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    Raptors905 got a reaction from medimans3 in What is Coronavirus and what can we do to protect ourselves?   
    Also please try to remember - influenza kills many more people than this ever will. It’s also unlike SARS not showing itself to be deadly to the young 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from IMislove in How do they determine IP?   
    Thank you for your response.
     
    I see this and the comment below about me attacking a premed and the meanness of clerkship and questioning if I am truly a doctor etc.
     
    I apologize - my intent on coming on this forum was that I was here when it first was started by Ian years ago as a premed. I went through medschool and residency and started working largely forgetting about it until I took a more active role in medical education recently. I realized in spreading to my trainees that it still existed so I thought perhaps I would come and offer a different perspective from the usual “are my stats good enough?”.
     
    There do not seem to be a lot of staff doctors on here so I thought I could help med students and residents and fellows especially in the Toronto and GTA area help navigate what is out there as they start to search for a job and decided between academics/community etc. 
    Although I am involved in medical admissions I feel there are enough people commenting on helping pre meds and it was not where I would be useful.
     
    I asked this question after speaking to a med student in my group told me she did this and was surprised others did not. I should have perhaps taken a gentler tone to this. I was offended at comments implying I had limited critical thought and having a pre med imply that they had a very educated opinion on medical education and what makes a good doctor. 
     
    To the comment that I can learn from “lessers” - I learn from my trainees all the time and that is part of the reason I have taken a more active role in medical education. I have perhaps lost sight of that here - however I will counter that I have not been treated on this forum as I have been in person in quite some time.
    I had a premed student DM me and ask repeated questions about the job market for a urologist in the GTA and salaries. I spent a lot time time helping only to learn this was a person who had not even applied to med school yet. I assumed if you are asking specifics about the salary and job prospects in a sub speciality you are at least a med student if not a resident or fellow. This was disheartening to feel conned by this person wasting my time getting resources and contacts for them.
     
    I may have brought some of the harsher tone on me and I take complete responsibility for this. While it’s somewhat hurtful to be talked to by a premed as if I do not know about medical education and they have a better idea and that I should learn from them about respecting opinions from lessers etc is honestly not something I am sure you would tell me if we met in person. However like I said I own this due to my initial tone and wish to stop any bad blood communication
     
    I am not flexing or making myself feel better by saying I am a doctor - this is what I have been doing for years and it hoesntly isn’t that special to me as it is to people just starting medical training. 
     
    You refer to yourself as neither a med student nor a premed but a hopeful candidate. That is like a resident applying to cardiology saying they aren’t a internal medicine resident but a hopeful cardiologist. I would hope you would gain a little humility before you start medical training. If you aren’t in medical school then you are a premed. 
    I tried to contribute to areas I could help - providing  information about Coronovirus as I am involved in a hospital committee here to help with the virus and I was around during SARS, trying to direct people about the job market in the GTA and also about how to setup electives and such etc.
    I thought I could come on here and help others by having a voice that wasn’t on this forum. It seems I have failed at this and in the interest of not making things worse I will kindly bid farewell and continue helping students and residents in a format that I seem to be better at.
     
    Good luck to everyone applying to medical school and those in their medical training. Hopefully someday we can work together either in a training role or as a colleague.
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from minimeag in How do they determine IP?   
    Thank you for your response.
     
    I see this and the comment below about me attacking a premed and the meanness of clerkship and questioning if I am truly a doctor etc.
     
    I apologize - my intent on coming on this forum was that I was here when it first was started by Ian years ago as a premed. I went through medschool and residency and started working largely forgetting about it until I took a more active role in medical education recently. I realized in spreading to my trainees that it still existed so I thought perhaps I would come and offer a different perspective from the usual “are my stats good enough?”.
     
    There do not seem to be a lot of staff doctors on here so I thought I could help med students and residents and fellows especially in the Toronto and GTA area help navigate what is out there as they start to search for a job and decided between academics/community etc. 
    Although I am involved in medical admissions I feel there are enough people commenting on helping pre meds and it was not where I would be useful.
     
    I asked this question after speaking to a med student in my group told me she did this and was surprised others did not. I should have perhaps taken a gentler tone to this. I was offended at comments implying I had limited critical thought and having a pre med imply that they had a very educated opinion on medical education and what makes a good doctor. 
     
    To the comment that I can learn from “lessers” - I learn from my trainees all the time and that is part of the reason I have taken a more active role in medical education. I have perhaps lost sight of that here - however I will counter that I have not been treated on this forum as I have been in person in quite some time.
    I had a premed student DM me and ask repeated questions about the job market for a urologist in the GTA and salaries. I spent a lot time time helping only to learn this was a person who had not even applied to med school yet. I assumed if you are asking specifics about the salary and job prospects in a sub speciality you are at least a med student if not a resident or fellow. This was disheartening to feel conned by this person wasting my time getting resources and contacts for them.
     
    I may have brought some of the harsher tone on me and I take complete responsibility for this. While it’s somewhat hurtful to be talked to by a premed as if I do not know about medical education and they have a better idea and that I should learn from them about respecting opinions from lessers etc is honestly not something I am sure you would tell me if we met in person. However like I said I own this due to my initial tone and wish to stop any bad blood communication
     
    I am not flexing or making myself feel better by saying I am a doctor - this is what I have been doing for years and it hoesntly isn’t that special to me as it is to people just starting medical training. 
     
    You refer to yourself as neither a med student nor a premed but a hopeful candidate. That is like a resident applying to cardiology saying they aren’t a internal medicine resident but a hopeful cardiologist. I would hope you would gain a little humility before you start medical training. If you aren’t in medical school then you are a premed. 
    I tried to contribute to areas I could help - providing  information about Coronovirus as I am involved in a hospital committee here to help with the virus and I was around during SARS, trying to direct people about the job market in the GTA and also about how to setup electives and such etc.
    I thought I could come on here and help others by having a voice that wasn’t on this forum. It seems I have failed at this and in the interest of not making things worse I will kindly bid farewell and continue helping students and residents in a format that I seem to be better at.
     
    Good luck to everyone applying to medical school and those in their medical training. Hopefully someday we can work together either in a training role or as a colleague.
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from patrickstar in What is Coronavirus and what can we do to protect ourselves?   
    I was in med school during SARS at UofT
     
    We are better prepared this time. 
     
    it presents with a flu like resp illness - think influenza. Everyone with a febrile resp illness will be placed in isolation with N95 masks. A detailed travel history is taken. 
     
    There is no specific cure. The key to treatment is time and supportive care including mechanical ventilation and ICU support. Containment is via BSP and making sure resp isolation is maintained 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from LostLamb in What is Coronavirus and what can we do to protect ourselves?   
    Also please try to remember - influenza kills many more people than this ever will. It’s also unlike SARS not showing itself to be deadly to the young 
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    Raptors905 reacted to NLengr in What are the usual hours on your surgery rotation?   
    So glad I am a staff now and don't need to start at 6 am anymore. For the record, I'm community based so it's not like I have residents to do my rounding at 6 am either. 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from AllyOOP94 in What is Coronavirus and what can we do to protect ourselves?   
    Also please try to remember - influenza kills many more people than this ever will. It’s also unlike SARS not showing itself to be deadly to the young 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from AllyOOP94 in What is Coronavirus and what can we do to protect ourselves?   
    I was in med school during SARS at UofT
     
    We are better prepared this time. 
     
    it presents with a flu like resp illness - think influenza. Everyone with a febrile resp illness will be placed in isolation with N95 masks. A detailed travel history is taken. 
     
    There is no specific cure. The key to treatment is time and supportive care including mechanical ventilation and ICU support. Containment is via BSP and making sure resp isolation is maintained 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from wattsthematta44 in Which TV series do you think paints the most unflattering general impression of physicians as a whole?   
    I think the best is scrubs. It’s literally the most accurate description of life as as IM resident our there 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from wattsthematta44 in What is Coronavirus and what can we do to protect ourselves?   
    Also please try to remember - influenza kills many more people than this ever will. It’s also unlike SARS not showing itself to be deadly to the young 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from redbeanbun in What is Coronavirus and what can we do to protect ourselves?   
    Also please try to remember - influenza kills many more people than this ever will. It’s also unlike SARS not showing itself to be deadly to the young 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from fun in What is Coronavirus and what can we do to protect ourselves?   
    I was in med school during SARS at UofT
     
    We are better prepared this time. 
     
    it presents with a flu like resp illness - think influenza. Everyone with a febrile resp illness will be placed in isolation with N95 masks. A detailed travel history is taken. 
     
    There is no specific cure. The key to treatment is time and supportive care including mechanical ventilation and ICU support. Containment is via BSP and making sure resp isolation is maintained 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from LostLamb in How do they determine IP?   
    I’m already a practising doctor. Not keen to do med school again 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from IMislove in Which TV series do you think paints the most unflattering general impression of physicians as a whole?   
    I think the best is scrubs. It’s literally the most accurate description of life as as IM resident our there 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from Tullius in Which TV series do you think paints the most unflattering general impression of physicians as a whole?   
    I think the best is scrubs. It’s literally the most accurate description of life as as IM resident our there 
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    Raptors905 reacted to notagunner in What are my chances at Toronto?   
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from badboijenkins in Which TV series do you think paints the most unflattering general impression of physicians as a whole?   
    I think the best is scrubs. It’s literally the most accurate description of life as as IM resident our there 
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from Panerai in So I've talked with each of my 3 references in the past few weeks...   
    As long as it’s not something detrimental I wouldn’t worry about it. Consistency is often good 
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    Raptors905 reacted to PhD2MD in Rads Pay   
    Yeah and I'd also say that that logic should be applied to the services that make management decisions (some times split second ones like in stroke) based on their own reading of scans, independent from the rads read that may show up hours to days later.
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from canada747 in How much do family doctors actually make?   
    As I suspect. An Undergrad student judging a bunch of practicing docs and residents. 
     
    Sour grapes? Anyway why don’t you go Kick yourself to the premed forum and start commenting on salaries when you are actually in med school and have a debt to pay off. If you ever make it this far 
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    Raptors905 reacted to rmorelan in How much do family doctors actually make?   
    can I add also much more politics in the academic setting as well? - a lot more politics. Shows up in a variety of ways ha
     
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from LostLamb in How much do family doctors actually make?   
    Our messiah seems to have arrived lmao
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from F508 in How much do family doctors actually make?   
    Our messiah seems to have arrived lmao
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    Raptors905 reacted to Pecanpie in Speech impediments will they affect my medical school interview?   
    Hey! 
    There are many people in medicine with a lisp. As long as you can get your message across, I personally do not think this should be an issue! 
    Be confident and let your personality shine! Best of luck on your interview  
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    Raptors905 got a reaction from Bentist in How much do family doctors actually make?   
    Our messiah seems to have arrived lmao
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