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  1. I’m from Calgary, so it was an easy decision. There is somewhat of a pretty strong economical argument though. Done one year sooner, that’s one more year of staff salary at your most senior salary. That should be worth at least 6 figures.
  2. I had a single mom in my med school class. I won't speak to her situation, and I think she had a very supportive and involved family, but she's now a very talented and sought-after subspecialty physician. And her daughter is well-adjusted and awesome from what i've heard, too. So you can absolutely come out of the system meeting your goals. I wouldn't let it stop you.
  3. Usually gaps in training refer to leaves of absence for whatever reason during medical school itself. Mat leave, etc.
  4. National specialty specific sites often have job board advertisements too, but this is less primary care relevant. For specialty spots, try speaking with the chair of the dept and they can often point you in the right direction.
  5. Joining this topic late, but it is a fun one. 1) I leased a brz during residency. LOVED that car. Not too much more than a civic, was as good on gas. Put a smile on my face every time I stepped into it haha. But moved away to a land with more snow and crappier roads, so ended up getting a gas 5th gen rav4. Much more practical, also puts a smile on my face, but in a different way. My dad has the hybrid - loves it (minus the fact that much less driving gets done during covid). Between civic and rav? Had essentially a civic pre brz, and also was fine. My mom also has a civic turbo and it is
  6. For the record, when I’ve had patients with solitary focus of malignant cord compression NYD, path on call has been helpful at some quick DDx’s for the weekend biopsies. Don’t necessarily want to irradiate something that could respond to curative intent chemo upfront that would jeopardize someone’s cure later on. Rare situation, but I’ve always enjoyed working closely with pathologists.
  7. Thanks LL. I was locuming for the summer, and something lined up to start back where I trained in Sept. But also noticed things were slow, so was curious to see if it was still slow for others or if things had picked up. COVID has been a curveball for many things.
  8. I wanted to bump this and see how things went for the rest of the year for the new grads/current R5s. Seems like things are slow again for new job postings in my field, but that’s par for the course. Did things pick up for others?
  9. Rad onc - I only know one person who for very specific circumstances needed 2 years of fellowship in my grad class. Some went straight to work without fellowship as well. I would slot it in the 6 years at this point.
  10. Theres a lot of psychology evidence to show that passion is developed and cultivated, and not just born.
  11. Soon as job opportunities for sub specialists are limited, then the hustle becomes nonstop. That still applies to a generous amount of specialties.
  12. I think board certification in the US is a bit trickier, and would likely become a barrier to getting malpractice coverage with an incomplete residency. However, I do recall that after I passed my USMLE STEP 3 that I received an email saying at that point I was free to apply for state licenses. You may get better responses on either **DELETED** or on SDN where the userbase is US predominant, and they might be able to point you in the right direction. I speculate that it may be limited to moonlighting type coverage, or more insurance peer to peer coverage type roles, which may not reimburse as
  13. Definitely not happy with CMA’s latest moves. Also think AMA might have stopped the bundling? Not sure what the latest is.
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