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  1. I was under the impression that rad onc in Canada also doesn't have a great job market. Did something change in the last few years?
  2. Did you read all the explanations in Uworld? I find it very time consuming to go through the questions.
  3. I'm confused. Are you doing two bachelors at the same time? If so, why? It wasn't wrong what they told you. You kinda took it a bit far with that interpretation though... It's great that you have a Master's program that you are passionate about, but don't do it thinking that it will significantly increase your chance of gaining admission to medical school. 1) Not every school will care. 2) You will probably need to show research productivity. 3) it will most likely not be able to make up for your GPA, with everything else being equal. Do the masters only if you are passionate about it and want to do it regardless. In fact, it may open up another career path.
  4. I was referring to the notice of intent to withdraw accreditation i.e. what Shikimate was talking about.
  5. That's really unfortunate. They have our transcripts. It's only fair to the applicants to know what we are signing up for. News outlets don't report on every program. Thanks for letting me know.
  6. I think the main thing is that preclerkship is very different from the rest of medicine. I had the same feelings you had going through preclerkship, but looking back, it was also not easy to appreciate what is truly clinically relevant and what isn't as a preclerk. There is only so much that shadowing half a day can tell you. If I am going through it all over again, I think it is enough to focus on doing your best in your current role, whatever it is. I am going to assume that OP is in preclerkship. This is not the best question to ask. You will always want to work in smart ways, but you should always put in the effort from here on out. You judge yourself not by getting good grades, but the information you can absorb and retain. You will not remember everything, and not everything you learn will be immediately clinically relevant, but you never know what will become useful one day. If you think that what the school is giving you doesn't help to prepare you for clerkship, then find additional methods to supplement your learning. Bottom line is, work smart AND hard.
  7. Where do I find accreditation status of each residency program in each school besides rumours and hearsay? I've been searching here http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/accreditation-pgme-programs/residency-programs/search-programs-by-university-e and that's as far as I have gotten.
  8. I'm not going to tell you to go for it or not. Nobody knows you like you know you. As somebody who was in a similar position with a professional undergraduate degree with work experiences under my belt, everybody kept on telling me that I'd get in *for sure* because of other life stuff I have done. The only people who can tell you are the admissions offices because they set the rules. It's not as easy as "when there is a will there is a way." You need to contact every school you want to attend (I emailed all English speaking Canadian schools) and ask how they will evaluate your law school grades. When I applied, I remember that law was seen as a undergraduate degree for a good chunk of them. Then you can actually calculate your GPA and see what your chances are realistically. At many places when I applied, your entire file doesn't get reviewed unless you make the GPA/MCAT cut. Kill the MCAT when you rewrite this year. It is one aspect of your application that is the easiest to change. PM if you want.
  9. Personally, I wouldn't. Mayyyybe a thank you card. And if I am rotating in one place for a few months as a resident, then maybe I'd get muffins/donuts as a thank you and good bye for everyone in the office/team. If you really want to show up with treats on your last day, I'd give your co-clerks a heads up, and see if they want to join in. I think, you return the favour by passing it on i.e. treat your juniors the way you wanted to be treated when you were junior.
  10. Hello fellow older non trads! You can also PM me if you wanna talk.
  11. No. I mean, would it be in my best interest to keep it broad, or specify a particular stream (urban/regional/rural) or a particular site (like Sinai vs Sunnybrook vs Barrie) to highlight my interest in choosing the program?
  12. Would you specify the stream you will be applying to when answering the question of "why do you want to come here"? I want to err on the side of caution and keep it broad, but I don't want to give them less than their expectations...
  13. Wait, what about specialty tailored letters? I thought people ask for a general letter and a specialty tailored one? Or is it too much to ask?
  14. Bumping an old thread. I was not planning on anything more than a plain passport-ish photo. People in my class seem to take the approach of hiring a photographer and going on photoshoots. And https://www.carms.ca/match/r-1-main-residency-match/applicant/application-process-documents-r1/documents-r1/ says "A professional head shot should be used wherever possible." What's the norm nowadays?
  15. Not OT, but I've been keeping my license for sentimental reasons and nothing else. It makes no sense. I know I will someday stop renewing it.
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