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  2. keipop

    CASPer

    en revanche il y a un risque que les entrevues se fassent encore annuler cette année, car perso je ne crois vraiment pas que la situation va s'améliorer rendu là... déjà UdeM a déjà annoncé que la prochaine session sera encore en virtuel, alors les chances d'avoir des entrevues en personne sont pas mal minimes... (oui il pourrait y avoir des entrevues en ligne, mais je ne pense pas que ce soit possible de bien adapter le format des MEMs en ligne avec les logiciels qu'on a à date, à moins qu'un plateforme pour des MEMs en ligne soit développé rendu là...)
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  3. DrOtter

    Student Centre Accounts

    As an aside, you'll only get Queen's if you're invited for an interview.
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  4. rmorelan

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    yup, although it is variable and depends on where you are going and what you are doing. Many fellowships are not unionized and so there are no fixed rules. Also confusion is we use the term fellowship for some normal training in some fields (like IM but also as an example neuro radiology - any thing that actually has a college exam after it - those do follow unionized pay increases). For truly post residency training the salaries can be follow the provincial salary rules for PGY6 but I have seen it lower as well in quite a number of fields (it is one year, and supposed to get you a job s
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  6. indefatigable

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    It's rumored that Step 2 will replace Step 1 for resident selection purposes. It's also considerably more clinically useful with overlap with the LMCC Part I, so I'd suggest focussing on Step 2 rather than Step 1 (which also fits in with NBME shelfs that are still used at some schools). Given the curricular differences, even getting a Pass on Step 1 will take quite a bit of work.
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  7. ihsh

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    I think you'll be better off just writing it after second year, when it's pass/fail. You're competing against Americans who have 2 whole years of schooling that tailors to the test, plus dedicated time to study. It's unlikely that you'll score well after 1 year, since there is A LOT of material covered in Step 1.
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  8. interestedinrads

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    I would be very surprised if you managed to hit even an average score on step1 after 1 year of medical school. I think if you were dedicated, you could pull a pass but test taking skills won't help if you don't have the knowledge to back it up and you're missing at least half of the content then. You'd basically look at over doubling your work load over the first year because you have to learn all the year 2 material as well + some material that the US emphasizes that Canadian schools don't. While its certainly possible, I think there are better uses of your time (friends, family, shadowing, e
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  9. bearded frog

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    To answer your question directly, a lot of canadian students who do the USMLE do it at the end of the first summer. The american medical schools pre-clerkship curricula teaches to the exam, so it makes sense to take it at the end of pre-clerkship as you've done all the teaching by that point and have 2 years to review, but candian schools' preclerkship curricula are somewhat more oriented towards clinical medicine and lower yield for the USMLE. Canadian students usually get the summer after first year for a break so they basically spend the summer studying then take it, as past that you get bu
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  10. bearded frog

    Need help...

    I have never ever seen RPI used in 3.5 years of residency but Wikipedia says since retics are a percentage, it can be miseading with severe anemia, and the RPI is a way to account for that. Say someone has a hemoglobin of 40 and you're wondering if its a production vs consumption issue. If the retic count is mildly elevated you may think production is ok, However a technically elevated retic count 3% of 40 is low relative to a retic count of 2% on a normal hemoglobin of ~140, so you can use the RPI to account for that and see there is a production issue.
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  11. Hahahhahah j'allais dire "il applique partout" on se "suit" d'un thread à l'autre ahhahahahhahah Moi aussi j'aime ça parler des admissions. Avec la quarantaine et tout, ce site est une genre de thérapie hahaha ça m'occupe
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  12. BigDreamer

    Invite Countdown

    I kid you not, I'm creeping this thread a ridiculous time every day because I'm NOT ready to know my fate LOL. Do y'all think COVID will push things back or will invites still be sent near the end-ish of Oct?
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  13. Chels1267

    Invite Countdown

    You do not receive your application score when they send out interview invites. The only time you see your score is if you end up being waitlisted or rejected when decision letters come out.
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  14. marsaturn20

    Invite Countdown

    Probably in 3 weeks. I’m an OOP applicant and Dalhousie is my top choice. Definitely my chances are slim, but I’m still hopeful!
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  15. It depends on where you want to go. If you want to go to a 4-year graduate entry MD program, e.g. Melbourne, Sydney, Western Australia, ANU, then you need to take the MCAT, or better yet, the GAMSAT exam. If you want to go a 5-year MBBS program (intended for high school graduates) e.g. Monash, or Tasmania, then you need to take the ISAT. Both MBBS and MD are deemed equivalent in the Australian system, but I don't know if MD is preferred in North America if you choose to come back after. Visa is achievable and your spouse and children can come under your student visa.
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  16. Unless you screw up CASPer, your MCAT and GPA are stellar and will likely get an interview. To maximize your chances, do everything you can to try to increase your typing speed before the test!
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  17. Médicomage, ne perd pas espoir... quand on veut quelque chose comme tu le veux, et que tu es proche, tu vas finir par l'avoir! Garde ta détermination et tu vas atteindre tes rêves! Bonne chance pour le prochain cycle, tu sais à quoi t'attendre avec le CASPER et avec le retour des MEMs, tes chances sont bonnes! *rien arrive pour rien dans la vie ;-)*
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  18. Same for me, la transition à la méthode APP ne se fait pas très bien en ce moment tbh, but at least it’s starting to get better so that’s something :’)
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  19. je pense que cela devrait être le cas aussi, parce que personnellement je remarque que la charge de travail est significativement plus lourde en médecine à Sherbrooke (où je suis en train de faire ma 1re année) comparée à celle de ma 1re année dans un autre doctorat de 1er cycle...
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