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  1. *=CaRMS Status Update Anatomical Pathology: Laval (Dec 4), UofT (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 9), Memorial (Dec 10), Queens (Dec 13 IMG), Dalhousie (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 16 IMG) Anesthesiology: Manitoba (Dec 6), NOSM (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 12), Dalhousie (Dec 13), Queen's (Dec 14), Calgary (Dec 16*), USask (Dec 17), Alberta (Dec 17*), Western (Dec 17*), Memorial (Dec 18), McMaster (Dec 18) Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4), Ottawa (Dec 16) Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatoon (Nov 28), UBC (Nov 29), MUN (Dec 4), Calgary (Dec 6) McMaster IMg (Dec 18) Emergency Medicine: Queen's (Dec 9), Calgary (Dec 16*), McMaster (Dec 16 - phone call), Manitoba (Dec 16) Toronto (Dec 18), Edmonton (Dec 19) Family Medicine: Sherbrooke (21 Nov), Laval (21 Nov), Montreal (21 Nov), Ontario IMG (30 Nov), UBC (10 Dec IMG/CMG), McGill (Dec 10), Alberta: Edmonton (Dec 12), Red Deer (Dec 15), Grande Prairie (Dec 15), Saskatchewan: North Battleford (Dec 11 IMG), La Ronge (Dec 17 CMG) Western (Dec 13), Ottawa (Dec 16), Queens (Dec 16), McMaster (Dec 16*), Memorial (Dec 16*), La Ronge (Dec 17 IMG), Regina (Dec 17 IMG), Prince Albert (Dec 17 CMG/IMG), Saskatoon (Dec 17 IMG), Moose Jaw & Swift Current (Dec 17 CMG/IMG), NOSM (Dec 17), Toronto (Dec 17), McGill - Châteauguay, Val-d'Or, Gatineau (Dec 17 IMG*), McGill - Montreal (Dec 18 IMG*), Manitoba (CMG-Dec 18*), Calgary - Medicine Hat (Dec 18*), Calgary (Dec 18 CMG/IMG), Montreal (Dec 19 IMG), Manitoba-Northern remote stream (Dec 19* IMG) General Pathology: McMaster (Dec 6 IMG), Saskatchewan (Dec 16 IMG) General Surgery: McGill (Dec 10), Manitoba (Dec 13), Toronto (Dec 14), Toronto (Dec 15* IMG), MUN (Dec 16), Dalhousie (Dec 16*), Edmonton (Dec 16), Vancouver (Dec 16*), Niagara (Dec 17), Calgary (Dec 17 - CMG), Western (Dec 18), Saskatchewan (Dec 19) Hematological Pathology: UofT (Dec 13* IMG) Internal Medicine: Sherbrooke (Nov 26) Medical Genetics and Genomics: UofT (Dec 6) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Manitoba (28 Nov), Ottawa (Dec 9, IMG/CMG), Dalhousie (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 9), Calgary (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 13th CMG), Western (Dec 16th CMG), U of T (Dec 16, IMG), Western (Dec 16, IMG), U of T (Dec 17th CMG), Alberta (Dec 18*) Neurology - Paediatric: McGill (Dec 16) Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Ottawa (Dec 3), McMaster (Dec 12*), Dalhousie (Dec 13), UBC (Dec 16), UofT (Dec 17) Nuclear Medicine: Western (Dec 9), McGill (Dec 17) Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Montreal (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 12), UBC (Dec 12), Montfort (Dec 16*), Saskatoon (Dec 16), Regina (Dec 16), Calgary (Dec 16), Queen’s (Dec 17), uOttawa (Dec 17), Winnipeg (Dec 17), U of T (Dec 17), Dal (Dec 18), NOSM (spots NOT OFFERED, no ministry funding), Western (Dec 18), Dalhousie (Dec 18), McGill (Dec 19) Ophthalmology: Manitoba (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 12*), UBC (Dec 13*), Western (Dec 16), Edmonton (Dec 16), USask (Dec 17), Dalhousie (Dec 17), Ottawa (Dec 18*), Dal (Dec 18), NOSM/UoT (Dec 18 - PROGRAM NOT OFFERED) Orthopaedic Surgery: Calgary (Dec 11), Dalhousie (Dec 12), McGill (Dec 12), Alberta (Dec 13), UBC (Dec 16), Sask (Dec 16), MUN (Dec 16), McMaster (Dec 17*), UofT (Dec 17*), Ottawa (Dec 18) Otolaryngology: Alberta (Dec 9), Ottawa (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11), Manitoba (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 16), Dalhousie (Dec 16), Toronto (Dec 17), Western (Dec 17), Calgary (Dec 18) Pediatrics: McMaster (Dec 13 IMG), Manitoba (Dec 13 IMG), Western (Dec 13 IMG) Western (Dec 16* IMG, Dec 17* CMG), Dalhousie (Dec 17), Memorial (Dec 17), McGill (Dec 17), Toronto (Dec 17 CMG), McMaster (Dec 17), Manitoba (Dec 17), Saskatchewan (Dec 17 IMG/CMG), Calgary (Dec 17), Alberta (Dec 17), Western (Dec 17), UBC (Dec 17 IMG/CMG), UBC-Island (Dec 17), uOttawa (Dec 17 IMG/CMG), Montreal (Dec 17*), Sherbrooke (Dec 17), Toronto (Dec.18* IMG), Queens (Dec 19 CMG) Plastic Surgery: McGill (Dec 14), Laval (Dec 16), Dalhousie (Dec 16), Ottawa (Dec 17), U of T (Dec 17), McMaster (Dec 17), UBC (Dec 18), Western (Dec 18), Manitoba (Dec 18) Alberta (Dec 19) PM&R: Sask (Dec 6), Alberta (Dec 6), Manitoba (Dec 6), Montreal (7 Dec), Ottawa (9 Dec), Laval (10 Dec), Calgary (Dec 10), Dalhousie (Dec 11), Toronto (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 12), Western (Dec 12) Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 22), McMaster-Hamilton (Dec 3), McGill (Dec 3), Manitoba (Dec 3), Western-London/Windsor (Dec 4) McMaster-Waterloo (Dec 6), Sherbrooke (Dec 10), Saskatchewan-Saskatoon, Regina (Dec 11), Calgary (Dec 11), UBC - Greater Van, Van, Vic, Prince George (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 11*), Toronto (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 13), NOSM - Thunder Bay (Dec 13), Dalhousie (Dec 16), Ottawa - Monfort (Dec 16*), Queens (Dec 16) Public Health and Preventative Medicine: Sherbrooke (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 6), Toronto (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 17) Public Health and Preventative Medicine with Family: UBC (Dec 9), McMaster (Dec 12) Radiation Oncology: Alberta (Dec 2), Calgary (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 10), Queen's (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11), Dalhousie (Dec 12), Ottawa (Dec 17) Manitoba (Dec 17*) Urology: Western (Dec 2), Dalhousie (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6), Ottawa (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 16), Laval (Dec 18) Vascular Surgery: (Western, Mac, Manitoba, UBC "CMG" Dec 12) [Mcgill "CMG" Dec 17] (Calgary CMG Dec 17 - CMG)
  2. Hi all, Just did the QE I today and ran out of time on MCQ part and missed around 10 questions. Has anyone had something like this happen to them? If yes, was your score okay? Also, what’s the average score needed to pass in terms of questions right vs wrong usually, I.e what would getting 70% correspond to in terms of overall score?
  3. Hi everyone, I wanted to get advice on what to do with electives. Currently I’ve got 6 weeks of electives in Orthopedics and thinking about either doing 4 more. Would it be better to do all ortho or do the 4 in something different as a backup? Either Internal Med, Family or General surgery. Thanks!
  4. There is also Griffith University which has a much smaller class size (180 vs UQ's 500), is a little bit cheaper, and has a better reputation in Queensland hospitals. Plus you get to live right next to the beach which is always a bonus!
  5. I agree with this. If you want to stay for internship go to places like Queensland where there’s generally more intern spots for internationals. Every person I know who wanted to stay has been able to stay. This year they’ve changed things over and made it even better for internationals in Queensland, because your priority for internship is now equal to other Australians from out of State and it’s merit based, and because you rotate in Queensland you have a huge advantage. Also, if you want to do family med you can do 4 years there after you’re done and be qualified as a GP and then you can come back to Canada without any hurdles as a fully licensed family doc. And you get paid better through the process too!
  6. As somebody with close friends who’ve done medicine in Australia and Ireland, I can definitely say that Australia is the better way to go. RCSI is a very expensive option that seems to cater to Canadians, but in Australia you have the opportunity of staying in Australia which every Canadian I’ve seen almost always intends to do after they’ve spent a year there. Matching back to Canada has been equal for both, but at least with Australia you have a) the option of staying there, and b) cheaper than RCSI and a much richer experience. Why do people stay in Australia? The pay during training is much better than Canada, all speciality options are open to you as a domestic graduate, and if you want to be a family doctor, you can finish it there in 4 years and go back to Canada without any exams or extra training because the colleges have reciprocity.
  7. Yeah, so I’ve heard as well.... been hearing it for years though and it doesn’t seem like any province has done much to curb rads pay. I think in Quebec it’s actually going up, not down.
  8. Can I ask why you’re transferring? And from which program? Guessing IM
  9. Hi guys, i understand that Ontario is currently negotiating with the medical association regarding a contract and this time with binding arbitration etc. My question is, does anyone know what the proposals are for radiologists or radiology pay?
  10. Is there any chance that radiology will remain lucrative as it has been given all the changes to the profession in terms of AI and the government going after radiologist pay? Plus, how good is radiology for a new grad?
  11. I know this might be a weird comparison, but what's the difference in renumeration between a dermatologist (in Ontario) and family med or FM+EM? I'm attracted to dermatology in general but lifestyle and pay are very important, and I'm not sure if I want to go down the path of killing myself over trying to get into dermatology.
  12. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense now actually. I'm starting to think family med is a good option after all lol. Does a +1 for family practitioners translate to significantly higher pay?
  13. From my discussion with several FPs, they all complained that specialists were working less and making more, especially subspecialties that don't require OR time or hospital resources. But yeah, that does seem to conflict with the popular opinion that you can make the same amount, or close to it, as an FP and have a much better life-work balance.
  14. Commons, thanks for the reply. Yes, that's a very valid point. So, I'll be honest, money is a huge factor for me. Although I'm only in my first year, my goal has always been to end up in a speciality that nets 700k+ a year. It seems unusual to me that the majority of people in med don't also have that same ambition to do specialities like radiology, ophthalmology or dermatology ( while they seem competitive, from the numbers I don't think they're THAT competitive. if I wanted one of the three and was willing to go far, I could land one) that can bring in a lot of money. Especially when you think about the fact that you can retire early, 3 years of extra training seems a small trade off for a difference of around 500k a year in potential earnings.
  15. Just out of curiosity, why has family med suddenly become so popular? There are a lot of grads now that are applying only to family med. I understand that there are many lifestyle benefits that come with family practice, but what about pay? Can't an MD make significantly more as a specialist than a family doctor, and in addition to that many specialties offer the same lifestyle benefits as family, like radiology, dermatology, etc. But with significantly higher pay.
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