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  1. Jennifer Willis

    CaRMS 2019 Interview -- DISCUSSIONS

    PSA: interview trading etiquette Please, if you have already insured your desired interview date by other means, please inform all the people you have initiated an interview trading dialogue with. It is courteous to do so and avoids a situation where a candidate wastes precious time for no reason. Thank you. Jenny
  2. RESOLVED School interviewing at: Dalhousie specialty: Internal Medicine current interview date: Jan 31 at 11:00 date would like to switch to: Jan 28, 29, or 30 any additional notes: updated from previous post. Now open to switching to the 29th or the 30th as well. Please PM! Thank you
  3. RESOLVED school interviewing at: Dalhousie specialty: Internal Medicine current interview date: January 31, 2019 at 11:0. date would like to switch to: January 28 (any time) any additional notes: cannot make it to 31 time slot
  4. school interviewing at: University of Calgary specialty: Internal Medicine current interview date: January 21, 2019 at 13:30. date would like to switch to: January 14 (any time) any additional notes: conflict
  5. Jennifer Willis

    CaRMS 2019 Interview -- INVITATIONS only

    Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Dec 3), Calgary (Dec 3), Alberta (Dec 3), Western (Dec 4), Memorial (Dec 5), Laval (Dec 5) Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4) Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatchewan (Nov 27), Queen's (Dec 5) Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: Ontario (Nov 28; IMG only), Laval (Nov 30), Montréal (Dec 4) General Pathology: Calgary (Nov 22), Alberta (Dec 3) General Surgery: McGill (Dec 3) Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Medical Genetics and Genomics: Calgary (Nov 27), UBC (Nov 29) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Western (Dec 3), Dalhousie (Dec 4) Neurology - Paediatric: Alberta (Dec 3), Montreal (Dec 4) Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: McMaster (Nov 30) Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Otolaryngology: Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: Alberta (Dec 4) PM&R: Queens University (Nov 22), McMaster (Nov 26), UBC (Nov 30), Manitoba (Nov 30) Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 23), Sherbrooke (Nov 27), McMaster- Hamilton and Waterloo (Dec. 4), Western - London & Windsor (Dec. 4), McGill (Dec. 4), Calgary (Dec 5) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Alberta (Dec 5) Radiation Oncology: Urology: Western (Dec 4th), Dalhousie (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5) Vascular Surgery: Toronto (Nov 26)
  6. Jennifer Willis

    CaRMS 2019 Interview -- INVITATIONS only

    Anatomical Pathology: Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatchewan (Nov 27) Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: Ontario (Nov 28; IMG only), Laval (Nov 30) General Pathology: Calgary (Nov 22) General Surgery: Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Medical Genetics and Genomics: Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Neurology - Paediatric: Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Otolaryngology: Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: PM&R: Queens University (Nov 22) Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 23) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Radiation Oncology: Urology: Vascular Surgery: Toronto (Nov 26)
  7. Jennifer Willis

    Horrible Experience: CaRMS Translation Services

    @Wine&Cheese24 If you haven't already, I suggest you email them and ask them to personally add your original reference letters to the translated ones. You might have some success with that
  8. Jennifer Willis

    Horrible Experience: CaRMS Translation Services

    @Wine&Cheese24 Wow! That's just totally unacceptable. This is our future on the line here... I am also quite worried as to the quality of the translated reference letters, especially if the originals will not be available as you mentioned. I know that CaRMS only acts as an intermediary to Ubiqus Ottawa Inc. (formerly Société Gamma), the translation company. BUT: I think they at least have the responsibility to hire a responsible and competent company that can insure the quality of the translations. I will be contacting student resources at my faculty and try to stir up some shit so people don't get screwed again in the future. Thx for your reply! Happy to hear I wasn't the only one...
  9. I am at a French school. I submitted a French->English translation request for my clerkship evaluations as I will be applying to the English schools. CaRMS obliges you to use their translation services for the MSPR. Just received these translations, <24 hours until CaRMS deadline, and they are of such poor quality. Complex sentences with many adjectives were summarized to "good with patients" or "very good student", etc. There were also frank spelling errors. Asked them to address this issue and they add the changes but accidentally delete whole sections of my evaluations in the process. I am chasing after them to do a half-ass job I paid >300$ for... Honestly, this is complete bullshit. Anybody else had a similar experience?
  10. Jennifer Willis

    Calgary IM Personal Statement

    I don't know what the right answer to this question is. I don't think there is one. What I did: I chose 2 skills pertaining to patient care and academic medicine that I want to improve on. I chose a past example for each which demonstrated how I started developing this skill and I gave specific points as to how I want to work on them during residency.
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