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It would be a severe mistake to select a school based on rank. Each institution has unique benefits that cater to their students, one of which for Queens is the small class size. Just remember that the global standing of Canadian schools will never have a bearing when competing for residency spots. Although UofT and McGill certainly rank higher globally, Queens graduates had one of the highest success rates for students matching into residency positions. Have a look for yourself, you might be surprised. 

http://www.carms.ca/pdfs/2018-R-1-data-snapshot-EN.pdf 

If you are fortunate enough to have a choice of medical school, pick the one that best suits your own needs. Ignore those ranking lists, they mean nothing. 

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Queen's is a wonderful school with a structured curriculum.  They have a great match rate to competitive specialties and the school's atmosphere seemed very supportive.

When picking a medical school, I highly recommend picking it based on:

(1) Where your support system is, living costs/ the amount of debt that you will accumulate at the end of your education, not based on the school rank.

(2) The teaching style at the university and whether it fits your learning style or not.

Best of luck :)

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3 minutes ago, End Poverty said:

Queen's is a wonderful school with a structured curriculum.  They have a great match rate to competitive specialties and the school's atmosphere seemed very supportive.

When picking a medical school, I highly recommend picking it based on:

(1) Where your support system is, living costs/ the amount of debt that you will accumulate at the end of your education, not based on the school rank.

(2) The teaching style at the university and whether it fits your learning style or not.

Best of luck :)

Definitely agree with the above. After all the exams are done, we are all physicians and we don't look too much at where you went to medical school. Pick the school that speaks to you the most and where you feel most supportive. Long hours and stress is best treated with fun, family and friends!

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Just now, MedCoachMD said:

Definitely agree with the above. After all the exams are done, we are all physicians and we don't look too much at where you went to medical school. Pick the school that speaks to you the most and where you feel most supportive. Long hours and stress is best treated with fun, family and friends!

 

Agreed :) !!  

 

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ha, I will add my voice to this - this idea of reputation is really overblown for medical schools in Canada for the most part - you can check out the match result for that and the LMCC scores as well to see that everything is very close. which makes sense in Canada - all the schools get roughly the same amount per person and government has a goal of maintaining quality. Some schools are better at particular types of research but then again the vast majority of doctors are purely clinical. 

 

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