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  1. How many tries does it take the typical applicant to get in and how competitive is it to other schools in Canada (in terms for IP)?
  2. In Canada, we have a population that is aging which will increase the demand for healthcare in the future. How will this affect compensation? Will the government allocate more to healthcare or will everyone get a smaller share of the pie? In the US, everyone is painting a doom and gloom picture of how healthcare will look with their reimbursements going down. As someone who is very concerned about the poor job market for surgeons/specialists and considering going to the US me school, is it safe to attend med school in Canada vs US?
  3. @JohnGrisham Sorry my title my be a bit misleading, I was talking about the future compensation for physicians in Canada.
  4. In Canada, we have a population that is aging which will increase the demand for healthcare in the future. How will this affect compensation? Will the government allocate more to healthcare or will everyone get a smaller share of the pie? In the US, everyone is painting a doom and gloom picture of how healthcare will look with their reimbursements going down. As someone who is very concerned about the poor job market for surgeons/specialists and considering going to the US me school, is it safe to attend med school in Canada vs US?
  5. Why are academic positions more desirable than community? Do they pay more? I am a bit confused as to why people are willing to do multiple fellowships + masters + phd to get these positions. In the US its the exact opposite as academic positions are not desirable at all, unless you enjoy teaching.
  6. So, I guess U of M doesn't look at ECs. So, if you just concentrate on getting a high GPA and good MCAT are you guaranteed to get an interview based on those two merits? What kind of scores do you need to guarantee an interview? I am really shocked as they don't look at ECs and only academics. It almost seems too good to be true. Is there a catch to this? Any advice for the things I should be doing in undergrad to become competitive for Manitoba IP?
  7. So in terms of rural, when I was in high school I worked for a security alarm company based in a small town where we drove to rural parts of Manitoba to install security systems in people's homes. The employment lasted about 2 months, would thing count for the rural coefficient? If I do research with a prof over the summer, does that count towards the academic coefficient? And where can I check what kind of things apply for the socioeconomic coefficient?
  8. So I am considering going into Ortho and we all know the job market is pretty terrible. Will moving to the US be a viable plan if I am left without a job after residency? I am willing to write the USMLEs. From my researching some sources say that getting a visa is difficulty and I will be limited to academic positions without green card/citizenship. I am a Canada citizen and don't have residency status in the US. Will going to a US med school instead of a Canadian med school make it easier for me to get permanent status in the US? I really don't like how Canada treats their hardworking specialists and I really need an escape plan if I can't secure a job in Canada as an Ortho attending.
  9. I plan to self teaching Orgo, Biochem and Physcis to myself over the course of next school year from Kaplan books. Then I will dedicate 3.5 of full time studying for MCAT. Can I still score 520+ without taking those courses?
  10. If someone does med school in Canada and does a specialist residency like Ortho and can't find a job because of the horrible job market for surgeons. Can they do an American fellowship and practice in the USA? From my understanding the US accepts Canadian accreditation but what is the visa situation like? Is it hard to get a visa to go practice in the USA? Also what is the path to go about doing that?
  11. I have been hearing that all U of M looks at is GPA/MCAT/Casper. I have heard that they don't look at your ECs. Is this true?
  12. Right now I am taking a course that is not required for my degree and it is really bringing down my GPA, I want to drop it to salvage my GPA. I desperately need for schools to drop my lowest year from their GPA because my first year went really bad (currently I am in second year). I plan to apply for UManitoba, UCalgary and UAlberta (which all don't care about you many courses you take as long as you are full-time ( 3 courses per semester), correct me if I am wrong). Which Ontario schools will disqualify me from the wGPA? Here are how many courses I took: 1st year: Fall semester - 4 courses Winter semester - 5 courses 2nd year: Fall semester - 6 courses Winter semester (current): 4 course (If I drop my 5th one) I know I screwed up in the 1 year by not taking 10 courses, but I plan to do 5 years of undergrad and from now on I will only take 5 courses a semester. Will schools average the 6 and 4 courses for a total full-time course of 10 for my second year? Or do I have to take 5 courses each semester? If it matters I retook 3 courses in my second year that I got a bad mark in first year.
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