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  1. From my experience, writing it in person was ideal because the exam is so long and basically a test of endurance. There are a lot of questions to complete before getting your first break after 4 hours and I felt that being in that "testing environment" really helped me stay focused and gave me the willpower to finish the sections. Had I done the exam at home with all of the noise and distractions, I don't think I would have been able to finish or perform as well. The test center also provides noise cancelling headphones which was cool as well.
  2. It's because a lot of the QC FM programs are based in the outskirts of major metropolitan areas. One of the mandates of the QC government is to try and promote health of communities in rural areas and this is not attractive to most as many desire to return to cities after their residencies. When you apply for your permanency practice license (PREM), the chances of you coming back to practice closer to these metropolitan areas are much more difficult and as a result, many do not find this attractive. As a result, there are a lot of positions that remain vacant.
  3. My school doesn't offer a 5th year and provides zero support if you decide to go unmatched for a year. That being said, most of my unmatched colleagues were extremely proactive in finding their own opportunities and matched into specialties like internal, ophthalmo, vascular surgery and orthopedics. I foresee more and more unmatched students using the gap year to end up in the specialty they desire in the future as it is proving to be a successful way to get what you want.
  4. When can we expect the official stats for the CaRMS 2021 season as a whole now that the second iteration is complete?
  5. Also those stats don't take into account the people who apply for IM and then get 0 interviews and can't even rank it as their first choice specialty as well as those who parallel plan with IM as a backup. So the real number is actually much higher than what we see here.
  6. Residency Program Matched to : Internal Medicine (2021 match cycle) Previously Unmatched: Yes (2020 match cycle - IM) Region: QC
  7. Hello fellow Premed101 people, Another CaRMS season has come and gone and I congratulate all of you who matched to their top choice residency programs! After years of sacrifice and hard-work, you have finally found the light at the end of the tunnel. It would seem that this finish line represents just the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in your lives! On the flip side, every year, there are incredible candidates who are not as lucky and don't end up matching to any residencies at all. Countless times, again and again, we see this unfortunate trend as some residency programs
  8. Please message me. You are not alone. There are many people who can help you overcome this. This is not the end!
  9. UWorld is an incredible learning resource but will break the bank (still worth every penny imo). People from last year told me that it's really over the top for the LMCC, which was very similar to the questions in Canada QBanks. I think if you're planning on writing both the LMCC/Step 2 CK back to back (as many choose to do), it is definitely a wise investment. If you're writing the exam in a month from now, it might not seem worth it to you because there's over 3800 questions in the bank and they really go into detail with their explanations. You might not have time to cover everything b
  10. These are the punchlines that give the email a negative connotation, especially if an email like this has not been sent out in previous years. It could also be the result of years of push from previous no match years telling their faculty that they are not receiving the support they deserve and this is a new way of respecting them. Would you be able to provide this email that way we can compare between the two?
  11. wow @bearded frog you really are the stats master of premed101 forums Thanks for this
  12. A random question popped into my mind today: Do approximate quota numbers for residency program positions ever change between the opening of a CaRMS season and match day? I'm guessing with reversions placed into the match algorithm this is how it would change?
  13. So that would mean that it's very easy for them to modify if ever a mistake is found right?
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