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  1. lmck

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    Tbh, it moved quite a bit for the last few days. People do not necessarily wait till the very last day (June 15) to decline their offer in order to get their deposit back. You should expect some movements leading up to July 1 when the deferral deadline is up.
  2. Hey everyone, what is everyone's thoughts on the new Gatineau campus? Will they keep the # of admitted students the same, but split it between the main v. satellite campus?
  3. The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) publishes the Graduation Questionnaire Report each year. They survey graduating Canadian medical students on their debt levels coming out of med school: https://afmc.ca/publications/graduation-questionnaire-national-report I pulled the data from the 2017 report.
  4. lmck

    Année préparatoire UDM

    Ça depend de votre tolérance à l’endettement. Personnellement, je ne voulais pas diminuer ma qualité de vie à tel point que je m’inquiète de mes finances tout le temps. Mais, soyez prudent. Faisant un budget pour planifier les dépenses est un bon début. Je fais une analyse budget vs. actual de temps en temps.
  5. lmck

    Année préparatoire UDM

    Prends note que c'est l'entreprise qui gagne 340,000$. Le taux d'impôt sur le revenu des sociétés est environ 18% (beaucoup moins que les taux d'impôt personnel) . C'est avantageux de garder l'argent dans l'entreprise et de l'investir dedans. Donc, tu devrais te verser un salaire (ou des dividendes) ce dont t'as besoin.. pas nécessairement $200,000 chaque année.. Tu peux aussi prendre l'avantage de "income splitting" où tu peux verser un salaire raisonnable à ton conjoint. Tu vas apprendre tout ça bientôt.
  6. Percentage of students with no debt increases, but median medical school debt rises The percentage of medical students graduating with no debt increased slightly from 13.7% in 2016 to 15.0% in 2017; however, for those students with debt, the median amount of debt increased from $80,000 in 2016 to $94,000 in 2017. Furthermore, the percentage of students graduating with debt exceeding $200,000 slightly increased from 9.9% in 2016 to 11.6% in 2017.
  7. Has anyone tried the new iPad? It’s not the Pro but it’s at a much more budget-friendly. It also works with the Apple Pencil.
  8. lmck

    Med-P 2018

    Damn.. average cote r is 37.50 for Med-P, and mode of 38? omg Last year, average cote r was 34.94 and mode of 34.
  9. lmck

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    They admitted 5 NTPs this year as opposed to 2 NTPs last year. https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/after-youve-applied/currentapplicantstats Les donnees pour le contingent MED-P ne sont pas toujours disponsible.
  10. lmck

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    IP category moved to #9!
  11. lmck

    McGill OOP

    But name recognition does matter if you want to backup using the US Match (NRMP). U of T, UBC and McGill are top schools to match to the US for residency. Prestige of the university is pretty much still a big thing in the US.
  12. lmck

    McGill OOP

    It does seem odd to me that the OOP waitlist has not budged one bit.. last year this time, I heard it was on #7 already. I agree, having access to the Francophone programs as back-up is ideal for residency, but we need to gauge one's ability to communicate technically in French - you will be required to document in French and be completely autonomous (for example, at the CUHM - where UdeM has a lot of their residents, you need to document in French and speak French with technical precision, etc.) - you also do not want jeopardize someone's health because of misunderstanding. I am functionally bilingual for day to day, but having to speak and converse and discuss in medical settings, I still do not think I am ready - which is why I think "unlocking" residencies in Quebec is one thing, but making sure you do not compromise care is another. Learning medicine in English (as a first language) is already hard enough, sometimes layering on top a language complexity really kicks it to a whole new level.
  13. lmck

    McGill OOP

    You do need to be aware of the CEQ contract that you sign.. just be careful.
  14. lmck

    McGill OOP

    You're correct that there is a home school advantage, but I don't think it is so great that it is insurmountable. People in McGill do match out of province (i.e., Ontario, etc.) so there are definitely opportunities. What you do need to think about is opportunities - the home school advantage by definition is due to the connections and chances that you get to build longitudinally. Electives are great to pop by and demonstrate your skills, but there are some research coming out showing that electives do not really alter your chances matching at those locations. So home school advantage may end up being a bit more important in helping you build those relationships from Med-1 to Med-4. Canadian medical residency is much more subjective - since it's mostly P/F, you won't get to distinguish base on grades unless you win academic awards or if your school has a Deans List (top 10% or 15%, depends on school). It is mostly based on reference letters from your electives so building connections is very critical. Rounding out my previous point, I think home school advantage does have an appreciable effect, and you need to look long-term what's best for you in building those connections.
  15. I guess the ultimate question is, what is the legality of ROS and how it would stack up against a Charter challenge then? I researched a bit too, although my understanding may be more limited to la marzocco's: "Although not essential to these reasons, for clarity’s sake the return of service program is said to be part of a package of government strategies intended to improve access to essential medial health services in under serviced communities. In exchange for certain financial incentives and/or funded training and assessment opportunities (including those provided to IMGs), the Ministry requires participants to provide services for a specified period of time in under-serviced areas. The training opportunities offered in exchange for a Return of Service Agreement assist certain medical school graduates, including IMGs, to meet the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s eligibility requirements." Iqbal v. Ontario (Health and Long-term Care), 2010 HRTO 2351 (CanLII) Par ailleurs, quant aux dommages punitifs, il aurait fallu que Mobayed établisse la violation intentionnelle d’un droit protégé par la Charte des droits et libertés, ce qui n’est pas le cas en l’instance. En l’occurrence, la pénalité de 50 000 $ par année imposée à l’appelant est raisonnable. L’appelant a pris avantage des bénéfices qui lui étaient offerts et ne peut maintenant refuser de rendre la contrepartie de son engagement. À mon avis, les critères énoncés par la Cour suprême pour l’application de l’article 1 de la charte, tels que l’importance de l’objectif poursuivi par le législateur, l’attente minimale et le critère de proportionnalité ont été pleinement satisfaits. Mobayed c. Québec (Procureur général), 2008 QCCS 2254 (CanLII) The last bullet is the most important - there was an IMG physician in Quebec who argued that his rights and freedoms were infringed upon by the ROS/penalty clause, but the court found that not to be the case. The court found the the penalty of $50K per year to be reasonable and that Section 1 of the Charter imposes limitations if some larger objective is being pursued by the government (that is, supply of doctors in underserved regions). The following conditions must be met for Section 1 be applied to set limitations to one's exercise of one's rights and freedoms: There must be a pressing and substantial objective [The court found this criterion to be satisfied.] The means must be proportional [The court found this criterion to be satisfied.] Hope this helps!