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Hi everyone! I thought it would be interesting to have an updated discussion on how to be competitive for CaRMS and hopefully match to the specialties we're shooting for. The medical field is constantly changing and I think it would be beneficial to have more updated discussions about how to prepare for CaRMS. We all know that CaRMS can be a stressful time for many. I would like to hear more from others about how to prepare a strong application for CaRMS. This discussion can include anything from research, extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, hobbies), clerkship, electives, LOR, interviews, etc. I know that this topic can be quite subjective, but I would love to still hear from you all. Any information helps! To help categorize the information, it would be great to hear if you're a current med student, resident or other. Thanks for your help! What do you think makes for a competitive CaRMS application?
Could anyone who has a good understanding of the match algorithm run this scenario? Program 1, 2 Applicant A, B, C Program 1 rank: C A B Program 2 rank: A B C Applicant A: 1, 2 Applicant B: 2, 1 Applicant C: 1, 2 So applicant C gets program 1. Now, who gets program 2? Thanks!
A question for anyone who can provide advice: I happened to receive a significant scholarship yesterday for placing the top female/male of my class for clerkship year and I've applied for a specialty that I think values academic achievements more than others (for eg, Ottawa rads asked for a breakdown of med school marks and not just the P/F). Any advice on if/how I should include it in my post-carms application? I've been told to add a "note" on the carms application site that would send the note to all the programs, but I worry that it may be taken as bragging or too assertive. I've also been told to bring it up at interviews but it's kind of an awkward thing to bring up! Does it even matter at this point, when most programs likely would have reviewed my application? Thank you in advance!