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  1. But isn’t it better to have it than not?
  2. Out of curiosity, how do US schools look at CMGs matching into the states? Are CMGs viewed more favourably than other IMGs then b/c of the CACMS/LCME accreditation? Realistically if one does want a competitive speciality, you can ROL only that specialty in CaRMS and back-up with the same specialty in LCME? As @tere mentioned, do we then need to spend at least a bit of our elective time down south? I have heard some say that if you do this, you may stretch yourself too thin to be competitive in both matches.
  3. Hey all, Just wondering what the thoughts of those who went on SCOPE/SCORE exchanges with CFMS/IFMSA were? I personally got accepted to SCORE and am debating if it is valuable versus just doing research in the summer at my medical school. Thank you!
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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