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  1. I wish both of you the best. You certainly can do it. Along with your other study resources, make sure you study systematically covering the CCFP's objectives (points posted on their website); I cannot stress this point enough. Here's an reflection written by a smart, humble and practical preceptor. To my surprise, he had only passed this exam on his third try. http://www.cfp.ca/content/cfp/59/9/981.full.pdf Don't give up! Good luck to all those writing in the fall.
  2. Hi Skiordie, Your best bet is to phone the CCFP and ask to get an official reply. If you fail the SAMPs and pass the SOOs, you only need to repeat the SAMPs for the next exam. The results are automatically sent to your FM Program unless you state in writing by a certain date that you do not wish for them to send it along. The information is used by your FM program for internal improvement of the program.
  3. How did you guys find the SAMPs? I am quite worried about them. I felt there were many vague questions and some topics tested on that perhaps is not Family Medicine. Does anyone have any satistics on the SAMPs?
  4. Interesting, how does that route work? I looked at St Georges in Granada's tuition and its nuts! $350k just in tuition payments in addition to living expenses x 4.5 years. Dunno how people afford that as a student.
  5. Hi Everyone, I'm hoping some of you would be able to provide me with some insight into Caribean medical schools and the prospect of completing a residency in Canada. Is it likely upon graduation to successfully secure a residency? What if you don't? Thanks.
  6. Anatomical Pathology: MUN, Queen's, Ottawa Anesthesiology: NOSM Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: McMaster, MUN, Sherbrooke, U of T, Western, McGill General Pathology: General Surgery: Hematological Pathology:Edmonton Internal Medicine: Laval Laboratory Medicine: Medical Biochemistry: Medical Genetics:Calgary Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Manitoba, Dalhousie, Ottawa, Western Neurology - Pediatric: Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Western Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics & Gynecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopedic Surgery: Memorial Otolaryngolo
  7. I thought I wanted to do IM before.... until I rotated through it. Some people can be soooooo intimidating and mean!
  8. Damn how did you negotiate this deal? They wouldn't give me a better CC. They insisted that I pay their 165$ VIP banking package and keep trying to brainwash me that I'll save money by paying their ridiculous package. I ended up leaving for Scotia who gave me a AMEX Gold with fees wiped (welcome bonus of $300 in travel points). It took some negotiating though! Your deal is still better.
  9. Eragon, I hope you read DarkGhost's post before writing yours. Just because a mechanism is there for a grade review, doesn't mean its justified to abuse it repeatedly because there are no consequences. Also, that's a whole lot of assumptions you've made. And the strive for good grades doesn't stop once being admitted to medical school. Instead, now your struggling against very bright, hardworking classmates, most of which got in honestly with merit. Now you are competing for competitive residency positions and locations. Its not only a numerical grade now, there's also comments, which cou
  10. That could be true. Sorry, I'm not familiar with social sciences at uT. Here at McGill, SS classes are jokes. It's not a habit that you want to carry over to medical school. Word gets around of the difficult student to work with.
  11. They say quite a bit about your character and attitude as a physician, particularly your statement above.
  12. Hey there, I would suggest you throw on the work experience as a customer service rep. Customer service is very similar to dealing with unhappy patients, who often demanding irrational things. You may have had to educate them or negotiate with them to find a resolution and keep them happy without compromising your professional obligations (to your patient's best interest, your company, to the health care system and etc). To answer the second part of your question, it would depend on the timeline. If it was recent (last 4 years), and you have the room to input it, I would be more inclined
  13. Korra, I felt angry reading this too. I feel its unfair to the honest students who accepted the feedback they received. It's a bad habit the OP has, especially having tried to remove a grade from his/her transcript. Unfortunately, York is known to practice grade inflation to keep the Yorkie Premeds happy, and I'm sure word has gotten around about these practices... As OP stated yesterday: According to the above statement, York must have been a good choice. You must have a rocking A average after successfully appealing so many Bs! Were you ever successful in getting that bad grade dropp
  14. I think the last time I touched a novel was the release day of Harry Potter 7... I worked on my English mainly by reviewing my essays with my teacher. Even if I did relatively well, I had asked my teacher for tips to improve and any awkward sentences that should be reworked. I enjoy reading short prompts for reading comprehension tests (ie. MCAT, PCAT) as I'm actually able to focus long enough to get through one. It's a good way to enhance vocabulary, and practice on your comprehension skills with the multiple choice + explanations after. Most of them are very well written pieces and great for
  15. I've never appealed a single grade before, nor deferred an exam. Which university regularly bumps students who appeal every grade that's not high enough?
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