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  1. Interesting. Can you please share what you know about psychiatry pay for hours worked? It seems the CMA average is ~200k after overhead, which would put it as a lower-paid specialty, but of course, CMA doesn't tell the whole story. I'm in Ontario for context.
  2. This is really exciting. Is the kind of management, where you do a lot of the stabilization and help before consulting, taking place in in larger communities (e.g., GTA) or is this more common in small towns? I wonder if in larger, busier centres, it's a quick initial check-up before admitting the patient.
  3. McMaster is open. You can finish your PhD at any time while doing the MD
  4. I'm at a school that emphasizes self-study. I tangentially follow along the curriculum, but mostly, I study the concepts and material myself. After doing a lot of studying of minutiae and realizing that it's not serving me well, I'm wondering if anyone has advice on how to create a more clinically tailored study plan/strategy. My goal is to find a/few good resource(s) that will prepare me for clinical medicine to do well during clerkship. I then want to convert this into Anki cards and just spend my days studying in that way. I plan on learning the relevant anatomy and physiology separately using a textbook I like (Costanzo) and the Zanki Step 1 anatomy/physiology decks. So, does anyone have advice on good resources/study strategies that will teach the clinical side of medicine for self-study (approach to common presentations, bread and butter diseases, diagnoses, management, etc.)? If this comes with its own Anki cards, then even better Thanks!
  5. Thanks for both of your responses. To clarify, I am in Ontario and hope to practice 1-2 hours outside of the GTA. I'm just trying to understand how some family doctors end up with a good lifestyle + great pay whereas others have a terrible lifestyle with bad pay. Knowing the factors that influence how much family doctors make, and how those factors affect job satisfaction, hours, stress, and quality of service can really help for career planning, rather than just look at the average billings.
  6. Reading around, it seems that to make more than average as a family physician (defining above-average as 300k+ post-overhead), you have several options: a) Practice bad medicine (quickly go through patients, miss diagnoses, refer a lot); b) Work long hours (60+); c) Go rural (and work nonstop hours); and/or d) Get very lucky and get a rare FHO position. Is this true? Can you be a good family doctor in the typical community setting, work decent hours (50-55ish), and still make a good amount?
  7. That's incredible. Thanks for sharing your story. I'd also like to know how many hours a week you work? And if you didn't do any rural, how much would your billings be?
  8. Thanks so much for doing this! I have a lot of questions I'm really hoping you can answer :). 1. How well do you think the program prepares you for medicine? 2. How do non-traditional students fare in the program? 3. Tips on being successful at McMaster specifically? 4. How do scholarships work? For example, does everyone got some scholarship money at the start of each year, or only some because of competitive applications/high need, etc.? 5. Do you know any one who commutes from the GTA to Hamilton? How's that going for them? Thanks again!!!
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