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  1. psychiatry2017

    GP hospitalist job market

    Anyone billing FFS as GP hospitalist? The billing codes for GIM and FP-hospitalists for new consults are relatively the same: 220 vs 260 for comprehensive consult. I wonder if hourly rate is more the norm since a lot of patients have social issues, and their discharge gets prolonged? What are the working hours and job market like? Thanks a lot guys
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    GP hospitalist job market

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    GP hospitalist job market

    Hi all, I wonder if anyone has any information on the working conditions, job market and salary for GP hospitalist in Ontario? If anyone has any information or insight, please feel free to reply below or PM me Would extra year of training be required to work in a community hospital in suburbia or semi-rural? I wonder how much GP hospitalist have to pay as overhead, and the take home post-tax & overhead income? As FHO GPs make a decent living, I wonder if GP hospitalists are happy with their working conditions and pay given frequent calls? Thank you for your help
  4. psychiatry2017

    LMCC Part II studying resources

    Hey I have been using MCQEE part II question bank on Qbank, it is around 45$ for 1 month, but I think that it is well worth it given how much we paid for the actual exam.
  5. I think that Canadian medical schools favour Canadiam medical students for residency positions. However, as a US-trained medical student, you get to participate in first iteration of CaRMS and are considered for CMG positions (which IMGs don't have access to). If you want to do internal medicine in Canada, I would suggest doing electives in school that you are interested in and get LORs. As mentioned above, programs are not obliged to rank all applicants, they can leave the position open for second iteration if they haven't found a perfect fit for them. I think that it is much easier for you to match to IM or PEDs in U.S, given that there are more residency spots in U.S. You could always come back to Canada after your residency in U.S and get your IM or PEDs re-certified (it could get tricky, as GIM Is a 3 year program in U.S, whereas GIM is at least 4-5 year in Canada).
  6. Thanks much appreciated! If only they reimburse 100% CMPA fees for medical residents, one could only dream
  7. Sorry to revive an old thread. Anyone knows when is the CMPA reimbursement date (MLP) for October 2018? For Ontario medical residents who opt for the quarterly payment option. Thanks
  8. To see a good JVP on a heart failure patient, you would have to ask the medical students to come in to the hospital to examine the patient. You could imagine that it would be logistically difficult to arrange by your undergraduate office. You will definitely practice your physical exam skills in internal medicine, often, the staff would find a good patient, and demonstrate the interesting physical findings by the bedside.
  9. If you want to receive the maximum number of interviews for West Coast FM programs, I would advise do at least one FM elective at UBC, Alberta to show your willingness to move for residency. However, I didn't do any elective in the West, and got UBC FM interviews. It's totally up to you! If you do well in clerkship and has no red flags, matching to Ontario FM residency should be fairly easy!
  10. I think that renting would be a better idea, because you might end up not working in your city of residency, and paying mortgage + property taxes on your salary of R1 is not very feasible, you could always use your LOC and get your 20% down-payment waived by banks, but realistically, selling a house is a lot of work, just my two cents. Unless you are pretty sure that you will end up working in your city of residency, say you are in family medicine and psychiatry, and want to live in a house with your family, by all means, go for it!
  11. psychiatry2017

    UBC 2nd iteration Internal Medicine ROS

    I have talked to quite a few Saudi residents training in different specialties, they have signed a legal contract with their country stating that they will return after residency+ fellowship, failure to do so will imply heavy financial penalty + and even more (legal??). I guess that there is a way going around the system, but my impression is that they are obliged to return to their country after training, and failure to do so will result in heavy consequences. They are not taking any CMG+ or IMG positions, as they are funded by their home country, those are the extra positions created exclusively for Saudi residents, same principle goes for clinical fellows (Hired by the hospital ).
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    UBC 2nd iteration Internal Medicine ROS

    but the Saudi residents sign a contract with their countries, and go back to their home country right after their training. Their residency is funded by their country exclusively, by all means, they are like free labour for our Canadian hospitals. I don't think that they take any CMG spots to be honest.
  13. psychiatry2017

    Cpso Question

    Thanks Ana, my friend's file is already referred to the registration committee, but he & she is appealing the remediation decision. Unfortunately, he & she already sent forward the remediation plan & renewal of PG license application, as advised by PGME to complete the application asap, that the renewal of PG license should not be delayed and never brought forward into the registration committee. I would advise my friend to contact CMPA, as he & she was never given due process for the remediation decision.
  14. psychiatry2017

    Salaries of Physicians Data

    You tend to see more pts in FM , usually q 10-15 min and the FHT/FHO models are attractive financially . You should compare after the overheads though as FM docs pay more overhead than specialists working in hospital
  15. psychiatry2017

    The Perfect Clerk

    I think that you will be mostly quizzed at internal medicine+ pediatrics, make sure that you read around your cases + strong knowledge base. Otherwise, I echo at what edict said, be a strong team player. It's important to show off your knowledge sometimes, but do not spend more than 10 minutes to talk about which ACEI during morning round. If you are willing to stay late and help for the scut work for junior residents, they will highly appreciated and in return, help you by making you look good in front of the staff attending. I often review before the CC3 present their cases to the staff physicians, and appraise their work when staff ask me for feedback. So be extra nice to your junior & senior, they could vouch for you ! Also, respect the hierarchy in medicine, do NOT cut off your junior residents & seniors& other health professionals, and do not attempt to answer question if your senior resident could not answer, unless your staff specifically ask you. Unfortunately, when I was a clerk, you feel that you are at the bottom of chain, and there were some difficult times, but think about what kind of physician you want to be, and take the bad time with a grain of salt
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