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  1. 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.
  2. heydere

    Income and Lifestyle

    Are there many such people unhappy with the extra spots?
  3. I am also looking to speak to someone regarding transfers
  4. You can apply in the first round in the States, unlike Canada
  5. 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.
  6. USMLE is the american licensing exam. It has four exams: Step 1, Step 2 CK and CS, and Step 3.
  7. Consider writing the usmle and going to the States for Psych. I know its hard to be motivated for the usmle but it will be good for you in the long run.
  8. 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!
  9. Why is the value for 25,000 Scotia points less than the value for 15,000 RBC points?
  10. I was reading the Gold Amex (https://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/personal/credit-cards/american-express/gold-card.html) and Passport infinite (https://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/personal/credit-cards/visa/passport-infinite-card.html) descriptions. Regrading reward points earned, both mention eligible "eligible grocery stores, dining, entertainment purchases" Does anyone know what counts as eligible? Cant find the info anywhere.
  11. Whats the average community radiologist pay?
  12. What dates do the results come out usually? 2018 ones are not out yet...
  13. Not to create major disputes amongst us, but I personally think that physicians are over compensated for their work. Yes I do understand that we have years of debt, years of hard education and we make a difference in critical moments of people’s lives and hence should be rewarded. As a first generation physician and immigrant though, I have seen how incredibly difficult jobs people in other professions work and the relatively low incomes they earn. Most middle-income families would be lucky to afford a single international vacation in more than a decade. Meanwhile, all physicians afford multiple vacations per year. I understand it is hard to see a cut in your pay cheque but I think it’s important to be cognizant of others in the society.. We are so fortunate to earn what we do, to do what we do, but being so defensive about our incomes only makes us look worse in the eyes of the public.
  14. Would all steps be required to apply? Or just Step 1?