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  1. Does anyone have experience with Saskatchewan IM? How is the program? Are you exposed to broad number of subspecialties (Geriatrics, oncology, palliative, etc?) Thanks
  2. Thanks Choap10 for your answer! May I ask which province you work in, and if you trained in +1 palliative care? How long have you been doing this for and have you been enjoying it so far? Of course I loved the encounters I have had in palliative care and I am also planning to do more extensive electives in it, but I worry that perhaps you burn out after many years of dealing with terminally ill patients. I am also meeting up with other palliative physicians to hear their experiences as well.
  3. Hey rmorelan, I would really appreciate that! Yes, sometimes I do feel guilty but given that I have $200,000 to pay off, and the unstable job market, I have to ask. Thanks again!
  4. I had a thread on it but no one replied so How much would a palliative care physician make? I am really curious because I have absolutely no idea.
  5. Hey guys, I am wondering if anyone knows what you could make as full time palliative physician or even part time. I love palliative care, and I do not need to make much money, but it would be good enough to be at equivalent to having a moderate size family clinic. And I do not think it's unreasonable to ask about future earnings as someone who may be interested in a field. Thanks!
  6. Yes, that is true for Ontario for the PGY1s. However, even in Ontario, if you matched via second round, you are eligible for transfer in PGY2 year (except family medicine). This is different from people who matched in first round in that you are eligible to transfer in PGY1 year after 6 months. No transfer if you matched second round - Is this policy specific to your school or Alberta/Calgary?
  7. I meant people who matched through the second iteration. They are not allowed to apply for transfer in first year.
  8. Is there a resident from calgary or u of A who is familiar with the transfer policy? More specifically, if someone matched second iteration, whether they would be still eligible to apply for transfer during PGY1 year? I read through the policies stated online and they do not mention any restrictions on people who matched second iteration from applying for a transfer in PGY1 year (which is prohibited in Ontario) Thanks!
  9. Is there a resident from calgary or u of A who is familiar with the transfer policy? More specifically, if someone matched second iteration, whether they would be still eligible to apply for transfer during PGY1 year? I read through the policies stated online and they do not mention any restrictions on people who matched through the second iteration people from applying for a transfer in PGY1 year (which is prohibited in Ontario) Thanks!
  10. So it would be required for working in the states as well? i.e. licensing?
  11. I am currently a second year in a medical school in Canada, and many people are saying that they are going to write the USMLE for the fellowship purpose? I was just wondering why people write USMLE, given that it takes a whole summer of preparation? Is it a good idea to write the exam without aiming for a high score but to pass "just in case"? Thanks in advance,
  12. I don't regret going to US school because I have experienced a lot of things that I was not able to experience in Canada, like new culture, more research opportunities, shadowing opportunities, and academic opportunities. It's just US schools are smaller and endowments are larger, so you are exposed to more things. But if you are set on going to med school and not really interested in living in a different environment and experiencing new things, I would recommend you just go to Canadian school.
  13. As a person who did undergrad in the US and came back to Canadian medical school, I would advise you not to go to US undergrad. The GPA conversion is really bad when you are coming from US, and as few people mentioned above, you gotta have high GPA for Canadian med school. I can tell you that it's harder to come to Canadian medical school by doing undergrad in US (no matter how prestigious) vs doing undergrad in Canada. And if you go to undergrad in Canada, you may be eligible for in-province status in the province you studied.
  14. Well for me it wasn't really about taking the notes to refresh myself all the details. What was important was the process of taking the notes so that I could summarize what I just had read in the paragraph. So all the scribbles I wrote after each paragraph were probably gibberish and I didn't even bother to check lol. For instance, if I wanted to write "Scientist A is wrong because of small sample size", I would scribble A wrng bc sss. lol it doesn't even make sense but I never bothered to read it anyway, and it probably took 2 seconds to write each point. I didn't even look at the notes after reading the whole passage, but I realized that I could keep track of the flow and the main ideas of each paragraph that way.
  15. Personally, I raised my score by 6 points in 30 days so 24 days are still a lot of time to improve your score. But this was a preparation for a retake so maybe the situation is different for you...
  16. For me, it really helped. I took notes after every paragraph, just a few words. Of course, essence of the passage matters but I found myself loosing track of the flow if I didn't write a few words after every paragraph. Since there are only a few paragraphs per passage, note taking took me about 20 seconds total. It's one of the things that helped me improve my verbal score by 4 points.
  17. I took MCAT twice and I re-took the AAMC tests. The scores were pretty accurate in my opinion. But then again, I forget things quickly lol.
  18. I think for Ontario it's particularly low because UT and Queens don't have residency requirement... I think UBC in province acceptance rate is like 21% and Calgary is like 25% (correct me if I am wrong)? So statistically, compared to most schools in the state (below 8% acceptance rate), it's easier to get into individual Canadian school, but it is harder to become a doctor in general (BC: 1 medical school, NY: more than 12 I believe..)
  19. Uh oh that's not good lol... I just entered medical school so I don't know how these things work... So if I wanted to practice as infectious disease specialist and do a 5-year residency, most likely I will be practicing as general internist for a while until an academic spot opens up for that sub-specialty? How is job market for general internist?
  20. Hmm... I thought people didn't like the 3 year program because it is harder to match @ residency for competitive fields? Is this not true?
  21. Hi, I am selling TBR books for all subjects (physics, chemistry, bio, general chemistry). Asking price for each subject is $50 but can be negotiable (I purchased them for about $100 / subject). The books are in excellent condition, except for the first few pages of highlighting for the biology book. I also have Princeton review verbal and hyperlearning science workbook, each for $50. I personally scored 38 on my MCAT and would be glad to share how I studied with the materials. Thanks for your interest.
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