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  1. A "few years ago" is what?... 2011? 2015? 2016? 2017?! Frankly, a "few years ago" excuse is a cop-out in 2019. This behaviour wasn't excusable back then, and it definitely does not hold up now. You may not have intended to frame it this way, but by saying "But yes it is appalling what has occurred in the past here" you are 1) excusing/defending the past and 2) making it sound as if it isn't a problem anymore. Students were protesting just 2 years ago for the administration's lack of action on racism. A culture of racism doesn't miraculously disappear in 2 years. Also, let's not deny
  2. Let's not make Quebec or any group of people/demographic a scapegoat and martyr for a multi-factorial problem. Pointing fingers and saying "one group of people is the major problem for something" is very unlikely to be true and more unlikely to actually solve the underlying issue. The core issue of the problems with CaRMs is the past decreases in the number of spots for residency programs. This is a problem we have to solve together as a community in collaboration with various governing bodies.
  3. To be honest - a lot of the pay gap in medicine is a cultural/systemic problem. There isn't one problem that is only exclusive to medicine and fixable. Solutions I can think of on the top of my head: 1) Training in medicine. The residency training was modelled for men who had the time to work/study relentless hours while their wife would raise their children and be a home maker. This isn't the case any more. We also have students entering residency older than previous. If we want to give everyone the opportunity to pursue what they want, programs could look at changing the structure of resi
  4. 1) You are assuming that women and female medical students freely choose work life-style friendly specialties and work less hours for themselves, without external influences/pressure. Many of the reasons for choosing life-style friendly specialties and working less hours is because they feel pressured to be the flexible one who can care for children/maintain a family - in the present or in the future. Women are at many times pressured to work less and therefore be paid less because of the responsibility that society put on them. 2) Just because women aren't locked out of these field, doe
  5. I've gone through each of your citations, to point out how your sweeping generalization are misleading or very circumstantial. You also have not proved that women out earn men in medicine. And here's me throwing it back at you: find me a billing code where women are paid higher per consult, per procedure than men. You have shown that: Many citations refer to the same study that states women earn more than men when they are: younger, single, and more educated than men in metropolitan cities in the US This trend disappears when they are 30 or early 30's. One of your sources s
  6. Woah. I think you're greatly misinformed. First of all, gender pay gap is well and alive. I don't know what sources you're citing when you suggest women out earn men, but that is not the case in medicine, or in Canada. A state-by-state breakdown of the striking gender gap in doctors’ pay: https://www.statnews.com/2017/04/26/gender-pay-gap-medicine/ Sex Differences in Physician Sex Differences in Physician Salary in US Public Medical Schools: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2532788 Canada's Gender Pay Gap: Why Canadian Women Still Earn Less Than
  7. Or you could just work like crazy, bill like a fiend, and invest your money.
  8. lol we're in a profession where we earn the top 1% of income in this country. Whoever we marry (man or woman) don't have to worry about working a day in their life, if they didn't want too. We could afford to have a nanny, a nice house, a cottage and they still wouldn't have to work. That's how much our earning potential is.
  9. Agree with rmorelan here. No need to be snarky, we're all just here to better understand medicine. Maternal Fetal Medicine is a subspecialty of OB/GYN often involving high-risk pregnancies. So I don't see under any circumstance (including private practice in the states) where a OB/GYN with MFM fellowship wouldn't do call as these mothers need to be follow-up til labour/birth. A field in OB/GYN that may not take call is REI, which is Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. I'm not certain, but I think OBS/GYN who specialize in REI could find a niche work environment where they don't
  10. Mac has an extracurricular Interprofessional Educational (IPE) cadaver-dissection course you can sign up for. It's quite cool - it allows you to do a complete full-body dissection (skin to bone) with other first year students in nursing, in OT, in PA, in midwifery, and in MD. People from each program are chosen based on a lottery.
  11. What I think you are referring to are "prosections". Prosections are preserved body parts of a cadaver that have been dissected with care for the purposes of anatomy education. Yes Mac has a lot of prosections! And PT and MD students have access badges allowing them to use the anatomy lab.
  12. From residents I've encountered, it's usually after 2nd/3rd year. They want you to pass your LMCC part 2 and POS (if you're in a surgical specialty). It depends on the program, the institution, and your supervisor. You should talk to your PD. Graduate degrees pursued during residency may be funded by the program on an individual basis, but they will push you to get a CIP (limited in #) so that they won't have to pay for you. PhD's is not like other schooling where you put in a finite amount of time and your done. It's based on your work, and how much you do. I've seen residents finish th
  13. I must meet this man. Potatoes - such magical root vegetables
  14. That has been the case for UofT last year as well.
  15. I'm sure the majority of Canadians will whole-heartedly disagree with you. I don't know what kind of household you grew up in, but 180k before taxes is a lot of income for a single person.
  16. I wasn't contesting that ranking higher helps with the match. I was suggesting that within "preferences", reputation and perceived "top" program is not a big factor for FM applicants versus other specialties. Many people applying to FM are willing to accept that a program may not be the "top" program, in exchange for a nicer city or being closer to their family/loved ones. This is less likely to be the case for those, who let's say, are applying to general surgery where they give the reputation and perceived quality of a program a bigger weight in their "preferences".
  17. Do people who want FM really care about "top" programs? In my experience most people who want FM rank based on their desired location and how well they thought they interviewed/were perceived by the program. I mean it's a factor, but it's not a make it or break it factor like it is for other specialties.
  18. I heard there was nearly a 2:1 ratio between interviewees and spots for vascular, which is why I'm kind of surprised there's an unfilled spot.
  19. Holy. How did a spot, especially in vascular in 2018, go unmatched?
  20. Take home message: 1. Don't provide doctor's notes to friends or mutual friends. 2. Don't sleep with said friends/mutual friends described in 1. Funny enough - when you're a resident, you do notice peers/colleagues breaking #1 and #2 with each other.
  21. Unfortunately, can't say this is the first time I'm hearing about racism at Queen's: http://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2015-02-27/features/racism-alive-subtle-queens/ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/costume-party-highlights-racism-at-queens-university-critics-say/article32996051/ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/queens-professors-demand-apology-from-university-for-colleague-accused-of-racist-sexist-remarks/article4803798/
  22. I agree. I need people to describe what they do in their bio or list their current occupation, so that I can judge whether I can see a serious relationship with them. We aren't in a 9-5 field where we can go on dates every night of the week. We have very little free time, and we need to use it wisely. Trying to judge whether someone is good material for a serious relationship/long-term is hard when you only have their appearance to judge by. In addition to knowing they are a dog person and love board games, I need to know what they do for a living. It's nice knowing what kind of field they
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