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  1. Monkey D. Luffy

    Unique Situation

    Few have the financial opportunity to pursue the CSA pathway - it is essentially a second chance option available only to the wealthy, so it does feel like cheating to those who do not have this option on the table and have to "make it" the first time.
  2. I won't deny that some fields in medicine make significantly more than others for no good reason, but I also don't think it's fair to equate all specialties the same per-hour pay. An hour of Emerg =/= An hour of Rheum clinic =/= An hour of Neurosurgery operating time Especially when you start going down that rabbit hole, there's never a fair solution because it isn't obvious which factors should affect income. We don't offer health care in a free market system, so the pay of different specialties is artificial, and highly subjective. Should we consider training time - do you think family physicians should be paid less per hour because they only trained for 2 years, and should specialties that essentially require a fellowship be paid more? Should specialties with a bad job market be incentivized with higher pay? Should specialties ranking unanimously higher on burnout scales be awarded higher pay? Should specialties with irregular hours be reimbursed more? Should specialties that require more resources to function (more allied health, technology, etc.) be reimbursed more? Actually, specifically to your exact point @ArchEnemy, do you think that clinic pay after overhead expenses should equal hospital pay? Happy to hear others' thoughts.
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    ID vs. MedMicro

    You might be right, I can no longer find it under the CaRMS programs listing. It definitely used to be a 5 year direct entry program that resulted in both an IM and medical biochemistry certification.
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    ID vs. MedMicro

    My mistake, looked into it again and it's actually Medical Biochemistry (not Medical Microbiology) residency that gives you GIM license!
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    ID vs. MedMicro

    Actually med micro residency gives you an independent IM license as well.
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    Unique Situation

    To be frank, I don't think the cost of tuition at those schools is financially even worth it, let alone the risk of not matching and limiting your choice of specialty significantly as well as ROS contracts. I would do the undergrad in Canada. You will have to work way harder in med school abroad to get a residency in Canada than the work required in undergrad in Canada to get into med school.
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    What to wear at interview?

    No reason to wear something that makes you stand out IMO - I feel that at best it has no effect but at worst can be negative for some interviewers. Only wear it if you think you will be more comfortable or confident for whatever reason. Although admittedly if it's just the purple tie I can't see that affecting anything.
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    Canadian Studying Abroad
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    Backup Plans

    Given that you already have interviews, you will get in sooner or later. I don’t think there’s any need to do a Masters unless it’s something you think will be of benefit post-MD. Are you interested in research? Working as an EMR is a good option and will be useful experience later on!
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    Med school in US then coming to Canada

    I believe it's easy to come back as long as the US residency length is equal to or greater than the Canadian equivalent.
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    Struggling in Med School ...

    Ask your upper years who the best physicians are to shadow - they can probably direct you to the people who respond and will give you a good experience.
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    Quality of Family Med programs

    I remember reading a thread from someone with concerns about Calgary's FM program but the PD responded addressing his concerns.
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    Core CTU Letter Required for IM Applications?

    Amazing, thank you!
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    Core CTU Letter Required for IM Applications?

    It wouldn't be a red flag that I'm applying to internal without a core CTU letter?
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    Med school in US then coming to Canada

    US medical graduates enter the first round of CaRMS just like Canadians. The only disadvantages from what I understand would be: 1) you don't have a "home school advantage", 2) it is harder to get Canadian electives to demonstrate interest, and 3) US letters of reference are likely worth less because the writers are less known to the Canadian schools. Still doable though and you can always stay in the US for residency and then come back once it's done to practice here.