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Redpill

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  1. Sounds like UBC is very service heavy. People who match there seem to value that though
  2. There is so "stress". You paid an application fee, this is what that fee covers.
  3. Can someone explain the point of the 5th year of the FRCP program now if you finish the Royal College exam in the 4th year, and can't even complete a 1 year fellowship due to other competing things taking up your time? Is it free labour? Historical? Seems like a waste to me...
  4. I've heard from a few people now that the BC government is quite motivated to train and hire nurse anesthetists in the province... Still in the planning phases as the UBC anesthesiologists don't really want to train them but its likely coming soon once they work out that problem...
  5. Why did you skip a grade in elementary?
  6. Is there a joke I'm missing about Western University being grouped with the western provinces? Good analysis, I liked the way you chose to organize the information into graphs. Doesn't look like much is changing, aside from the odd Peds-Neuro appearance. The competitive stuff stayed competitive, the non-competitive stuff is still straightforward to get into.
  7. Does anyone know if there was a surge this year?
  8. I've heard of people getting letters after 2 shifts on emerg electives, when they're likely sharper right out of the gate. I think 5 shifts on the core is very doable, especially if you've already gotten positive feedback
  9. My impression was the plan was to add more seats, i.e. another site like IMP, SMP, NMP. This was supposed to tie in to a significant expansion of healthcare in the Fraser region, and Surrey Memorial in particular. But I haven't heard anything more on it since 2019
  10. I think the faculty at UBC might get in trouble if they make med student see COVID patients, at least that's what I'm guessing based on how strongly they stress how we're not to go anywhere near them at the start of all my rotations
  11. Not a fan of PBL/CBL? I thought it was a reasonably effective way to learn in preclerkship (supplemented with lecture material of course, idk how Mac does it without that)
  12. Amusingly, Mac kind of did admit this last year, when they offered most of their spots based on a lottery, instead of bothering to move interviews to a virtual platform. I don't think the reaction was very positive.
  13. How many rural rotations would you have to do a year to be eligible for this?
  14. Unrelated to the MCCQE, I don't think cramming is very effective for medical school. Sure you may do well on tests, but patients generally do better when their doctors know the stuff they are supposed to know. Do right by your future patients and try to study in a way that allows you to retain the knowledge long-term.
  15. So you wrote it the summer between M3 and M4? Are there any downsides to doing this and failing (aside from the cost of the exam, which I understand is quite a bit)?
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