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  1. US grads count as CMG. I called CaRMS to confirm when I was a pre-med applying to med school EDIT: That was back in 2013, but I doubt they would've made a drastic change
  2. They are not mandatory but highly recommended. Looking at your current elective schedule I would say that you are going to be in a good position as long as you are able to get strong reference letters from each of your internal medicine rotations. If you also have a reference letter from your core internal medicine rotation then that would help to. I would recommend if possible using only internal medicine letters for when you apply to internal. As a UofT grad and previous internal medicine interviewer I would not penalize you for not having CTU rotations. Good luck!
  3. Well, the short answer is residency kinda really sucks. I work every other weekend, don't make a lot of money, my sleep schedule sucks because I do a lot of call and I'm not making a lot of money. People my age are partying, traveling, sleeping when they want to and have jobs that are a lot of fun. That being said, would I trade this? No, because I love what I do and would do it over and over again. I run into people who aren't in healthcare and lost their jobs because of covid, while I know mine is secure. I know I will make a lot of money later in life and I think I'm having fun. Here'
  4. I always asked for feedback mid rotation or a couple of days in and said something wonderful like "we've been working with eachother for a couple of days now. I'm really interested in this specialty and was wondering if you had any feedback on my performance and about what I can do better moving forward" this puts the thought in their mind. At the end of my time with them, I would ask for a letter to see if they will sat yes or not. If not, then oooo poopy. if they say yes, then I would just something like "AMAZEBALLS" or "WOWZY" followed by "thank you so much, do you prefer that I reach
  5. Any idea how one could get involved with this? Sounds super interesting!
  6. Best not to speculate and wait to see what they officially say. As far as I've heard. Start dates won't be postpones (in Ontario)
  7. Here are 3 recent threads about this. Feel free to look through them because some answers are really detailed. Maybe add any questions you have to some of these existing threads becuase a couple of people are likely following them:
  8. Hey! Thank you so much for doing this! I lol'd at the pun *After typing this up, I realized it is actually quite long, so I apologize in advance. Feel free to PM me any answers that you think should be private. If instead of typing out an answer you prefer to chat, I could PM you my number and we can talk then I could post a summary of your reply for others to see* Right now, I'm a PGY2 in internal medicine and I am very much torn between GIM 4 year vs GIM 5 year vs maybe ICU. I feel that I am mostly leaning towards completing the 4-year GIM program and starting an outpatient cl
  9. Initially, yes I did, but as I went through questions I realized that I didn't have enough time to do that and just stuck with the main points
  10. Are there any resources that you would recommend to read/learn about those things?
  11. I never did the step 1. Wrote Step 2 CK on a wednesday and LMCC part 1 on the friday in the same week. I spent 1 month prepping by doing Uworld for step 2 ck. I just did questions, felt nervous going into the exam. On the wednesday, I just went home and slept. Thursday I played video games until about 5 pm then read the ethics section of toronto notes. Friday wrote the lmcc part 1. Passed both with a decent margin. Didn't really care about my step 2 score, but I got a 250 or 260, not sure if that's good or not, but meh whatever lol. For context I wasn't the smartest student in medical sch
  12. Thank you so much for the write up. This is really informative. One quick question about the above text. Does this mean that if I'm asked to assess a ward patient for something random e.g. they're having abdo pain and are constipated at 2 am I could bill $138? <-- lol that's more than my current 26 hour call stipend
  13. I'm not sure if it's just the program I'm in, but often times it feels like our internal medicine department and PD are pushing people to apply to GIM and shunning those interested in doing a 4 year program. Is that a legitimate concern or is there an agenda that I'm not aware of i.e. it looks bad for the program if many residents are doing a 4 year program?
  14. Pretty much what lactic Folly said. Also, I've always wondered why questions like that really mattered. Would you not apply to a program because they requested your transcript? Probably not. If you did apply and didn't get an interview, would it matter that the reason was from a weak undergrad transcript vs any one of the million other reasons why people don't get a transcript? Probably not. I wouldn't waste my time discussing this in a personal statement. Also, programs don't need to talk to each other about this. If they wanted to see it too, they would just ask for it inste
  15. Family med, ER, GIM a bit too. But that being said it doesn't matter, because people should pick a specialty based on what they like about it, not whether or not it's easy to find locums...
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