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  1. gangliocytoma

    Shadowing Experiance

    homeopathic doctor ≠ ND, NDs may prescribe homeopathic medications however.
  2. It's very difficult to find anything clinical in Toronto as a student from another school. Your best bet would be to find a research supervisor who is also a clinician and hope they'll let you observe every now and then (this is also extremely unlikely and difficult). I think you should just stay at your home school and use the program there.
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    OSAP CHANGES FOR 2019-2020

    So.. Ontario took away tuition tax credits under the Wynne government to increase OSAP grant amounts. Now Doug is dropping tuition 10% (cool), decreasing grant amounts and likely total loan amounts. I'm certain that the decrease in OSAP will be greater than the decrease in tuition. I see this as a lose, lose, lose for us. At least bring back the tuition tax credits if you're going to do this...
  4. I don't think your GPA would be holding you back too much. Your MCAT looks decent as well. I don't think 1 yr research based masters exist, most of them will take roughly 2 years but could be longer if your experiments don't work out. I wouldn't go into a master's if you aren't passionate about it.
  5. gangliocytoma

    Critical Care - Competitive Now?

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

    Critical Care - Competitive Now?

    Isn't there a lack of jobs in CC? Why would people wanna rush into it?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
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    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.
  13. 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.