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  1. If you own your own clinic, you're also in charge of everything. Starting a business like this is no small feat, and youll require big loans from banks and some understanding of how to do things. The pay off isn't usually until a few years or even a decade later, depending on contexts. But usually well worth it for tje long term to own.
  2. Bolded is wrong, if taken at face value. The range for how much a GP MD makes can be 200k-1,000,000+ depending on location, type of practice, if they own their practice, and how much they work. DDS similarly can make more by owning practices as well, and having numerous hygenists working under them. As well rural dentistry pays alot more where a associate dentist can easily make 200-400k right out of university.
  3. Keep it simple: I had personal experience, and colleagues sending polite emails saying essentially "Hi, thank you for your consideration, your school was one of my top choices and if you have any further interview room or waitlists, I would be appreciative for consideration". Be humble and don't be too wordy. Anecdotally from peers in multiple specialties- some were able to snag further interviews. Weather it made a difference in the end is hard to say! They ended up matching higher on their ROL mostly, but 2 of them did in fact match at those programs that were initially rejected. But m
  4. It's very clear you're just trolling now. 1) I had a low undergrad gpa, and average MCAT. 2)I worked more hours consistently per week(80+) by frequency of weeks, then i did in medical school. 3) Also mature student 4) I rarely count hours, and even during the busier residency rotations, it was just focusing on doing good patient care. So, I hit most of your checkpoints...does that mean you believe me now that some med students, and even more so residents...do at some point or another work 80hr+ weeks of legitiamate work? Please please? Don't bother looking at how many hours some r
  5. Your list was a bit off(this is a nice way of putting it), the only school that seemed reasonable to me was St Louis. You're missing a lot of the typical schools that take Canadians. Also you applied LATE in September, strike two on a already poor list. I would take the cycle as a Loss, and keep improving your application if there was any self-identified deficits(LORS, Physician shadowing etc, are you sure you have all the right pre-reqs?), and bring your A game with a better list (look on this forum for better schools), to re-apply FIRST THING next cycle, and add USDO to maximize your c
  6. I chuckled, I started that during a particularly grueling residency rotation, and flossing. Feel fresh and clean on that quick 15minute break between consults.
  7. As an outside observer to this conversation, you should really re-read the tone and way they presented their view to you. They were being very polite and trying to point out some potential blindspots, and encouraging you to not diminish the expressed experiences of others - no matter how you may not be able to "believe them". Your initial tone and inferences that the students simply were clocked in and on social media was a bit off-putting. While the content may be realistic and plausible, its the delivery. I agree, some students are definitely doing that and over-exageratting. But I don't
  8. I agree. I found residency much better - stopped caring about evaluations and just focused on learning what i needed to know, and focused on patient satisfaction/outcomes. Preceptors were much more about just helping me get what i needed, and I was happy to put up with scut work on off-service, if they at least guided me and "cut to the chase" for consults/admits etc. I had many times where i would be asked if I wanted to scrub in, and politely said "I'm good, you go ahead, I will catch up with you later". Felt glorious on the surgical rotations.
  9. Despite this, most medical students will not actually be hitting anywhere near 90hrs of "work". Most services, even with a 24-26hr call shift, will not have medical clerks doing work consistently throughout the time...and they will get sleep/downtime. With post-call day. There's been shifts over the last 5 years to try to ensure everyone is on the same page re: clerks. When i was a resident on my surgical rotation(been a while now), the medical students slept overnight usually. Residents can simply do anything a med student can much quicker, especially at night. It isn't pleasent
  10. Personal questions and to gain insight into your experiences / how you handle situations is most of it. Other than know yourself, and having thought about a few experiences during clerkship, there is not much true prep needed. Do what you need to do to feel calm, collected and confident.
  11. Just know yourself, and be well rested. The MMI questions are nothing scary. Very few schools have "tough" questions, and even if they do, everyone is in the same boat.
  12. A lot of overtones of misunderstanding in this post, in general life isn't "fair" but spends some time looking more into it to truly understand what dynamics are at play. Yes, often on dissolvement there will be payments etc that can last some time, but it is very much unique and on a case-by-case basis. "Half the value of the medical license" - this is a new one though, never heard of this and sounds pretty preposterous . On the topic of pre-nups, they often aren't worth their weight in paper. As lawyers have shown time and time again, signing something on a piece of paper when tim
  13. I agree completely, i think the point was to dispel myths that FM/IM are filled with people who didn't actually want to be there. Most of the people who back up with those fields, do in fact end up in their main choice specialty program.
  14. I'm not sure you're making the point you're trying to make haha... 177 applied to peds as their 1st choice, 137 matched of which 128 had it as their first choice, with 9 people who matched to peds as their back up discipline. In total, there were 305 applicants to peds, only 17 of which only applied to peds. So, the clear inference here is, there were a fair number of people who backed up with peds - but only 9 of the 128 actually matched to peds as a back up. And that the majority of people who applied to peds as their 1st choice - smartly backed up with other fields, likely FM a
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