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  1. Thank you for your post. I'm also a psychiatry resident, and I'm nearing the end of my second year of residency with three more years to go. I just got off a series of brutal call shifts, working during the long weekend. Honestly, right now, if I could go back in time to speak to my former self holding that letter of acceptance to medical school, I would tell them to think long and hard about this. Residency kind of feels like prolonged micro-aggressions that day by day wear you down little by little. One brutal call shift alone may not make you feel this way, but the call, the lack of control over your sleep, really takes a toll on you after a while. Working 24 hours at a time (sometimes more) is not humane no matter how you cut it. I think I'm coming out of this as a less kind and caring individual, and I think that fact makes me sad. I'm curious to hear what your experience has been with the Royal College exam -- I heard the oral component got cancelled, so this must be a relief, no? Would also be curious to hear about your malignant preceptors - how long did you have to work with them for? Did you have a choice in choosing your preceptors? At the end of the day, I try to remind myself that I am one of the lucky ones, with a stable income and roof over my head. There is a part of me that knew that when I was accepted into medical school, I had absolutely no idea it was going to be like this (especially call). To be honest there are times I kind of wish I went into a field with a stable 9-5 job instead of what I'm doing now.
  2. The legislation (Bill 21) was actually announced back in late 2019, but it was announced that the UCP government is shredding the physicians contract/agreement a few hours after the rank order lists were due.
  3. I'm currently a resident in a specialty in Alberta. As someone on the other side of the CaRMS process, I've noticed nobody is really talking about the new bill that has been passed by the Alberta UCP government. They have recently passed Bill 21, where they plan on limiting practitioner ID's for new grads, controlling where they work. A lot of residents right now are worried they might not be able to find a job when they finish residency, especially if we want to stay in an urban area in Alberta. Especially those of us who have kids, or have significant others in Calgary or Edmonton. I just want to put this information out there for those considering their rank order lists right now. This is especially directed to the out of province applicants, who may decide to rank Alberta programs highly; as you make a 5 year (or 2 year) commitment to live in Alberta, as you grow roots in this province, the government may prevent you from staying in the city you trained. Nobody really knows what's going to happen right now. This might not end up affecting us, or it might mean we won't have jobs in urban areas when we graduate. All we know right now is that the UCP government is intending on pushing forward with this, and I just want everyone to make as much of an informed decision as possible. Further reading: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-omnibus-bills-1.5338632 https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-restricting-where-doctors-practise-in-alberta-could-drive-them-away
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