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  1. pharm90

    DMD 2019

    J'ai eu ma convocation!!
    4 points
  2. DMD0145

    DMD 2019

    J’ai eu ma convocation !
    4 points
  3. hiyayosup

    May 14 Countdown

    Time's been passing oddly slowly for me. I wonder if it'll speed up now...
    3 points
  4. DMD0145

    DMD 2019

    Je connais un gars universitaire qui a reçu sa convocation live
    3 points
  5. This is still not a good result. Carms is restrictive. it is a government run lottery that often forces you to take a career you dont want all while telling you to be grateful for them giving you the opportunity. screw that. USMLE
    3 points
  6. I think you'd have to be pretty happy *practicing* in the states to be applying to residency programs there. Life doesn't stop after CaRMS, and my sense is most people in Canada do eventually end up where they train. It's one thing to go to the states for a fellowship (or two) and bring back some expertise to the centre you trained (and made connections at), and it's a whole other thing to do residency in the US and find a job here. Connections seem to be king in Canada, CaRMS and beyond, for most specialties.
    2 points
  7. Lala

    DMD 2019

    Je viens de l'avoir!
    2 points
  8. Loulou145

    DMD 2019

    Quand vous êtes convoqués mettez votre CRU afin que le forum soit utile pour les autres svp. Mercii
    2 points
  9. Loulou145

    DMD 2019

    Mon ami a reçu son invitation , CRU environ de 35.5
    2 points
  10. Edict

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    Theres more to a career than just money...
    2 points
  11. MrMister

    DMD 2019

    Un ami universitaire à eu sa convocation ce matin
    2 points
  12. I've been going to the gym twice a day to pass the time. A 30 minute fasted cardio session in the morning and a 60 minute lifting session in the evening. Been getting stronger while losing weight so hopefully I get in September looking like doctor Mike xd
    2 points
  13. Trying too hard to match to very competitive US specialties from Canada and potentially decreasing CaRMs matching opportunities, makes even less sense. I think it's better to have an informed opinion of the US after having spent time there, as a non-US citizen.
    2 points
  14. Neurophiliac

    Deleted

    @pyridoxal-phosphate has a great point. Think about everything that you’ve done that may potentially help paint a picture of who you are. You’ve mentioned music and sports, but are there perhaps other things that you can also include that may not be medically related? Perhaps certain accomplishments? Unique experiences? Or perhaps things that were not good to go through, but they contributed to your maturity (such as adversity, either medically related or not)? I would recommend getting a pen and paper to write down and brainstorm everything you can think of. Then see what is potent
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. DMD0145

    DMD 2019

    CRU : 32,4 convoqué
    1 point
  17. justedmd

    DMD 2019

    CRC : 33.8 convoquée
    1 point
  18. lunart

    DMD 2019

    CRU : 32.0xx Convoquée
    1 point
  19. You don't have to take all the pre-requisite courses before applying. As long as you have them done before you start dental school, you should be fine. And if you're studying for the Canadian DAT this summer, you should be practicing on paper using the printable PAT generators on DATCrusher since the Canadian DAT is a paper exam. You could use the DATBootcamp app, but I honestly didn't find it to be that useful after using it for a week since I realized I was using different strategies when practicing on paper.
    1 point
  20. Jo0709

    DMD 2019

    À 8:55 AM pile ce matin et mon nom de famille commence par G!
    1 point
  21. It is probably going to be as good as it is gonna get. Bear in mind that there were 53 additional spots Ontario created last year after 2nd iteration to clear the unmatched backlog. This meant less unmatched CMG from prior years applying to the 2019 match - i.e., less snowballing. Also, Ontario, Alberta, and Manitoba kept the streaming in the 2nd iteration so this is also + since stats have shown that in 2nd iteration many IMGs match to previously CMG-designated spots. My guess is that for the 2020 match, the unmatched numbers will go up again unless something meaningful is done - *COUGH
    1 point
  22. Medent237

    DMD 2019

    Je viens de lui téléphoner. Les convocations ne sont pas encore terminées, elles se font par ordre alphabétique. De plus, il n'y aura pas de liste d'attente cette année.
    1 point
  23. DMDOneDay

    DMD 2019

    Il ne faut quand même pas sous-estimer l'influence du casper, même si il compte pour relativement peu il peut quand même faire une énorme différence. L'année passée il y avait des personnes refusées sans entrevue avec des cotes de 33-34.
    1 point
  24. Lala

    DMD 2019

    donc vous pensez que c'est par ordre alpha ou excellence? est- ce qu'on peut demander a sandra?
    1 point
  25. dentdent123

    DMD 2019

    Oh et pour la date, c'est le 14 mai! si ça peut donner de l'infos à ceux qui attendent
    1 point
  26. mdmd2019

    DMD 2019

    Merci t’es fine! Et félicitations à tous les convoqués bonne chance lachez pas!!
    1 point
  27. DMDOneDay

    DMD 2019

    Je viens de recevoir ma convocation! Je suis universitaire
    1 point
  28. justedmd

    DMD 2019

    Félicitations à toi !!!
    1 point
  29. mdmd2019

    DMD 2019

    J’ai eu une convocation ce matin! Et pour que vous puissiez vous situer un peu: je suis collegienne, j’ai 33.904 de crc et mon nom de famille commence par p alors je crois pas que c’est ordre alphabétique. Bonne chance à tous vous allez l’avoir!!!
    1 point
  30. Thanks ! See you in September
    1 point
  31. Last year, youtube videos were great at helping pass the time. Hang in there and good luck!!!
    1 point
  32. The DAT is scheduled in the middle of midterms of both semesters so time management is the biggest key. I found it hard to have a strict 'schedule' but I spent all of my free time between classes and a few hours after dinner every night writing out notes. If you download the DATbootcamp PAT generator app (it used to be free idk anymore) its an easy way to study while waiting in line for coffee and such. Regarding the pre-reqs, email the admissions offices of each university whether it needs to be taken prior to application or if concurrent is accepted.
    1 point
  33. Je n'ai pas eu cette question LOL J'aurais adoré avoir cette question, puisque c'est le genre de question ce que j'ai préparé pour
    1 point
  34. Collégienne et oui c’est mon premier choix! Croisons les doigts qu’on soit accepté les deux
    1 point
  35. Merci beaucoup! Compte tenu du fait que ma CRC n'est pas hallucinante, j'espère vraiment pouvoir me démarquer à l'entrevue! merci pour ta réponse
    1 point
  36. Yes, even within the same institution they don’t care, in my experience. For master’s programs, I was accepted into two different master’s programs at the same univeristy (and several master’s programs at other universities). I’m currently doing a PhD, and I was accepted to two different PhD programs at my current university (as well as to PhD programs at other universities). None of the programs cared that I had received acceptance to other programs, even within the same university.
    1 point
  37. Did anyone feel as if some of the interviewers were a bit stern? I interviewed on March 23rd and even though I thought I was giving complete answers for each station, only some interviewers seemed cheery and happy, whereas others looked very unimpressed/bored/pissed the entire time.
    1 point
  38. No they won't be able to see that. If it was at the same institutation there may be a VERY small possiblity (but even then they wouldn't care) they can see you applied but otherwise, no chance. People apply to dentistry and medicine and accept the former since it comes out earlier, and are still in the running for MD even at the same institutions.
    1 point
  39. Interesting. "Socks" looks a lot like this dog that a guy took a photo of in Wyoming in 2014. https://www.flickr.com/photos/beau_bright/14678485333/in/photolist-on65ik-7NCHdP-7uQe2S-PKihUz-6HnZyK-wXM1X7-z7hn4j
    1 point
  40. They usually reimburse all taxes, since our tuition credit is quite high. The tuition credits run out by PGY3. So you make around 60,000 as a PGY1 in Ontario (you don't pay any taxes given we invested so much for our medical school tuition)! The call stipends depend on your specialty, but 1 in 4 call sounds about right for the majority of off-service in-hospital rotations. I do agree that 60,000 is pretty good unless you live in Toronto, where the rent is crazy high (> 2000 for "1 bedroom apartment" no utilities included).
    1 point
  41. hiyayosup

    May 14 Countdown

    The final wait has been the worst part of the application process so far. I can't properly concentrate on anything else knowing my life could be so different in a month.
    1 point
  42. I agree with everyone with doing something that you enjoy, but do keep in mind that there is still the chance you'll need more than 1 year to get in to med school. In that case, it's a good idea to have a plan for what you're going to do when you get back from your one year off, and continue to work on building your application through things you enjoy as well.
    1 point
  43. If your references were contacted, it means that you passed the interview! You'll have to wait for decision day to learn if you are offered a position or if you've been wait listed. All the best!
    1 point
  44. MMI Scenario #3: You have a physician friend who alongside other physicians started a company looking to develop medical courses. Your friend has admitted that they do not have much skill in terms of grammar, editing, and polishing PowerPoints. He said "not to worry lads, there's an untapped reservoir of premeds all looking to add something juicy to their CV. We can hire them for free because what other choice do they have! In fact, we can sit around and do nothing while they rummage through a textbook/papers and create the PowerPoints for us while we do nothing except collect the cheque!
    1 point
  45. frenchpress

    .

    It seems like others are already weighing in on the research opportunities and other aspects, so I’ll just give my plug for UBC. As a fellow Albertan who moved to Vancouver for school years ago, I will say hands down it was the single best decision I ever made. I love it here. I acknowledge that not everyone I know who has moved here from Edmonton/Calgary shares my experience. But most of them do. I didn't appreciate how much the shitty winter weather and spending half my year indoors, or having to spend so much of my time in a car commuting across that frozen hell scape was ruining my lif
    1 point
  46. The problem is that because of parallel hirearchies, people in the nursing hierarchy can get away with bad behaviour. I've seen RNs throw shade and sass on fellows. I've had this kind of thing happen to me as well as a resident. The vast majority of people are nice, its usually one or two people at most. I think one of the things you learn quite quickly is to not take it personally, if you give them 0 response and you don't let what they say affect you, it helps a lot.
    1 point
  47. Histolytica

    Orthopedic Surgery

    I don't know anything about the job market for ortho so listen to the orthopods on that one. Immigration to practice of fellowship in the US is actually fairly easy. I moved to the US for fellowship. I did it on a J1 visa because I was returning to Canada after 1 year. USMLE is not required for a J1 visa. Licensing depends a bit on which state you're in, but Canadian exams are generally considered on par. Work visa is a bit more challenging. If you are thinking about moving to the US to work permanently, then yes just do all the USMLE. It will help your visa status because
    1 point
  48. @infinity101 Of course! From what I can remember, I had a 3.99 GPA in my 4th year, which is the year I used for my application. I applied in my 5th year, so I knew I needed to get above a 3.7 that year or I was screwed for Western. My MCAT was 515: 130,126,129,130 (SWOMEN application, which is why I was fine with below 129 CARS). I tried to have a variety of EC's but I had no research. Had 3 academic reference letters from old professors. That's pretty much all I can think of right now, let me know if there's anything else specific that you would like to know!
    1 point
  49. Just two points I think are worth considering from someone who has seen a loved one gone through the whole journey: Many are turned off by the training involved in Sx subspecialties, but I think it's important to remember the bigger picture. Sx training including fellowship is lets say 7-10 years, which in comparison to your entire career is not as big as you think. Lets say you finish all your training (at the latest) by 40, and you retire at 65. That's still 25 years you have to practice. I know this is simplistic view and easier said than done, but I think there is some merit to looking at
    1 point
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