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    deathvvv got a reaction from aoaks in Dropping out of Dental School   
    My advice would be talk to somebody. Friends and family and also mental health support staff at your school. I think there are some mental health issues that needs to be addressed.
    Regarding your question, you don't "Drop out of dentisty to go into medicine", you have to get into med school first, which I can assure you is not guaranteed even if you got into dental school, in fact, chances are not very likely for you as they may question your motives for doing so and your dedication to your schooling if you have a history of dropping out after first year dentistry (assuming you are competitive GPA and extra curricular wise-which med school have higher standards than dental- on average)
    Secondly, the grass is greener on the other side. Do a little research and you will see that medicine has its own problems. Tight residency spots leading to many well qualified canadian med school graduates being unmatched. Lack of jobs in surgical specialties where many new graduates (after 4 year med school and 5 year residency) are under employed and have difficulty paying back their student debts. The government increasingly proposing cuts to doctors salary (cough cough ontario) or underpaying doctors (cough cough BC and Quebec) that many doctors have to see high volume or do niche medicine to make good money and lifestyle (leading to maldistribution of healthcare resources and long patient waitlist and timelines). Your problems do not magically go away when you just go into medicine. Also, if you are business savy, dentistry beats medicine anyday. I have heard of dentist making 1 million plus routinely. I rarely hear doctors bill for more than 1 million (unless you are some hot shot optho or plastics, which is the rarity in medicine)
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    deathvvv got a reaction from medigeek in How much do family doctors actually make?   
    I do not think Canadian family physicians are overpaid. The us is definetely underpaid. Yes, when converted in CAD us family docs make more. But you also have to take account for that you live in the US and spend USD. In desirable locations (cali, nyc), 250 k is nothing once you take out taxes and cost of living. So your spending power does not necessarily increase significantly. Second, there is way more medical legal problem and the stressors of being sued daily is a big negative IMO. Thirdly, in the US family med tend to be a dumping ground for the uninsured and medically complex. So patients often come with multiple medical problems that you need to address in 10-15 min in order to meet your "productivity quota" further exacerbating the stress. Then you bill their insurance/medicare/medicaid and pray that you get reimbursed for what you billed. Last, in many areas of us (east coast, midwest), there is no culture of going to family docs for primary cares. Many will goto specialist directly or goto internal med docs who specialize in primary care. So competition for patients may be a problem. Don't get me wrong, there are sweet spots for family docs in the US but they are not the norm. Things are changing slowly but overall from a lifestyle and income perspective I think Canada overall is better. When it comes to specialist who are procedure heavy (ie ortho) its another story entirely.
    source: USMD grad, working in Canada
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    deathvvv got a reaction from Cherry_Blossom in How much do family doctors actually make?   
    I do not think Canadian family physicians are overpaid. The us is definetely underpaid. Yes, when converted in CAD us family docs make more. But you also have to take account for that you live in the US and spend USD. In desirable locations (cali, nyc), 250 k is nothing once you take out taxes and cost of living. So your spending power does not necessarily increase significantly. Second, there is way more medical legal problem and the stressors of being sued daily is a big negative IMO. Thirdly, in the US family med tend to be a dumping ground for the uninsured and medically complex. So patients often come with multiple medical problems that you need to address in 10-15 min in order to meet your "productivity quota" further exacerbating the stress. Then you bill their insurance/medicare/medicaid and pray that you get reimbursed for what you billed. Last, in many areas of us (east coast, midwest), there is no culture of going to family docs for primary cares. Many will goto specialist directly or goto internal med docs who specialize in primary care. So competition for patients may be a problem. Don't get me wrong, there are sweet spots for family docs in the US but they are not the norm. Things are changing slowly but overall from a lifestyle and income perspective I think Canada overall is better. When it comes to specialist who are procedure heavy (ie ortho) its another story entirely.
    source: USMD grad, working in Canada
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    deathvvv got a reaction from JohnGrisham in How much do family doctors actually make?   
    I do not think Canadian family physicians are overpaid. The us is definetely underpaid. Yes, when converted in CAD us family docs make more. But you also have to take account for that you live in the US and spend USD. In desirable locations (cali, nyc), 250 k is nothing once you take out taxes and cost of living. So your spending power does not necessarily increase significantly. Second, there is way more medical legal problem and the stressors of being sued daily is a big negative IMO. Thirdly, in the US family med tend to be a dumping ground for the uninsured and medically complex. So patients often come with multiple medical problems that you need to address in 10-15 min in order to meet your "productivity quota" further exacerbating the stress. Then you bill their insurance/medicare/medicaid and pray that you get reimbursed for what you billed. Last, in many areas of us (east coast, midwest), there is no culture of going to family docs for primary cares. Many will goto specialist directly or goto internal med docs who specialize in primary care. So competition for patients may be a problem. Don't get me wrong, there are sweet spots for family docs in the US but they are not the norm. Things are changing slowly but overall from a lifestyle and income perspective I think Canada overall is better. When it comes to specialist who are procedure heavy (ie ortho) its another story entirely.
    source: USMD grad, working in Canada
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    deathvvv got a reaction from 1D7 in How much do family doctors actually make?   
    I do not think Canadian family physicians are overpaid. The us is definetely underpaid. Yes, when converted in CAD us family docs make more. But you also have to take account for that you live in the US and spend USD. In desirable locations (cali, nyc), 250 k is nothing once you take out taxes and cost of living. So your spending power does not necessarily increase significantly. Second, there is way more medical legal problem and the stressors of being sued daily is a big negative IMO. Thirdly, in the US family med tend to be a dumping ground for the uninsured and medically complex. So patients often come with multiple medical problems that you need to address in 10-15 min in order to meet your "productivity quota" further exacerbating the stress. Then you bill their insurance/medicare/medicaid and pray that you get reimbursed for what you billed. Last, in many areas of us (east coast, midwest), there is no culture of going to family docs for primary cares. Many will goto specialist directly or goto internal med docs who specialize in primary care. So competition for patients may be a problem. Don't get me wrong, there are sweet spots for family docs in the US but they are not the norm. Things are changing slowly but overall from a lifestyle and income perspective I think Canada overall is better. When it comes to specialist who are procedure heavy (ie ortho) its another story entirely.
    source: USMD grad, working in Canada
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    deathvvv got a reaction from hello1233 in Is UOttawa a low tier medical school?   
    It sure is
    dont apply there, leave the spot for another low tier applicant who wants to do medicine
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    deathvvv got a reaction from MD2015:) in Voice your opinion about the LMCCII   
    there is no point
    it is a money grab, plain and simple
     
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    deathvvv got a reaction from apple94 in Is UOttawa a low tier medical school?   
    It sure is
    dont apply there, leave the spot for another low tier applicant who wants to do medicine
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    deathvvv got a reaction from dreamteam22 in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2018   
    I seriously doubt this would happen. U of T has one of the biggest (I think second biggest family medicine residency program after UBC) in Canada. So I doubt being family medicine/primary care hinders you at all. There is emphasis for being researcher/academically inclined but thats more the bonus you get during application for being a grad student. When it comes to interview/file reviews it depends on who reviews you. I have met plenty of u of t alums with little to no research experience at all. So its definitely not a deal breaker
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    deathvvv got a reaction from Madmedicine in Clinical Research or Laboratory Research?   
    both is relevant
    they are both useful and relevant equally in medicine (depends on specialty, one may be more relevant/useful than the other)
    do what you are interested in
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    deathvvv got a reaction from pelican37 in Is UOttawa a low tier medical school?   
    It sure is
    dont apply there, leave the spot for another low tier applicant who wants to do medicine
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    deathvvv got a reaction from MDPLZ in Is UOttawa a low tier medical school?   
    It sure is
    dont apply there, leave the spot for another low tier applicant who wants to do medicine
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    deathvvv got a reaction from IScream4IceCream in Is UOttawa a low tier medical school?   
    It sure is
    dont apply there, leave the spot for another low tier applicant who wants to do medicine
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    deathvvv got a reaction from Cuttlefish in Is UOttawa a low tier medical school?   
    It sure is
    dont apply there, leave the spot for another low tier applicant who wants to do medicine
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    deathvvv got a reaction from destiny deoxys in Is UOttawa a low tier medical school?   
    It sure is
    dont apply there, leave the spot for another low tier applicant who wants to do medicine
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    deathvvv got a reaction from d.m in 3.83 cGPA for McMaster ....... 5th year - YES or NO?   
    thats average, that means a significant amount of the class have lower that have gotten accepted
    even if you pull a 4.0, its not gona raise your GPA by much, but if you screw up , your GPA can plummit
    very little upside very big downside for just one school
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    deathvvv reacted to chakra111 in Ask the CaRMS Selection Committee member   
    Hello Herewego,

     

    I have a couple of questions for you that I am hoping that you can help me with.  I too am waiting for any news from the programs for the second iteration.  Do all programs to which I applied send an email, whether it be for rejection or invitation for interview?  Also when is usually the last day that I would hear anything?  Also, is it OK for me to contact the programs directly and inquire about my status, or offer a support for my application?  Or this generally not common practice (i.e. looked unfavorably)?  Please let me know what you guys think.  I am dying from waiting here, and I know the rank order list deadlines are coming soon, so they have the make their decisions soon, no?  Thanks a lot.
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    deathvvv got a reaction from tantoon2017 in 2017 Carms Match Results!   
    To all the unmatched applicants
     
    I know things are tough right now, but many have come before you in a similar position and many will come after you. But the one thing you guys will have in common- is that it will all work out. Some of you may take a bit longer, some of you may choose an entirely different specialty or goto a city you never thought you wanted before, but it will be for the best
     
    I know. I didn't match 2 years ago, but I persevered and matched to one of the most competitive family medicine programs in the country. So if I can do it, so can you. Feel free to reach out if any of you want to talk or need advice (my response may not be prompt given the hectic life of residency)
     
    Hang in there, there is light at the end of the tunnel
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    deathvvv got a reaction from Selstaar in 2017 Carms Match Results!   
    To all the unmatched applicants
     
    I know things are tough right now, but many have come before you in a similar position and many will come after you. But the one thing you guys will have in common- is that it will all work out. Some of you may take a bit longer, some of you may choose an entirely different specialty or goto a city you never thought you wanted before, but it will be for the best
     
    I know. I didn't match 2 years ago, but I persevered and matched to one of the most competitive family medicine programs in the country. So if I can do it, so can you. Feel free to reach out if any of you want to talk or need advice (my response may not be prompt given the hectic life of residency)
     
    Hang in there, there is light at the end of the tunnel
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    deathvvv got a reaction from JohnGrisham in 2017 Carms Match Results!   
    To all the unmatched applicants
     
    I know things are tough right now, but many have come before you in a similar position and many will come after you. But the one thing you guys will have in common- is that it will all work out. Some of you may take a bit longer, some of you may choose an entirely different specialty or goto a city you never thought you wanted before, but it will be for the best
     
    I know. I didn't match 2 years ago, but I persevered and matched to one of the most competitive family medicine programs in the country. So if I can do it, so can you. Feel free to reach out if any of you want to talk or need advice (my response may not be prompt given the hectic life of residency)
     
    Hang in there, there is light at the end of the tunnel
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    deathvvv got a reaction from LittleDaisy in 2017 Carms Match Results!   
    To all the unmatched applicants
     
    I know things are tough right now, but many have come before you in a similar position and many will come after you. But the one thing you guys will have in common- is that it will all work out. Some of you may take a bit longer, some of you may choose an entirely different specialty or goto a city you never thought you wanted before, but it will be for the best
     
    I know. I didn't match 2 years ago, but I persevered and matched to one of the most competitive family medicine programs in the country. So if I can do it, so can you. Feel free to reach out if any of you want to talk or need advice (my response may not be prompt given the hectic life of residency)
     
    Hang in there, there is light at the end of the tunnel
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    deathvvv got a reaction from LittleDaisy in Interview Preparation   
    sorry, was between patients when i posted it up haha. its now unlocked for everyone
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    deathvvv got a reaction from westcoastgirl in Interview Preparation   
    https://docs.google.com/a/gwmail.gwu.edu/spreadsheets/d/1JzaYA-qRY6zb35z7oYusVKWtXwzGfn6rdq1zQocXQB0/edit?usp=sharing
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    deathvvv got a reaction from LittleDaisy in Interview Preparation   
    There is an excel document floating around somewhere. If you guys can't find it I can post it. But basically it contains interview question each program "usually asks" they are good preparation. I got a couple of them on my interview tour (family med). The best way is to go over with peers. Even better, get current residents or even staff to practice with you. Ask for feedback and improve your performance accordingly. Otherwise, just be yourself
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    deathvvv got a reaction from Lifeisawesome in Cars 128?   
    well yeah
     
    since 127<128
     
    u wont make it past computer filter
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