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  1. Thank you that's exactly what I was wondering
  2. Yes I have looked into it and the policy is that I should send the Dean an email any time after Jan 31st of the first year of residency, then the Dean will talk to the PD of the program that I'm interested in, and if there's a chance for transfer then I'll be told to talk to that PD. If there is absolutely no chance, then the Dean will bring up the issue at some provincial meeting where he'll tell PDs at other programs in the province that they have an applicant who wishes to transfer. I'm more wondering about how to improve my chances I guess--sorry, I should've been more clear. I've be
  3. Hello, I am about to start residency in July, and I'm considering trying to transfer to another residency program (my first-choice specialty when I did CaRMS this year). I matched to my second-choice specialty in the first iteration and I am suspecting I might not be 100% fulfilled in it. It's going to be a 5-year to 5-year program transfer. My question is, the first year of the program I'm going into doesn't have any elective time. Should I be reaching out to the PD of the program that I want and asking to do some call/shifts in that specialty then? And if I did that, wouldn't I be
  4. Hello, I am about to start residency in July, and I'm considering trying to transfer to another residency program (my first-choice specialty when I did CaRMS this year). I matched to my second-choice specialty in the first iteration and I am suspecting I might not be 100% fulfilled in it. It's going to be a 5-year to 5-year program transfer. My question is, the first year of the program I'm going into doesn't have any elective time. Should I be reaching out to the PD of the program that I want and asking to do some call/shifts in that specialty then? And if I did that, wouldn't I be
  5. I'm in the same boat...also worried that maybe mine aren't very strong. I don't think any of them would be BAD but I don't know if they're necessarily glowing reference letters...to answer your question though, I stumbled upon this med application presentation powerpoint given by the Admissions office at U of T once (I didn't save it but if you Google it I'm sure it'll come up). In the powerpoint, they gave hypothetical examples of rejected applications and why they were rejected, and weak reference letters can definitely get you rejected (post-interview). There was an example of strong everyt
  6. Hi, I had been thinking about my options for if I don't get into med school this year (I'm in my 4th year of undergrad), and came across the Physician Assistant program at McMaster. I was wondering what you guys' thoughts are on getting a PA certification after my undergrad if I don't get into med school this time, and then applying for med school again after? It's the same duration as a Master's program (2 years), and I feel like it would be more useful than getting a Master's degree if I don't get into med school again after the second try (at which point I would probably stop trying). I
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