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  1. heydere

    Why do people want this so bad ?

    Personally I wonder if I would have enjoyed a job where I sat in an office and worked on a computer more than medicine... Medicine can be rewarding if you have enough time with patients.. but in today's day and time, it is simply mentally and physically taxing, especially when you have little time/patient and you are forced to see patient-to-patient, sometimes every 5-10 minutes. The documentation and paperwork in family medicine is usually overtime work that is poorly compensated, so it is not an adequate comparison to what is entailed in other office type jobs.. Additionally, you would be surprised by the number of patients that try to manipulate the government insurances systems, like ODSP, and you have to be the one to fill out their forms..not rewarding.. just my personal opinion.
  2. Do both RBC and Scotiabank provide a 24 month grace period after residency/fellowship for repayment? or is the grace period after graduation from medical school? I know for RBC its 2 years after residency (http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/services/student/medical-dental-credit.html), but cant figure out for scotiabank.
  3. Is this for real? This would significantly limit the ability of those that want to transfer; they will be eligible for less spots and perhaps not for the specialty that may have been made available to them through one stream.
  4. heydere

    Radiology as a backup...?

    Why is the competition low?
  5. heydere

    Turning down home school interview?

    Agree with shakeshake. I say, Go to the interview!
  6. First of all, I am really sorry to hear that. CaRMS is a mystery. As a next step, I would email the PDs across the country for the competitive specialty and/or FM, inquiring if they have any feedback on your application. You can say that you received great feedback from someone at their school. Message me if you have any questions.
  7. Why is the job market for peds neuro not great? There is such a huge demand for it... In my city, there are none.
  8. Are there any US schools that are Canadian friendly for residencies?
  9. heydere

    Unhappy in medicine?

    I wish I could help. But I felt the exact same way as you throughout clerkship, and continue to feel the same way in residency.
  10. heydere

    Applying to FM last minute

    Can you switch one of your non rad electives to family medicine? Family Medicine is becoming increasingly competitive. One elective would help tremendously.
  11. heydere

    Income and Lifestyle

    Are there many such people unhappy with the extra spots?
  12. I am also looking to speak to someone regarding transfers
  13. To be honest with you, I would keep this reference as a last resort. I do think that there is hidden stigma and discrimination against Muslims, from my personal experiences, and I would be hesitant to advise you to use this reference letter. As unfortunate as that may be.
  14. heydere

    USask Med vs UManitoba med

    I don’t personally have experience with either of these programs, but I would pick UofM, as they have amazing surgical residency programs that UofS doesn’t (ex, neurosurg, plastics, cardiac, vascular) and someone already mentioned peds as well. Winnipeg also has a great food scene!
  15. Why is the value for 25,000 Scotia points less than the value for 15,000 RBC points?
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