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I was delayed in being able to process the application because I was in the middle of renewing my mortgage (another complicating factor).  So I guess I'm nervous the mortgage might somehow impact my ability to get the LOC and also just feeling the need to get things wrapped up ASAP.

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Hahaha and literally right after I posted that I got a call that my LOC came through. 

 

So now what's on my mind is how to break the news to my employer who I've only been working for 6 months...

 

ha, not surprised - like I said it usually gets worked out :)

 

yeah, that can be an issue - we had a thread on that lately. Still it has to happen.

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Hahaha and literally right after I posted that I got a call that my LOC came through.

 

So now what's on my mind is how to break the news to my employer who I've only been working for 6 months...

This was basically me last year. Panic, then everything came through and it was a massive load off my shoulders.

 

I'm sure your employer will understand. :)

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I've managed to get sick just in time for school to start.  <_< 

Stupid Germs.

 

They want to go to orientation too :P

 

Hope you feel better soon! Just remember that you are imminently finding out the backpack colour

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The way cops in USA kill black citizens, many would say 'murder', civil war can break out.

 

 

It's about damn time.

 

Mix together a history of colonialism & slavery + institutionalized racism + minimal social safety net + weak gun control and here we are. Imagine how bad things could get if a person who bases their entire political platform on racism and hate gets elected President.

 

Oy vey!

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On my mind:

 

As a new kid on the block, it seems to me like the relationship between HCPs and Hoskins is beyond repair. Does this mean he needs to resign? Can we really keep working with someone we really don't like/trust?

 

Separate thread this: http://forums.premed101.com/index.php?/topic/91328-eric-hoskins-whats-next/

Ultimately, I  don't think there's much doctors/health care workers can do to influence who the ministers are.

If anything, I think he's effectively solidified many, many more voters wanting the Liberals out in 2018, which is maybe the next best thing to him being fired. 

 

Although I wish he could just be gone. It's disgusting listening to the things he says and how utterly disconnected he is from reality. 

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Pretty sure I have to either ask for a deferral or withdraw from a USDO school I got accepted to.

Being rejected for professional LoC....

....

This is a bummer.

But maybe a blessing in disguise. I was going to re-apply to Canada while doing my first year there, as I got a new mcat score that gives me a shoo in for a shot at schools here in Ontario (considering my OMSAS gpa of 3.4.... Best two year bby!)

Maybe it's a sign? "Don't go the US, you can do it here!"

Just. Idk. Feelings. I feel lost. 

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Despite my terribly dramatic tumble into plague-like illness I appear to have turned the corner towards recovery and did indeed have a fantastic orientation week at school.

 

It would have been on the whole an A+ week but my dog was diagnosed with a bladder tumour on Wednesday  -_- I'm back at the vet tomorrow morning to find out what, if anything, can be done. Any good juju sent her way would be appreciated.  :(

 

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So after a full night of lit searching my dog's bladder tumour type in various journals I have assembled a number of studies that point to two particular drugs used in combination that are reasonably effective at stabilizing or slightly improving disease in a fairly significant percentage of dogs that take them. A very small number of dogs (small enough that I would never bank on being that statistic) achieved remission. 

How tacky is it for me to go into my vet and tell him that I was researching this stuff and would like to look at trying these drugs? I know how much Dr. Google and Dr. Vet Google patients drive practitioners crazy... but I actually used academic articles. I don't want to step on toes and if my vet has a compelling reason why these drugs would not be a good idea for my dog I would of course listen to him. Do ya'll think it's rude of me to tell him I've been researching and to ask about these options?

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It's about damn time.

 

Mix together a history of colonialism & slavery + institutionalized racism + minimal social safety net + weak gun control and here we are. Imagine how bad things could get if a person who bases their entire political platform on racism and hate gets elected President.

 

Oy vey!

Racism is becoming worse everywhere; and due to the cell phone, countless examples are being recorded. In the UK, since Brexit won, there has been a dramatic increase in raciism. And there are examples in Canada too. And Donald Trump inciting hate does not help. We are all one humanity. 

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Just got back from the vet. We are starting my dog on one of the medications that came up a lot in my lit review (my vet said he always puts dogs with cancer on it as a first step because he sees lots of value in it - so it was nice to hear that the articles I was looking up were on par with this). The other medication that was suggested is newer so he wanted to talk to his internal medicine specialist before prescribing that because he doesn't have a lot of experience with it in small dogs. We might start that one on Monday.

 

Fingers crossed that she responds well. 

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Just got back from the vet. We are starting my dog on one of the medications that came up a lot in my lit review (my vet said he always puts dogs with cancer on it as a first step because he sees lots of value in it - so it was nice to hear that the articles I was looking up were on par with this). The other medication that was suggested is newer so he wanted to talk to his internal medicine specialist before prescribing that because he doesn't have a lot of experience with it in small dogs. We might start that one on Monday.

 

Fingers crossed that she responds well. 

Terrific! Please keep us posted.

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How do doctors stay up to date with the latest research and treatment practices? Is it as it sounds by combing through the research? Or is there a service/news bulletin that keeps everyone up to date, perhaps provided by the associations of each specialty.

 

You always hear about how a physician is a lifelong learner and it is a requirement to stay up to date with research. With this I always think of a doctor working their shift at the clinic/hospital, only to come home and get back on the computer every night to research for the rest of the night. Is this done? And but how exactly is this done? Seems kind of daunting. Or is it not that bad in terms of added workload?

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How do doctors stay up to date with the latest research and treatment practices? Is it as it sounds by combing through the research? Or is there a service/news bulletin that keeps everyone up to date, perhaps provided by the associations of each specialty.

 

You always hear about how a physician is a lifelong learner and it is a requirement to stay up to date with research. With this I always think of a doctor working their shift at the clinic/hospital, only to come home and get back on the computer every night to research for the rest of the night. Is this done? And but how exactly is this done? Seems kind of daunting. Or is it not that bad in terms of added workload?

 

depends a lot on the type of doctor - there are conferences (a ton of them actually for training), speciality specific journals, CME at most academic centres.

 

Medicine does change but not as fast as sometimes it is put out to be. you just cannot ignore it - it is like going to the gym, you have to give it some measure of consistent effort.

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How do doctors stay up to date with the latest research and treatment practices? Is it as it sounds by combing through the research? Or is there a service/news bulletin that keeps everyone up to date, perhaps provided by the associations of each specialty.

 

You always hear about how a physician is a lifelong learner and it is a requirement to stay up to date with research. With this I always think of a doctor working their shift at the clinic/hospital, only to come home and get back on the computer every night to research for the rest of the night. Is this done? And but how exactly is this done? Seems kind of daunting. Or is it not that bad in terms of added workload?

 

I think at some point learning just becomes part of a daily routine--like reading the news. It's not as difficult or daunting as one may think when you've been doing it for a while. And when you're at the clinic and hospital I'm sure chatting with your colleagues would always bring up new and interesting topics 

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How do doctors stay up to date with the latest research and treatment practices? Is it as it sounds by combing through the research? Or is there a service/news bulletin that keeps everyone up to date, perhaps provided by the associations of each specialty.

 

You always hear about how a physician is a lifelong learner and it is a requirement to stay up to date with research. With this I always think of a doctor working their shift at the clinic/hospital, only to come home and get back on the computer every night to research for the rest of the night. Is this done? And but how exactly is this done? Seems kind of daunting. Or is it not that bad in terms of added workload?

 

Although I'm not a doctor, I am another health care professional, and I am required to document my continuing education every year in order to maintain my registration.

 

There are many different ways myself and my fellow health care professionals, including the doctors I work with, remain current.  One simple one is lunch and learns, either weekly or monthly, depending on the practice and the environment.  In hospitals there are rounds and grand rounds.

 

If you work in a particular area (say diabetes) when new clinical practice guidelines come out every few years, you take the time to review them, especially any changes.

 

You discuss things with your colleagues, and highlight any new or interesting pieces of research you've come across.  Or you present to your colleagues when you return from a conference (for example, one of the endocrinologists who attended one of the large conferences in the U.S. highlighted the differences in diabetes care algorithms between Canada and the U.S. at one of our lunch hours).

 

Your professional organization may have a newsletter that comes out at various times where they highlight the latest research findings.

 

There are plenty of conferences, workshops, and other similar events.

 

In dietetics, Dietitians of Canada has numerous online learning modules for individuals interested in learning more about a particular area of practice.  I'm sure other health care professions and fields have similar things.

 

People set up alerts to have only relevant research articles sent to their email.  People may peruse the titles quickly and spend more time on articles of greater interest.

 

Those are just some of the ways health care professionals stay up-to-date.

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Ahh I see. Thanks for the info everyone! The way you guys describe it, it actually sounds kinda fun now that I think about it. It sounds kinda collaborative too, which is a major plus In my books. Thanks for clearing things up!

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I get daily research summaries which helps. One on more broadly applicable stuff from the CMA and one from my school, which is based on options I selected which includes areas of interest as well as areas of current study.

 

Plus I just read lay medical news stories out of interest anyway so sometimes I see things reported and go look up more information.

 

That's in addition to what everyone else says. I've learned a lot just listening to doctors talk to each other about this new approach or that new guideline or this super cool new device they're trying (was in on a procedure using something new yesterday and another doctor came down to learn about it too.)

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