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    The slow decay of dentistry

    If the government is sleeping and not taking any measures to prevent Canadian students from going jobless - already in pharmacy and dentistry...who knows maybe MD is next. This stupidity needs to stop. Its common sense that domestic graduates need to be protected from foreign students (DDS and other students) so the jobs stay. If the government continues to ignore this issue, they wont stay elected for too long. The residency issue in med is joke, when CMGs are going unmatched, we continue to take iMGs. I seriously urge POLICY MAKERS of caanada go visit Australia so they know how PROTECTIONISM really works...in Australia there are alogorithms that prevent any IMG from getting match until all Australian domestic grads are matched. First, I think no politician really knows whats goin on and 2) they dont care/dont consider it a bigger issue. This next election - the political leaders have to focus on these issues on their campaign. I think some common sense measures include; 1)stop granting DDS equivalence to countries outside of USA. 2) Ensure 100% match rate for CMGs and then give left over spots to IMGs. No dedicated IMG spots and a complete ban on having seats where both img and cmg can compete. 3)New policies to prevent pharmacy students from going jobless (no idea how).
  2. strawberryjams

    The slow decay of dentistry

    this is freaking stupid. Doug ford might change things maybe. i agree dental care is expensive but thats not the dentist's fault. the government needs to prioritize Canadian DDS students. The only country that should have equivalence is USA. Instead of granting equivalence to NZ, Ireland, UK and Aus. The government can just open some more Canadian DDS schools charging higher tuition requiring lower GPA/DAT scores.
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    why cant the canadian government stop recognizing these foreign degrees? Canadian DDS rather than being cheaper doesnt seem to offer any other massive advantages. Even cost pales now because undergrad is needed and some foreign schools dont even ask for undergrad. Still tho, Canadian DDS will give u opportunity to practice in USA to make $$ without having to sacrifice 1 million$ in tuition.
  4. is it possible to connect with you to discuss options for LOC?
  5. its impossible? like do the advisors have any power to approve more
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    Its possible to move to USA and make more money/find jobs. Also I doubt if DDS from other countries can specialize in something like OMS or orthodontics in Canada. Great points tho
  7. Hi guys, the OMA membership costs 10$ a year. The CMA is 12$. I know it is possible to take disability insurance/life insurance via OMA. There is also discounts available for good life membership. Is there any advantage to signing up with CMA? I know its 12$ but at this point I am just curious if there is any use paying the 12$. Thank you
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    OMA Membership vs CMA membership

    it doesnt cost to sign up? really?
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    OMA Membership vs CMA membership

    Hi LittleDaisy that was super helpful. I think CMA also offers textbooks online. BTW for OMA membership, do we need proof of enrolment or just pay the fee? Thank you!
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    Orthopedic Surgery

    which specialty?
  11. Hi, I go to a Canadian school. If I match to orthopaedic surgery in Canada, can I practice in the US? From my research, I found that jobs are very scarce in Canada, but there are lots of opportunities in the US for orthopaedic surgery. Do I need to write STEP1 to be considered? What are some hurdles to practicing in US? Immigration seems to be an issue.
  12. is it easy to find jobs in geriatrics in edmonton?
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    Robert Chu--Unmatched Doctor Commits Suicide

    I think the question we need to ask is who decides how the carms match system works? Also is there any way to speak to the management team of carms? Like the policy makers who decide how the cmg/img system priority works? It is common sense to match all CMGs first and then let the remaining spots go to IMG/CSA. I dont even understand why there needs to be a debate or consultation on this. Its almost laughable how inefficient this system is. Lets look at Western Australia residency match priority for example: Intern Priority Categories: 1. All graduates of WA medical schools, who are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. 2. Graduates of accredited Australian/New Zealand medical schools, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents or New Zealand citizens and who completed secondary school education in WA. 3. International graduates of WA medical schools, who are able to fulfil the visa requirements of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. 4. Other graduates of accredited Australian/New Zealand medical schools, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents or New Zealand citizens. 5. International graduates of other accredited Australian medical schools, who are able to fulfil the visa requirements of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. 6. Other graduates of accredited New Zealand medical schools, who are permanent or temporary residents. 7. Other International Medical Graduates (IMGs) applying for an Internship who can demonstrate compliance with the requirements as set out in the Medical Board of Australia’s ‘Limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised training or supervised practice’ registration standard.(http://www.medicalboard.gov.au) I think after a tragic event like this, the policy makers need to be contacted and med students across Canada need to advocate the importance of a priority based system. No IMG applications should be considered until the CMG match rate is 100%.
  14. Hi everyone I am trying to understand the job opportunities for different specialties in Canada. Jobs are not the only criteria for choosing a specialty. It is still one of the most important points influencing my decision. Questions: 1) What specialties in Canada are recognized in USA and make it easier to find jobs south of the border? As far as I know, Canadian residencies are considered equivalent to US training. (Are there lots of hurdles to move south) 2) Is it true that surgical specialties in Canada have very little jobs because of limited funding in the public system? (Neurosurgery, ENT, Cardiac surgery etc) 3) For specialties like plastic surgery, Cardiac surgery and Orthopaedic surgery, is it best to just rule them out because no jobs are available in Canada? Or should one still shadow to see if they are interested in them with the goal of moving to USA for jobs (if the residency training is considered equivalent). 4) The general consensus is that family medicine has most jobs (is FM getting saturated in cities?), 5) How is the job market for Internal medicine and emergency medicine (fm+1). Internal medicine has many subspecialties (so I am curious whether job market changes based on the subspecialty one pursues?). 6) Lastly, general surgery seems to have jobs in rural areas. Anesthesiology has great job opportunities. Is this true? What are some specialties that are worth exploring?
  15. I was leaning towards the same thing. Outpatient geriatrics trhough the FM+1
  16. Thank you so much! Are you considering the same residency? appreciate your help.
  17. Thank you! Yes I was curious if there is any benefit to doing internal med especially if you can still do geriatrics as a FM and have similar income. Most jobs I see ask for +1 in geriatrics after FM. They consider internal med and FM+1 equivalent for certification, especially for hospital jobs.
  18. I read somewhere they make 460k because they do more GIM consults (more volume), so they make comparable money to a geriatrician.
  19. Do geriatricians make the same amount of money as a family doctor/more money with the family +1 route?
  20. strawberryjams

    Orthopedic Surgery

    It seems very complicated. I think FM is the safest option in Canada atm. I think getting board certified is great but the issue is visa (H1B) which means we just need to pass the steps (1,2 and 3). Definitely doable tho
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    Robert Chu--Unmatched Doctor Commits Suicide

    Sorry to bring this thread back but you made some exceptional points. I strongly agree with your solution 7 "restrict all residency positions to CMGs until CMGs have all matched, then open remaining positions to IMGs/CSAs". Is there any way to speak with carms policy makers and advocate for these ideas? Australia/New Zealand already has implemented this system for years so I don't know why Canada has been so slow to adopt this, especially after a tragic event like this.
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    Employment opportunities of specialties

    oh I see. Does that mean there is poor lifestyle? I think emergency is also shift work right?
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    Employment opportunities of specialties

    Thank you! I was wondering why anesthesia has good job opportunities. I ask because isnt anesthesia also resource intensive specialty? What difference exists between that and surgery, I mean both need resources.
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    Employment opportunities of specialties

    Thank you! That was helpful. So far I was considering orthopaedic surgery, general surgery and ophthalmology for surgical specialties. Opthalmology is very hard to match so I was leaning towards orthopaedic surgery with the goal of going to USA. I also wanted to rotate in FM because it seems like the best specialty in Canada arguably because of lifestyle, jobs and also opportunity to add + 1
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