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    MDLaval reacted to rmorelan in 2018 CaRMS Interview -- DISCUSSION   
    Ok yes, here we go ha - final count down theme music and all that. Best of luck tomorrow everyone! 
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    MDLaval reacted to dassy in 2018 CaRMS Interview -- DISCUSSION   
    Definitely played this on replay before my MCAT results came out. Guess I should continue tradition tomorrow. 
    It's about 10 years now from when I discovered this forum...times flies by...Good luck everyone.
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    MDLaval got a reaction from MrSchwartz3 in 2018 CaRMS Interview -- DISCUSSION   
    Less than 24 hours. Hang in there, folks.
    Good luck tomorrow. 
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    MDLaval got a reaction from indefatigable in 2018 CaRMS Interview -- DISCUSSION   
    Less than 24 hours. Hang in there, folks.
    Good luck tomorrow. 
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    MDLaval reacted to NLengr in Keeping busy until Match day   
    I also gave her the day after off to recover from the hangover.
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    MDLaval reacted to NLengr in Keeping busy until Match day   
    I spent time this morning doing USMLE psych questions (LMCC prep) with the med student on my service right now while we waited for my cases to start (I'm surgical staff at a community hospital). I guess thats how she is passing her time. 
     
    I told her I'll give her a poor eval if she shows up on match day. 
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    MDLaval got a reaction from indefatigable in Annual Specialty Competitiveness Stats   
    12 Derm positions in QC and last year 29 applicants ranked Derm in QC as their 1st choice.
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    MDLaval reacted to indefatigable in Annual Specialty Competitiveness Stats   
    Derm spots in QC (French-speaking) were the most competitive in Canada in 2017 post-interview accounting ~1/2 of first choice discipline rankings for derm (but with ~1/3 of the spots).  It's likely because it's probably easier to get a derm interview in Québec and so more people go to the MMI, and thus rank the discipline first.  This gives roughly 1 in 2-3 chance post-interview in QC.
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    MDLaval got a reaction from YLA007 in Thoughts post-interview?   
    Not true. In my year, I had a prreqGPA about 3.78, I failed miserably in 2 stations, and still got an offer of admission in the end (which I declined to accept Laval's). My advice: it's only over when it's over. Good luck!
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    MDLaval got a reaction from Elgar in Thoughts post-interview?   
    Not true. In my year, I had a prreqGPA about 3.78, I failed miserably in 2 stations, and still got an offer of admission in the end (which I declined to accept Laval's). My advice: it's only over when it's over. Good luck!
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    MDLaval got a reaction from no-name in Thoughts post-interview?   
    Not true. In my year, I had a prreqGPA about 3.78, I failed miserably in 2 stations, and still got an offer of admission in the end (which I declined to accept Laval's). My advice: it's only over when it's over. Good luck!
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    MDLaval got a reaction from la marzocco in Thoughts post-interview?   
    Not true. In my year, I had a prreqGPA about 3.78, I failed miserably in 2 stations, and still got an offer of admission in the end (which I declined to accept Laval's). My advice: it's only over when it's over. Good luck!
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    MDLaval got a reaction from HoopDreams in Thoughts post-interview?   
    Not true. In my year, I had a prreqGPA about 3.78, I failed miserably in 2 stations, and still got an offer of admission in the end (which I declined to accept Laval's). My advice: it's only over when it's over. Good luck!
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    MDLaval reacted to MedP111 in Thoughts post-interview?   
    That lady didn’t know what she was talking about. The re-applicant info session this year stated that 33% of the admits from last cycle had a prereq GPA of 3.77 or less. Besides, they have no reason to invite you for an interview if they didn’t think you had a realistic chance. Cheer up!
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    MDLaval reacted to la marzocco in Residency backlog could triple for medical school grads, report warns   
    I think reducing enrolment is probably the most practical thing to do at this point to reduce the number of unmatched CMGs - hence I referred it as a stopgap measure before we can figure out more options from a provincial funding perspective.
    Quebec has already phased in a 3-year plan to curtail enrolment - with this year 32 spots reduced across the 4 medical schools. I don't see it as being that difficult to moderate enrolment if funding is constraint at the level of residency. Whereas a province like Ontario which saw a 70-spot reduction in residency positions has not yet pass down this effect to the medical school enrolment level.
    In theory, faculties have more say in how many they can accept so if all deans are committed to reducing # of unmatched CMGs, then a stopgap is to reduce enrolment (at least in the medium term until provinces and AFMC and all the stakeholders have a discussion). End of the day the "pan-Canada" physician supply planning is broadly sketched out based on # of residency positions so we shouldn't be graduating more than we can absorb in PGME.
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    MDLaval reacted to NLengr in Residency backlog could triple for medical school grads, report warns   
    It is literally impossible to overestimate the stupidity of the government.
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    MDLaval reacted to la marzocco in Residency backlog could triple for medical school grads, report warns   
    I agree with doing a root cause analysis. Also, I mean.. unmatched 1st round CMGs also benefit from unfilled previously designated IMG spots - so I think the net benefit of maintaining streaming in 2nd round from CMG perspective if anything may be smaller than they anticipate.
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    MDLaval reacted to JohnGrisham in Residency backlog could triple for medical school grads, report warns   
    Well the issue is, even if QC agreed to sign an agreement..would be kind of pointless as you say, if your french isnt good. I dont want people who know very little french going to quebec and offering substandard care, and likely receiving substandard training(hard to get nuances if you dont know the language)

    Another solution would be for people to learn french, but easier said then done. At this point in your life.

    Really, moving funding from Quebec to other provinces is a great solution, but wont happen.
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    MDLaval reacted to Snowmen in Residency backlog could triple for medical school grads, report warns   
    The spots in Quebec already are 100% available to CMGs.
     
     
     
     
     
    Provided that they speak french.
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    MDLaval got a reaction from Oussedik in 2018 CaRMS Interview -- DISCUSSION   
    ROL deadline is behind us now. Hopefully nobody forgot to submit his/hers this year.
    Good luck, fellow applicants. In 2 weeks we'll get our answer.
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    MDLaval reacted to JohnGrisham in Residency backlog could triple for medical school grads, report warns   
    1000% this. 
    Instead, it would make more sense to take funding from 10-15 spots that are regularly left unfilled and move it to an English speaking program.
    Of course that won't happen with the provincially fragmented system ha.
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    MDLaval reacted to la marzocco in Residency backlog could triple for medical school grads, report warns   
    Agreed - my initial thought was meant to be more rhetorical than literal. Completely agreed that in the name of patient safety and clinical application, sufficient command of a language is important. A baseless musing  
    However, I do see myself as being fortunate to be an Anglophone in a bilingual environment. I have been given the opportunity to bolster my French - still not quite at a level of confidence I'd like in a clinical setting, but slowly getting there. I have always been very pro-bilingualism, so this opportunity was very serendipitous. 
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    MDLaval got a reaction from Snowmen in Residency backlog could triple for medical school grads, report warns   
    why should QC do it? French is the official language in the province, most of the patients and health professionals communicate in French.
    The spots are open to anyone capable of communicating in French. 
    It would be the equivalent of asking BC, Alberta, and SK to stop demanding from French schools' graduates to take the IELTS or to provide other evidence they can communicate in English in a healthcare setting. And there's nothing wrong in demanding from applicants to prove they can communicate in English since the training, the history taking, all the communication (or the vast majority of it) will be happening in English. It would even be quite dangerous to have someone who can't communicate in English training as a resident and later be working as a physician. The very same happens in QC, only in French.
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    MDLaval got a reaction from JohnGrisham in Residency backlog could triple for medical school grads, report warns   
    why should QC do it? French is the official language in the province, most of the patients and health professionals communicate in French.
    The spots are open to anyone capable of communicating in French. 
    It would be the equivalent of asking BC, Alberta, and SK to stop demanding from French schools' graduates to take the IELTS or to provide other evidence they can communicate in English in a healthcare setting. And there's nothing wrong in demanding from applicants to prove they can communicate in English since the training, the history taking, all the communication (or the vast majority of it) will be happening in English. It would even be quite dangerous to have someone who can't communicate in English training as a resident and later be working as a physician. The very same happens in QC, only in French.
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    MDLaval got a reaction from indefatigable in Residency backlog could triple for medical school grads, report warns   
    why should QC do it? French is the official language in the province, most of the patients and health professionals communicate in French.
    The spots are open to anyone capable of communicating in French. 
    It would be the equivalent of asking BC, Alberta, and SK to stop demanding from French schools' graduates to take the IELTS or to provide other evidence they can communicate in English in a healthcare setting. And there's nothing wrong in demanding from applicants to prove they can communicate in English since the training, the history taking, all the communication (or the vast majority of it) will be happening in English. It would even be quite dangerous to have someone who can't communicate in English training as a resident and later be working as a physician. The very same happens in QC, only in French.
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