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  1. I did my general surgery rotation in a relatively rural hospital (a roughly 250 beds regional referral center for specialized services but not an academic hospital). The general surgeons there did some procedures they wouldn't normally do in other centers like tracheotomies, pacemakers, etc.
  2. Pourquoi poser la question si tu as déjà décidé quelle réponse tu voulais entendre?
  3. It's not that rare. The orthopedic surgery program at Sherbrooke also did that during my interview. They spent a good 5 minutes asking uncomfortable questions such as why I was disrespectful with residents and nurses during my rotation there, etc. even though my evaluation specifically said they appreciated the fact that I got along with everyone and was appreciated by the residents/OR nurses. Other candidates I spoke too were quizzed on similar but different subjects (being unreliable, making mistakes, being unknowledgeable, lacking technical skills, etc.). Not the most fun you can have
  4. It varies between schools (3 weeks at Sherbrooke for instance). You should ask more senior students at your school or directly email someone in your school's administration.
  5. The overwhelming majority of jobs in medicine never get announced anywhere. Regarding jobs, pretty much all the the surgical fields have terrible job markets and as far as I know, cardiac and neurosurgery are even worse. One thing you also have to ask yourself is whether or not you will really like it. There's a huge difference between enjoying something when you're shadowing for a day with an attending who's trying to make it like the best thing in the world and liking it at 3 am when you're doing the work nobody wants to do after 3 years of brutal hours with 1-in-3 call.
  6. Comme mentionner ci-haut, et je sais que ce n'est pas la réponse que tu espérais, tu te tires dans le pied en faisant une technique selon moi. Principalement parce que: Pratiquement impossible d'avoir la cote R requise dans une technique à cause de l'IFG Plus de cours par session en plus de devoir faire tes pré-requis
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Careful though, if they trash him really bad, being better than that student doesn't really guarantee you're good.
  13. I'd assume New Brunswick has a resident association similar to PARO or the FMRQ?
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