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  1. I'm with you... I'm totally with you.
  2. The first year of Coastal is in North Shore, but the second year includes 4 months of rural communities further up north - I'm not sure how much control we have for which 4 months of the year though... Oh right! For someone like me who's looking to experience Vancouver, how would you recommend that I rank Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey and Abbots?
  3. I read that St Paul's is a great place for advocacy & social justice-kind of cases, do you know if they still have a good exposure of the bread & butter urban family medicine? What are the positive aspects of St Paul's you're referring to?
  4. So based on the proximity to downtown/vibrancy, these should be my top 3: St Paul = Vancouver Fraser > Coastal (tho 4 months of super rural Pemberton/Squamish/Gibsons/Sechelt/Powell River/Bella Bella/Bella Cool) What about Victoria vs Surrey? Both sub-urban vibe, both 2+ hours from downtown Vancouver, Victoria has the inconvenience of being on island but better weather. Nanaimo vs Abbotsford? Both even less urban than above, both <2 hours away from downtown Vancouver, but Nanaimo is on island... So I guess Abbots > Nanaimo. I'm feeling like Chili would be last becaus
  5. Thanks so much for such a detailed response!! Could you comment more on St. Paul's vs Vancouver Fraser? My understanding is that the St Paul's stream residents do most of their rotations at St Paul's Hospital (which isn't the prettiest hospital given its age), while Fraser people rotate at multiple hospital sites (Royal Columbian, Burnaby General, Mount St. Joseph’s, Richmond, BC Women’s and Children’s, Eagle Ridge Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital). While I find the older St Paul's Hospital unattractive, but I imagine it would be nice to be able to rent close to the one hospital I work at, r
  6. I'm single and would like to be in a place where I can meet new people lol... Just curious, are the university students in Victoria mostly taken?? haha How much are ferry rides from Victoria/Nanaimo to Vancouver?
  7. Thanks in advance!! I'm looking for a vibrant kind of city life, i.e. good variety of restaurants and activities. I can drive, I can lease a car if it makes life easier (I'm from the East coast so don't have a car available in BC), but if public transit is convenient enough, then I don't mind saving $$$. In terms of cost of living, I hope to rent at a reasonable price, but I'm also ready to pay because my understanding is that nowhere is really reasonable in Vancouver... My current rent is just over $1000 for a studio, if I can get a place for $1000-1500 for studio or 1 bedroom,
  8. I have never been to Vancouver and I'm feeling very lost trying to rank the UBC FM sites - I applied to 8 sites: St Paul, Fraser, Surrey-South Fraser, Coastal, Victoria, Nanaimo, Abbotsford-Mission, and Chilliwack. I don't have a strong preference on the structure of the program, but I do prefer urban over rural setting. My understanding is that St Paul, Fraser and Surrey-South Fraser are urban, so are Coastal (1st year), Victoria and Nanaimo (but these 2 are on the island so more difficult to get to Vancouver compared to Abbots and Chilliwack). I am more familiar with Toronto's str
  9. Has anyone done UBC fam med MMI yet? Would appreciate any tips on how to prepare!
  10. 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) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Usask (Feb 25) 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 (Feb 23), Saskatchewan (Feb 23), Manitoba (Feb 23)
  11. I'm curious, is 80+ hrs/week a reality even for ROAD specialties? I've heard from O&D residents that their days are mostly 8-9am to 5-6pm excluding call, and they would be on call, as junior residents, once per week or even less frequently. Senior residents would usually be back-up call for juniors so the hours are even better.
  12. Which shows that they're well compensated here in Canada...
  13. Is 5-600k before or after overhead? If before how much is overhead usually?
  14. That's my point! I'm thinking it's reasonable that there should be more dramatic cuts
  15. https://cmajnews.com/2019/10/08/are-fees-for-cataract-surgery-still-too-high/ "The negotiated fees paid to ophthalmologists for cataract surgery hover around $400 across the country, but they have been falling. Rocha says the fee in Manitoba has decreased by about 10% over the past 20 years, while fees in Ontario have fallen by 25%. Cuts like these will hurt recruitment and retention of doctors, he says. Sweetman says that although technology costs have risen, productivity appears to have increased faster, so even the reduced fees are probably still too high. And he doubts the costs
  16. I was thinking for example once you buy an equipment such as slit lamp you can use it for many many years...
  17. I also wonder if this overhead is persistent throughout ophtho's career, or just when they start
  18. You're in first year how can you possibly be too late for anything
  19. Just wondering, what are the numbers you have heard for an average ophtho?
  20. Yea I think this makes sense. Anyway I'm really glad and grateful. Best of luck to everyone who's still waiting, GOOD NEWS WILL COME!!
  21. Will they still update my "waitlist rank" when they've already moved me to the accepted status?
  22. OMG OMG I DON'T KNOW IT STILL SAYS: Waitlist Rank TBD in early May I WAS SCARED THAT THEY WILL TAKE THE OFFER AWAY SO I PAID THE DEPOSIT IMMEDIATELY (well I guess they can still retract the offer if it's a mistake despite that deposit was paid, hmmm...)
  23. Hi guyss, So I'll probably want take PHGY 209 (Mammalian Physiology I) if I don't get in this cycle before I re-apply next year. Is there any way I can get this class done online?
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