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  1. https://www.theabfm.org/become-certified/i-am-certified-country-outside-united-states there is a CFPC pathway that does not require 3rd year of training. i think the ABFM exam is much more straightforward....there are tons of practice questions, we have "intraining exams" every year...so a ton of practice...the intraining exams are available if you have an ABFM account, i think only 3 years worth though.....only difference is the guidelines, units are different. its a multiple choice exam only, no OSCE....
  2. on the lmcc website it states " As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in Canada and abroad, the delivery of the postponed May 2 and 3, 2020 Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II session will not be offered before fall 2020. " I tried emailing them to clarify the bolded statement - but they literally just posted the same statement again. I may just have to call them to clarify but was wondering if anyone can help interpret what the bolded statement means - does this mean that the postponed test will now be offered after fall 2020 - like in
  3. I saw this letter circulating from Frcpc members addressed to the frcpc ceo.....that oppose the decision to defer frcpc exams and offered suggestions I.e. create alternative path among other suggestions, is there one such letter for the lmcc exams? I get the sense that regulating bodies in Canada are a lot more strict....so assuming any changes in their decision are a long shot
  4. late reply 25% office split and they charge HST i have secretaries but no other support. They provide the EMR and everything In terms of EMR bonus - I get an extra percentage for geriatric and newborn patients - if that's what you are wondering. I don't use a dictation service but when in my previous job Cerner had that and it was very useful I see about 40-60 patients a day, self-bill. So about 4-7 pateints an hour. I see patients every 10 minutes, sometimes double booked, well-childs and meet/greets are 20 min.
  5. Since MCCQE2 is postpone due to the you know what....any word on the street if it will be canceled? The email said in the next few weeks they would know more.. I am out of the loop since i am currently on restricted license/practicing and no longer in residency. Really hoping i can knock out this MCCQE2 so i don't have to deal with the several day assessment which apparently is quite expensive.
  6. Was wondering if practicing gps can comment is 25% split with office is standard for family physicians? I work in fee for service office.
  7. actually i just read that you go to a U.S. medical school - I guess you may not have a choice where you go to residency - will probably be the USA i was at a severe disadvantage when apply to carms - because i was from the USA - you are in the same pool with Canadian graduates so you are competing against canadians - i think that was a disadvantage. Don't know if this is still the case. To alot of the interviewers they weren't familiar with the USA curriculum and were puzzled why i was even at the interview and not in the IMG pool interviews despite me doing 12 weeks of FM rotati
  8. severe disadvantage -so you will be in a pathway 3 application if you graduated from U.S .residency without lmcc examinations - you need a supervisor for 1-2 years, you will pay a chunk to the supervsior, restricted license, etc - ontario license application was about 2,000. The end of year assessment from college i heard is 8,000-10,000? Don't quote me on that price. --------------- so to clarify the steps. 1) pathway 3 application for Ontario license - only if you graduated from LCME (US/Canadian) medical school, have a U.S. state license, completed residency, ABFM-exam p
  9. I have been practicing for last 2-3 mo in Ontario after us fm residency. I cant answer if you can just practice anywhere but you can practice in Ontario. in Ontario you don’t need the lmcc 1,2 but you will be at a severe disadvantage. You will be on restricted license, end up needing a very expensive assessment over several days from the college. You will still need to have passed abfm, obtained a USA state license in order to qualify for that exception. - I was us and Canadian citizen so didn’t have issues with that. be prepared for 2-3 mo possible gap to wait the Ontario lic
  10. anyone interested in study partner for May 2020 lmcc 2? please PM me thanks
  11. was wondering if anyone has used canada qbank for lmcc 2 / mccqe 2 thoughts on using this resource?
  12. thanks! to the above i've pretty much had to relearn the bread/butter since in the U.S. we have different HTN guidelines and for diabetes/hyperlipidemia the units/guidelines are different , cancer screening slightly different age
  13. just graduated from U.S. Fam Med residency and for last 3 months been working in ED/Urgent Care setting, so zero FM last several months was wondering any good resources to get up to date on preventative care for Peds/IM/GYN (i.e. FM) for last 3 months been using Toronto Notes for FM/Peds/GYN/OB and then reading the canadian version of USPSTF and preventative check list form from CFPC Is there one good resource (updated) that combines all the above about to start practicing in FM outpatient setting in a couple of months in Canada
  14. Not 100% sure. As a resident, I was moonlighting at Urgent Care and some FM clinics I interviewed at in the U.S. do not require board certification (Am Board of Fam Med) Medical Director of one of our FM clinics had no board ceritification - go figure. All you needed at these clinics was your license and DEA (prescription for controlled substances) In fact you don't even need board certification to obtain your license in my state. I would look into reciprocity from CFPC to ABFM....I know for sure there is reciprocity from ABFM ---> CFPC
  15. to answer your question yes you can work in U.S. after residency I compelted U.S. residency but am a U.S./Canadian citizen...so not 100% sure how visa thing works. my brief understanding is there are two visas available J-1 and H1b - the J1 visa requires you to return back after you complete residency but can be renewed, H1b visa I believe allows you to stay in the U.S. and work after graduating from residency. you will need to get a green card/permanent residency, visa such as the H1b, or get married to an American i would talk to residency programs that offer th
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