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    tigars53 got a reaction from lulu95 in Ortho Interview Experiences   
    One program had me take a stance on some news topics, solve a puzzle in under one minute and draw the bones of the shoulder in under 30 sec. Pretty fun interview if you ask.
     
     
    Passion.
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    tigars53 got a reaction from FrenchPressedMD in Quote of the day   
    "Pretend you're good at it"
    - Jennifer Lawson
     
    (This has been my motto for the first year of residency... works pretty well to gain the patient's trust just as you are about to do something you just learned how to do 5 minutes before seeing them...)
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    tigars53 got a reaction from Bambi in Quote of the day   
    "Pretend you're good at it"
    - Jennifer Lawson
     
    (This has been my motto for the first year of residency... works pretty well to gain the patient's trust just as you are about to do something you just learned how to do 5 minutes before seeing them...)
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    tigars53 got a reaction from RedLily in Quote of the day   
    "Pretend you're good at it"
    - Jennifer Lawson
     
    (This has been my motto for the first year of residency... works pretty well to gain the patient's trust just as you are about to do something you just learned how to do 5 minutes before seeing them...)
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    tigars53 got a reaction from freewheeler in Quote of the day   
    "Pretend you're good at it"
    - Jennifer Lawson
     
    (This has been my motto for the first year of residency... works pretty well to gain the patient's trust just as you are about to do something you just learned how to do 5 minutes before seeing them...)
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    tigars53 got a reaction from Birdy in Learning Hobbies?   
    Mechanics: just bought a motorcycle. Trying to learn how to do all the maintenance and even some basic repairs. Loads of fun. Tools aren't cheap thought...
    Woodworking
    Cooking
    Drawing
    Playing guitar
    Computer programming
     
    PS: woah the two first things really do fit with my specialty stereotype...
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    tigars53 reacted to pgouda in What Do You Do If You Don't Match?   
    I'm an IMG (Canadian went to med school in Ireland) and I went unmatched last year... actually I didn't even get any interviews. I was gunning for IM and only applied to 7 of the programs that IMGs could apply for. 
     
    So in my Gap year I had to do some serious soul searching.
     
    1. I focused on getting quality reference letters. I think the year before I was trying to get references from "big names" that didn't quite know me as well and didn't quite go the extra mile to write a stellar reference. This year I focused on getting letters from people that I knew me well and would fight for me. I also gave each reference a cheat sheet with a brief summary of my relationship with them, my achievements, my career plans, stories of patients that I treated with them, thing I learnt etc. I think that really helped their letter become more personal when they wrote them.
     
    2. Masters - I ended up starting a long distance MSc in Clinical Trials with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I know that this is something I want to be involved in the future and research is a strong area for me... so for me this was the right masters. I wouldn't dive into any random MPH or equivalent if you actually have no interest. 
     
    3. Work - I still had to pay the bills, so I contacted some of my preceptors and asked if they would email around their colleagues and see if anyone was looking for recently graduated med student for research work or equivalent, preferably in your discipline of choice! I got lucky and ended up walking into a job as a clinical trials coordinator, which was great as I got to see the practical side of my MSc. This is also a great way to meet potential reference writers!
     
    4. Research - Like it or not, having some extra research will probably help your application next year. For me, I love research, so it wasn't a problem to dive into this. But I totally understand that this is not everyone's cup of tea! In that case, you can still get some "research experience" and publications by doing research like activities. For example, ask your preceptors if they have come across any interesting cases that they want written up and published as a case report. Otherwise, pick a topic you are passionate about and write a review article on it. Otherwise, if you have an opinion... on anything... chance your arm at writing a viewpoint or editorial.
     
    5. Fun stuff - One of the greatest things about my year off was the flexibility I had. It gave me the chance to pursue activities that I never would have had the time to do as an R1. I volunteered with some amazing organizations, kept up my interests outside of medicine, started painting and started a blog! Make the most of this time off... delete netflix! 
     
    6. Next round - I think anyone who goes unmatched  has to do some serious soul searching about what to do when they apply next year. Do they love "insert specialty here" so much that they would risk going unmatched again? Chances are you are probably going to be more open to exploring other specialties. use your year to explore those other specialties, get references from them and see if it will be a good fit for you. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I really liked paeds, even though it wasn't my cup of tea during med school. I would also highly recommend exploring the podcast "The Doctor's Paradox" about careers outside of traditional medicine, I met some interesting family docs by trade, but who don't really practice family medicine anymore! Find your passion!
     
    My story: I was really fortunate this year to have a great cycle, got 15+ interviews across IM, Paeds and FM and am really excited to be heading to Calgary for IM! I know you are going through a rough time, but really use this year to explore what it is about medicine that you are passionate about... and just dive into it for the year!
     
    Best of luck guys!
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    tigars53 got a reaction from Oasis123 in La Résidence En Région   
    Après vérification, je crois que c'est que la première année qui se fait à Saguenay pour la médecine interne. Cependant il n'y a aucune information sur le site du Carms à ce sujet. Pourtant je me rappelle très bien avoir fait des rotations avec un résident faisant toute sa première année à Saguenay. Ça devait être sur demande spéciale.
     
    Pour obstétrique, les 3 premières années sont bien offertes à Saguenay, malgré que cette année il n'y avait aucune poste offert au carms pour le site Saguenay. Je ne suis pas en mesure de confirmer s'ils auront un poste ouvert l'an prochain au carms.
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    tigars53 got a reaction from Oasis123 in La Résidence En Région   
    De ce que je sais, Sherbrooke offre une partie (3 premières années) des programmes de médecine interne et obstétrique au Saguenay.
    Toutes les universités offrent des programmes complet de médecine familliale en région.
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    tigars53 got a reaction from AlexMD in Les Avantages De L'app À Sherbrooke (Med/physio/ergo)   
    Je suis en désaccord avec cette affirmation. Oui les rotations d'externat sont importantes, mais aucune université ne se démarque dans ce point. De plus, dans une même université, un même stage (ex: cardiologie) donné à deux sites différents pourrait avoir une expérience d'apprentissage totalement contraire dépendamment des patrons et de l'ambiance.
    Je crois que le choix de l'université est multifactoriel, mais que d'avoir un pré-clinique qui correspond à notre style d'apprentissage est un des facteurs les plus important. En effet, pour avoir des bonnes évaluations à l'externat (partie essentielle d'être accepté en résidence), il faut partir avec des bonnes connaissances depuis le pré-clinique.
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    tigars53 reacted to Clapton in Female Doctors In Quebec   
    À vrai dire, on observe une tendance similaire dans la majorité des domaines universitaires. Les études en psychologie sociale et en psychologie de l'éducation semblent converger vers certaines problématiques qui pourraient expliquer ce phénomène. Par exemple, les méthodes d'apprentissages utilisées à l'école semblent favoriser les filles au détriment des garçons. On peut aussi observer que la majorité des enseignantes au niveau primaire et secondaire sont des femmes, ce qui a vraisemblablement un effet sur ce phénomène. On peut aussi s'inquiéter du fait que de nombreux garçons énergétiques se font attribuer un diagnostic de TDAH à tort afin de "cadrer" dans un milieu scolaire qui ne concorde pas avec leurs besoins.
     
    Je crois qu'il serait intéressant de se pencher sur ce phénomène, car l'accès à l'éducation supérieure ne doit pas être réservée seulement aux femmes (ni seulement aux hommes) et il ne s'agit pas "du futur" mais plutôt d'une problématique qui rentre dans un cadre beaucoup plus large de problématiques qui touchent les jeunes garçons et jeunes hommes dans notre société moderne. À vrai dire, de plus en plus d'études semblent s'intéresser aux difficultés (de plus en plus nombreuses) que les hommes vivent de nos jours. D'ailleurs, si on observe les statistiques sur le suicide, on remarque une hausse fulgurante de tentatives (et de suicide réussi) chez les hommes. On peut aussi se demander pourquoi de plus en plus de jeunes hommes aux É.Us en viennent à faire des massacres de masse.
     
    Sans vouloir jouer les avocats du diable, je trouve que ce sont des statistiques très inquiétantes et qui traduisent un grand "mal-être" que les professionnels en santé mentale observent de plus en plus chez les jeunes adultes de sexe masculin. 
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    tigars53 reacted to redmarshmallow in French Requirement For Ottawa/mcgill For Elective And Residency   
    It's possible to do residency in both universities without knowledge of French, but it's an amazing opportunity to perfect a second language! And plus it's an amazing career asset.
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    tigars53 got a reaction from Bambi in Les Avantages De L'app À Sherbrooke (Med/physio/ergo)   
    Je suis en désaccord avec cette affirmation. Oui les rotations d'externat sont importantes, mais aucune université ne se démarque dans ce point. De plus, dans une même université, un même stage (ex: cardiologie) donné à deux sites différents pourrait avoir une expérience d'apprentissage totalement contraire dépendamment des patrons et de l'ambiance.
    Je crois que le choix de l'université est multifactoriel, mais que d'avoir un pré-clinique qui correspond à notre style d'apprentissage est un des facteurs les plus important. En effet, pour avoir des bonnes évaluations à l'externat (partie essentielle d'être accepté en résidence), il faut partir avec des bonnes connaissances depuis le pré-clinique.
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    tigars53 got a reaction from bearpuppy in Mild Deuteranomaly Or Protanomaly & Surgical Specialties   
    I'm colorblind (mild deuteranomaly I think)
    When everything is red in the operative field, you find other ways to figure out the anatomy (texture, shape, knowing your surgical approaches well, etc). It has never been an issue up to this point.
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    tigars53 got a reaction from redmarshmallow in Sorting Hat   
    Let's say to feeling is similar tough...
     
    Especially if you apply only on the provice of Quebec and match the colors with houses...
    Sherbrooke - Green - Slytherin
    Montreal - Blue - Ravenclaw
    Mcgill - Red - Gryffindor
    Laval - Red and gold - Gold is yellow - Hufflepuff (okay I'm stretching it...)
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    tigars53 got a reaction from redmarshmallow in Sorting Hat   
    Exept for one thing... you cannot alter the carms' decision if you just think really hard about it.
    The sorting hat changed his mind and gave Harry Gryffindor when he was about to send him to Slytherin...
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    tigars53 got a reaction from zaphyraph in Sorting Hat   
    Let's say to feeling is similar tough...
     
    Especially if you apply only on the provice of Quebec and match the colors with houses...
    Sherbrooke - Green - Slytherin
    Montreal - Blue - Ravenclaw
    Mcgill - Red - Gryffindor
    Laval - Red and gold - Gold is yellow - Hufflepuff (okay I'm stretching it...)
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    tigars53 reacted to amichel in Sorting Hat   
    No, it's literally perfect. Both the sorting hat and Harry had a rank list. The hat would have preferred to place him in Slytherin, but since Harry did not rank Slytherin (he would rather be kicked out of Hogwarts than be put in Slytherin), and Gryffindor was also an acceptable place for him, he matched to Gryffindor.
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    tigars53 reacted to ... in French Requirement   
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    tigars53 got a reaction from Arztin in Modèle D'ordinateur Recommandé Pour Médecine   
    Voici les exigences matérielles d'un ordi pour la médecine:
    - Traitement de texte (word ou open office)
    - Truc pour faire des présentation graphiques (powerpoint ou open office)
    - Internet et flash player
    - CmapTools pour faire des schémas à Sherbrooke et UdeM (disponible Mac, Windows et Linux)
    - Un logiciel qui peut lire des pdf...
     
    Sérieux faut pas chercher trop loin...
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    tigars53 got a reaction from iLouis in Modèle D'ordinateur Recommandé Pour Médecine   
    Voici les exigences matérielles d'un ordi pour la médecine:
    - Traitement de texte (word ou open office)
    - Truc pour faire des présentation graphiques (powerpoint ou open office)
    - Internet et flash player
    - CmapTools pour faire des schémas à Sherbrooke et UdeM (disponible Mac, Windows et Linux)
    - Un logiciel qui peut lire des pdf...
     
    Sérieux faut pas chercher trop loin...
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    tigars53 reacted to NLengr in Advice On Style On The Ward Or In The Clinic [Paging Dr. Renin]   
    Wow. I usually just tell the med students: "Show up on time. Don't forget to wear pants".
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    tigars53 got a reaction from AlexMD in Medecine 2016   
    Tu ne demandes pas aux bonne personnes... Aucun d'entre nous n'a vécu un changement de programme, encore moins la situation que tu décris. C'est une question à poser aux responsable du programme...
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    tigars53 got a reaction from B3.572A in Can I Survive Medical School Using Linux?   
    I used a Linux based system on my first year, until my computer broke down (battery and charging problem) and I bought a mac.
    Really feasible!
    For word use, OpenOffice works great and is compatible with docx format, thought you might get some formatting problems when working in team or prepping powerpoints if you do some research or stuff like that.
    I'm pretty sure there is an app that lets you annotate pdfs.
    Also if you are in a PBL base learning program (having to draw flowcharts to synthesize problems), well cmap is Linux compatible.
    Of course, firefox is on linux, so you can watch recorded classes.
    All in all, no problem using linux for med school.
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    tigars53 reacted to Capucine in Chances Au Carms   
    Je pense que le «problème» à Sherbrooke, c'est que les électifs se font au tout début de l'externat, donc si tu changes d'idée au cours de l'externat (ex : tu as fait tes électifs en psychiatrie parce que tu pensais aimer ça, mais finalement tu fais ton stage de pédiatrie obligatoire et tu adores), tu peux difficilement faire des électifs dans ton «nouveau» choix. 
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