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  1. Hi there, I am wondering how a typical solo or group family practice in a major or mid sized urban setting deal with providing after hours/on call coverage for their set of patients? Is this a must? do most offices have to do it? I came across this article: https://www.cpsbc.ca/files/pdf/PSG-After-Hours-Coverage.pdf It makes it seem that an office cannot just put on a voice mail directing their patients to go to the nearest emergency dept.... Thanks in advance for all the replies!
  2. Very eye opening and interesting. Thank you for sharing.
  3. Hi everyone, I am wondering what people think of the CFMS disability insurance?They did a presentation at our school about how its so great and I got emails from them later about how its a train you dont wanna miss and how the deadline is coming near. They propose fixed premiums and upto 4000$ per month insurance. They also advertise no medical exam or lab test is needed. THey do have a 24 months clause namely a preexisting illness within 24 moths before and after coverage period begins will not be covered. Doesn't this all sound too good to be true? Ive never dealt with insurance
  4. Hi everyone, I am wondering what people think of the CFMS disability insurance?They did a presentation at our school about how its so great and I got emails from them later about how its a train you dont wanna miss and how the deadline is coming near. They propose fixed premiums and upto 4000$ per month insurance. They also advertise no medical exam or lab test is needed. THey do have a 24 months clause namely a preexisting illness within 24 moths before and after coverage period begins will not be covered. Doesn't this all sound too good to be true? Ive never dealt with insurance comp
  5. Easy. 1. Rheum 2. ID 3. Endo 4. Occu Med (boring) 5. Rehab Med (boring) GIM consults should be easy too (and fun) if its a 9-5pm service. Heme and oncology not bad choices either Stay away from ICU, Cardio, GI and you should be good
  6. Hi All, For IM residents at McgIll, would you please provide some insights into the program's strengths? I am specifically wondering what the night float system is, what the on call frequency is and whether you do any cross-coverage call to cover CTU when youre on subspecialty electives/selectives? Also what is their take on resident wellness? I have come to realize I love IM more than anything in medicine but certainly not enough to to sacrifice my life outside medicine in the process and go insane. The low satisfaction scores and stories of regrets from some current residents and att
  7. Hey guys, We have 12 weeks of pre carms electives at our school and I have a 4 week CTU elective and 3 week neurology elective and 5 wks in unrelated field. I want to apply to internal medicine programs, do you think the neurology elective will count as a "medical" elective and support my application? I am not going for neurology at the moment but really want to explore the field since we barely got any exposure in our clerkship and would like to do an elective in it while hoping it wouldnt hurt my internal medicine application
  8. I had a couple of major commitments and i mostly focused on those. And then small intermittent ones. I would focus on a few really well and try to gain leadership in those and then have a few small other roles. and more importantly, volunteer where your interests lie and you will find it so much easier to excel at it and become a leader
  9. Thank you for the reply A-Stark! Just hoping programs would be welcoming of students who decide late. How on earth is one supposed to know what they want to do for the rest of their life on day 1 of med school and without going through clerkship.
  10. Hi everyone, I thought the ideal specialty didn't exist and I still think it doesn't. However, I realized just now (I am a 3rd year clerk, more than half way through the clerkship year), quite late in the game, that derm is where my heart is and its just an amazing specialty on so many levels. However, its unfortunate that I was very late to realize this and am not competitive for it. I have an above average academic record but so do a lot of other people. Though I have an interest in academics, I don't have evidence on my CV to show for it. I did a bench lab project in ophtho (didnt end u
  11. Abort. bad idea lol. Thank you for the replies everyone!
  12. so idk if this sounds obsessive and short-sighted, but location to me is perhaps the most important factor in chosing a residency. For a myriad of reasons, I dont really want to leave my current hometown for residency. I was thinking of setting up pre carms electives in 4 different specialties (all of which i like and would be ok with doing, even if i like 2 of them much more; these are: derm, internal med, rad and ophtho) and then ranking my current hometown (assuming i get interviewed) for my first 4 entries in the rank order list? Is this a good idea?
  13. Can dermatologists do these? Esp those who do Mohs surgery? Or do they have to refer to plastic surgery for reconstruction?
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