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  1. I am selling the following books which I used in clerkship. All in great condition! Prices negotiable, please PM me 1. Case files Psychiatry, 5th ed. 2. Case files Family Medicine, 4th ed. 3. Case files Surgery, 4th ed. 4. Surgical recall, 6th ed. 5. Primary Care Secrets
  2. Selling USMLE prep materials, please PM for more details: 1. Lippincott's Microbiology Flash Cards, 3rd edition. 2. USMLE step 1 Pharmacology Flashcards. 3. First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, 2017. 4. First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK, clinical knowledge, 10th edition. 5. First Aid for the Basic Sciences, General Principles, 3rd edition.
  3. Interesting! I wonder if the enhanced skills aka plus one programs in FM would count as a third year for this? I’m hoping to do care of the elderly. Just curious! Thanks for the info!
  4. Just to go back a few posts about FM jobs in the US - are all the USMLEs required and/or is it state dependent? Thanks!
  5. Hi Belle,

    Congrats on making it this far. Been reading your threads thus far and I would love to seek your guidance.

    So I'm a new grad RN who is interested in going to medical school. I've always been passionate about medicine from a very young age and I like to admit that I don't see myself doing nursing for the rest of my life. 

    My nursing degree was collaborative meaning 2 years in College and 2 years in University. My  GPA in the last 2 years is around 3.93-3.94. Scored only As and A+s.

    In terms of ECs, I've done peer mentoring, peer tutoring, was a Course Rep for mental health and pediatrics.

    Research? did some health promotion projects here and there but nothing on publication.

    Future plans? I'm planning to work fulltime for 1 year before applying

    Questions: What are some ECs that I can engage in that will help me build up my application? 

    Wanted to write only the CAR section for the mcat but also contemplating to write all sections to give myself a chance to get into Queens. What are your thoughts on that?

    Any general advice? 

    Thank you!

  6. Are some TO family Med sites more competitive than others?
  7. Would love to bump this thread - had an amazing experience at Mac interview yesterday and seriously considering Halton, Hamilton, Brampton sites (I’m from Ottawa so not too familiar with each site). Would love to get more info from past or current residents at those sites!
  8. I've heard from a few people that McGill and Calgary are known for not having stellar FM programs (not sure what this is based on) - any truth to this? What are the better programs?
  9. Im interested in doing a family med elective @ McGill (Montreal sites) - has anyone done the hospitalist/short stay unit elective? Or any family electives that people recommend? Also, being from Ottawa my French is decent, but I am by no means at the Francophone level - from peoples' experiences how much French should you know to feel comfortable doing an elective in MTL? Can we document/chart in English? Thanks!
  10. Can people share their best/fav family med electives in 4th year, ones that they would really recommend - Im having a hard time choosing where to go, especially which community practices and hospitals. Im particularly interested in Toronto, Mac, Western, Queens, McGill, and Alberta. Im open to general family med, also interested in geriatrics, palliative. Thanks in advance!
  11. Hi everyone, I'm interested in U of T family medicine and planning my 4th year electives currently. Im wondering which sites are outside of the downtown core and would be better for someone with a dog, wanting to live more in a suburb type of environment - I was thinking about Sunnybrook for an elective. Any other recommendations in terms of the best sites for someone like me? Thank you!
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