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  1. I also only offer help for free through these forums and think that that's a nice way to give back especially to people from lower SES background, but I also just caution you to double check with your school and read through their policies on charging for these types of activities. My school recently sent an email to the medical students and graduates to say that they consider joining medical school admission consulting firms a breach of professionalism that would come with serious consequences including litigation.
  2. Thought I would comment as well as a new internal medicine resident. I have done a lot of MTU especially for 4th year electives, and I would say it is one of the hardest rotations in regard to the learning curve and amount of responsibility, so don’t be too hard on yourself if it’s not going as well as you would hope. You will still improve a lot over the course of your rotation. Also I find the preceptor for MTU to make a huge difference and have found the experience to be awesome with a great preceptor and not so much with other preceptors. The spelling mistake comments are a bit odd since most preceptors are more understanding about that type of thing when you’re doing consults at 3 am. Also remember that many of the sub specialties of medicine are very different from MTU, so I wouldn’t rule it out just based on your MTU experience, but if you want something with more consistent patient interaction, I would maybe consider family med. unfortunately, pretty much every specialty has a lot of documentation, but it will get easier and you can be less detailed as a staff/ later on in residency. Good luck!
  3. Common presentations (not exhaustive list): Rashes, otitis media, pharyngitis/bronchitis/pneumonia, fever NYD in infant, UTI, MSK complaints/injuries, head injuries (usually minor), asthma/anaphylaxis, cuts/scrapes (chance to suture/staple, glue), rule out meningitis, gastroenteritis, abdominal pain, seizures. Helpful way to prepare is reading peds section of whatever you use to study (i.e. Toronto notes). Adult emerge is quite different- a lot more chest pain/COPDE/CHFE, syncope, falls, failure to cope, gyne issues, but still has a lot of overlap with peds emerg.
  4. You won't need to get it until flu season later this year (i.e. usually its first available around November, the due date is usually in December). Frequently, its offered in the medical school on a few different dates, but not sure how Covid may change that.
  5. Yes most people get the cardiology IV model. No problem!
  6. The company was Littman, and yes I think engraving was possible though I don’t totally remember. There were options for about 10 different colours and we were told to get the cardiology IV model (though honestly I don’t think the model would make a huge difference).
  7. No scrubs are not used for anatomy, and in clerkship scrubs are supplied by the hospital (free).
  8. You will (I assume) receive your white coat from the school though I’m not sure when exactly if there’s no white coat ceremony, in Ottawa scrubs are not needed for anatomy lab since they have specific lab coats for that (though unsure whether they will have anatomy labs for the fall due to Covid). There is also a bulk order for stethoscopes done in the fall, so no need to buy one now. Key things to buy would be a working lap top (no tablets needed, but get one if you prefer and have the money), create a comfortable space to study, a few business casual clothes and closed-toe shoes for when preclerkship electives start back up. Don’t need anything too special at this point in my opinion.
  9. Western grad here. Western health sci is more geared towards people interested in allied health care (I.e. it’s a lot about healthcare policy/systems) and has a lot less basic science than western medical sciences. That said, it may still be a good option for med school as long as you take appropriate prerequisites since it’s probably easier to get a higher GPA than medical science or biology.
  10. I don't know if "scare" is the right word, they're just very clear that the best way to diminish your chances of going unmatched in the first round of CaRMS is to apply to family medicine. Everybody needs to make the choice for themselves whether they would rather match to family medicine as a second choice or risk having to enter the second round or another year of CaRMS. This attitude does result in Ottawa having a very low rate of unmatched grads every year (this year was 2 people I believe). As an MD2020 uOttawa grad, I can also say that many people in my class had family medicine as their first choice, and many people matched to other specialties across the board at many different schools
  11. I had a pretty easy time booking peds electives so I recommend starting there if you have any interest in peds. They’re all organized by the same lady and she’s pretty reliable.
  12. Hello! Does anybody who has previously used Canada Q bank to study for the MCCQE1 know what score correlates to being ready for the actual exam? Thanks!
  13. They usually email you once your file is complete, but will definitely respond if you want to confirm that they received the police check.
  14. I always open it and scan it first and then mail it by express post (I have submitted about 5 police checks to uOttawa for each year of med school and residency). This is in case it gets lost in the mail, you would not be penalized for missing the deadline. Also if you are asked for a police check by another organization that accepts a scanned version, its useful to have your own copy.
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