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  1. Would appreciate this thread not to be hijacked discussing the above. Thanks!
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  2. I just received an offer to SMP today!!!! IP and 3rd choice.
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  3. Hey everyone! I was originally #10 on the waitlist and I was offered a spot this morning. I will be accepting. Good luck to everyone!!
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  4. Dr. A

    DMD UdeM 2021

    let us enjoy summer :') we have plenty of time for depression nah frl ca devrait venir vers fin aout je pense
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  5. 119e universitaire revenu à l’étude!!
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  6. Si des gens ont des questions en lien avec le programme n'hésiter pas à m'en faire part.
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  7. That wouldn't happen though because doctor's would leave en masse mostly to the US. The only thing that would actually tank doctor's salaries would be if they just opened licensing up to anyone or made it easy for a foreign trained doctor to open up shop.
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  8. Physician salaries are hardly a bubble. We aren't that well paid, and we devote 10+ years to education to get there. If anything we are underpaid. Only medical students seem to think medicine is the road to riches. It's a good field to be comfortable, but good luck buying a house in Vancouver or Toronto with a family doctor salary. Times have changed, even in the last 5-10 years things have gotten ridiculously expensive and doctor salaries have not kept pace.
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  9. All due respect -- and I recognize that this is quite tangential to OP's actual question -- but this is an unfair and grossly generalized statement. The USA is an extremely socioculturally heterogeneous country. I'm a very liberal Canadian's Canadian, and I spent a few years in the state of Massachusetts and had a wonderful time there and never worried for my safety or well-being. In fact I would argue that a city like Cambridge, Massachusetts is more archetypally "Canadian" (in the sense of enacting progressive social policy) than most places I've been to in Canada.
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  10. To be fair, its because many are also keeping income in professional corporations for investment, and around 150k is the usual ideal amount to withdraw from the corporation.
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  11. Living off $150k is not far off what a lot of physicians actually live with. I don't know why this is continuously glossed over in this thread but billing $310k (the actual mean FM billings in ON) doesn't mean you actually have $310k for yourself. Physicians are basically running small businesses. In the same way your local bakery store owner is not mega rich for grossing $800k revenue a year because of expenses before they take money home. You take off overhead, professional expenses, and your savings that you want to tax defer for retirement and what you're left with is around that $150k mar
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  12. Good ol' "I did not study at all, got 100, got dean's list, accepted into med school with full scholarship". Why even waste time on such threads?
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  13. Something that trainees often miss, is the unethical billing and sometimes fradulent(often due to ignorance) billing that occurs in FFS practices in many provinces. Often it is normalized since everyone does it, but remember if the gov't decides to suddenly clamp down, there goes that niche way to keep your billings padded.
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  14. effie125

    DMD UdeM 2021

    je laisse ma place! (collegiens) bonne chance a tous!
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  15. Lettre d'admission reçue ce soir, j'espère vraiment que la liste va continuer à avancer et faire un maximum d'étudiants satisfaits
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  16. Félicitation enjoy
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  17. If I recall correctly, the MCAT was only used to boost the science prereq GPA score if it made it more competitive for the applicant. Now they state this on their website: Since they are no longer assessing the sGPA competitively, there is no obvious spot for the MCAT to be integrated in the selection process.
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  18. 120e universitaire, revenu à l’étude
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  19. Dmd98

    DMD UdeM 2021

    Le boost est pour s’assurer que t’as les anticorps nécessaire si ça ne fait pas longtemps que t’as fait ton dernier vaccin… et ça fait du sens selon l’infirmière… et aucune idée pour le retard mais je te conseille d’aller voir une infirmière expérimentée dans ce genre de truc pcq les pharmaciens et médecins ne sont pas habitués à ce genre de procédure et ils semblent un peu confus… une infirmière va tout t’expliquer et s’assurer que t’as tout bon dans le document
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  20. Has anyone considered non-clinical paths following med school and forgoing residency entirely? I ask because I have quite a few of my Canadian and American MD friends that have done this/are considering it seriously. They are gunning for either high finance roles (IB, ER, VC/HF/PE), healthcare consulting, big pharma (med/reg affairs, business dev, strategy), and biotech startups. A few have successfully made the pivot to the finance/consulting side, and are doing some pretty high impact work in the early-stage biotech space. I also know their compensation is quite lucrative and more
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  21. The answers above are all quite informative and interesting. Barring the cost/benefit aside, there is definitely a demand for MD in the consulting industry. Consulting, in theory, requires quantitative research and analytic skills, and qualitative presentation and networking skills. A MD might not prepare for this as well as a MBA, but having a MD from a Canadian Uni is proof that you are a hard worker, and that is enough for many consulting firms. Although this is mainly a phenomenon limited to the US, many consulting firms actively recruit from MD campuses. In terms of salary, it is deb
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  22. You will want to check with each school you are planning on applying to to see if their rules state anything about needing to complete a full degree for courses to count. When I was applying the main requirement I saw was that some schools (like U of T) would only count courses taken at a full time course load, and their definition of full time was 5 courses per semester and they did not count any summer courses taken. But they didn't need to be part of a degree program. Some schools had similar rules but defined full time as 3 courses per semester at minimum. So just go do some fact finding o
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  23. It's possible with pathology programs that aren't popular, although I doubt you'll last in the program if you have zero interest. It's not a good idea to match to something very niche like pathology without some interest/appreciation for the work, lest you turn yourself into one of those zombie residents for the 5 years.
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  24. If you are going to go this route, why bother pursuing an MD at all. It's an ineffective utilization of time, tuition money, and limited spots for people interested in clinical work. Going this route, you would be better getting a PhD and at least becoming an expert in something that you will be able to meaningfully contribute to a role/company. Frankly, with only a 4 year MD degree and no residency, you have essentially no practical medical knowledge, and no area of expertise that would make you an asset in any medically centred role. At least in Canada, an MD without residency training
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  25. In USA you only need 1 year of residency to obtain an unrestricted license in some states, so it's certainly more plausible to do a "quick" transitional year, get a license, and go do something else. I do know someone who declined 2 Canadian medical school offers in favor of VC. He went to Boston or NYC area I believe. He benefited greatly from the market crash in 2009 and the rise of crypto, and nowadays he's long retired and just tinkering with things for fun. His view is that he could go back and ace the MCAT any day (he scored 42T on his first try) and get accepted to med school
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  26. You are entirely correct about Cambridge and there are many cities like that. However, gun killing in schools, places of work and in other situations in US has almost reached sport status. The idiotic Trumpist consider it their right to destroy democracy if they can and injuries or killing is just a part of this process. We each have our own views. Canada is much safer, calmer and has no gun problem close to the US. We are entirely different societies and I will bring up my children in Canada and can never be tempted to move to the US.
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  27. oui, ils ont dit lors de la seance qu’il y en aurait pendant la première semaine. Pour facebook ??
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  28. Master's GPA is not considered the same as undergrad GPA at all schools, but some will combine them or otherwise give some undergrad GPA credit for graduate credit. Although I think if you took undergrad courses for prereqs during a graduate degree it would still count as undergrad GPA. In general, if you're interest is purely to get into med school and you wouldn't otherwise do the graduate degree for your own interest, doing more undergrad is better if GPA is the weak spot on an application, due to various GPA weighting schemes. See my post here for schools which consider graduate degre
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  29. Having great letters is the most necessary component - having one letter-writer strengthen their clinical comments with research comments would definitely help. The importance of research tends to vary by specific program/school, but some research can be seen as necessary. Laying the groundwork for a strong rotation with clinical observation/shadowing could help too - many schools seems to encourage this, although the pandemic has made things more complicated.
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  30. OMG congrats!!!!!!
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  31. No - but keep in mind that FM is becoming increasingly competitive, and so if you're seriously "parallel" planning, as in, would be happy with either of your options, you may want to do more than one FM elective
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  32. People make the "don't go into medicine for the money" argument because the math has been done many times, and compared to someone like an engineer or a banker you don't get ahead financially usually into your 40s (or sometimes much later... e.g., consider a US family doctor with $250k debt and high malpractice insurance costs in a big city). I won't re-hash this since you can easily look up these analyses. Something that also needs to be considered is that it's not really fair to make a "average doctor" vs. "average engineer" comparison. To even get a position in any med school you have to be
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  33. Dmd98

    DMD UdeM 2021

    On doit la faire nous même, mais regarde le grp de DMD de toutes les cohortes, il y a 2 eleves qui offrent la formation avec certification à bas prix pour les etudiants de DMD
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  34. Je connais au moins 2 personnes qui ont été acceptés dans le contingent universitaire en août l'an dernier, ça n'a simplement pas été affiché sur facebook.
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  35. Je veux ps dire n'importe quoi, mais si on retourne voir dans les anciens post fb de la faculté de medecine de ulaval, on peut voir que pour l'automne 2020, il ny a aucun post concernant des offres faites a des universitaires pour le programme de medecine au courant du mois d'aout. Les offres semblaient seulement concerner les collegiens. Je pense alors qu'on doit s'attendre a peu, voir pas de mouvement au courant du mois d'aout :(. Toutefois, le dernier post concernant des universitaires a ete fait en debut juillet pour lannee derniere, ce qui prouve que chaque annee est differente! Gardons e
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  36. Dr. A

    DMD UdeM 2021

    Normalement moins de 10, mais ca depend des années et où on est rendu dans les LA. Cette année pour les universitaires ca a deja vrm bouge de bcp so je pense pas que la LA va avancer tant que ca d’ici la rentrée. Mais pour de vrai ce que j’ai appris dans les trois dernières années c’est que tu peux jamais estimer les mouvements malheureusement…. Faut juste attendre et voir (Normalement fin juillet/debut aout ca avance pas bcp mais il y a une mini-vague vers mi-aout) respect
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  37. 1D7

    ipad?

    Use pen and paper like everyone else. If you need to look something up use your phone or the hospital computers.
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  38. shikimate

    ipad?

    not sure if privacy rules will allow you to take notes that might have confidential information on your own tablet/iPad. Usually the hospital policy says devices containing confidential information have to be checked by IT to make sure there's appropriate encryption etc.
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  39. LostLamb

    early retirement

    Probably because his parents pushed for it. Like mine pushed it for me and i skipped. Or (and i do not believe this is @ChemPetE 's situation since we know each other) they started schooling in one country and upon switching countries were advanced based on achievement rather than placed based on age). This happened to my spouse. Honestly @offmychestplease , not sure why you needed verification of age of various educational attainments...it just...erhm, comes off rather...uniquely. Yes, uniquely =) For what it's worth, i skipped a grade and only got into medicine at 31...oo
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  40. You have 10 months left in M4, use this time to do as many psych electives in Canada and if possible some in the US. Ask your school to allow you to delay graduation so you can keep doing some US electives and be ready to apply - you need step 1 done and ideally step 2ck. You take the risk with the gap year, but if its "compelling personal reasons", then its worth a shot given you dont wanna commit 5 years to a city in Canada if you need to be in the US. Just be sure these compelling reasons are good reasons. I think its doable - IMGs match to residencies in the US all the time, a well
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  41. For better or worse, luck plays a critical role in the process. I recall I too was on a wait list and finally got off the wait list in August. Had I applied the year before or the year after, I would not have made it as the wait list did not move as much! It is a numbers game where there are more qualified applicants than seats available. You are obviously qualified, all you need to do is persevere.
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  42. muffinmd

    Med Student Blog

    Hey guys! I'm starting medical school at U of T this year and decided to try starting out a blog about my journey along the way. So, if anyone is interested, please do check it out. I know the new application cycle is starting so my first post is about advice on that. https://morethanmd.blogspot.com/ I am just starting out so all feedback is welcome Let me know what other posts you would like in the future!
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  43. Zest

    Optométrie UdeM 2021

    Non non ! Le tout devrait coûter probablement environ 7K ! Cependant, il y a d'autres dépenses à considérer (par exemple, il y a un stage externe de 3 mois dans la 5e année....faut payer un loyer pour un appart pendant cette période). Au niveau de la profession, il y a plusieurs différents facteurs (non exhaustif) qui m'a encouragé de choisir opto. Lifestyle/Horaire : Au niveau de la profession, plusieurs d’entre nous on choisi opto parce qu’il permettre un beau équilibre entre le domaine de la santé et un beau style de vie. L’horaire est flexible (c’est selon les dispos de l’opto).
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  44. Salut, tu me rappelles bcp moi, quand j'allais débuter le Cégep et je savais que je voulais med, donc je faisais sans cesse des recherches pour maximiser mes chances d'avoir une grosse cote r et enter en med. Perso, j'ai fait SLA (assez demandant mais très worth it côté cote r et expérience étudiants). je n'ai pas fait de sport, mais j'ai eu plusieurs mentions sur le bulletin pour plus de 60h d'engagement / session, donc même si j'étais pas si occupée que qqn dans une équipe sportive, faire le cégep en 2 ans avec ces nombreux engagements (bons pour le cv et le moral hihi) ne fut pas
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  45. Pour donner de l’info aux gens sur la CRU du programme de biochimie et des doctorats. je viens d’avoir ma CRU CRC: 33.661 CRA: 33.932 (AUCUN BONUS AJOUTÉ!) J’avais seulement 13 crédits universitaires en biochimie à McGill avec un gpa de 3.7/4. D’après un agent d’admission (et non les ambassadeurs auxquels on parle quand on contacte le SAR) , un 3.7/4 se convertit aux alentours de 3.9-4.0 sur l’échelle 4.3 d’udem! avec les calculs, je conclus que mon 3.7/4 à McGill en biochimie (“~3.95/4.3”) vaut une CRU de 34.703! Voici ce qu’une CRA de 33.932 pouvait vous donner en 20
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  46. Thought I would make this post for everyone else that is trying to find the best bank to get a LOC with. I want to preface this with saying that I'm not affiliated with any bank this is just what I learned from the 3 major providers I met with. I bolded the things that were unique about each bank TD Up to 300,000 LOC at prime-0.25 LOC is given in increments each year Access to free banking + premium credit card Interest only payments until 2 years after residency 500$ amazon gift card for signing up with them CIBC Up to 350,000 LOC at prime-0.25 LOC is given in in
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  47. Illinois doesn't even consider your application unless you have Permanent Residency of USA. And it depends on your stats. If you have high GPA don't apply at NYU, Boston, USC. You can apply at Detroit Mercy, Pacific, Buffalo, Nova. If you tell your GPA and DAT I think it would be better to guide.
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