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ChemicalKid94

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  1. You guys both bring up very good points that I completely agree with. :)

    My argument isn't that carms doesn't work. I think it works for the majority of people, and lots people in medicine who either matched to something that wasn't their first choice specialty or location end up being able to make the most of it. Human beings can be quite resilient, I have no reservations about that. :)

    I hope I don't sound entitled to a particular specialty or otherwise. Rather, the comparison to a conveyor belt was to illustrate the perspective that at least as a current med student, carms is an ever looming deadline that cannot be delayed or postponed. Every single day you move closer to your match day. Whereas in medical education outside of Canada, and the US, you can apply when you want, and as many times as you want to whichever specialty you please. :)
    In my perspective being ushered along an axis of time to a particular date decided for you is very much akin to a conveyor belt. Not a bad one necessarily. But still a conveyor belt of sorts methinks. 

    Carms is not an impossible game. Enough people go through the system successfully that we know it works. My question is, is there a way we could improve it? And if so, how? :)

  2. Do any of you guys feel like upon entering med school you're put on this sort of "CaRMs conveyor belt" with an ever looming deadline approaching. 
    Unlike our colleagues outside of North America we kind of only have one shot (save for the 2nd round and reapplying the following year).

    Not a perfect system but do you guys think there'd ever be any hope of it improving? 

     

  3. Hey there :)

     

    I had the same concern as you! haha, If you check out the communications log between the Admissions Office and yourself, there should be a message with the description "Upcoming Interviews". If you view the message you should see the second last bullet which states

    "

    • Proof of citizenship is required only for applicants born outside of Canada. Please upload proof of citizenship to the Documents tab by February 19 at 12:00 p.m. PST or bring a hard copy with you to your interview registration. For most applicants, we will not update the received status for proof of citizenship until after the interviews."

     

    So I'm guessing we should be seeing the status changed to "received" soon! :)

  4. "Faculty of Medicine – MD Admissions Requirements Revisions

     

    The Committee has reviewed and recommends to Senate for approval the proposed changes to the admission requirements for the Doctor of Medicine Program. In order to enhance diversity within the program and remove barriers to the study of Medicine, Science prerequisites have been removed and will instead be strongly recommended. Removal of the Science pre-requisites will allow applicants from non-traditional backgrounds the opportunity to study Medicine. These students tend to choose primary care, including family care, which is currently underserved in the community. The only strict requirement will be 6 credits of English. Motion: That Senate approve the changes to the admission requirements for the Doctor of Medicine Program, effective for the 2016 Winter Session and thereafter."

     

    http://senate.ubc.ca/sites/senate.ubc.ca/files/downloads/20160120%20Vancouver%20Senate%20Materials.pdf

     

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