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  1. I'm wondering if those people who match to peds subspecialties after R3 are able to practice general pediatrics at a later point in time if they choose? Or because you don't finish your R4 year of general pediatrics if your scope of practice is limited to your subspecialty?
  2. agreed, I know that almost every person I talked to was not happy with online cbl compared to in person - yes it's easier to slack off and not do much but really, cbl is an excellent time to actually try to learn something and apply it properly with immediate feedback from your team and tutor. Plus cbl was a key way to meet people in the class that you probably wouldn't have had a chance to meet another time. For those saying anatomy wasn't useful because of the volume of people: if you find 5 people standing around a cadaver with free reign to explore a hard place to learn, get ready for 5+ p
  3. Not sure on the timing but people higher up on the admissions list would get priority before those below on the waitlist. That being said I know of a few people who got in off the waitlist to their 2nd or 3rd choice site and got moved up to their 1st/2nd so there's a lot of movement!
  4. facebook marketplace as well, although most are cross-listed on craigslist
  5. I'm wondering if you can talk a bit about whether you considered critical care instead of EM? I'm in a similar boat to where you were: I want to do procedure-based medicine, be involved in direct clinical care, be involved in "life/death" situations, and generally feel like I'm actually doing something with my time in the hospital, as opposed to writing another prescription and leaving the work to my juniors. If surgery had a better lifestyle and job prospects I'd be there, but like you, I enjoy my life outside of medicine. I'm thinking of doing IM with subspecialty training in critical
  6. I would assume that any decreases in hands-on opportunities due to covid would be applicable to all schools across Canada so I wouldn't really take that into consideration tbh. I think clinical exposure in years 1/2 are somewhat luck of the draw for FP, but also what you make of it. I had a couple family practice preceptors who let me do a lot of solo work including physical assessments, procedures and lots of interviews. Also while it may not sound as exciting, getting lots of face-to-face time with patients doing interviews and history taking has probably been much more valuable to me compar
  7. there are a lot of students commuting in to campus from Surrey, Coquitlam, etc so it's definitely doable (and much cheaper if you don't have to pay rent!). I can't speak on their behalf because I don't live very far away, but it probably does impact whether or not you attend some events (much more so if you're taking transit, less so if you're driving) but I wouldn't be too concerned about it. Make some friends who you can stay over at for events that go really late (rare) and you should be ok. Also an option to see how commuting goes for first term and then decide whether or not to move close
  8. fyi for UBC the 2021's are restarting rotations on July 6th but the 2022's not until Aug 31st
  9. MEDD 411 is the course number for first term of 1st year. 412 for first year, second term, 421 for first term, second year, 422 second term second year, etc.
  10. In talking to med admissions, I learned that this section of the application may be considered against your NAQ, but will have absolutely zero impact on your AQ, and more likely something that is looked at post-interview actually. Given that your AQ makes up half of the pre-interview score it's a significant distinction as to what that small box can actually help with in the application process
  11. Is there a list out there of all the potential FMPR sites for 3rd year clerkship? Do people usually get one of their top choices? Trying to weigh the options between winter/summer for rural time
  12. During clerkship everyone must do a rural placement (I believe for one month), but other than that the majority of people stay at their home site. What they're talking about here is the integrated community clerkship program, in which students go to a small community (I believe there's 10 options) and instead of doing blocks for their third year, they do an integrated fsort of clerkship following a family doc but also doing their core electives throughout. It's actually a fairly popular program and can be very competitive for certain sites. They do information sessions about it throughout firs
  13. Eventually you'll get sent a link to the orientation website which will have far too much information about the curriculum as well as mock schedules for first year and some things for years 2-4. I can't recall when we got it last year but it was sometime well before school started
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