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  1. I am not going to assume what OP knows about plastic surgery or their reasons behind trying to be a plastic surgeon. But it is interesting to see how many people stick to their original idea that they had before or early on in medical school versus people who change their minds later on. I have seen both. Nevertheless, it is never too early to gun for plastics.
  2. i think you can do an elective in dermatopathology or rheum or allergy, something like that.
  3. in the 2nd graph when it says "elective in discipline at program school", does that mean they did an elective specifically in derm or they did just any elective at the school.
  4. but do you mean by active learning, just practicing passages?
  5. Does anyone know which derm programs (not including the french ones) for which you basically need to do an elective in to match to? I know U of T is one of them.
  6. idk its either that or they are going into or backing up with primary care residencies like IM, peds, fm, or even neurology. i think its more likely that they are just going for those specialties rather than applying to everything. I think this because backing up is getting harder, I mean it was hard to backup with family med this year. If more people are going for those specialties then it makes it harder for people to back up with them, therefore harder to apply to everything. if this isn't happening right now then it will definitely happen the future. The take away from this match shouldn't be the match is brutal, or cmg vs img, writing usmles but that medicine is getting less varied. People are going more towards primary care specialties and are being dissuaded from doing surgery and inpatient specialties. In the future or even during this match I'm expecting like 80% or more people to go into peds and IM and fm and psych.
  7. That's really interesting. I agree we will see when the data comes out but I expect all time high match rates this year. If going unmatched was a disaster in previous years it's an absolute deathwish for future years, because of the high match rates in the first round and very little spots left in the second round. I lot more people backing up with fam med and more going into peds and psych and IM after being dissuaded from surgery. This could be an anomaly but I don't think so, I mean a lot of people are going into those primary care because of lack of jobs in surgery, low match rates, etc.. If that doesn't in the future it is hard to see the pendulum swing back the other way.
  8. I think this is more of an important discussion that CMG vs IMG. Do you guys think that we will see high match rates this year, since there is less unfilled spots after round one. If the match rate was high this year does that means alot went for relatively lower competitive specialties, probably in primary care like: FM, peds and psych. Family medicine was more competitive this year than it was ever before. Looks like government is getting what it wants with more incoming residents in these specialties versus surgical specialties. If this is the case, this would set the tone for future matches, especially if competitiveness for surgical specialties stays the same.
  9. do dermatology programs look at research in derm that was done prior to med school (ex. during undergrad or grad school), or do they exclude it when they are looking at your application?
  10. i don't think the stats are incorrect, more people with 3.9+ were accepted this year and the acceptees were younger. this was the first time that the old mcat wasn't used, so you can see the complete distribution of the verbal scores. there were also less and less people with less than 3.8.
  11. there seems to be some errors on the doc, like it says on the bottom btw like it says 'Number admitted to the Class of 2020'. and the number of bachelors in progress and completed must have been switched.
  12. yeah, I had questions about this too. Are the consulatation fees the same for derm and family. I think they both should be around 30 dollars right.
  13. aahh thanks for the info budzz. Yeah i know derm is high volume and often its the same cases coming in and its very procedural. I still want to something outpatient, that has some relation to derm. I thought internal medicine would be similar to my needs and will allow me to learn more about derm related things, esp since most people who are learners of medicine go into internal. Otherwise I might do family med with a focus in derm and high volume work.
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