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  1. Any thoughts on the UofA urology program? Reasons for not matching two spots?
  2. How is physiatrist lucrative? Aren’t patients super complex with neurological and musculoskeletal deficits requiring long consultations?
  3. Unfortunately, the Canadian system is not very forgiving and in most cases doesnt allow for transfers or switch of specialties after
  4. Why is that? I thought US took lots of IMGs. Wouldn't they prefer Canadians over IMGs from other places?
  5. It is not true that you can match to family without any electives, even if you are willing to go everywhere. You most definitely do need to do at least 1 elective in family. Perhaps do 1 in FM and 1 in EM and the rest in rad?
  6. What are some training programs or electives to consider doing for GP psychotherapy?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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