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  1. The reversions are determined by the PGME offices beforehand--basically its an agreement that if a spot(s) ends up going unfilled after 1st round, they want CaRMS to automatically "revert" these programs to another residency program at their school (e.g. leftover Gen Path converting to Anatomical Path, for example) in an attempt to fill them in the 1st round. This is done because there is a CaRMS policy that schools cannot remove spots from CaRMS 2nd round. By having the reversion policy, schools have some flexibility to move spots around to ensure as many positions as possible go matched
  2. Anyone else have crippling anxiety about match day?? Doing anything I can to occupy my day (hard b/c of COVID restrictions) but my mind keeps drifting back to it. I'm so anxious that in ~1.5weeks its going to be decided what specialty I'm in / how far I am from my loved ones. I just want it to be over
  3. Totally agree, it's ridiculous you don't even get to know your score. Apparently, their justification is that they don't want people who did well to know that they did well, so that they can't advertise themselves as "tutors who scored in the top X% percent."
  4. I know a palliative care doc that makes around those numbers - though their practice includes more weeks of inpatient. They make a TON doing weekend call which they cover Friday-Sunday around once per month (they provide coverage for an entire zone - including hospice). She told me she can bill $7-8k from one of these weekends. To my knowledge, they do not take any overnight in-hospital call when they are on inpatient (taken care of by residents + extenders).
  5. Rheumatology is probably one of the IM subspecialties that's on the lower end in terms of compensation--along with Endocrine, Geriatrics, Allergy. The benefit obviously is that these specialties have much better work-life balance and the "lower end" of compensation is still within the $250-350k range.
  6. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Feb 16), Calgary (Feb 16), McGill (Feb 16), McMaster (Feb 16), Western (Feb 17), Manitoba (Feb 19), Alberta (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Dalhousie (Feb 24), Université de Montreal (Feb 23), Université de Laval (Feb 23) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Usask (Feb 25) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Montreal (Feb 24), Ottawa (Feb 24 Dermatology: ULaval (Feb 23), Calgary (Feb 23) Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19), Queen’s (Feb 23), Saskatchewan (Feb 23), M
  7. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Feb 16), Calgary (Feb 16), McGill (Feb 16), McMaster (Feb 16), Western (Feb 17), Manitoba (Feb 19), Alberta (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Dalhousie (Feb 24), Université de Montreal (Feb 23), Université de Laval (Feb 23) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Montreal (Feb 24) Dermatology: ULaval (Feb 23), Calgary (Feb 23) Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19), Queen’s (Feb 23), Saskatchewan (Feb 23), Manitoba (Feb 23), MUN (Feb 24),
  8. Not really, it is quite common during CaRMS for applicants who do not get an interview to send a polite email to the program expressing their interest and requesting an interview. Many anecdotal stories of this working at my school, and some people even end up matching to these places that didn't give them an interview initially.
  9. I would argue with that--allowing 2/3Y applicants to apply does not only benefit those who get in early. Many people who get in after a degree program benefitted from applying as a 2/3Y and receiving feedback on their application if they were rejected. As well, many people who switch degrees (commonly into pharmacy or nursing) will not have a Bachelor's degree upon applying, but 4+ undergraduate years, and they will NOT be able to apply unless they are able to apply for a Bachelor's.
  10. Just to clear up confusion--this change is implemented for applicants in the 2018-2019 cycle. Therefore, applicants this cycle, as well as in the next cycle (2017-2018) will be UNAFFECTED. Admission changes must be in the university calendar a full year before they are implemented--therefore students in their first or second year of undergrad CURRENTLY will be eligible to apply in the 2/3Y this coming May. Any reports that this will affect applicants in the coming cycle are false.
  11. It doesn't make you "not proud of becoming a doctor," but calling people who wear the backpacks pretentious is not accurate either... Honestly, I don't understand why this sentiment keeps coming up! It is a bag, really, I don't see it as being some sort of status symbol--its more similar to how people place a sticker of the flag from their home country on their bumper. And ANYWAYS, what is wrong with being proud of your faculty/chosen profession? Lots of people around my university in nursing, engineering, business, science and arts wear their faculty hoodies around, and never seem to
  12. After the interview, GPA is worth 27%, MCAT is worth 13%, ECs are 30%, and the MMI itself is 30%. So pre-interview wise, GPA is 38.6%, MCAT is 18.6% and ECs are 42.5% (approximately).
  13. If you have letter grades on your transcript, they will use the letter grades for your GPA calculation.
  14. Taking one year off to gain some life experience sounds like a great plan! You are right--most of us have been studying or in school most of our lives, so taking a year off can be valuable in that sense. By the time you apply, you will be more mature and most likely in a better place to start medical school. I would not worry about it hurting you, as most schools will not care. I know certain schools that have traditional interviews may ask you about it however (my friend who took a year off was asked about it in their interview for Queen's), but as long as you can explain yourself it should b
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