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  1. Residency! Edict hit the nail on the head. Add to that the difference in pay when you do it before versus during presidency and it's a no-brainer.
  2. PhD2MD

    Unhappy in medicine?

    Wait...it doesn't get better? Damn lol.
  3. Congrats on the RN. Have you considered the advanced nursing options you have? Cardiac/neuro surgery nursing, anesthetic nurse etc...lots of good options with 2/3 the compensation of an MD but much less training and liability.
  4. it would help if we invested in technology and gmr's that actually reduced the amount of redundant to unnecessary paper work.
  5. PhD2MD

    Unhappy in medicine?

    Are you sure you just don't hate hospitals? It seems that you like people and hate bureaucracy/bad systems. How did you feel about family? Having your own clinic can mean that you design the system + get to actually care for people as much as you want.
  6. PhD2MD

    Are there any normal non arrogant pre-meds?

    The proportion decreases as you move up in medicine. There's always a couple, but like sangria says...just smile and let them talk
  7. I've been wondering that as well lately...I think I do come off as trying to dissuade. It's not really a sourness about medicine, it's more above the process and the "med-or-die" culture that exists. I think the obsession with medicine is unwarranted and most premeds know very little about the think they're obsessed with (heck, many med students don't). Medicine is nice, but it's not what most people think it is, and I'm trying to be the counterweight to that prevailing view. If you know what medicine is, and you've fairly compared it to other things...than sure med-or-die. Buy most haven't done that before committing themselves and ignoring other opportunities. Now if med were easy and didn't present a large opportunity cost, I wouldn't care. But it's a huge opportunity cost and so deserves a fair evaluation before committing/obsessing.
  8. Try to keep in mind that your opinion of medicine and these other jobs is most certainly wrong. Even by residency, many people don't have a true grasp of what their lives in their specialty will actually look like. By extension, your thoughts about those other jobs are probably inaccurate. Don't fall into the premed trap of obsessing over something you don't actually know.
  9. Find a fault that you can demonstrate with a story... Email explain why it's important, demonstrate how you've worked on it with another story, and then guess how you might improve it during residency.
  10. PhD2MD

    Am I screwed now?

    And not call yourself "screwed" if you're in the 90%
  11. PhD2MD

    Am I screwed now?

    But it wasn't because of your 3.8. With 3/5 acceptances I'd wager you've got a unique app. My point was your chances are low with a 3.8 or 4.0...they're still 5-15% tops based solely on the gpa
  12. PhD2MD

    Am I screwed now?

    You're not "screwed". Even with a 4.0, you're odds of getting into Ontario med school is low. More importantly, life isn't over if you don't get into med school! I wish that wasn't the default assumption on these forums.
  13. In Ontario I believe 13.5% for the first 500k, 27% thereafter. But that's in addition to the income tax you also have to pay when you take the money out of the corporation and put it in your bank account.
  14. WE don't, at least not in a direct way that gives us a reasonable ability to lobby.
  15. I see the utility of testing...but what is the justification for the cost? Can we not demand some transparency? We pay them million(s?)/year in testing fees...we should be able to say or do something.
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