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  1. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Feb 16), Calgary (Feb 16), McGill (Feb 16), McMaster (Feb 16), Western (Feb 17), Manitoba (Feb 19), Alberta (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Dalhousie (Feb 24), Université de Montreal (Feb 23), Université de Laval (Feb 23) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Usask (Feb 25) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Montreal (Feb 24), Ottawa (Feb 24 Dermatology: ULaval (Feb 23), Calgary (Feb 23) Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19), Queen’s (Feb 23), Saskatchewan (Feb 23), M
    32 points
  2. Looks like this year is an extremely competitive year for almost all specialties ... for anyone who might be feeling disappointed in themselves or feeling scared about their relative number of interviews compared to previous years or others posting on the forum, I just wanted to share that I applied clear across the country and have only had 1 interview invite to date in a non-plastics/ENT surgical specialty. still determined to make the best of this one chance. Chin up everyone!! PM me if anyone wants to talk
    18 points
  3. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Feb 16), Calgary (Feb 16), McGill (Feb 16), McMaster (Feb 16), Western (Feb 17), Manitoba (Feb 19), Alberta (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Dalhousie (Feb 24), Université de Montreal (Feb 23), Université de Laval (Feb 23) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Usask (Feb 25) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Montreal (Feb 24), Ottawa (Feb 24 Dermatology: ULaval (Feb 23), Calgary (Feb 23) Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19), Queen’s (Feb 23), Saskatchewan
    11 points
  4. ALL THE BEST TO EVERYONE FOR THE GRAND FINALE TOMORROW AT NOON REMEMBER. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. YOU GAVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT AND THAT'S WHAT COUNTS. TOUGH TIMES DON'T LAST. TOUGH PEOPLE DO.
    10 points
  5. if this forum is indicative of the number of psych applicants... lord help us
    10 points
  6. Pouipoui

    Optométrie

    Bonjour! Je suis étudiante en opto (on est quelques-uns à être encore actifs sur le forum, tu devrais éventuellement obtenir d'autres réponses) et je vais essayer de répondre du mieux que je peux à tes questions À quoi ressemblent les cours? Beaucoup de cours théoriques (majorité), mais plus le programme avance, plus on a de cours pratiques. Les stages à la clinique universitaire commencent en 4e année, et la 5e année comporte uniquement des stages. La première année est plus générale (cours d'anato, physio, etc qui sont moins appliqués à l'optométrie), et plus on avance dans le programm
    10 points
  7. palladya

    Optométrie

    Wow! Je n’aurais pas su dire mieux que PouiPoui! Pour ma part, je suis étudiante de première année en optométrie et je ne suis vraiment pas déçue du programme! Malgré que la première année ne soit pas hyper axée sur l’optométrie, les cours portant sur la vision/profession sont énormément appréciés par tous! (sauf peut-être le cours d’optique physique et géométrique durant la 1ère session haha oups, mais pas de stress si tu sors du cégep, c’est presque juste des notions déjà vues) Personnellement, ce que je ne savais pas avant d’entrer en optométrie (et ce qui m’a très agréablement surpris
    9 points
  8. Finally March Everyone! We have made it this far through the wait. So excited!
    8 points
  9. My guess is the 12th, for no reason at all.
    8 points
  10. Guys oubliez pas que c'est très difficile d'évaluer le CASPer parce qu'on sait quasiment rien sur la correction de celui-ci. C'est encore plus difficile d'évaluer notre propre performance. Rappelez vous que c'est pas nécessairement grave d'avoir laisser des espaces vides et que ce que vous pensez être une mauvaise réponse peut être excellent selon leurs critères! Vous avez peu de temps pour répondre et ils le savent. Aussi, à me fier sur ce que je vois, vous êtes très nombreux à laisser des espaces vides, alors vous n'êtes pas seuls dans cette situation! L'étape du CASPer est passée, soyez fie
    8 points
  11. These two things are not mutually exclusive. The truth is many residents do love what they do and are very patient-centred and passionate about their work. That doesn't mean that being worked to the bone doesn't make you fatigued, or a little bitter, or question what you are doing sometime. GPA and MCAT scores have nothing to do with passion or burnout or being overworked. That's a very pre-med thing to think about and bring up because as soon as you start medical school all those things mean nothing. Nobody here was complaining about working 80-100 hours, but we were a little put off by
    8 points
  12. Let’s try and keep it positive y’all Who knows, we could end up being in the same dental class. Good luck to everyone tomorrow!
    7 points
  13. gunna invoice the department for my future therapy
    7 points
  14. For anyone skeptical of waitlists, I just got an invite offer for McMaster psychiatry! The lists are moving.
    6 points
  15. Pouipoui

    Optométrie

    Je vous réponds à vous 3 puisque c'est pas mal la même question En gros, chaque étudiant a un stage externe de 3 mois à faire au cours de sa 5e année! Ça fonctionne par rotation, il y en a 4 au cours de la 5e année (donc le stage externe peut avoir lieu de mai à juillet, août-oct, nov-janv ou fév-avril). Chaque étudiant a une rotation attribuée selon un système de loterie partielle (premier pigé = premier de choix pour le moment et le lieu de son stage externe). Ça peut sembler effrayant d'être pogné avec le dernier choix, mais apparemment que presque tout le monde réussit à avoir son 1e
    6 points
  16. eye seeee that...some apt pupils around
    6 points
  17. Good luck today everyone!! Refreshing e-mails and carms since 8am !
    6 points
  18. Yes! Between waiting for interview updates and waiting for our covid vaccine call, it’s been a fun week, lol. Hoping for good news for us all tomorrow!
    6 points
  19. Neither did I before clerkship - never pulled an all nighter in my life prior to that point or really even went to bed all that late. It's surprising what you can adapt to. I was incredibly anxious about it before I did it, but it turned out to be totally doable. Unpleasant at times, but doable. You learn what strategies help you manage. Best advice I ever got from a resident was to bring a pair of clean underwear and socks to call. Turns out a change of undergarments half way through the night is surprisingly refreshing! It really does work...
    6 points
  20. Hey! Interestingly enough I happened upon this earlier today https://www.carms.ca/data-reports/r1-data-reports/cmg-interview-experiences/ Don’t know if this answers your question. I think one think despite the murkiness of the actual stats one thing is for certain we’ve had a pretty unconventional match year. Wishing everyone good luck. Remember in the grand scheme this is a small portion of all wonderful things you have/will accomplish(ed).
    5 points
  21. Are there reliable stats available for the average number of interviews CMGs actually attended on CaRMS tours in years past? With everything being virtual, there is very little disincentive to attend every interview that you receive an invitation for, so long as the scheduling lines up. I personally know of a couple classmates who applied quite broadly, and will probably attend 13+ interviews during the interview period. I can imagine that number may seem excessive for some people, particularly those who are feeling the disappointment of not receiving interviews today. But the process and
    5 points
  22. It absolutely feels like the calm before the storm
    5 points
  23. I've already lost my mind
    5 points
  24. If they drag this out to next week I'm going to lose my mind (whatever I have left of it )!!
    5 points
  25. HAAAPPPPPYYYY Friday y’all. I have a feeling today’s gonna be BOOOOMIN. Get your caffeines and hold onto your devices, we in for a ride
    5 points
  26. MDee2B

    UdeM médecine 2021

    Wow, je suis tellement désolé d’entendre ce que vous vivez. La situation de votre cohorte semble être effrayante. Comment savez-vous que la charge de travail de votre cohorte est bcp plus immense que celle d’autres années? Avez-vous parlé/comparé avec des étudiants en 2me/3me/4me année? Est-ce que la même chose s’applique aux étudiants en année préparatoire? Je suis juste curieux, voyons que j’ai fait une demande à l’udem cette année. Au moins vous avez la possibilité de prendre une année de congé, mais le fait que vous devriez subir une évaluation lors de votre retour n’est p
    5 points
  27. Another day another LOC dolla, let’s get this... bread
    5 points
  28. UofA Fam med!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IMG
    5 points
  29. Dm me, I don't mind connecting over fb or other media like zoom to practice! Same goes for anyone else that wants to join
    4 points
  30. Personnellement je le ferais pas. Si jamais ça devenait obligatoire ils vous donneraient les instructions et là tu pourrais te préparer.
    4 points
  31. Absolutely! Good luck to all those left in IM and Peds along with the other specialties who are waiting. Invites and rejections don’t define you so stay strong no matter what happens!
    4 points
  32. Zest

    Optométrie

    Hey hey Je suis en 1e année. D'après ce que j'ai entendu, la direction espère réduire leur dépendance aux États-Unis pour les stages. Cela signifie que de plus en plus de stages seront offerts au Canada au cours des prochaines années. Je ne sais pas si cela est entièrement vrai, peut-être qu’un autre étudiant peut le confirmer.
    4 points
  33. Please be next week so I can move on with life :((
    4 points
  34. Is this the Psych Interview discussion now?
    4 points
  35. I wish you all the best. Try to keep in mind that this entire waiting game is an emotional rollercoaster of a process that you have no choice but to go through. Not every day will be filled with positive news, but you will have those exciting moments come to you! You just gotta try to keep your head up and not let every rejection define who you are, especially if they come from a school that you don't attend. Believe in your own worth and don't let this knock you down.
    4 points
  36. 4th time applicant here and looking at the fact that so many people have gotten in after 4-5 tries, I am going to say they probably do consider it when doing the holistic review. When you apply so many times and continue to improve your application, interview etc it shows you are dedicated to the career which I think definitely helps. I have heard many candidates say it's not a matter of "if", it's a matter of when and honestly this keeps me going so I am sticking with the belief that re-applicants are seen positively during the holistic review process.
    4 points
  37. I see how this is still confusing. it was a program in the western part of Canada: i.e., BC or AB or Sask. but I wanted to be vague to protect my identity and build suspense... I'm sorry everyone.
    4 points
  38. Hi there, although I can't necessarily answer your question (I'm in 4th year), I want to let you know that you shouldn't let this forum get to you... this forum represents a small subset of individuals and doesn't fully represent all applicants so try not to worry too much! I get it - it can be overwhelming seeing stats, etc. but be proud of where you've gotten (this year has been so hard and we should be proud that we simply survived it, regardless of grades, etc!). YOU GOT THIS!
    4 points
  39. THANKS GUYS!! WOOHOO i can finally relax LOL
    4 points
  40. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Feb 16), Calgary (Feb 16), McGill (Feb 16), McMaster (Feb 16), Western (Feb 17), Manitoba (Feb 19), Alberta (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22) Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19), Queen’s (Feb 23), Saskatchewan (Feb 23) Emergency Medicine: Ottawa (Feb 22), Queen's (Feb 22) Family Medicine: Joint Ontario IMG (feb15), Joint Quebec Francophone Schools (Feb 16), McGill Châteauguay (Feb 19), UBC Fa
    4 points
  41. I've never said (let alone even thought) this before, but if you really think it's BS about med students working these hours, then I hope you don't end up in med school. Working in a step-down ICU unit during a global pandemic did not consist of me sitting around, browsing social media. Infact, any down time I had was spent either sleeping or studying, because you really might only get a couple hours of free time on any given evening. Of course this is not the same for every rotation but please stop trying to discount experiences of something you have not gone through and (clearly) know nothin
    4 points
  42. I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like
    4 points
  43. Not to be rude, but I laughed at the "nobody can work 80 hours per week" comment. I didn't do it much in psychiatry but it's so so standard issue in so many of the other specialties. Just one Saturday call can easily push you to almost 70 without even trying even in psych (and I generally feel like I got off pretty easy from a residency perspective).
    4 points
  44. I’m not a med student (hopefully one day) but I am a healthcare professional so take my opinion as you wish, but I really feel like having that “tough love” personality in healthcare only works on a handful of patients. If you can find ways to be more empathetic I think that goes a long way. That being said, being empathetic doesn’t mean you let people walk all over you. If someone were to “call me a MF” I would tell them that I’m here to help them and I don’t appreciate them speaking to me that way and that if they would prefer we discuss their care at a later point then I can come back but I
    4 points
  45. Hi everyone, I emailed the admissions office since I was getting a bit worried. I thought they would come out by the end of the month. This is what they said: "Interviews are still being finalized. Interview invites will likely be sent early next week". So they still haven't been sent out to anyone and would most likely come out in early March!
    3 points
  46. Mon ami a été accepté en med directement du cégep et il a fait l'année préparatoire au campus mauricie. Il a vraiment aimé ça et a dit que l'ambiance était chaleureux et que les gens s'entraidaient beaucoup. Ceci était avant la pandémie et il m'a dit que souvent les étudiants choisissaient de rester chez eux pour étudier. Il avait beaucoup de temps libre durant les fins de semaine pour faire des sorties avec ses amis et même pour retourner à MTL. Maintenant il est en 3e année et c'est sûr qu'il a moins de temps libre mais en gros il a trouvé que l'année préparatoire était une bonne introductio
    3 points
  47. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Feb 16), Calgary (Feb 16), McGill (Feb 16), McMaster (Feb 16), Western (Feb 17), Manitoba (Feb 19), Alberta (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Dalhousie (Feb 24), Université de Montreal (Feb 23), Université de Laval (Feb 23) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Usask (Feb 25) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Montreal (Feb 24), Ottawa (Feb 24 Dermatology: ULaval (Feb 23), Calgary (Feb 23) Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19), Queen’s (Feb 23),
    3 points
  48. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Feb 16), Calgary (Feb 16), McGill (Feb 16), McMaster (Feb 16), Western (Feb 17), Manitoba (Feb 19), Alberta (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22) Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19), Queen’s (Feb 23) Emergency Medicine: Ottawa (Feb 22), Queen's (Feb 22) Family Medicine: Joint Ontario IMG (feb15), Joint Quebec Francophone Schools (Feb 16), McGill Châteauguay (Feb 19), UBC Family Medicine (Feb 19th
    3 points
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