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  1. Thanks for your thoughts all. I think my question might have been misunderstood somewhat (or maybe just the intent was misunderstood) but what I was looking to know is if anyone in UBC is transferring out so that I could see if it would be worth it to push my PGME to see if funding would be available for a transfer in there (not in the program of choice, just funding in general by anyone leaving any program or who has left recently, sometimes this can be used for a resident requesting transfer to a different program other than the program from which the the funding came, if you knew that the program of choice itself had the physical/teaching capacity and wants to take the resident). I realize how difficult this kind of request can be and I appreciate individuals posting comments to ensure that important stumbling blocks in this process are highlighted. I suspect that there are many out there who feel similarly to me -- the following is how I feel: It surprises me that we don't have a pan-Canadian transfer policy that makes inter-provincial transfers more seamless. It would take some collaboration to create such a process by those higher up, but it isn't impossible if the desire were there at the levels where it would need to be and if the appropriate communication were to occur. Just because a system has always been a certain way doesn't mean that this is the best way for it to be. I strongly believe that we need to constantly challenge and re-vamp our policies and processes, rather than saying "well, that's not the process"- as is often said by admin- the question I have when I hear this is "why not-- who does that benefit and does it benefit those that are most affected day to day? And is there room for improvement?" Anyway, thanks again everyone and sorry for the time it took me to reply again -- it has been a very hectic time.
  2. I am wondering if any CMGs have done an observership after obtaining an MD? I don't mean doing a med 5 year and doing extra electives etc through your school. I am referring to a situation where one has just graduated from med school, is not in residency for some reason or another (say, withdrawing from the match, leaving residency etc), and wants to secure observerships on their own during the "gap year" before applying to CaRMS. If anyone has done this, please post your experience here/any tips on how you went about securing these. Thanks!
  3. I am wondering if anyone out there is leaving, or has, in recent years, left their residency at UBC completely (not for an internal transfer) for either another residency position in another province, or leaving residency in general? Inter-provincial transfers have funding challenges, as I understand- I have sometimes heard that even if the out-of-province incoming resident transferring is being accepted into a different program than the vacant spot left behind by the out-going resident, PGME can sometimes use the funding that is now available due to the vacant spot for the incoming student. Again, to be clear, the question is only about if anyone is giving up their residency spot in UBC and therefore their funding, and not about capacity in the program they are actually leaving behind. If so, please PM me. Thank you.
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