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  1. Let's say you are a resident and these courses may not be required per se but you need them to be competitive for application to further training (i.e. CCFP EM). Does that change anything?
  2. Does anyone know if the fees for additional training courses (i.e. PoCUS workshops, ATLS, etc.) are tax deductible?
  3. 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), Ottawa (Feb 26), MUN (Feb 26), Toronto IMG (March 1) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Usask (Feb 25), Laval (Feb 26), Queen’s (Feb 27), McMaster (Mar 1), Ottawa (Mar 1), Dalhousie (Mar 1), Calgary (Mar 1), McGill (Mar 1), Montreal (Mar 2), Western (Mar 2) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22), Alb
  4. 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), Ottawa (Feb 26), MUN (Feb 26), Toronto IMG (March 1) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Usask (Feb 25), Laval (Feb 26), Queen’s (Feb 27), McMaster (Mar 1), Ottawa (Mar 1), Dalhousie (Mar 1), Calgary (Mar 1), McGill (Mar 1) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Montreal (Feb 24), O
  5. 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), Ottawa (Feb 26), MUN (Feb 26), Toronto IMG (March 1) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Usask (Feb 25), Laval (Feb 26), Queen’s (Feb 27), McMaster (Mar 1), Ottawa (Mar 1), Dalhousie (Mar 1), Calgary (Mar 1), McGill (Mar 1) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Montreal (Feb 24), O
  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), Ottawa (Feb 26) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Usask (Feb 25), Laval (Feb 26) 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 (
  7. McMaster EM posted an interview tips thing on their instagram... made me think they were releasing offers today but still no dice.
  8. Might be too late now, but what if said internist was leaving at the end of this year? would that change whether or not you'd still apply to that program? Something to think about!
  9. Shadowing was never something that got you any points on your OMSAS applications. As someone who has done file review, you are better off spending time doing volunteering where you provide a meaningful service (i.e. Kids help phone for example) than any sort of physician shadowing.
  10. Idk, I'm just going through the process myself. I'm guessing if it looks like you didn't try (lots of spelling/syntax errors), didn't answer the questions, etc.
  11. I've been told that a bad personal statement can sink your application but a good one won't necessarily get you in. My resident contacts have told me to aim for something that is honest and demonstrates your personality
  12. Have your electives been assigned already? From the point of view from someone in the class of 2021, we had little control over what electives we did. It seems like you want to do surgery. Would you be happy doing medicine (i..e backing up with IM) if you matched to it? If not, then doing medicine is not the best idea, aside from gaining some general medicine proficiency. What specialty are you applying for?
  13. Neurology isn't a an IM subspecialty (although it used to be). Can imagine that is fairly low on the procedure side of things. You may need to do LPs occasionally. Also it is literally cerebral
  14. I think that's where doing the +1 in EM is super helpful. From the docs I've talked to to, they said the extra year was very intense and they learned more in the +1 alone than in the 2 years prior. Most new FM grads will get 2 core blocks of EM and maybe 2 more if they use electives. They'll usually be treated as the junior resident and won't be the ones leading resuscitations, doing sedations, putting in chest tubes, etc. The +1 residents on the other hand are the senior residents on and get thrown into the more complex cases.
  15. Do you have a couple other strong letters from other specialities? I definitely think this year of all years you have a true excuse of being unable to get a FM elective.
  16. Pretty sure there is some wiggle room with letters this year. Do you have any FM letters or are you concerned because you have 0?
  17. The 4.0 scale makes it really hard to repair a damaged GPA. You get really punished for every grade below an A- or 3.7. Your best bet is to see what your GPA would be at each school with the best case scenario after 4 years (straight 4.0 from this point on) to see if there is any chance to salvage things. I think you need to take some time and think about why you're getting the grades that you are and where you can improve to get those marks up. Unfortunately in your case, in Canada GPA is king for med admissions.
  18. I've heard things like research, doing EM electives and getting to know +1 PD, doing EM relevant courses such as ultrasound stuff or the CASTED course are quite helpful. I think doing the extra courses are quite valuable because it shows initiative into learning EM relevant things.
  19. They might make that with 40-50 hours a week seeing patients. That doesn't include the amount of time spent doing paperwork, reviewing labs/imaging, following up on things etc. I'm currently on a 4wk rotation with a family doc who is very transparent about finances. He has over 2000 patients on his roster and makes the money within the range of income you stated there, but I can promise you his total involvement is 80-100hrs per week and requires him to spend his weekends to catch up on all the reports he gets sent from consultants and lab work. It's not all chilling and raking in $$. The
  20. It really doesn't matter. What being an exec in an interest group may do is to help you network and meet staff and residents in those programs (although given COVID with everything over zoom I don't know if it'll be as valuable of a networking experience). That's likely where all the benefit comes from. Programs know people change their minds. Keep in mind there are other ways to network. Also you can tailor your CV to the specialty you are applying for.
  21. You will do off service rotations in your family medicine residency. Its not 2 yrs of running walk-in clinics from 9-5. You will be doing surgery, internal medicine, obs/gyne and will do the call that is associated with those specialties.
  22. Was about to say this. Anyone who thinks they'll make MD equivalent money in tech/finance/corporate without grinding is kidding themselves. These people work their assess of at the beginning of their careers just like residents/med students do.
  23. I feel like they're too busy going through hundreds of applications in detail to worry about something like this.
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