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    Bambi got a reaction from Lofi in Make a Sentence from Each Letter of Word, Using Last Word of Sentence   
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    Bambi got a reaction from Violetvernon35 in Need advice on gaps in application   
    You frame these experiences in terms of CanMEDS competencies. It's not about whether you succeeded or not, rather about your growth and development in terms of these competencies.
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    Bambi reacted to robclem21 in Applying for jobs   
    You have no obligation to disclose this. Just apply for jobs and if you get in to medicine then quit. I am sure your employer would be understanding. If not, you don't owe them anything. If you have a job and a company decides they don't need you anymore, they wouldn't hesitate to let you go...
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    Bambi reacted to bearded frog in Applying for jobs   
    Feel free to apply now, you don't have to tell them you're applying to medicine, unless you sign a contract, you can quit with notice at any time. People leave for better jobs all the time, you can work during the summer too if you want. If you are not planning to work at all if you get accepted, then maybe hold off until you find out to save yourself the trouble if you have good odds of acceptance.
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    Bambi reacted to zoxy in Are physician salaries in Canada a bubble that is waiting to pop?   
    I wish more folks realized this. The Canadian government doesn't accept more immigrants out of the goodness of its heart. It's mainly to support the government's tax base and to keep the public sector gravy train on its tracks. It's the main reason why there are such strict criteria for immigration. And I say all this as an immigrant myself.
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    Bambi got a reaction from zoxy in Are physician salaries in Canada a bubble that is waiting to pop?   
    That is why we have an aggressive immigration policy (temporarily derailed by Covid), to replace the retirees - so there will be more taxpayers. I do not see lower compensation for physicians.
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    Bambi got a reaction from Persephone in Are physician salaries in Canada a bubble that is waiting to pop?   
    That is why we have an aggressive immigration policy (temporarily derailed by Covid), to replace the retirees - so there will be more taxpayers. I do not see lower compensation for physicians.
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    Bambi reacted to aray623 in If you don't have to work as a physician one day, why would you??   
    Are you stating they don't have to because they have made enough money to stop working?
    I would assume a lot of people continue working because they enjoy their jobs. And/or, even though they are financially set they want to continue earning for nice purchases/their kids' futures
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    Bambi reacted to blah1234 in What to do the summer before M1 as a non-trad?   
    Relax before the non-stop training marathon.
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    Bambi reacted to indefatigable in What would you tell your yonger self in the earlier years of medschool?   
    I'll answer this post here, but we can continue the conversation via DM.
    Honestly, I think what you are doing is more akin to learning French "on the side" which is a better way to do it.  
    French was up front and centre for me and my adaptation was extremely difficult with enormous career consequences as I mentioned.  I think I did have a chance to better understand the wartime adult immigration experience of my maternal grandparents - not only the language difficulty, but also the loss of professional and social standing: for instance, it was beyond bittersweet to do really well in English-speaking electives at the beginning of clerkship, but then struggle to adapt in French and then have all that excellence essentially nullified (I had hoped some equity could be applied as an acknowledgement of the linguistic diversity and challenges that many adults face in our nation as well as the sometimes bitter divisiveness of language).  I obtained generally strong letters of recommendation from every single elective (all done in English) and I had one francophone preceptor offer to write a letter in a core near the end, but none of that really mattered.
    In terms of French, it depends on what you want to do.  If you want to do surgery in French, then language should not be that much of an issue except maybe the social aspects (e.g. camraderie).  If you want to be a French pediatrician with outpatients and write consult letters to family physicians then it will be much harder - and you will have to work on writing and grammar.  
    My general advice would be to "live in French" as much possible - it sounds like you have a good baseline, probably better than mine.  If you watch TV, then try to watch French shows (e.g. medical dramas), read French newspapers, listen to French music, French roommates..  I think the Université of St Anne immersion experience could be excellent too.  
    Psychologically, and practically, working in French is generally still difficult for me for the reasons that I have stated above - maybe one day it will be different.  In a sort of bizarre symmetry, I now understand the sentiment that led to Quebec’s stringent language laws - I feel I paid a very heavy price for my adaptation efforts at a critical career point.  Feel free to DM.  
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    Bambi reacted to MedHopeful93 in what's the norm for trying to impress as a clerk?   
    What I would say is, the stress of being a Med3, for me at least, was more trying to make sure I knew things as it's a HUGE learning curve, and much less "trying to impress" people.  I'm a current Med4, and I would say that having this frame of mind of "how to I impress people," or "how do I do a good job for my eval" as a primary motivator is a draining and maladaptive way of thinking in general.  Obviously this will be on your mind, and you'll want to impress people, but try to approach things by asking yourself "how can I be the best clinician" or "what can I do to give this patient the best care."
    Sounds cheesy, but honestly it's so much more rewarding, and my best clinical performances were when I did things that way.  Some of my strongest clinical moments that came up during interviews (e.g. "tell me about a time") came from times that I was honestly working hard for my patients and maybe my preceptor never knew that I did those things, or demonstrated that quality, etc.
    As an aside, as a Med 4, I notice and appreciate Med 3s who are going above and beyond for patients in ways that are not necessarily trying to impress people.  In other words, try your best, but focus on your growth as a clinician and person and you will learn more and probably perform better!
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    Bambi reacted to B.Sc. Psychology in McGill Acceptance, Waitlist and Rejections for Fall 2021   
    Hey:) I'm #20 IP for MTL and I went through other forums from the past years (2017 to present) since McGill doesn't show the past years trends on their websites. According to the forums (information would have to be verified though), they always went above #20 for Montreal IP (last year it was in the 50's) so I think it's reasonable to be hopeful!:)
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    Bambi reacted to sussed in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
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    Bambi reacted to IMislove in What would you tell your yonger self in the earlier years of medschool?   
    You can still go ham for a speciality but consider other specialties along the way. Meaning do observerships/go to talks about other specialities and be open to the new experiences during clerkship, may change your mind. Plus what you feel as an observer may/will be different as a clerk, which will be different as a resident, etc.
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    Bambi reacted to Medweeb in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
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    Bambi got a reaction from Medweeb in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
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    Bambi reacted to bellejolie in Trying to Decide Between These Two Specialties   
    If salary is the differentiating factor for you then really personally I don’t think there’s a huge difference. IM is 5 years vs fam med 2 years where you can start paying off loans much sooner and make $1million total in those extra 3 years if you start working earlier. The pay difference between the two isn’t that much. It’s not like radiology/optho vs fam med. Plus job market is obviously better in family and you can be much more mobile. These are not two specialties where salary difference is insane. Also doctors generally do very well. Avg Canadian income is $50K let’s not forget so anything above 300K already puts us in the top 1% of the population. You will be fine money wise whichever you choose so focus on the residency training, and actual specialty differences as opposed to salary in making your decision IMO. 
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    Bambi reacted to sussed in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
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