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  1. Does anyone here know much about Toronto radiology residency? I'm wondering what the program is like? What is the resident life like? Where do you spend your PGY1 at?
  2. This app, I believe, is a step in the right direction! However, it still has a long way to go to simulate realistic patient encounter.
  3. I believe we need something like this in medical education! It blows my mind that it doesn't exist yet (that I know of).
  4. Opinion needed! What are your thoughts on the use of virtual patient in medical education? By that I mean, medical students will get to practice history taking, perform physical exams, order labs and images and diagnose the virtual patient. I'd imagine this will make problem-based learning more efficient and will probably help medical students develop their critical thinking skills, especially during the pre-clinical years. Do you guys see a role for something like this in medicine?
  5. Has anyone considered both specialties? What were the factors that you weighed before you made a decision? Any insight into the fight for endovascular procedures? Thanks in advance.
  6. Has anyone considered both specialties? What were the factors that you weighed before you made a decision? Any insight into the fight for endovascular procedures? Thanks in advance.
  7. Has anyone considered both specialties? What were the factors that you weighed before you made a decision? Any insight into the fight for endovascular procedures? Thanks in advance.
  8. Hey sorry, I wasn't on the waitlist, so I don't know what my scores were.
  9. Just opened up an OOP spot. Good luck to whoever gets the offer!
  10. I wrote the MCAT on August 25, and the results came out 6 days before the application for most schools were due. I ended up not applying to Saskatchewan because I felt I wasn't competitive. If you have to do it, do it!
  11. Accepted IP 3.95 127 Cars Unique EC. PM for details 4th year Undergrad Interview went well, I think.
  12. I heard from a former U of C med student that the anatomy lab is not open 24/7, and that when it is open, students are usually in class or taking part in other mandatory academic activities. Can a current student confirm if this is still the case? If it is, do you think this will negatively affect someone's performance on certain electives and/or clerkship rotations? Lastly, has anyone seen the fact that there is no dissection at U of C as being a disadvantage going forward? Thanks
  13. For me, both schools rank equally in all the factors that you mentioned​, except for academics. Like you, I'm also aiming for a competitive residency. I'm assuming that U of A might give me a slight advantage because of the opportunity to do research during the two summer breaks of the program. But this is just an assumption. This assumption is supported by yet another assumption that research is an important factor to secure a spot in a competitive residency program. Like you said, research is not really necessary and reading thorough the 'medical specialties' section of this site, you'd also confirm that. Having said that though, perhaps there are other reasons that a 4-year program might be of more academic advantage than a 3-year program, and vice versa. Of the top of my head, I can think of two better ways to rank both schools in terms of their probability to help you score your ideal specialty that isn't based on assumption. First, is by looking to see if CARMS publish the matching rate of each specialty for each school and then compairing the rates. This method obviously won't really tell you if research is a central component of the matching process, but it's a starting point. Alternatively, you can post in the medical specialties section of this site or PM a few people from both schools that got into your specialty of choice, and ask them if they think the 4-year programs have any inherent advantage over the 3-year programs with regards to matching to your particular specialty. These are all crude ways of identifying academic ranking, but they are better than assumption. P.S. I haven't done any of these, but they are probably what I'd do if I was accepted into both schools
  14. I hope this "ideal situation" becomes reality for you! If/when it happens, I'd like to know what other factors that you'd consider before choosing a school. I think i'm in the same situation as you
  15. Oh oh. Thanks for sharing the article. Perhaps its time to consider a lead helmet as well?!
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