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  1. it actually isn't that far off. Medical school is extremely expensive, particular as there is not really as much economy of scale. A lot of government estimates put it around 75-100K. doctor ha - we are expensive at every step of the way I suppose the point is Queen's in this case really isn't ripping him off. Probably even extra costs as there are so few everything is a one off.
  2. yeah once you get to the fellowship level things on such a smaller scale. There aren't 1000 people trying to get that subsubspeciality. Makes things more personal, and thus don't expect to the same detail easy to access information - which is just as much about admins ensuring information is available so they aren't bugged as much as it is about helping applicants. Large well thought out websites for programs are as much about resource management as they are abut being helpful. When a handful of people apply to a particular program though per year there isn't as much point in doing all that.
  3. Yup, one of the hard parts of dealing with the system is realizing the perhaps one of the most important days in your life is by necessity just another Tuesday for someone else. There is a huge volume of admin work to be done at any medical school and the admissions area is just one part. Plus they are paranoid about making any mistakes - and there have been enough mistakes actually done in the past to remind them to actually be paranoid. So things are slow.
  4. Hey there! This is a bit off the usual topic but I was hoping to ask some current U of T medical students what there experiences are about the radiology training at the medical school. This is my academic centre now and I am hoping to get involved in radiology teaching there throughout the program, so would welcome anyone thoughts (feel completely free to PM me) and also want to get a general understanding of how things are taught now there. Hopefully not surprising I am pretty education focused in my academic activities ha! Also really looking forward to meeting the classes when we
  5. Almost all don't be cause basically as a rule it doesn't help. Almost anything you can think of deducting you can already deduct and you cannot deduct from business income which you don't have yet (stipends for instance are not business income). Plus all this costs money to set up and to maintain yearly
  6. every once in a while someone, perhaps at an attempt of humour, belittles another profession usually outside of medicine on the forum, and I have to clean up the posts etc. People go into a wide range of fields for a variety of reasons, and in particular Dietitians shouldn't be considered some second rate professional choice (sigh). Let's keep it friendly here people.
  7. You can and people do ha. Repeatedly actually, they just keep arguing about it. The difference I guess is there would a LOT more people complaining about the health cost reduction. I mean private schooling is relatively rare after all. There could be enough of them to actually have some form of political power - and that would just introduce more stupidity. Plus I suppose you always get the slippery slope arguments about this sort of stuff. Should we pay for health care of smoking related illness? What about people that get injured doing ha stupid things. What about any so called m
  8. Ha have to be careful with that argument - they are going to say ok fine, don't pay for it. While you are at it then don't charge me taxes for health care services you will no longer be providing. I assure you there will be a long line up of people that will sign up for that one. There is a point in a society where the balance tips to protecting the community at large and individuals hit boundaries in their personal freedoms. Where that is exactly is up to particular societies, but usually basic precautions against so say large plagues would fit into that. Freedom of choice is not absolu
  9. ha, general practise is - and body fellowship would probably be the most common fellowship. It is interesting that the fellowships that basically are general radiology - of which there are some great programs - are not as utilized as much as I think they should be. Yeah that is often the best approach - you can never get away from the luck aspect in this at all. Right or wrong just doing what you want to do was basically my approach. I was again lucky that worked out smoothly as it really easily could have blown up. In neuro rads in particular I have had some people really drift for a bi
  10. No one in anything will be able to tell you more than say 1.5 years in advance anything regarding their centre and the job situation. The current situation is a good example of why - surprises happen and it impacts staffing. Assuming steady volumes then someone has to retire for a new person to be brought on. It is not an advantage for someone to announce retirement years and years in advance - they may decide to stay after all, and there is no upside to it. If you don't know who is leaving, you won't know who is coming on. On top of that volumes are not steady state, but can change making it
  11. Ha immediately after we have a general request to calm things down we have even more generalized angry posts. I have hide them for now in further hopes to deescalate. To be clear anyone can ask anything about anything relevant to these professional school admissions, and in all cases we try to maintain a supportive attitude on the forum. That means from time to time people with "perfect stats" may ask questions or express doubts - that is fine as in particular people with great states routinely don't get into so it wouldn't be surprising if they wanted to ask questions/clarify things. E
  12. there are - usually the provincial union is the first stop - have you talked with them yet? They are the group that deal with this sort of stuff most often. hopefully it is nothing of course!
  13. Yup, over time it seems they are merging! There is a good chance the royal college at some point will be more accommodating. It seems unlikely we are going to be moving backyards here.
  14. yes for this exact reason. Either way it can be a bit complex but having a pathway that will lead back that is much more available is a better option. There is a ton of time/expense involved - far too much to take unnecessary risks.
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