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  1. It is way easier to stop it before it happens as opposed to revoking any grounds the NPs make through legislation. The USA is a framework for what will happen. I think this is an issue that our American colleges wish they had an opportunity to go back and fix.
  2. That's a really interesting point you bring up, i never considered the cost BEFORE medical school. What i do wonder is how the schools PR teams just watch this happen, i don't imagine it is a good look for the schools when their students are having to resort to GoFundMe time and time again just to make it through school.
  3. https://forums.premed101.com seem to be a good one from what I've heard, it's help me and a lot of people with getting into medschool.
  4. If Interviews are all online, is it safe to assume away electives are off the table?
  5. Assuming you are in 4th year, there is no away rotations for M4s at the moment. If you are in 3rd year it's still up in the air whether there will be away rotations at all. If you're in 2nd or 1st it might be a little to early to predict if away electives will even be a available in a few years. But to answer the question, it depends on what specialty and what location you want to match to, doing more rotations in a specialty won't hurt you if you want to match into said specialty and the same can be said for location.
  6. I agree with everything said here, save for the statement that "the opportunities will be equalized", as it is still too early to tell how it will affect students. I know not every school has a program in every specialty, and i can say with decent confidence that while overall "away" electives may not be happening, many of the schools will be giving different limits on the amount of electives their students can take in a particular area. 2 weeks may be the cap at McMasters, but may not be the case at Toronto. Of course if they standardize the weeks across the board I would agree that it is fai
  7. and thus the CARMS lottery, suddenly became even more of a lottery.
  8. Absolutely not. Not comparable in any way, they are also not covered by OHIP. There is also a growing body of Naturopaths trying to frame themselves as medical doctors to gain legitimacy. I personally do not advise anyone interested in medicine to choose naturopathy as an alternate career path.
  9. Thankfully for us (maybe not patients) that gap in training leads them to order more tests and cost the system more money. unlike the US, this actually means something in a publicly funded system. This fundamental difference is what's holding off scope creep for the time being. of course it's just a matter of time.
  10. Street smart =/= Clinically smart I think the ability to do well in clinical is a mix of book knowledge you studied to build a strong foundation, and experience mixed in with wanting to do better.
  11. At this point it comes back to the whole opportunity cost argument that going into other fields such as Nursing or Engineering might out earn physicians. While those are only 4 years of undergraduate, FM would be another 4 years of medical school and 2 of residency. Do they make more in the long run as well? And hope about people who don't even go to university and instead opt for a 1-2 college year college degree, do they make more thanks to same logic here? I just don't understand why it's so hard to accept that the extra time, training and sacrifice might give someone better op
  12. I think a blanket statement for acceptance percentages is very misleading, if you have a 4.0 and a 528, it's not 15% LOL, likewise if its a 2.3 and a 497 it's also not 15%. other factors obviously matter but I am just trying to say the strength of applications across the board vary, resulting in a varying degree of changes of getting in. There is an element of luck, but not as much as people make it out to be.
  13. Battle royal, a test of physical ability to overcome the crutches of being under privileged! But for real this, its sad that the reality is being from a disadvantaged SES affects you from all angles and the only potential work around that i could even see having a remote chance of working is a different admission criteria based on SES ( giving an advantage to people from low SES, or reserved seats, etc)
  14. Exactly my point! No one knows how many people did not post their stats, it could be 100 or it could be comprehensive, we know the cap is around ~450 people, if we add both the lists we have (English and French) as well as the total offers they initially send (~160) and straight up rejections, we can assume it doesn't leave much room for many non reported spots. While an estimation is great, It's best to see how this plays out and that last year's cycle may not be representative of this one at all.
  15. While this is well thought out, but its important to remember that the 2020 cycle was a mess and had the lowest waitlist movements we have seen yet. Whether this year will have similar movement is tough to say. But with past numbers as high as 90 people declining offers to ottawa, i 'd find it hard to believe the waitlist would only move to around the 60th spot or so. I admire the theory, but with the uncertainty of previous years its anyone's guess how far it will go.
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