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  1. * = CaRMS Status update Anatomical Pathology: Laval (Dec 4), UofT (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 9), Memorial (Dec 10), Queens (Dec 13 IMG), Dalhousie (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 16 IMG) Anesthesiology: Manitoba (Dec 6), NOSM (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 12), Dalhousie (Dec 13), Queen's (Dec 14), Calgary (Dec 16*), USask (Dec 17), Alberta (Dec 17*), Western (Dec 17*), Memorial (Dec 18), McMaster (Dec 18), Montreal (Dec 19), McGill (Dec 19), UofT (Dec 21) Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4), Ottawa (Dec 16), Calgary (Dec 19*), McGill (Dec 20), UBC (Dec 23*) Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatoon (Nov 28), UBC (Nov 29), MUN (Dec 4), Calgary (Dec 6), McMaster (Dec 18 IMG), UofT (Dec 19 IMG) Emergency Medicine: Queen's (Dec 9), Calgary (Dec 16*), McMaster (Dec 16 - phone call), Manitoba (Dec 16) Toronto (Dec 18), Edmonton (Dec 19), Ottawa (Dec 20), Dalhousie (Dec 20) Family Medicine: Sherbrooke (21 Nov), Laval (21 Nov), Montreal (21 Nov), Ontario IMG (30 Nov), UBC (10 Dec IMG/CMG), McGill (Dec 10), Alberta: Edmonton (Dec 12), Red Deer (Dec 15), Grande Prairie (Dec 15), Saskatchewan: North Battleford (Dec 11 IMG), La Ronge (Dec 17 CMG) Western (Dec 13), Ottawa (Dec 16), Queens (Dec 16), McMaster (Dec 16*), Memorial (Dec 16*), La Ronge (Dec 17 IMG), Regina (Dec 17 IMG), Prince Albert (Dec 17 CMG/IMG), Saskatoon (Dec 17 IMG), Moose Jaw & Swift Current (Dec 17 CMG/IMG), NOSM (Dec 17), Toronto (Dec 17), McGill - Châteauguay, Val-d'Or, Gatineau (Dec 17 IMG*), McGill - Montreal (Dec 18 IMG*), Manitoba (CMG-Dec 18*), Calgary - Medicine Hat (Dec 18*), Calgary (Dec 18 CMG/IMG), Montreal (Dec 19 IMG), Manitoba-Northern remote stream (Dec 19* IMG), Sherbrooke (Dec 19* IMG), Dal - all streams (Dec 23) General Pathology: McMaster (Dec 6 IMG), Saskatchewan (Dec 16 IMG) General Surgery: McGill (Dec 10), Manitoba (Dec 13), Toronto (Dec 14), Toronto (Dec 15* IMG), MUN (Dec 16), Dalhousie (Dec 16*), Edmonton (Dec 16), Vancouver (Dec 16*), Niagara (Dec 17), Calgary (Dec 17 - CMG), Western (Dec 18), Saskatchewan (Dec 19), Queen's (Dec 20), McMaster Hamilton (Dec 23) Hematological Pathology: UofT (Dec 13* IMG) Internal Medicine: Sherbrooke (Nov 26), Manitoba (Dec 19*) Medical Genetics and Genomics: UofT (Dec 6) Medical Microbiology: UofT (Dec 23* IMG) Neurology: Manitoba (28 Nov), Ottawa (Dec 9, IMG/CMG), Dalhousie (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 9), Calgary (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 13th CMG), Western (Dec 16th CMG), U of T (Dec 16, IMG), Western (Dec 16, IMG), U of T (Dec 17th CMG), Alberta (Dec 18*), Memorial (Dec 20, email only), Queen's (Dec 20, email only) Neurology - Paediatric: McGill (Dec 16) Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Ottawa (Dec 3), McMaster (Dec 12*), Dalhousie (Dec 13), UBC (Dec 16), UofT (Dec 17) Nuclear Medicine: Western (Dec 9), McGill (Dec 17) Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Montreal (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 12), UBC (Dec 12), Montfort (Dec 16*), Saskatoon (Dec 16), Regina (Dec 16), Calgary (Dec 16), Queen’s (Dec 17), uOttawa (Dec 17), Winnipeg (Dec 17), U of T (Dec 17), Dal (Dec 18), NOSM (spots NOT OFFERED, no ministry funding), Western (Dec 18), Dalhousie (Dec 18), McGill (Dec 19), McMaster (Dec 23) Ophthalmology: Manitoba (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 12*), UBC (Dec 13*), Western (Dec 16), Edmonton (Dec 16), USask (Dec 17), Dalhousie (Dec 17), Ottawa (Dec 18*), McMaster (Dec 20), Calgary (Dec 20*), Queen's (Dec 21) Orthopaedic Surgery: Calgary (Dec 11), Dalhousie (Dec 12), McGill (Dec 12), Alberta (Dec 13), UBC (Dec 16), Sask (Dec 16), MUN (Dec 16), McMaster (Dec 17*), UofT (Dec 17*), Ottawa (Dec 18), NOSM (Dec 20) Otolaryngology: Alberta (Dec 9), Ottawa (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11), Manitoba (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 16), Dalhousie (Dec 16), Toronto (Dec 17), Western (Dec 17), Calgary (Dec 18), UBC (Dec 19) Pediatrics: McMaster (Dec 13 IMG), Manitoba (Dec 13 IMG), Western (Dec 13 IMG) Western (Dec 16* IMG, Dec 17* CMG), Dalhousie (Dec 17), Memorial (Dec 17), McGill (Dec 17), Toronto (Dec 17 CMG), McMaster (Dec 17), Manitoba (Dec 17), Saskatchewan (Dec 17 IMG/CMG), Calgary (Dec 17), Alberta (Dec 17), Western (Dec 17), UBC (Dec 17 IMG/CMG), UBC-Island (Dec 17), uOttawa (Dec 17 IMG/CMG), Montreal (Dec 17*), Sherbrooke (Dec 17), Toronto (Dec.18* IMG), Queens (Dec 19 CMG) Plastic Surgery: McGill (Dec 14), Laval (Dec 16), Dalhousie (Dec 16), Ottawa (Dec 17), U of T (Dec 17), McMaster (Dec 17), UBC (Dec 18), Western (Dec 18), Manitoba (Dec 18), Alberta (Dec 19), Calgary (Dec 19) PM&R: Sask (Dec 6), Alberta (Dec 6), Manitoba (Dec 6), Montreal (7 Dec), Ottawa (9 Dec), Laval (10 Dec), Calgary (Dec 10), Dalhousie (Dec 11), Toronto (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 12), Western (Dec 12) Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 22), McMaster-Hamilton (Dec 3), McGill (Dec 3), Manitoba (Dec 3), Western-London/Windsor (Dec 4) McMaster-Waterloo (Dec 6), Sherbrooke (Dec 10), Saskatchewan-Saskatoon, Regina (Dec 11), Calgary (Dec 11), UBC - Greater Van, Van, Vic, Prince George (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 11*), Toronto (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 13), NOSM - Thunder Bay (Dec 13), Dalhousie (Dec 16), Ottawa - Monfort (Dec 16*), Queens (Dec 16), Montreal (Dec 19), Alberta (Dec 23*) Public Health and Preventative Medicine: Sherbrooke (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 6), McGill (Dec 17), Montreal (Dec 18), Laval (Dec 19) Public Health and Preventative Medicine with Family: UBC (Dec 9), McMaster (Dec 12),Toronto (Dec 11) Radiation Oncology: Alberta (Dec 2), Calgary (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 10), Queen's (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11), Dalhousie (Dec 12), Ottawa (Dec 17), Manitoba (Dec 17*), UofT (Dec 19) Urology: Western (Dec 2), Dalhousie (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6), Ottawa (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 16), Laval (Dec 18) Vascular Surgery: Western, Mac, Manitoba, UBC (Dec 12 - CMG), McGill (Dec 17 - CMG), Calgary (Dec 17 - CMG), Ottawa (Dec 23 CMG)
  2. Hiya, So in this case, it was essentially just a typo. The rejection e-mail was meant to be for a different stream (for which the rejection was accurate), but the admin accidentally wrote the name of the other stream (for which an invite then arrived separately). So human error, basically, and fairly quickly corrected! Hopefully the same occurs for you. According to CARMS (grain of salt due to their own bias), the info on the CARMS portal should be trusted as accurate. Fingers crossed for you! -JJ
  3. Lol - glad it's not just us. Still waiting to hear back - just hoping that at least the date is set in stone! -JJ
  4. Anyone else having sort of a roller-coaster experience of, on the one hand, getting invites that you really weren't expecting (for programs that you thought were super-competitive), but then getting rejected by programs that are historically uncompetitive and seemed like really "safe" backups? We all knew this process would be challenging, but I am surprised by the sheer amount of unpredictability. If I had gambled on what interviews we* would get vs not, I would have lost quite a bit of money by now. -JJ *My spouse is actually the med student and I am the full-time parent at the moment. I'm the one who made the account to discuss things on here because my spouse has no time in clerkship!
  5. Anatomical Pathology: Laval (Dec 4), UofT (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 9), Memorial (Dec 10), Queens (Dec 13 IMG), Dalhousie (Dec 11)Anesthesiology: Manitoba (Dec 6), NOSM (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 12), Dalhousie (Dec 13), Queen's (Dec 14)Cardiac Surgery:Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4)Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatoon (28 Nov), UBC (29 Nov), MUN (Dec 4), Calgary (Dec 6)Emergency Medicine: Queen's (Dec 9)Family Medicine: Sherbrooke (21 Nov), Laval (21 Nov), Montreal (21 Nov), Ontario IMG (30 Nov), UBC (10 Dec IMG/CMG), McGill (Dec 10), Alberta: Edmonton (Dec 12), Red Deer (Dec 15), Grande Prairie (Dec 15), Saskatchewan: North Battleford (Dec 11 IMG), Western (Dec 13)General Pathology: McMaster (Dec 6 IMG), General Surgery: MUN (Dec 4*), McGill (Dec 10), Manitoba (Dec 13), Toronto (Dec 14), Toronto (Dec 15* IMG)Hematological Pathology: UofT (Dec 13* IMG)Internal Medicine: Sherbrooke (Nov 26)Medical Genetics and Genomics: UofT (Dec6)Medical Microbiology:Neurology: Manitoba (28 Nov), Ottawa (Dec 9, IMG/CMG), Dalhousie (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 9), Calgary (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11)Neurology - Paediatric:Neuropathology:Neurosurgery:Nuclear Medicine: Western (Dec 9)Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Montreal (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 12), UBC (Dec 12)Ophthalmology: Manitoba (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 12 - status update), UBC (Dec 13 - status update)Orthopaedic Surgery: Calgary (Dec 11), Dalhousie (Dec 12), McGill (Dec 12), Alberta (Dec 13)Otolaryngology: Alberta (Dec 9), Ottawa (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11), Manitoba (Dec 11)Pediatrics: McMaster (Dec.13 IMG), Manitoba (Dec.13 IMG)Plastic Surgery:PM&R: Montreal (7 dec), Ottawa (9 Dec), Laval (10 Dec)Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 22), McMaster-Hamilton (Dec 3), McGill (Dec 3), Manitoba (Dec 3), Western-London/Windsor (Dec 4) McMaster-Waterloo (Dec 6), Sherbrooke (Dec 10), Saskatchewan-Saskatoon, Regina (Dec 11), Calgary (Dec 11), UBC - Greater Van, Van, Vic, Prince George (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 11), Toronto (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 13), NOSM - Thunder Bay (Dec 13)Public Health and Preventative Medicine: Sherbrooke (Dec 6), UBC (Dec6), Toronto (Dec 11)Public Health and Preventative Medicine with Family: UBC (Dec 9), McMaster (Dec 12)Radiation Oncology: Alberta (Dec 2), Calgary (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 10), Queen's (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11), Dalhousie (Dec 12)Urology: Western (Dec 2), Dalhousie (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6), Ottawa (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11)Vascular Surgery: (Western, Mac, Manitoba, UBC "CMG")
  6. Yikes! I certainly hope it works out in your favour. The tricky part, of course, is that in some e-mails they want you to reply asap, which is tricky if you're not sure the invite is even accurate!
  7. Anatomical Pathology: Laval (Dec 4), UofT (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 9), Memorial (Dec 10), Queens (Dec 11 IMG), Dalhousie (Dec 11) Anesthesiology: Manitoba (Dec 6), NOSM (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 12) Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4) Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatoon (28 Nov), UBC (29 Nov), MUN (Dec 4), Calgary (Dec 6) Emergency Medicine: Queen's (Dec 9) Family Medicine: Sherbrooke (21 Nov), Laval (21 Nov), Montreal (21 Nov), Ontario IMG (30 Nov), UBC (10 Dec IMG/CMG), McGill (Dec 10), Alberta: Edmonton (Dec 12) General Pathology: McMaster (Dec 6 IMG), General Surgery: McGill (Dec 10) Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Sherbrooke (Nov 26) Medical Genetics and Genomics: UofT (Dec6) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Manitoba (28 Nov), Ottawa (Dec 9, IMG/CMG), Dalhousie (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 9), Calgary (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11) Neurology - Paediatric: Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Nuclear Medicine: Western (Dec 9) Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Montreal (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 12), UBC (Dec 12) Ophthalmology: Manitoba (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 12 - status update) Orthopaedic Surgery: Calgary (Dec 11), Dalhousie (Dec 12), McGill (Dec 12) Otolaryngology: Alberta (Dec 9), Ottawa (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11), Manitoba (Dec 11) Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: PM&R: Montreal (7 dec), Ottawa (9 Dec), Laval (10 Dec) Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 22), McMaster-Hamilton (Dec 3), McGill (Dec 3), Manitoba (Dec 3), Western-London/Windsor (Dec 4) McMaster-Waterloo (Dec 6), Sherbrooke (Dec 10), Saskatchewan-Saskatoon, Regina (Dec 11), Calgary (Dec 11), UBC - Greater Van, Van, Vic, Prince George (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 11), Toronto (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 13), NOSM - Thunder Bay (Dec 13) Public Health and Preventative Medicine: Sherbrooke (Dec 6), UBC (Dec6), Toronto (Dec 11) Public Health and Preventative Medicine with Family: UBC (Dec 9), McMaster (Dec 12) Radiation Oncology: Alberta (Dec 2), Calgary (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 10), Queen's (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11), Dalhousie (Dec 12) Urology: Western (Dec 2), Dalhousie (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6), Ottawa (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11) Vascular Surgery:
  8. Anatomical Pathology: Laval (Dec 4), UofT (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 9), Memorial (Dec 10), Queens (Dec 11 IMG), Dalhousie (Dec 11) Anesthesiology: Manitoba (Dec 6), NOSM (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 12) Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4) Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatoon (28 Nov), UBC (29 Nov), MUN (Dec 4), Calgary (Dec 6) Emergency Medicine: Queen's (Dec 9) Family Medicine: Sherbrooke (21 Nov), Laval (21 Nov), Montreal (21 Nov), Ontario IMG (30 Nov), UBC (10 Dec IMG/CMG), McGill (Dec 10), Alberta: Edmonton (Dec 12) General Pathology: McMaster (Dec 6 IMG), General Surgery: McGill (Dec 10) Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Sherbrooke (Nov 26) Medical Genetics and Genomics: UofT (Dec6) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Manitoba (28 Nov), Ottawa (Dec 9, IMG/CMG), Dalhousie (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 9), Calgary (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11) Neurology - Paediatric: Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Nuclear Medicine: Western (Dec 9) Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Montreal (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 12), UBC (Dec 12) Ophthalmology: Manitoba (Dec 11) Orthopaedic Surgery: Calgary (Dec 11) Otolaryngology: Alberta (Dec 9), Ottawa (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11), Manitoba (Dec 11) Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: PM&R: Montreal (7 dec), Ottawa (9 Dec), Laval (10 Dec) Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 22), McMaster-Hamilton (Dec 3), McGill (Dec 3), Manitoba (Dec 3), Western-London/Windsor (Dec 4) McMaster-Waterloo (Dec 6), Sherbrooke (Dec 10), Saskatchewan-Saskatoon, Regina (Dec 11), Calgary (Dec 11), UBC - Greater Van, Van, Vic, Prince George (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 11), Toronto (Dec 11) Public Health and Preventative Medicine: Sherbrooke (Dec 6), UBC (Dec6), Toronto (Dec 11) Public Health and Preventative Medicine with Family: UBC (Dec 9), McMaster (Dec 12) Radiation Oncology: Alberta (Dec 2), Calgary (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 10), Queen's (Dec 11), McGill (Dec 11) Urology: Western (Dec 2), Dalhousie (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6), Ottawa (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11) Vascular Surgery:
  9. The situation has been resolved in my favour... although completely without explanation - I'll take it! I guess the e-mail was wrong and the portal was right, after all. Hope no one else goes through the same mix-up... and if you do, hope it works out in your favour too! -JJ
  10. Thanks! And then a few minutes ago, CARMS sends out an e-mail in which they explicitly state (in bold) that the invitation info on the CARMS site is authoritative, i.e. "the source of truth", in their wording. So now am I supposed to e-mail the school and say "Hey, actually now you have to interview me, even though you sent me a rejection, because in the CARMS portal you (accidentally?) gave me a green check-mark?" Kind of an absurd situation and I'm sure the school would not appreciate that, and it would affect the interview, etc., so I won't do that. Still... kinda crazy. Ah, well. Thanks for listening to me vent. -JJ
  11. Has anyone else yet had the fun experience of getting a notification in the CARMS portal that you did get an interview for your #1 choice, and then shortly thereafter getting an e-mail saying that, in fact, you didn't ? Really hard to swallow, but I guess some schools are having trouble successfully using the new system in CARMS. -JJ
  12. Anatomical Pathology: Laval (Dec 4), UofT (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 9), Memorial (Dec 10), Queens (Dec 11 IMG) Anesthesiology: Manitoba (Dec 6), NOSM (Dec 9) Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4) Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatoon (28 Nov), UBC (29 Nov), MUN (Dec 4), Calgary (Dec 6) Emergency Medicine: Queen's (Dec 9) Family Medicine: Sherbrooke (21 Nov), Laval (21 Nov), Montreal (21 Nov), Ontario IMG (30 Nov), UBC (10 Dec IMG/CMG), McGill (Dec 10) General Pathology: General Surgery: McGill (Dec 10) Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Sherbrooke (Nov 26) Medical Genetics and Genomics: UofT (Dec6) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Manitoba (28 Nov), Ottawa (Dec 9, IMG/CMG), Dalhousie (Dec 9), UBC (Dec 9) Neurology - Paediatric: Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Montreal (Dec 10) Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Otolaryngology: Alberta (Dec 9), Ottawa (Dec 10), McGill (Dec 11), Manitoba (Dec 11) Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: PM&R: Montreal (7 dec), Ottawa (9 Dec), Laval (10 Dec) Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 22), McMaster-Hamilton (Dec 3), McGill (Dec 3), Manitoba (Dec 3), Western-London/Windsor (Dec 4) McMaster-Waterloo (Dec 6), Sherbrooke (Dec 10), Saskatchewan-Saskatoon (Dec 11) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Sherbrooke (Dec 6) Radiation Oncology: Alberta (Dec 2), Calgary (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 10) Queen's (Dec 11), Mcgill (Dec 11) Urology: Western (Dec 2), Dalhousie (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), UBC (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6), Ottawa (Dec 10) Vascular Surgery:
  13. You were offered employment in a situation where you accurately stated your abilities in french, and they completely failed to communicate their actual language 'requirements'. I am not a lawyer but in my opinion, you have a strong case in the context of employment law. Having said that, I agree with your assertion that it would be better to figure things out amicably. I hope lots of people who might be considering ranking McGill highly have a chance to see this thread. From my experience in a past life/career (admittedly not within the last 10 years), I have a strong impression that McGill is a bit of a mess on the administrative side of things, across the board - such that a huge gap between communicated expectations and actual program reality is not that much of a surprise. I really hope you can sort it out easily enough. I wonder if there would be any sorta remote NOSM spots sitting vacant at the moment. In Northern Ontario, your stated 40% french comprehension could be really appreciated. Maybe even a trade with a U of O FM person in their English stream, but who is bilingual? Gotta be loads of them; but I confess to having no idea how the process works. All the best, and if appropriate, I hope to hear how you sort it out! -GM
  14. Just a quick note if allowed in the main thread (not sure it would get properly seen in the broader discussion thread): If you've received an invite to a program which has more than one stream, it would be great if you could say what stream you heard from, in case the streams put calls out on different days. For instance: Psych: Western (London), in case it's a different day than Psych: Western (Windsor). Thanks! It will help some of us to be sure which programs are ignoring us ;). -JJ
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