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  1. gangliocytoma

    McMaster Health Science Admission

    It will not.
  2. gangliocytoma

    Critical Care - Competitive Now?

    Ahh gotcha! Best of luck with the application!
  3. gangliocytoma

    Critical Care - Competitive Now?

    Isn't there a lack of jobs in CC? Why would people wanna rush into it?
  4. not as many as Mac health sci, but a handful from the people I know. Your degree/program isn't going to decide where you end up but it can certainly help.
  5. I don't think we should feel as if the government is doing us a favour by partially funding medical studies. With the amount of taxes paid in this country, I don't see why our education should not be subsidized, considering that every single bachelor degree (including the ones that only get you a job at Starbucks) are subsidized by the taxpayer as well. Whats the point of someone being forced to work in a specialty that they won't enjoy? They'll likely do a crappy job and burn out faster leaving another void to be filled. Not to mention, being in a career/specialty that you hate can lead to mental health issues down the road. Need is also not as simple as made out to be. We have tons of orthopods that have finished residency, done multiple fellowships, and are unemployed. Is this because they aren't "needed"? No, they are very much needed with all the joint replacements required to improve people's QOL, but the funds are not being allocated to open up more OR times.
  6. gangliocytoma

    Becoming a competitive candidate for EM?

    No clue. I'm only in second year. Research may only be a tick box on the application but likely won't be the deciding factor. Supposedly it all comes down to how much people like you/if you're a good fit for the program, if you work well with others, demonstrate interest in the specialty, perform well on electives and get your name known in good ways by the people doing residency selection. Having a good interview also probably helps.
  7. gangliocytoma

    Becoming a competitive candidate for EM?

    https://www.carms.ca/data-reports/r1-data-reports/r-1-match-interactive-data/ It's tough, one of the more competitive programs. Roughly 3.5 applicants for each spot for the 5 year program. About the same for the FM+1EM programs.
  8. gangliocytoma

    What Am I doing Wrong?

    There is lots of sociology now in med school, we had a whole course dedicated basically to sociology in 1st year. Definitely microbiology (I would argue not enough). There will be still many courses and assignments that you find to a bother and waste of time, and you will learn things that have no relevance in terms of saving lives. Organic chemistry definitely does not have clinical relevance, but I would argue that it's a great way to train your problem solving skills and understanding of mechanisms, which have analogues in practicing clinical medicine. Additionally, these things will come up again on the MCAT and I think you will be better off just getting a firm grasp on them from your course work rather than spend thousands of additional $$ on an MCAT prep course. I understand there may be less flexibility in choosing courses in 1st and 2nd yr undergrad, but it does get better in upper years. I don't know what school you're studying at, but there was a lot of flexibility in 3rd and 4th year to do study your interests where I went. Just be patient and do your best. I had an awful start to university where I barely passed my 1st year and was able to bounce back and get into med school.
  9. gangliocytoma

    How much do EM physicians make in ON/BC on avg?

    Academic EM docs get salaried vs fee for service I think. This way all EM docs at the centre will make roughly the same $$, even if some decide to spend more time doing research/admin work than take clinical shifts.
  10. You wouldn't. I doubt you'd get enough funding by yourself to just "do your own thing" as even big researchers have trouble getting grant money these days. You'd have to get approval from your PI to allocate funds to your project, and therefore your PI would be on the paper. You'll likely also get help from other senior lab members so they would also be on your paper. You'd have to convince your PI that your interest is worth spending money on. Also, publishing something in a meaningful, peer-reviewed journal costs upwards of $500, and will likely require you to make revisions and changes, and can take well over a year from time of submission before it's accepted.
  11. gangliocytoma

    My chances for Queen's?

    Without knowing your MCAT it's impossible to say. ECs seem good to me. Check to see if your ECs meet the CanMed roles. If you can tick all the boxes, pending a good MCAT score an interview is possible (but never guaranteed).
  12. Since when is the Passport Infinite waived? I would love to get rid of my useless Passport Gold
  13. gangliocytoma

    Tips on how to be more competitive for residency

    Start school first and all will be revealed shortly after. Take this summer to relax and don't worry about residency yet. Schools in Canada are pass/fail.
  14. gangliocytoma

    Queens or UofT MAM

    @dantheman24 Regardless of where you choose, you'll have great schooling. If you have any questions about Queen's shoot me a message.