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  1. Very different. It be easier if you truly accepted the day to day differences between AN and GS and focus on one. It's not an uncommon for people to think about AN and GS, but eventually they realize they really only want one and really don't want the other. The earlier you decide the easier your life will be.
  2. Social support, QOL of the city, and then home program is a distant third In terms of city QOL, depends if you want a bigger city or young part vibe, vs more mature and chill.
  3. Rumors are that BMO has started a -0.5% promotion. Anyone have more info/confirmation?
  4. She went the RD route, sorry. Don't know what the value is, but I think it gives you freedom to create value, finding random niches. That's my impression.
  5. The reason it's disturbing is not because of what it shows about resident's character. Instead it's disturbing because it reveals that the magic/honeymoon phase/idealization of medicine that we all had before getting in, doesn't last very long once you're here. Not even matching to your #1 choice, or landing your "ideal" job makes up for it.
  6. PA (and specialized RNs/NPs) are the best bang for buck careers right now. Low opportunity cost, no overheard, short training, minimal personal liability, much better hours, all for a six-figure salary that is actually higher than some MDs (170k for example is more than a good chunk of FP, neuro, peds docs). I enjoy medicine, but when kids ask me about going into the field, I ask them to make a serious cost-benefit analysis considering all of the above before they chose MD over PA/NP. The system/patients would benefit from more MDs, but it's probably in an individuals best interest to become a mid-level.
  7. Agreed. Mostly useless. The few times it's useful, most basic ones are good enough. Only reason to take it more seriously is if your specialty demands it.
  8. Psych in Ontario got boosted a few years ago with the mental heth investments. Inga are much better now. And call shifts/locums can be really lucrative. 6-700k is what the ones I know, who work hard, make. That's awesome because a lot of the other traditionally lower billing specialties (neuro, ID, less) can't make that anywhere near that much even of they work hard.
  9. Insider info for Kingston: two of the psych doc's with the largest outpatient pools are retiring in the next year or two. Demand is about to skyrocket around Kingston.
  10. Exactly. The rest of the hospital benefits if you guys DO report it and force them to change. Please do.
  11. Holy cow. Can't believe this is real. I'm pretty upset. How do they expect to provide good AN service to the hospital if they're scaring good eople away? ---- Side note, I just wanted to address one of the earlier comments about Queen's. As bad as AN CaRMS interview might be, Queen's as a whole is the exact opposite! I've lived, rotated, and worked throughout most of southern Ontario, and Queen's/Kingston was my surprise favorite. People (outside of anesthesia I guess...geeez) are generally nicer than most other centers, there IS a really sense of community, and the city happens to fit my personality perfectly (don't come here if you're looking for Toronto's bar/club scene). NONE of that excuses how AN behaved during interviews though, and I hope you guys do report it.
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