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  1. How do you kindly ask a resident to give you a sign?
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    Cap in number of Electives

    Good. French schools already do this. Let's standardize the process.
  3. Does anyone have some insight into how these two fields compare (in a non-cosmetic private practice in a big city)? In terms of Type of work/Procedures/How much writing is involved: Lifestyle: Average net income: Other important aspects to take into consideration:
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    What to do during M1/M2?

    It would be a good idea to use M1 as a year to adapt to the workload and to shadow to get a sense of which specialty you want. Then, once you know what specialty you want (or get an idea of what you want), during the summer between M1 and M2, you do research and you ideally continue that research during M2.
  5. Are they like med school interviews? Are the evaluators usually people who are part of the department? Do they typically ask personal questions? Is there a time limit per station? What are the main differences between MMI and panel interviews? Please shed some light on this There isn't a lot of information on the internet about this.
  6. Fake it till you make it I don't think physical exams are that useful anyways
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    Admissions Médecine 2018

    Il reste combien de places à Sherbrooke et à saguenay ?
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    CaRMS statistics

    Is there any data available on how many programs one should interview at in order to have a high likelihood of matching into one of the more competitive specialties (plastics, derm, ophtho)? For example, if you interview at x programs, you have an x% of matching into that specialty.
  9. Why aren't you trying to impress as an M3? My understanding is that all rotations are evaluated and matter. Sorry this doesn't answer your question, but I'm a second year med student so I'll let people knowledgeable on this topic answer.
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    Clerkship resources

    Maybe UWorld could be useful
  11. Thanks for the advice, I was thinking more as a learning/study tool for clinical rotations!
  12. When should you start UWorld (Step 2)? I was thinking of starting it in M2 as review for clerkships
  13. This is so incredibly true. 2-3 week response delays, 1 word replies when I send an e-mail with an open-ended question, no punctuation, etc. That's really great advice, however the specialty I'm interested is so tiny and not many of them do research, so my "supervisor" is literally the only person that I can work with... They also happen to be an accomplished researcher on the specific topic that interests me and I really admired their work, so I thought that they would be an amazing mentor for my career. It's clear that they really don't care about my progress or my future goals and that they are only using me as free labor. It's also impossible to even get more than 5 min to talk them since they are so busy with patients, how can I approach them for more learning opportunities without being a nuisance to their schedule/time?
  14. Doing research in my specialty of interest with highly accomplished people in the field, but I'm only doing scut work and I will not be building connections with these people (as I'll be working in a different office). I'm feeling this large empty hole like I'm wasting my time and not really getting anywhere. How can I make the most out of this summer? I was really hoping to find a mentor and to contribute significantly to a project in order to learn how to do research and work towards publishing.
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    Admissions Médecine 2018

    Quelques jours avant la rentrée. Arrête de stresser, profite de ton été!