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  1. Super insightful, you mention working so is this a paid employment then or purely volunteering? As well what exactly do you do during the 3hr weekly time-ons?
  2. Thanks for this thread. I am starting medical school in the fall and have always been curious about joining the military. A few questions: 1) Is it possible to join as a reservist while doing medical school on the side? What is the commitment/benefits of doing so? 2) After finishing medical school I have heard you have to do a FM residency, which is something I’m not very interested in. Is there a way to specialize right away while remaining apart of the military? 3) What are the requirements for maintaining reservist status in the military? (time commitment during school year/summers, ability to travel freely, etc.)
  3. Any thoughts on GSx with ACS? Would have the ability to do gen surg, cover trauma or cover ICU right? So would that mean a pretty good marketability?
  4. I’m asexual and have no close family alive still, so I plan to only live for my career. What you’re saying makes sense though. I am mainly interested in the big cities for the academic opportunities.
  5. Psych/family/GIM, are there any others that are conducive? ER or Anesthesia?
  6. I don’t mind going through all the academics (fellowship/msc/phd) and working very hard. Just as long as there is possibility at a GTA/Hamilton/Calg/Vancouver hospital
  7. Fair but which have the best job prospects? Much of the data about current load and future demand is only for certain specialities i.e. vascular/ortho. Does Gen Sx with trauma/ACS have a good job market? I assume just because no one wants to work these very time intensive jobs
  8. I’ve been reading about how poor the job market is for surgeons and was wondering if there are any specialties of gen Sx or surgical sub-specialities that actually have good job prospects? Ideally in metropolitan areas (GTA/Vancouver/Calgary).
  9. Is there any ability to join the MD/MSc program during year 1? I didn’t know about the program when applying and am interested in it. Also, is there a possibility of doing a single undergrad course alongside the course load of the MD program? I would just do it pass/fail or as an audit if possible (just a small side interest)
  10. I just made the same decision. I ultimately decided that my happiness and satisfaction during one of the most difficult periods of my entire is worth more than 1-2 extra years under debt. You will pay off the debt, don't let it guide your decision!
  11. I think Queen's interests me the most because I'd rather have that small university town feeling since I never got them from going to undergrad in Toronto already. Thanks for the information, it's helped a lot!
  12. Oh sorry I just heard that there is less fellows/residency programs because Kingston's hospital system is smaller. I guess it was wrong then. So do finances not really matter in the long-run? I wouldn't want to work until I'm 70 or anything crazy like that so I'm wary of going into too much debt. Do you know if there is a document somewhere to see Queens' match locations? I'm just curious to see what students typically match to
  13. Also looking for an LOC - is there a website that has all the perks of each LOC listed? Can't find anything by googling that has compiled this
  14. Longtime lurker, first time poster. Congratulations everyone on your acceptances! I have narrowed down my choices to these 3 schools and was hoping for input. I did my undergrad at UofT and I'm really hoping to move to a smaller city and try somewhere new to live in. I also know that UofT is one of the best schools in Canada so I'm keep that in mind. I would appreciate anyone's advice, I'm having a lot of trouble with this. Here is what I have so far: Alberta: Pros: New city Very low cost (comes out to 100k for tuition for 4 years) Close to nature (Banff/Jasper) Good academic institution Relative moderate class size/good sense of community Early clinical exposure Good research opportunities Cons: Moving across the country from support system Still a big city, rent is expensive Very far from family UofT: Pros: Toronto is one of the best cities in Canada Huge academic institution (great research opportunities) Every specialty imaginable is here (I'm undecided) Close to family Cons: Huge class size City living sucks sometimes Very far from nature So many learners (students/residents/fellows) Very expensive tuition (27k) Queen's: Pros: Incredible sense of community Close to nature (school is literally on the lake), thousand islands nearby, many bike trails Low number of learners (easier to get observerships/research opportunities) Highest match rate in Canada (into competitive specialties, not just family) Med building is beautiful Variety of learning styles (didactic/case/clinical/observerships mandated) Small town, campus is beautiful Located in the downtown Cons: Expensive tuition Moderately far from family/friends in Toronto (but not that bad) Hospitals are old Not many specialties (community hospitals) Not as many research opportunities
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