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  1. Plenty of luck involved in CaRMS. Just remember the system isn't always fair or right, especially on the first try, but generally speaking, with the work and effort, you will get to where you want eventually.
  2. I know this very well, but my question is more of not whether they are hired, it is, do they truly feel competent in the beginning. I find doing a rotation or two in any specialty often teaches you some stuff but also shows you a whole area that you actually don't know.
  3. Not to offend in anyway, but i'm curious as to your thoughts that a 2+1 is enough to work in tertiary/trauma center. From my residency experience, having done several rotations in ICU/Trauma/EM haven't made me feel confident in working in those settings alone. I certainly can see enhanced learning if this was your area of focus, but my feeling is that it would definitely take a lot of extra self-study/on the job time before I felt like I could do it independently.
  4. If you are among the best in your surgical cohort (i.e. you work harder than your other co-residents) and you get along well with people, this is possible. Otherwise its not. Just being willing to go through all the academics is not enough. Doing a PhD is not enough, you need to be very productive during it. I think the answer is that it is doable, but you should not expect that if you go through the motions you will get a job there. Not sure if this is what you are thinking but... if you are hoping to be in a big city because you like city life, I would think again. The people who
  5. 1) Don't think it would be that hard, there are plenty of jobs, certainly you could get a hospitalist job, because that requires family medicine training alone. Do you have a UK IM license? Does 4 years of training get you fully certified in IM that would be recognized as equivalent to the Canadian FRCPC IM? Getting a job as an internist may be not possible without a license in internal medicine (either UK full IM license or Canadian FRCPC IM). Your pay would likely be a hospitalist's pay and you would bill as a family physician in that case. 2) All this depends on if you are a lic
  6. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10495735/ https://canjsurg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/60-4-247.pdf
  7. Sometimes you get this said directly in your feedback. Other times you just get a feeling.
  8. With specialties as difficult as derm, they are swimming in applicants who have near perfect CVs. There are many derm gunners who don't get in each year. I don't think you have any realistic chance with dermatology given the competitiveness. I would honestly focus on trying to match to something that is more feasible. I would strongly consider IM or FM for you if you are interested in dermatology, they are similarities and you can do some derm with FM + derm certificate.
  9. With a 2.7 GPA, your chances realistically are only in the Caribbean without a superb MCAT. I would advise you to avoid healthcare professions in general as they are heavily GPA focused and without doing another undergrad you don't really have a chance at any health professional school in Canada with a 2.7 GPA.
  10. Get involved in clubs/initiatives, definitely network. It's all networking, meeting residents, meeting staff, doing research. It all helps. Doing research in a related field is totally fine although its more efficient to do it in the field you apply to. Definitely explore specialties first, find a few you think you'll like and start with those and narrow down as you go. By the beginning of clerkship you should have 1-3 specialties you are thinking of applying for.
  11. If this job is 1-2 years away and is a guarantee or near guarantee, I would strongly consider that option. Burnout is one thing and its true that studying 60-70 hrs a week won't last forever, but what I'm more concerned about is that you seem to be worried about the responsibilities that a family doctor has to have. A lot of it is true, it gets harder and harder and clerkship will be harder than pre-clerkship and residency will be harder than clerkship. Even staff life is not easy as having that responsibility is a huge task. On the one hand, the studying will get easier because you just simpl
  12. It is also possible, if they are doing "medians" not mean's it could decrease the influence of some high billing outliers. Derm is a bit different because they also do bill private. The other thing if you look at the Torstar, you'll be surprised at the number of doctors who bill 50-150k. There are a lot of doctors nearing retirement as well who scale back but still work. They may be working part time. Again, no one talks about the part-time doctors but they are at least as common as the high billers and that is influencing the numbers.
  13. Okay, so yeah GTA its possible particularly in some centers. Many GTA centers are very busy with high volumes. But I would not say these numbers are generalizable. ER at Trillium or William Osler is just not going to pay the same as ER in most other cities. But that is an important caveat. Sure, some ER docs who are willing to work hard at the right center can make a lot, but that still means that only a few select people are making those numbers and leaves a lot of room for the "average" ER doc across Canada to make closer to 300k.
  14. It wasn't easy for myself as well, still debating this now. I think unfortunately, we all have to choose. I chose the interest/passion path and am faced with the same decision again, but the sacrifice is going to be even greater. At the end of the day though, it is your life, so you should always choose what makes you happy.
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