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  1. Don't worry too much about it - if you get a letter from your core at the satellite site, I think you will be fine. People know each other and talk behind the scenes all the time.
  2. They can practice in Canada with an accredited ACGME US residency if: (1) They are a Canadian citizen/PR, and (2) The length of residency in the US is equal to or greater than the length of residency in Canada. There may be some hoops to jump through like a few months of supervised practice (?), but it's overall a pretty straightforward process.
  3. https://www.usmle.org/inCus/ On the surface, it may seem that this change would not have much of an effect on Canadians writing the test to open up fellowship opportunities in the US, but given the huge emphasis that will be taken off this metric for the NRMP match, I wonder if more Canadians will consider applying to the US match especially for competitive specialties, now that a high USMLE score is no longer a barrier.
  4. Sure, doctors wear all sorts of different things at work, but I think it's important to take attire in the context of the setting. I think ultimately there is nothing to gain by wearing something that deviates from what is considered the normal interview attire, and may possibly have a negative effect. Many people within the professional are still traditional in thinking. As an applicant, you want to stand out in terms of the content of your answers, not your clothing. It might be acceptable to dress as a uterus once you're a staff lecturer, but I would avoid doing that at the interview stage...
  5. Agree with above. Use this block to learn and improve, and then get your letters from later rotations/electives.
  6. You won't have any issues if you let your team know at the beginning of the rotation and they'll accommodate you. If they don't, your undergraduate medical education office will make them.
  7. Could you provide a year by year breakdown and the number of courses you took in each year?
  8. Chat with professors after lecture or during office hours about research opportunities! I found this to be way more reliable than cold calling when I was in undergrad, personally.
  9. Sharing would be difficult if both students were planning to use it at the same time. I've heard of students share UWorld subscriptions for NBME's written during different blocks but not for the LMCC at the same time. That said, I've heard from residents that never used UWorld to study for the LMCC and did well so I'm not sure that it's really necessary here but maybe others that have written can chime in.
  10. OP mentioned they go to Mac. I'd agree here - I think if you were only applying to FM it's entirely reasonable to restrict your electives to Ontario only, but I think IM has become competitive enough that this is a risky strategy (unless you're willing to back up in FM in Ontario vs. doing IM out of province in which case that elective spread could work).
  11. I thought about investing in property with my LOC but in the end the risks vs. rewards just didn't pan out for me. There's more than enough stress to deal with in medical school - why complicate it further with a financial component that may actually cost you money if the markets go down. Further, do you really want to tie yourself geographically with property at a time when your location may drastically change in 2 years despite your choice?
  12. I don't think USMD is an option for you to be honest. Are there any Canadian schools you would be competitive at when re-calculating your GPA with last 2 years/best 2 years, etc.? Otherwise I think your only option in Canada is doing a second undergrad after your PhD which you may not be interested in. This may be a rare case where I might actually suggest Carribean/Ireland/Australia if you can afford it and are dead set on getting an MD.
  13. Not quite. The way it works (as I understand), you get two tax credits when you make a donation: one at the federal level, and one at the provincial level. The two tax credits can be calculated using the following table: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/charities-giving/giving-charity-information-donors/claiming-charitable-tax-credits/charitable-donation-tax-credit-rates.html Per the table, you get a reduced tax credit on the first $200 donated, and a greater tax credit on any money donated beyond the initial $200. e.g. OP makes $350,000 gross in the province of Ontario in 2019. He donates $100,000 of his net income. He will now receive a federal and provincial tax credit as follows: Federal: 0.15*200+0.29*(100000-200)= $28792 Provincial (for ON): 0.0505*200+0.1116*(100000-200)= $11147.78 $28792 + $11147.78 = $39939.78 He will therefore receive a total tax credit of $39,939.78 for the year of 2019 which will apply to future taxes paid.
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