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Hello,

I'm a c2021 Mac student hoping to apply to IM and FM next year- hoping to get some advice on elective strategy!

My current electives are:
First block- Palliative Care and EM (home)

Second block- GI (Toronto) CTU (Queen's) CTU (Western)

Last elective- I'm hoping to do this OOP. Should I do this elective in FM, hospitalist, or CTU? Any recommendations for good schools?

Thanks!

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I would drop the emerg elective, and do a family one. I don't think having an emerg elective is important for internal or family (yeah sure they crossover, but the programs are looking for program specific electives i imagine)

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Not sure where your home school is, but that sounds like quite an Ontario-heavy elective spread. You know your goals best, but an important consideration is whether your electives show a willingness to move (if you indeed are).

I agree with the above, having a FM elective will go a long way in terms of setting you apart from people who are just throwing in FM apps.

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On 11/28/2019 at 10:44 PM, garlic said:

Not sure where your home school is, but that sounds like quite an Ontario-heavy elective spread. You know your goals best, but an important consideration is whether your electives show a willingness to move (if you indeed are).

I agree with the above, having a FM elective will go a long way in terms of setting you apart from people who are just throwing in FM apps.

OP mentioned they go to Mac.

I'd agree here - I think if you were only applying to FM it's entirely reasonable to restrict your electives to Ontario only, but I think IM has become competitive enough that this is a risky strategy (unless you're willing to back up in FM in Ontario vs. doing IM out of province in which case that elective spread could work).

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