Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Hanmari last won the day on September 16 2018

Hanmari had the most liked content!

1 Follower

About Hanmari

  • Rank
    Senior Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling

Recent Profile Visitors

1,446 profile views
  1. Weeeeell... I mean, clerks are trying to make good impressions so they can get ref letters and match, so if they didn't mesh so well with a preceptor then I say it's reasonable to consider avoiding them if possible to maximize one's chances. I agree learning to work with incompatible personalities is a valuable skill to have, but I wouldn't have put it above maximizing the chance of match. We all know there are no shortages of difficult people we can learn to work with in residency, at an arguably lesser cost. I like this approach, OP. Package things as maximizing the positives
  2. All of medical education is a tug of war between learning and exploitation that synthesizes into a steady deterioration of everything, punctuated by replenishments that become fewer and further between. And that is not okay, but it is not the hill you want to die on. Expect nothing from the system and look at the daily work in terms of its utility - will it help you match? Is it actually good learning? At rare times it actually is. And sometimes you may want to show initiative to make good impressions even if it isn't. But if you decide it is truly useless, do not hesitate to claw back as much
  3. "opportunistic and poorly informed" were the words they used lol Parasites.
  4. The traditional hearsay is that ophthalmology is the only competitive specialty where doing this actually helps you match.
  5. You still pay tuition in residency, it's some hundreds of dollars per year. CPSO fee is $345 per year for residents and there is a one-time fee for the application to get your CPSO license. CMPA fees do get charged but if you're in Ontario, the gov't will reimburse 90% of it. PARO website has a guide for starting residency: https://myparo.ca/starting-residency/ I think doing what ellorie did takes financial discipline. If you're living by yourself in one of the big cities you may find it difficult to save any money for the first few years unless you have lots of tax credits. The uppe
  6. For some reason U of T has that rep, but even within U of T the majority aren't gunning for competitive specialties and are just fine regular students. And the gunners don't really openly compete either, it's not the Olympics.
  7. Was looking through the quarantine requirements and found these clauses under the exemption section: Does this mean medical students/doctors are exempt from quarantine requirements upon entry? For some reason I was always under the impression we are not exempt. Full text here, exception list is section 6: https://orders-in-council.canada.ca/attachment.php?attach=39482&lang=en
  8. Maybe if you shadow another 15 ophthals you'll find that a couple of them absolutely despise glass blowing and would never match anyone who goes near glass blowing into their specialty
  9. @gogogo Thank you for that post, my friend. Whether it is the whole picture or a rosy two-thirds is unimportant to me, you've just given me strength to work tomorrow. I'm not kidding or being sarcastic. Thanks.
  10. Mm. Tricky. My knee jerk thought is that you could apply and, if and only if asked in the interview, say that the longer completion time was due to a medical/personal concern. You do not have any obligation to reveal any personal health information. And If they don't ask, don't bring it up. AFAIK you should not be disadvantaged in the selection process for the 2yr schools just because of the # of years it took for you to complete the degree. Could be wrong on that one.
  11. We've got a bunch of new staff on the forum now so hopefully this is relevant to you also. I was wondering out of curiosity, how much time does it take to do your CME credits? I just signed up for the resident Mainpro Mainport... thing where you can log credits in advance (wish I'd found out about this earlier...) and it made me wonder. What are the most efficient ways to meet the requirements? Are there also other things that you need in order to keep your license/If you just meet your CME quota each cycle will your license stay active regardless of the clinical workload, or will the col
  12. I think you'll get a heavily negative bias by asking residents
  • Create New...