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la marzocco last won the day on November 25 2018

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  1. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-plans-to-slash-tuition-fees-by-10-1.4979524 Tuition would decrease by 10% for 2019-2020 year, then be frozen for the following year. The current tuition fee framework, which has capped increases for most programs at three per cent, expires at the end of this academic year, and the Progressive Conservative government will formally announce a new one on Thursday. I have a feeling this is going to the set the stage for OSAP slashing. In the meantime, this should be a welcomed move amongst students.
  2. @Jungloobal You should comb through the most recent match report: https://www.carms.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-carms-forum.pdf Just ctrl-F "IMG" and digest the information first-hand. It appears that Oceania (Australia/NZ) had the highest match rate at 53% in terms of region, then Europe at 41%. Of note, Ireland had a match rate of 54.1%; UK had a match rate of 39.3%. As with everything in life, caveat emptor.
  3. The odds are not good is what GrouchoMarx is saying, regardless how blunt it was. The IMG match rate is 22.6% in the 2018 R-1Match.
  4. Yea.. I haven't heard anyone using TD for LOC.. they don't seem to care enough to compete in this space. While Scotia and RBC are upping their game, TD's LOC package has been unmodified for a long long time I've heard.
  5. The same. Interest only payments automatically added to your account balance monthly while enrolled in School/Residency/Fellowship. Interest only payments during 24 month grace period.
  6. CMGs are not considered to be IMGs for the US NRMP. "Definition of International Medical Graduate (IMG) An international medical graduate (IMG) is a physician who received a basic medical degree or qualification from a medical school located outside the United States and Canada. The location of the medical school, not the citizenship of the physician, determines whether the graduate is an IMG. Thus, individuals who are U.S. citizens when they graduate from an international medical school are U.S. IMGs, and individuals who are not U.S. citizens at the time of medical school graduation are non-U.S. IMGs even if they later become U.S. citizens. Non-U.S. citizens who graduate from medical schools in the United States and Canada are not IMGs." http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Charting-Outcomes-in-the-Match-2018-IMGs.pdf
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    OOP GPAs?

    You will know the data next month for all categories when they release the average cGPA of applicants and interviewees.
  8. Ok. I spoke too soon. Ryerson going ahead with law school after Ontario government rejects funding. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ryerson-going-ahead-with-law-school-after-ontario-government-rejects/
  9. And Ontario's credit rating just deteriorated again yesterday from Aa2 to Aa3. Not too significant of a downgrade, but moody's did cite that the government's deficit is largely to blame (can't attribute this all the new conservative gov't in all honesty) with no view of balancing in the next few years, but the conservative government has added insult to injury by reducing the cap-and-trade revenue stream and halted proposed tax hikes meaning less future revenues. Fiscal prudence is going to be necessary. I was quite impressed with how carlos leitao steered the Quebec fiscality in the past decade and got them onto the path of posting surpluses and now paying down their net debt.
  10. Well, the CMA is exploring a pan-Canada license. Really not sure how that will play out logistically, but there seems to be a sustained effort from gigi osler on this matter. If a pan-Canadian license does become a reality, barriers for interprovincial migration will be lowered. It's all nice and theoretical at the present time, here's the hoping it comes to fruition.
  11. https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1141839/financement-conseil-arts-ontario-compression-doug-ford Looks like cuts are coming down across the board. He is reducing $5M in grants for the Ontario Arts' Council, again retroactively from April 2018 onwards - same as above.
  12. http://www.cmo.on.ca/important-update-on-the-colleges-financial-position/ The College has been advised that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will no longer provide operational grants to the College. We were also advised that this decision is retroactive to April 1, 2018. This means that the funding we had anticipated for the current fiscal year will not be received. We received this news on November 8, 2018, eight months into our fiscal year. For 25 years, the College has reliably received annual grants from the Ministry. While the loss of this funding creates a significant budgetary shortfall for the College, we will still be able to deliver our mandate. Careful stewardship of our resources has allowed us to build net assets in recent years. We will operate with a deficit for the remainder of the 2018/19 fiscal year. We anticipate operating with a deficit until at least 2021.
  13. I read your story this morning on my way to school and just got around to writing a quick message now. Thank you for sharing this. I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your interview - sending good vibes and encouragement! Hugs.
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    Osmosis / Lecturio ...?

    Tbh, uptodate is a really good resource. Other point of care resources like dynamed. I have noticed that people tend to use one or the other. Your school prob has a sub for uptodate so you can probably get it for free. Dynamed you can get via your CMA membership. Osmosis and Lecturio is not what you would be using for clerkship.. you should be using resources like blueprints, step up to medicine, or case files. People like case files for how they are presented - it's part solving and part learning so you have that clinical knowledge that you are looking for, but you are also not just reading a laundry list of indications and contraindications in uptodate. I think people end up doing both uptodate for on the fly and reading around cases using blueprints or case files. Hope this helps. I have hard some saying that the usmle step 2 ck is very useful for clinical knowledge and more relevant, but haven't personally used those resources. step 1 is more preclinical
  15. According to the reports reviewed by CBC News, the biggest non-party spender in the run-up to the election campaign was the Ontario Medical Association. The doctors' negotiating body spent a total of $596,652 in the campaign and pre-campaign period. The OMA spent about $248,000 of that on radio ads. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-proud-election-advertising-spending-1.4941210