamberlain. The correct answer in political discourse isn't always to compromise or find the middle ground.
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