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# burrb

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1. ## Geriatric Medicine

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2. ## Is what this guy is saying about cancer true?

this guy should go to prison for fraudulence. why hasn't he yet?
3. ## CaRMS match rate for Queen's 2014

yay my class rocks
4. ## Neurology

You can comfortably do electives in each and still have an excellent chance at matching. None of those specialties are particularly competitive unless you're dead set on Toronto.
5. ## Neurology

If you're dead set on neuro and nothing but neuro, do as many electives as you can in it, in all the places you see yourself potentially going to. Other electives relevant to neuro would be peds neuro, psych, internal medicine, neurosurgery.
6. ## Does a Neurology elective help with Internal Medicine carms application?

Do the elective. It's definitely relevant to IM.
7. ## LMCC score = 483

^ how the fudge do you know so much about math? me being bad at math is one of the prime reasons I went into medicine haha
8. ## LMCC score = 483

^ PRECISELY. If you are not given percentiles, you can assume normal distribution and use median/sd. For a large exam such as the MCCQE1, it's almost a given that the results will be close to a normal distribution. A pass is set such that something like 2% of CMGs fail, I believe. So 40th percentile is below the mean, but nothing wrong with that.
9. ## LMCC score = 483

Oops I was on the wrong side of the curve. So it'd be 43%ile.
10. ## LMCC score = 483

^ Assuming a mean of 500 and sd of 100, your score of 483 would give you ~43%ile using z score calculations. Edit: In a week or so when they release the official data for this year's LMCC you can calculate your actual %ile using the mean and sd. Just goggle z score calculation and z score chart.
11. ## MCCQE Part 1

scores are out. anyone know what the average has been over the past few years?
12. ## Writing the USMLE and fellowship/other purposes

^ way more than enough to pass. 2 weeks of studying 3-4 hours is enough to pass.
13. ## Writing the USMLE and fellowship/other purposes

^ definitely was for me. but only step 2 material.
14. ## Paying off OSAP

On the NSLSC website they say the interest rate for the federal portion of the loan is prime + 5.5% (fixed) or prime + 2.5% (floating), and that we are able to choose between a fixed or floating interest rate. How do we do this? I want the floating prime as I will be paying back my principal very quickly. Edit: Also, if we want to pay back part of our principal before the 6 month grace period, we use our student loan as our account number and pay to "National Student Loans Service Centre." Is that correct?
15. ## What do you know about Oral Surgery?

Aren't oral surgeons dentists? I remember reading something about how it's like a fellowship after dentistry school, and some of them also have MDs. My only experience with them is that I was a patient once in an outpatient oral surgery clinic. Seems like they deal with a lot of oral cancers, pathology of the mouth and more specialized care that dentists can't/don't offer.
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