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  1. Hello folks: I'll be starting M-1 this Fall at the UofA (Hooray). The faculty offers the option of doing a series of Summer electives in addition to the required elective courses. In this regard I would like to do some electives in Canada during the summer, but I have also been toying with the idea of doing a summer elective abroad, likely in the US or Europe. The process for signing up for Electives in-house, at least in the University of Alberta, seems fairly straight-forward but I'm kind of unsure how to try and snag electives in other locations in Canada or foreign electives in general. Are there additional fees incurred with Canadian/foreign electives apart from travel and lodging (I would assume so)? What is the application process? Is there any specific locations in the States or Europe that are friendlier to Canadians? How is the immigration paperwork for Canadian Citizens (I'm assuming at least in the US and UK, the process should be fairly straight forward)? I'm sort of at a loss on where to start looking or what to do first. Thanks in advance for the advice <Apologies for any typos.>
  2. I recently got exposed to physiatry (physical medicine and rehabilitation) and am interested in pursuing it. However, given that it is such a small specialty (and pretty competitive in recent years), I am not sure if I'd feel comfortable just gunning for it with no backups. As such, I have some questions about the elective strategy for CaRMS: 1. How many weeks of electives does one need to do in physiatry to be competitive? From past posts, it seems that 4 weeks is the bare minimum (2 reference letters), but I am wondering if this threshold has increased due to the increasing competitiveness of the specialty. 2. If one does 10 weeks of neurology and 6 weeks of physical medicine (or even a 12/4 split between neurology and physiatry), would this be seen as using physiatry as a "backup" and therefore looked upon less favorably? 3. What are some specialties that an applicant can realistically apply to in conjunction with physiatry? Some combinations that I can think of include neurology/physiatry, internal/physiatry, family/physiatry. 4. If one were to "gun" for physiatry, should one do all of the electives in physiatry? Or should one dedicate several weeks to neurology, internal medicine, orthopedics, etc.? Thanks in advance!
  3. Using the AFMC portal for electives is definitely a learning curve. There are some great YouTube videos I have found to explain some of the processes. Does anyone have some sort of guide they used, perhaps from upper years about specific schools? Something like: "For U of C, you have to contact this email directly before you apply on the portal" etc Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  4. I'm a third year starting to look into the AFMC portal and applying for electives. I'm interested in Emergency and primarily applying for Emerg electives across the country. Can anyone comment on how competitive it is to obtain electives? I've heard of people with strategies where they apply every 2 weeks at the first minute the it opens up, spending $$$ on the same elective because they're applying for different times. Is this a necessary way of securing electives, or do people wait for, say 4 or 6 weeks to pass, then apply for a broader range of times? Thanks for your input!
  5. Any elective advice for someone who is looking to match family med at McMaster (or somewhere in Southern Ontario)? I've heard it's good to be diverse, but maybe some electives are better than others? Thanks in advance!
  6. MedsHousing.com

    Kelowna month of December

    New Listing in Kelowna for the month of December 2017\ www.MedsHousing.com Listing # 0020509 "Three bedroom, two bathroom upper floor of a house for sublet for the month of December in Kelowna. 20 minute drive to the hospital. Fully furnished, includes utilities, laundry, heat and internet. I would prefer to rent out the whole house, but I am open to renting out individual rooms and for a shorter period of time."
  7. I'm currently a preclerk med student wanting to go into family medicine and looking for advice from upper years/residents on how they have found the FM programs at different schools across Canada for a comparison. Looking specifically to know how competitive, intense, innovative the programs are and what kinds of opportunities are offered. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  8. Hello, I have a problem with my winter schedule. In fact, I enrolled in a complementary course that I would really like to take, but this one is in conflict with the biology course: BIOL 201 (Cell Biology & Metabolism). Unfortunately, there are two out of three lectures that I miss per week because of that complementary course. I have heard that scientific courses are recorded , but is it enough to only listen to the recordings ? Is attendance optional or mandatory for this specific class ? All opinions are welcomed Thank you !
  9. Room for rent McMaster short term suitable for electives. find it on www.MedsHousing.com Ideal for first year medical students starting at Mac and going to regional campus or staying at Mac full time. Also ideal for medical students or residents completing an elective at MUMC. Previous experience with all types of renters Bedroom available in a two story home on a quiet street in Westdale. Utilities and wi fi included. Laundry on site. Driveway parking. Walk, bike or bus to Mac. Grocery store up the street. Tenant has own bathroom. Common areas shared with a 31 year old male live in landlord that works in healthcare. Furnished with furniture seen in picture. Queen size bed, electric fire place, desk, chair, dresser and large closet. All other housing necessities available to the tenant. $200 Weekly or $800 Monthly.
  10. Hey, M2 here with a question about the value of electives after Carms interviews (i.e. electives around February-March). It's possible that I might get 3-4 weeks of post-carms electives after our tracks lottery so I was wondering what people thought. Are these electives still helpful for someone considering a surgical specialty? What does everyone think of: 1) doing these electives on this surgical specialty in a less desired location 2) doing them on your backup discipline 3) doing something completely different or internationally Thanks!
  11. Fabulous condo for short or long term Montreal Plateau! CaRMS and electives ideal accommodations! Parking for one car included!!! Parking included!! Wood Burning fireplace www.MedsHousing.com Listing ID #0007734 Furnished! Comes with all the essentials to make your Montreal stay memorable! #McGill #UM Modern, bright condo located in a quiet, cozy corner of Montreal’s hippest neighbourhood, Le Plateau! Walking distance to anything and everything you could want, including shopping/cafes/restaurants/bars and Parc La Fontaine. Easy access to downtown and close to main arteries of public transit. Private, off-street parking space included. Perfect for electives or CaRMS Interviews The space Bright, third floor apartment at the corner of avenue De Lorimier and rue Rachel. Queen bed in master bedroom, comfortable pull-out couch in living room, and option for Queen blow-up mattress in second bedroom. Fully functioning kitchen with basic cooking necessities (salt/pepper/spices/oil etc). Large dining room table. Open, comfortable living space. Large back terrasse. The neighbourhood Le Plateau is your window into the ‘true’ Montreal! It’s bursting with energy, excitement and entertainment. Some highlights of the neighbourhood: Parc La Fontaine: Large park in the middle of Montreal, great for walking/jogging/cycling/skating or relaxing with a picnic and a guitar! La Banquise: Famous Montreal poutine diner, with over 30 different poutines to try! Le Lab: Trendy flare cocktail bar with outstanding drinks mixed up by Parisian-style flare bar tenders. Pub Pit Caribou: Craft beer tap house serving up the best Quebec microbrews. Ma Poule Mouillée: Our favourite Portuguese chicken place in the city! There’s usually a line but it’s always worth it. Avenue Mont Royal: All the shopping, eating and drinking you could ask for as you stroll down this iconic Montreal street. Not too far: Olympic Parc: A tourist classic, here is where you’ll find Olympic Stadium, the Biodome, the Botanical Gardens, and the Planetarium. Downtown: Easily accessed by bus 24 (7 min walk) or metro Sherbrooke (15 minute walk). Or walk! Strolling through the Plateau is one of our favourite things to do! The Village: Visit Montreal’s vibrant Gay village! All summer Saint-Catherine turns into a pedestrian street and the streets are filled with decorations and patios and art. Great place for food and dancing all year round. Getting around Private, off-street parking is included in the rental. Easy access to downtown and Olympic Parc (15 minute drive in either direction, both easily accessed by public transport) Access to public transit: 30 seconds from 2 major bus stops (29 Rachel and 10 De Lorimier), 5 minutes from 24 Sherbrooke bus. In good weather we also recommend walking through the neighbourhood to discover it for yourself
  12. Toronto Sunnybrook Hospital area Lawrence Park/Bedford Park one bedroom, walk to Lawrence Subway Easy commute to Hospital corridor UHN www.MedsHousing.com Listing ID #0002335
  13. Ottawa elective? stay here. www.MedsHousing.com Listing#0009492 Very nice fully furnished apt available for sublet (includes everything you need); $900/month 15 min walk to TOH Civic campus near shopping/groceries/ public transportation/parks/ outdoor skating; 15-20 minutes to downtown (parliament). I will be spending 2 months in Nunavut and looking for someone to sublet while I am gone; available Feb and March 2017 (dates flexible); pets welcome; furnished; utilities included; there are 2 bedrooms, but I will be using one room to store my things while I am gone. Outdoor parking included. Laundry available in building for $2/load
  14. CALGARY-ELECTIVE rooms for rent -5Min-WALK Foothills Hospital (FMC), 20Min-WALK to University of Calgary www.MedsHousing.com Listing ID #0003770 Testimonial: apoorvatron says September 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm "I stayed here for a month and it was great! The hosts were really gracious and helpful, the space was clean, private, comfortable, and had everything I needed. It really is so close to Foothills, which is useful. Would 100% recommend!!" MedsHousing.com is a platform dedicated to the academic medical trainee. Landlords with appropriate properties near hospitals and medical schools can list their accommodations on www.MedsHousing.com *spawned from a 4 generation medical team*
  15. ***Electives in London Ontario?*** 2 accommodation opportunities just listed www.MedsHousing.com 600 Hyde Park Road, London, ON, Canada Listing ID #0009359 private room and bath in townhouse with parking ******************************************************** 826 Sprucewood Drive, London, ON, Canada *this accommodation includes 2 meals per day* Listing ID #0009365 professional homestay provider MedsHousing.com is a platform dedicated to the academic trainee housing needs ....the more you support it the better it can be! ****Follow us on**** Instagram Facebook Twitter
  16. ottawaroomrental

    Ottawa Room Available For Electives

    Looking for a room to rent while you're on elective at the General Hospital? Look no further. I have a spare room that I rent out to med students while they're here on elective. I have been doing this for the past four years and found it to be a pleasurable experience. I have met many students from across the country. The room comes fully furnished, feather-down duvet and pillows, wi-fi included, shared washroom and kitchen. Laundry on site. Pet free and smoke free. Close to shopping. About a 10-12 minute walk to general hospital (CHEO). A free shuttle bus operates between hospitals. Reasonable inclusive weekly rate of $200. Nightly rate of $50 for CaRMS interview also available. Any other questions, just ask.
  17. https://medshousing.com/properties/fully-furnished-rooms-available-for-rent-during-electives/ www.MEDShousing.com Lovely Duplex with two fully furnished rooms available for rent ($250.00 per week or $50 per night). It's the perfect 'temporary home' during electives in Saskatoon, SK, with access to a fully furnished kitchen, free WiFi, fridge space, and in suite laundry. Includes all linens, Tassimo coffee, and residential parking. I'm a PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident and would be happy to provide tours of the hospitals and carpool as available! I share my living space with Gary, an adorable dwarf bunny. Located only a 5 minute drive from the Royal University Hospital (4.4 km) and all major shopping.
  18. Hey guys! I'm currently in the process of planning my courses for my first year at Queen's. Since I'm considering to major or specialize in life sciences later on, I already know that I'll be talking CHEM 112, BIOL 102/103, MATH 121, and PHYS 117. I have space for an elective. I'm thinking about PSYC 100, which I heard is a very popular choice, plus I really enjoy studying psychology. However, I would like to apply to medical schools in the future, so I don't know if it would be a better idea to take English during first year to fill that specific prerequisite and not have to worry about it later on? Or is it common for people to take in the summer, since it's probably a challenge to get a high mark in English? The other elective that I'm also considering is French. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for me! Thank you!
  19. This is an ideal property if you want to go to Calgary for a short term "check it out" or a short term elective. CALGARY-Elective-Furnished Private Room near U of C, Children’s and Foothills Hospitals 2500 University Drive Northwest, Northwest Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada www.MEDShousing.com Listing ID #0003963 https://medshousing.com/properties/furnished-private-room-near-u-of-c-childrens-and-foothills-hospitals/ Looking for QUALITY accommodations in a DESIRABLE NW neighbourhood you can move in to that has everything you need for comfortable living, need a place while living and working in Calgary on a short-term project or wanting a place while attending SAIT or University of Calgary? We have furnished, private rooms and rent them on a month-to-month basis or longer if you need it. -> We have one room available Now. It is available on a monthly basis (see below for rate details) If the ad is up, they are still available. This property is FULLY FURNISHED and ready for you to move in. Furnishings, Linen, Kitchen, High Speed Internet, Digital HD Cable…everything is included! Location: on 48th Street NW, Viceroy Drive NW is the cross street – 10 minute Bus ride to U of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital – 10 minute walk to Dalhousie C-TRAIN Station, then 10 minutes to SAIT (20 minutes total) – 15 minutes by Train to Downtown (25 minutes total) – Market Mall is a 5-blocks due South and Northlands Mall is a similar distance North. – Minutes from Shaganappi and Crowchild Trail gives you quick driving access to your destination – Many PARKS and green spaces nearby, restaurants and shopping. They go quickly on a first-come first-served basis, so please email or call the number below if you are interested. No couples please. Rooms are for one person only. The Property —————————————— Your PRIVATE bedroom (lock and key provided) features a Queen-Size Bed with fresh, clean linens, a Bedside Table with a lamp and a large dresser with a mirror. The bedroom also has ample closet space. Everything is provided for you. All you need to supply are your clothes, food and toiletries. The shared common areas have everything you need from a furnished home. Including: – Two (2, a 50” TV upstairs and a 40” TV downstairs) FLAT SCREEN TVs with Shaw HD DIGITAL Cable – Shaw Hi Speed (50Mbps) WIRELESS Internet – Wood Burning FIREPLACE – Two (2, one up and one down) comfortable Living Room Areas. Lot’s of room to RELAX on your own. – Two (2, one up and one down) Kitchens and Two (2, one up and one down) Dining Areas – Two (2, one up and one down) full Bathrooms – All kitchen utensils, dishes, pots, pans and small appliances for food preparation and enjoyment The house has been Totally updated, freshly painted and features Hardware Flooring upstairs, Hi-end Laminate downstairs and tile in the kitchen. Cook your meals in the newly designed galley kitchen with: – Fridge – Stove – Over-the-Range Microwave – Dishwasher Or make yourself a pot of tea and snacks in the Downstairs kitchen that feature: – Full size fridge – Dishwasher – Microwave – Appliances to brew coffee or your favourite tea Enjoy the large backyard area this summer: – Propane Gas BBQ – Patio Furniture – Firepit to enjoy on cool evenings – Basketball hoop (8’ high) and net in the alley In addition, you have free use of the heavy duty washer and dryer located in the laundry room to keep your clothing items clean and fresh. House Rules ——————- To ensure we have a safe, quiet home for our guests there are some rules that all occupants must follow. – The property is non-smoking! Smokers must smoke outside of the home. Indoor smoking will not be tolerated. – No Drugs! This is not a party house, drugs will not be tolerated. – Quiet Hours From 11pm to 6am! We provide housing for people who are working or attending classes, many who start early and work late. By establishing quiet hours we can help create a great environment where everyone can get their needed sleep. – No Pets – Must be Clean and Respectful of Others We also have a minimal drinking policy in effect. We understand the need for a beer or two after a hard days work, but again, we are not a party house, we are a home for working people and students. These policies have been set down to provide a safe and quiet home for all Tenants residing here. Terms and Rates ———————— We rent Month-to-Month term and also have a reduced rate for a 3-month (minimum) term. No lease required. No getting locked-in to a long-term lease with us and another feature is that we only require 15-days notice for month-to-month terms when you decide to move-out. You aren’t locked-in and you have the flexibility to move as your situation changes. The 3-month-minimum term requires one months notice. Three-Month-Term (minimum): – Our Monthly Rate is $650/month + share of utilities ($75/month) = $725/mth – Security/Damage deposit for ‘3-Month-Minimum’ Term is $500 Month-to-Month Term: – Our Monthly Rate is $700/month + share of utilities ($75/month) = $775/mth – Security/Damage deposit for Month-to-Month Term is $250 Note: $250/mth premium for 2nd person for the couples room Many or our current tenants are on work contracts based in downtown Calgary, Undergrad or Post-grad students at SAIT or University of Calgary or needing a place to stay between selling and buying their own Property. The property is located in a desirable (upscale) neighbourhood in NW Calgary (Varsity). The household is clean, comfortable, secure, enjoyable, quiet and respectful. If you think this type of accommodation will suit your needs, Please contact through MEDShousing.com
  20. Trying to be realistic here in creating a budget for 4th year. I've heard horror stories of people travelling all over the country spending tens of thousands of dollars, but also of people who stayed home the whole time and spent nothing. So, I'm aware that there is huge variability depending on where you choose to do your electives, combined with the length of your CaRMS tour, but I was wondering if any residents or current 4th years can shed some light on the costs associated with their last year? Do the extra costs (electives/CaRMS) make that much of a difference when compared to your budget for every other year?
  21. TORONTO-SUNNYBROOK-Shared accommodation-Furnished One Bedroom in Large 2 Bedroom flat – minutes to Sunnybrook hospital 1632 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada Posted on April 3, 2016 Listing ID #0006526 https://medshousing.com/properties/furnished-one-bedroom-in-large-2-bedroom-flat-minutes-to-sunnybrook-hospital/ I have a great two bedroom flat on bayview avenue between Eglinton and Davisville – minutes from Sunnybrook hospital. The room has bed, dresser, night stand and large closet. The apartment has air conditioning, large living space and a washer. There is parking available and the price includes internet, heat and power. I dont have cable, but have apple TV, netflix and shomi. Weekly cost – 175/ week or 600/ month. I am 29 year old female and work in a hospital downtown. Please contact me if you have any questions. Claire Price local currency : $175/mo Listing Type : Furnished Property Type : Apartment/Flat Medical School : University of Toronto Availability : Apr. 2016 Beds : 2 Baths : www.MEDShousing.com
  22. Hello. I was wondering how difficult it is to obtain a visiting elective at U of T? I recently applied through the AFMC Student Portal, but I wanted to know if I should apply for a backup elective (at another school) if things do not work out, but at the same time I do not want to be wasting money. I would appreciate some advice. Thanks!
  23. Hello! I was wondering if anybody has ever done the Basic Cancer Research and/or Translational Cancer Research elective at McGill that is advertised on the AFMC Student Portal. If so, how did you find it and would you recommend it? Can this elective be done for just 2 weeks? Based on my research experience, 2 weeks is absolutely nothing. Is it worth doing? Thanks!
  24. www.MedsHousing.com launches new housing listing service for the medical community! Going away for electives? Going away for residency or fellowship? Try searching the newly launched web site www.MedsHousing.com. www.MedsHousing.com has listings in major teaching centres across Canada and elsewhere, and is growing daily. Find short and long term housing that is: close to hospitals and clinics close to medical school campuses ideal for rural placements close to satellite medical school campuses It’s very simple. Here's how it works: log on to www.MedsHousing.com browse current listings find something of interest? Make a profile contact landlord through the online contact form can't find what you need? Place a want ad and shout out to landlords … and don't forget to send in feedback after your stay, so the whole medical community benefits! https://youtu.be/ypDUG9UtTDE
  25. Hello! Does anyone have experience doing electives in these specialties? Would you care to share your experience and recommend good preceptors to follow? 1) Infectious disease at University of Calgary 2) Any pediatrics rotation at CHEO (University of Ottawa) Thanks!
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