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  1. Quebec doesn't. Call is 17h to 22h. You have different residents covering call from 20h to 8h (those usually are working nights 4 or 5 days/week for a week or a month at a time). The overlap between 20h and 22h is for the evening residents to finish the consults that were received before 20h but weren't completed. The night residents would be responsible for the consults received after 20h. Typically, the consults that can't be completed before 20h are turfed to the night residents so call is basically 17h to 20h-20h30.
  2. Before COVID, pretty much the only time you'd be wearing scrubs (and those would HAVE to be hospital supplied ones) was on a surgical rotation, otherwise business. There also are some technicalities. For instance, on an ortho rotation, you'd be expected to dress business on a clinic day. ER docs typically wear scrubs too but usually their own instead of the ugly hospital supplied ones. The rest of the time, you're not wearing scrubs altough, again, there are some exceptions. For instance, some procedure oriented IM specialists like GI or cardio will tend to wear scrubs or a scrub top when they
  3. I ended up getting an appointment to receive the first dose on Wednesday so not in time for my time on the COVID units (starting on the 11th) but fortunately I will have received both doses a week or two before my geriatrics rotation.
  4. Clerks in other cities have started receiving the vaccine. Meanwhile, I haven't heard anything despite doing internal medicine call (and therefore seeing suspected/confirmed COVID patients) and being headed to geriatrics in exactly 5 weeks and probably a week of COVID unit in the next couple weeks. Guess residents working with COVID patients and high risk patients aren't priority over here.
  5. As mentioned, your chances are really slim but 30$/program isn't much so I guess you should still apply (you miss 100% of the shots you don't take). On the other hand, I would prioritize ophthalmology or family medicine interviews over dermatology ones and I would make sure the time you spend on the dermatology letters and what not doesn't decrease the quality of your applications in the two specialties you should be focusing on. Like others have said, you really need to match this year or you're a bit screwed.
  6. Careful though, if they trash him really bad, being better than that student doesn't really guarantee you're good.
  7. I'd assume New Brunswick has a resident association similar to PARO or the FMRQ?
  8. The pay difference really isn't very significant when you consider the HUGE difference in cost of living (especially rent).
  9. And the fact that an NP working in primary care ends up costing more per patient than a GP in the first place when you consider overhead and benefits.
  10. Regardless of whether or not she's entitled to her money, everyone should be entitled to their opinion as long as it isn't causing anyone prejudice. I don't think anyone suffered any prejudice outside of being offended that someone wouldn't agree with them. They should receive loans and lines of credits, which they will repay unlike donations.
  11. If it isn't for him to decide that this is unethical, then neither is it your job to decide that it is ethical. I have a hard time understanding how someone who will be part of the top 1% of earners (as it seems that she intends to stay in Canada) should be asking for charity from anyone. Anyone who argues that a medical student is more deserving of people's money than other charities should rethink their beliefs.
  12. In Quebec, the CV and whatnot are not part of the evaluation process so he could withdraw without it having any consequence outside of pissing off his supervisor. The issue with leaving your master's is that nursing doesn't have a particularly good "IFG" (the difficulty rating for the R-score calculation in Quebec). Outside of maybe UdeM, you'd be shooting yourself in the foot by switching to nursing (unless your biochemistry GPA isn't very high, in which case, there is no foot to shoot at since it will follow you forever and will be difficult to overcome, meaning your odds of getting in
  13. If you have 15 first-author publications during medical school, that actually sounds really shady. Hard to be that productive and have anything of adequate quality.
  14. You can be sure that if patients started finding out, there would be at least one of them who would be glad to expose this person (because people like to gossip and bash on MDs).
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