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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from initrams in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    Was about to say this. Anyone who thinks they'll make MD equivalent money in tech/finance/corporate without grinding is kidding themselves. These people work their assess of at the beginning of their careers just like residents/med students do.
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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from petitmonstre111 in Is being a doctor worth it?   
    Was about to say this. Anyone who thinks they'll make MD equivalent money in tech/finance/corporate without grinding is kidding themselves. These people work their assess of at the beginning of their careers just like residents/med students do.
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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from striders02 in Should I request a change to the ‘contribution statement’ in a manuscript being submitted?   
    I feel like they're too busy going through hundreds of applications in detail to worry about something like this.
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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from initrams in What is everybody using at med school?   
    iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil and notability will be all you need to take notes and study from.
    Edit: if you already have a functioning laptop then the iPad should suffice. If you require a full on computer I'd probably move towards the surface as it can do both tableting and computering.
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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from mew in Emergency medicine research and CaRMS   
    They said they look at research as part of "other things" outside your clinical performance. Other can include research, leadership things, etc.
    If you join the CAEP medical student facebook group the student rep has recorded the zoom call and you can listen to it yourself. 
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    gangliocytoma reacted to IMislove in Acceptance letter release date?   
    Y'all need to chill. As a user pointed out, COVID is taking a chunk of everyones time. Acceptances and applications in general are definitely low priority compared to seeing patients, dealing with curriculum changes for their current students, and the administrative nightmare that this pandemic brings/staff working from home. Enjoy the weekend, take a deep breath, things will come when they come. Good luck to y'all, 
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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from premedwannaB in Research Abroad or Research in the U.S.?   
    A publication will help with your OMSAS application, but it is not mandatory. Unless anything has changed since I've gone through, only completed research deliverables (conference abstracts, publications) are counted on OMSAS, work in progress is not. The value of the experience should be what it does for you (i.e. allow you to travel, see the world, complete research with esteemed faculty, network) not what you think will be attractive to med schools. This sounds like a really cool opportunity and you should make the most of it.
    Exploring medicine through shadowing is a great way for you to personally learn more about the field and decide whether it is something you'd like to do. Shadowing does not increase your chances of getting into a Canadian med school. If you apply to US schools then things are different.
    I anticipate the lockdowns pertaining to COVID to last well into the summer. I'd have a back-up plan in case things fall through.
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    gangliocytoma reacted to rogerroger in Ask questions about emergency medicine here   
    Yes, very much so. I work on average 24hrs a week (you can do more if you felt inclined) as a full time physician. The only caveat is that you will spend about 30% of your off hours on a time zone opposite from your family. Which from your family’s perspective will feel like you are away more than 24hrs a week. But it’s still a very good lifestyle imo. 
     
    My partner practices family medicine. I have a lot more free time. 
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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from apple94 in New 8-week cap and CaRMS strategies   
    Ya idk how programs will look at things now. It seems really silly that the distribution of your elective weeks will play a significant role on how a program ranks you. The goal of electives is to provide a greater diversity of experiences. If you get grilled at your ENT interview why you did 8 weeks of plastics electives you can say you weren't sure what you wanted and wanted to explore the field more, or that you found certain aspects of the elective valuable (i.e. advanced suturing techniques, skin grafting, etc).
    Also, I don't think it's unreasonable for people to be somewhat undecided going into CaRMs. Programs should be selling themselves just as much as you're trying to sell yourself to them. Keep in mind I haven't gone through CaRMs yet, so take all this with a grain of salt.
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    gangliocytoma reacted to IMislove in High School Student: Which Courses to Take?   
    Look better for what exactly? Med school? Will make 0 difference, as most high school things do. Do what makes you happy and enjoy the experience.
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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from Tullius in New 8-week cap and CaRMS strategies   
    Ya idk how programs will look at things now. It seems really silly that the distribution of your elective weeks will play a significant role on how a program ranks you. The goal of electives is to provide a greater diversity of experiences. If you get grilled at your ENT interview why you did 8 weeks of plastics electives you can say you weren't sure what you wanted and wanted to explore the field more, or that you found certain aspects of the elective valuable (i.e. advanced suturing techniques, skin grafting, etc).
    Also, I don't think it's unreasonable for people to be somewhat undecided going into CaRMs. Programs should be selling themselves just as much as you're trying to sell yourself to them. Keep in mind I haven't gone through CaRMs yet, so take all this with a grain of salt.
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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from MedHopeful93 in New 8-week cap and CaRMS strategies   
    Ya idk how programs will look at things now. It seems really silly that the distribution of your elective weeks will play a significant role on how a program ranks you. The goal of electives is to provide a greater diversity of experiences. If you get grilled at your ENT interview why you did 8 weeks of plastics electives you can say you weren't sure what you wanted and wanted to explore the field more, or that you found certain aspects of the elective valuable (i.e. advanced suturing techniques, skin grafting, etc).
    Also, I don't think it's unreasonable for people to be somewhat undecided going into CaRMs. Programs should be selling themselves just as much as you're trying to sell yourself to them. Keep in mind I haven't gone through CaRMs yet, so take all this with a grain of salt.
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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from PhD2MD in Queen's Anesthesia Interview   
    It's actually quite perplexing to hear this. I (and all the classmates I've talked to) had an awesome anesthesia core rotation at Queen's. The staff were awesome teachers, the residents all looked happy and enjoyed their program. I felt super welcomed each time I walked into the OR and actually for the first time in clerkship, felt like I was able to meaningfully contribute to the care of a patient because of how hands on they allow medical students to be. It was only my third rotation, but the teaching I got from working with the staff one-on-one was awesome. It's so strange hearing these things. I guess what is more strange is that the is program is acting very differently from how it normally does
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    gangliocytoma reacted to rmorelan in Queen's Anesthesia Interview   
    I don't think the staff are normally cruel or horrible people ha
    I just think someone got it in their head that stressing people out like this is somehow something necessary to test for in a candidate (perhaps because it rarely occurs despite efforts otherwise). 
    That could explain it, but not excuse it. They may otherwise be great teachers, and the program may even be excellent. Problem is it is hard to take that chance. 
     
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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from IMislove in Queen's Anesthesia Interview   
    It's actually quite perplexing to hear this. I (and all the classmates I've talked to) had an awesome anesthesia core rotation at Queen's. The staff were awesome teachers, the residents all looked happy and enjoyed their program. I felt super welcomed each time I walked into the OR and actually for the first time in clerkship, felt like I was able to meaningfully contribute to the care of a patient because of how hands on they allow medical students to be. It was only my third rotation, but the teaching I got from working with the staff one-on-one was awesome. It's so strange hearing these things. I guess what is more strange is that the is program is acting very differently from how it normally does
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    gangliocytoma reacted to Lactic Folly in How competitive is physiatrist? Is it a competitive specialty?   
    OP was asking about physiatry, not psychiatry... Best is to go to the source directly (CaRMS stats), and arrange some shadowing if you can.
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    gangliocytoma reacted to Edict in Stethoscope Choice?   
    Stethoscopes are already obsolete on the wards. By the time you enter residency and definitely by the time you finish residency ultrasound will likely become the new stethoscope. 
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    gangliocytoma reacted to Pepsi905 in Federal Election 2019   
    Well thanks for calling a bunch of people on this forum "racist". If people don't support funding towards refugees or immigrants but rather have that money towards our veterans or infrastructure, its racist correct? If people don't agree with Liberal policies and ideas, its racist. No, I don't support having Trudeau hanged/jailed/etc. but I don't want to see him in office anymore. He raised taxes, butchered foreign relations, involved in a corruption scandal and spends money like it grows on trees. He doesn't want to deal with the illegal asylum crossings throughout Canada, which is a big issue in my riding. I'm an immigrant from the middle east (Lebanon) and my parents worked hard to pay for the immigration fees, interviews, etc. We were not allowed to come to Canada until we had clearance and papers from the Canadian government. Meanwhile, some people from Africa/Middle East just hop on a plane to the US, take a taxi to the border and walk over. How is that fair? Clearly, they can afford to pay the immigration fees and go through the legal process but instead, they get housed in hotels, get medical care before they have their asylum hearings. It pains me to see that. And quite frankly, immigrant mentality has contributed to people having harsh views about immigrants. No we don't take their jobs but we do bring problems such as ridiculous driving and fake driving schools, contributing to high insurance rates in some places (ex. Brampton).
    The conservatives don't have a strong plan on climate change and I've been working hard to raise this issue with my MP. But to label most conservatives as racist is something I would have to disagree with. On a side note, do you label most of Quebec as racist since they support Bill 21? Even though they vote liberal federally? 
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    gangliocytoma reacted to Redpill in To do or not to do - the saga of a homeschool elective   
    It sounds like they might be in the class of 2021 or later which is the first class with the 8 week elective cap. Doing an elective at your home school means you only have 3 away electives at other schools, would this be enough to demonstrate you’re willing to move?
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    gangliocytoma got a reaction from Vivieeeeeee in Advice for an incoming 1st year medical student   
    I think the key for family medicine interviews would be to make sure you do at least a couple electives in the specialty as well as in the location you really hope to match to. The good part about family medicine is that because you are a generalist physician (like IM), you can spin many other electives to be beneficial for FM.
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