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  1. I think you can do the same thing for some IM sub specialties (endo, rheum, allergy & immunology)? Please correct me if I am wrong ...
  2. It's true that you need 1-2 fellowships and/or grad degree to land a job in an urban area in lucrative specialties (e.g. GI, Cardio, Nephro, Rad); however, you can still get jobs without fellowship in other specialties like endo, rheum, allergy&immunology, and even GIM if you don't do extra fellowship/degrees. However, I don't know if the income potential for those fields justify the extra brutal 3 years and the time it takes to build up your patient base. Of course, if you are passionate about those fields, it's different story.
  3. Thank you for your advice I have been reading a lot in this forum and it seems like everyone is saying the additional salary in IM would pay off in the next 10 years or it takes a lot of specialists decades to catch up. I am wondering if someone could clarify this as it doesn't really make sense to me?
  4. I don't think you would make a million in FM in those extra 3 years but I agree with you that you are out sooner and can start paying your loans and invest.
  5. I too have some regrets and maybe worries ... I was very torn between FM and IM going into CaRMS and finally decided on ranking FM higher because of short duration of residency, flexibility, and better work-life balance and perhaps I was very exhausted by the whole CaRMS process and didn't want to go through this again! I ended up matching to my first choice FM program and I am grateful for that, but I can't help that sometimes I think about "what ifs" like what if I realize that I should have done IM and I made the wrong choice! and these thoughts really bothers me ... anyways, just wanted to
  6. Do programs see the actual score or just PASS/FAIL? Also, does it have any impact in case you want to transfer to another program? Thanks
  7. Congrats! I am curious what did you match to?
  8. Anyone has an idea about how transferring from FM ...> IM work and if it is at all possible?
  9. I am just curious to know why you are transferring from IM to FM?! I thought it's usually the other way around and feel like IM was very popular this year ...
  10. How is the job prospect for FM + 1 EM in BC? Also, what steps one need to take to optimize the chances of matching to +! EM?
  11. Hi, I wasn't sure if I should make a different post but I am in the exact similar situation and I dreading finalizing my ROL because I cannot decide if I want to rank my home IM or FM program first I like Medicine and I enjoy the intellectual stimulation of IM but at the same time, I am in my 30s already and thinking about a 5 year residency program (at least 3 years of avg 1 in 4 calls) with the uncertainty of matching to my desired specialty (Rheumatology) in my desired location and also having to work really hard and try to impress everyone for a successful second round of CaRMS sound
  12. I am not sure how much they make but I feel like in a FFS model when you charge $28 per patient and seeing maybe 5-6 patients/hr if you are very efficient, it doesn't add up to be much after overhead and taxes so you have to actually work VERY HARD! This is solely based on my own calculation and i was hoping that somebody could provide some insight.
  13. Thank you everyone for sharing their insight here. I really love family medicine but I also applied for another specialty and I am trying to make some decisions.... I have talked to some family doctors who discouraged me from FM mainly because of feeling that they are not well compensated and if they could go back, they would not do FM. Although they still find it rewarding, they don't feel like they are well compensated for the work they do and often have to work really hard to be able to cover the cost of their overhead and at the end, their take home is not much. I am wondering if others ha
  14. I was wondering the same! So far, I have not heard anything.
  15. Thanks for your reply. I have not received any email. I am going to email them I guess.
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