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  1. Did anyone know this? I have a cousin who is coming from Ireland next year after completion of his family medicine residency. He will be fully licensed in Canada without needing to do any additional residency/training. I believe he just has to write a couple exams. Anyways, thought this would be interesting to share. I always thought IMGs were at a huge disadvantage because of the residency thing, but guess not Irish grads! See link below https://www.imt.ie/news/entry-to-canada-has-been-streamlined-for-irish-doctors-29-10-2015/
  2. Because of the specialized nature of the degree, relative to a MD/PharmD/PhD, I’d gun for: 1) biotech/medtech startup in the dental space; 2) finance roles with specific coverage in the oral/dental space (though, this is a relatively small therapeutic landscape so you’ll really have to shine to firms when you chat with them….. an interesting point here is maybe show your intellectual ability in tying your dental education in something hot right now such as Alzheimer’s. A company Cortexyme is targeting toxic processes from the gum disease bacteria, P. Gingivalis, in the brain. If you could conn
  3. My apologies - I misinterpreted! I think an MD, as well as a PhD and even PharmD, all do a fairly decent job in providing the foundational elements of the life sciences for an individual to then work off of. They all have very translatable objective skills learned such as critical thinking, analytical, problem solving, etc. You can take this, grind out some side teachings/learnings, and be a pretty damn good asset to have in the biopharma landscape. Of course, you’ll have to teach yourself finance, accounting, DCF/valuations, etc. Now to your point of having a residency unde
  4. With the rise of biotech, the need for individuals well versed in the technicals of medicine/life science, as well as the extremely complex/nuanced world of healthcare (at least the perverted US system), from a science and regulatory standpoint, makes for more of an “as needed” recruiting process. The biggest thing is networking of course… and being able to seriously banter ;). None of my friends broke in without grinding coffee chats with funds/banks, etc. Honestly, they were relentless with their reaching out and didn’t give up. In some cases, going to NYC for follow ups with their most high
  5. I disagree on it being a waste. I’d actually go on to say that the macro level impact these individuals have in medicine is much higher than your typical physician in clinic. Plus, the work is more stimulating/interesting.
  6. Would appreciate this thread not to be hijacked discussing the above. Thanks!
  7. Has anyone considered non-clinical paths following med school and forgoing residency entirely? I ask because I have quite a few of my Canadian and American MD friends that have done this/are considering it seriously. They are gunning for either high finance roles (IB, ER, VC/HF/PE), healthcare consulting, big pharma (med/reg affairs, business dev, strategy), and biotech startups. A few have successfully made the pivot to the finance/consulting side, and are doing some pretty high impact work in the early-stage biotech space. I also know their compensation is quite lucrative and more
  8. Thanks for all the replies guys! I may just purposely not take a required course for my degree and do a 5th year. Hopefully schools will count my 3rd, 4th and 5th year when considering my gpa and see an upwards trend.
  9. Thanks for the reply. Now, if i do a 5th year and keep a competitive gpa in 3rd, 4th and 5th year, will that make me a competitive candidate for other dental schools in Canada? Or is doing a 5th year frowned upon?
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