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  1. People understand this perfectly. If you do well, 2 shifts can be good enough for a good LOR.
  2. This is the main difference. Many francophone med students are not interested in going elsewhere for work or for residency.
  3. Such a sketchy post. Asking premeds to volunteer to take patient HPI and discussing DDx and treatment plans? Did I read this right?
  4. Also, don't NPs have a pension? When taking the pension into account, are NPs really less expensive? Someone would need to crunch the numbers.
  5. You'll be fine. Just keep improving the next few years and you'll be just fine. We've had some OOP with no knowledge of French at all and they did med school just fine.
  6. I think this is the most important part. As a non surgeon, I think they definitely need a certain amount of passion that keep them going 20 years after residency, when I call them at 3 AM, and they need to come in for a stat OR case.
  7. Talk with your university to see if that can be done. I guess it's not something that can be done at every university. Best thing for POCUS is to take an entire bootcamp for the EDE1 material and be certified. You need to practice a lot to become proficient. Airway courses are good but definitely do an anesthesia rotation if you haven't done one. Intubating plastic mannequins is not very realistic.
  8. Hi there, my case is most likely more of an exception than the general rule. I finished FM with 3 extra months (not in a ccfp em program) and now I work in 2 high volume EDs in large urban community settings, where we see paeds at both sites, and one being a level 2 trauma center and the other is not a designated trauma center. I pretty much did the equivalent of about 15 months of EM by the time I finished FM residency. I took as many EM electives as possible, as well as extra shifts as I could during residency (as in shifts outside of my workhours pro bono). I did my residency in a sma
  9. Yes it does. If you want to work in a desirable location, knowing the team certainly helps.
  10. Take your time to eat a full meal every single day. It's very important. It might happen sometimes that it's very busy, and you eat much later, but still, do eat. If your attending forgot about it, just ask.
  11. Yes, there are people who did it just because they had the grades and weren't really passionate about it. Among those people, some people who left at some point during their training. I saw some really unhappy people, both trainees and attendings. There was a story of an attending who hated his job, but kept doing it because of the money. Sure there are perks, but don't ignore the drawbacks. Keep in mind that the training is pretty intense. You need to drink from a fire hose during preclerkship, and the hours aren't always great during clinical training afterwards. It's al
  12. If you have no passion for medicine, don't do it. Why endure so many years of gruesome training if you hate what you are doing?
  13. Hey there, you only started clerkship. As others have already mentioned, it gets better. Trust me, it really does. It's normal to discover that you dislike something and actually really like something else. Give yourself some time. You might fall in love with a field that you thought you'd hate within a few months. Also, it's perfectly OK to not like internal medicine. It doesn't mean you don't fit in medicine because of that. Many people aren't fond of CTU internal medicine. Keep in mind that academic centers are quite different from community settings. Also, pretty much any m
  14. Hey there. There is no perfect answer for this. Medical training is harsh enough, and stressful enough. If you impose yourself a super strict budget, you will be even more stressed out. Obviously, nobody's in the same situation but do consider the following: How much are you comfortable with debt? What kind of spender are you? - How much debt do you have at the beginning of med school? Do you have any sort of assistance? Also, remember your electives and interviews in your final year will be pretty expensive. As 1D7 said, do think about what happens
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