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  1. Full disclosure that I am not a staff but in referencing OHIP's schedule of benefits, an FP doing an inpatient consult is $77.20. A GIM doc can either bill C135 (inpatient consultation) which is $157.00 or C435 (limited inpatient consultation) $105.25. I am not sure the difference between both of these billings. There are also premiums that go with admitting a patient as the MRP 30% applicable to both docs. Stipends are provided hospitalist positions and I am not sure how those are distributed. While a tough discussion to broach, I recommend asking young staff/mentors/senior residents how
  2. Two multipliers of income in medicine are quantity and time service rendered. ER: Picking up overnight shifts or working for a high volume center will make you lots of $$$. In ON, consult code in the ED by FP is $75. If you see 4 new patients an hour, that’s $300. Plus any overnight premiums. In a high volume center in the GTA where presentations are pretty cookie cutter due to patients coming in for concerns they should be seeing their FP about, the sky is the limit. Can you handle the hallway medicine and chaotic environment of those EDs? At 3AM? For long stretches of time?
  3. Bringing this thread back to life! What’s the process of finding a job in radiology? Is it through word of mouth and connections (like certain surgical specialties), or is it through job postings open to all? And that’s the job market looking like for southwestern Ontario the next 6-7 years? I know that’s difficult to predict but curious about the trend. Thank you!!
  4. If family medicine is what you want (or on your speciality shortlist), then do whatever you can to maximize positive interactions with faculty you look up to, share interests with, and frankly, click with. Obtaining strong reference letters unfortunately (or fortunately) comes down to both knowledge and likeability. Common interests outside of medicine, similar cultural backgrounds, etc. all factor into a strong letter. The same set of characteristics may turn one preceptor on yet turn a preceptor completely off. That's just human nature. Program administrators are people. If you sen
  5. Either way, this situation is a win-win. 1. Pursuing FM this round You will undoubtedly expand your horizons in FM. The time you will gain, the breadth of medicine you will be exposed, and the shortened time to becoming staff will all enable you to live a well-rounded life. I've personally met several unmatched applicants to competitive surgical specialties including ENT and plastics, and they've all been very happy in FM. It's difficult to really assess what will matter to you in 5, 10, and 15 years down the road. On average, people realize more and more that work is a
  6. Another follow-up Q if you guys don't mind. Does the overlap between the speciality you are considering transferring from to the one you are transferring to play a role in the success rate of the transfer? For example, if your residency has little overlap with PGY-1 of the transfer program, can that work against you? Assuming funding is for 5 years.
  7. Thank you for the insights @Wartortle and @mew. Guess we'll find out.
  8. GPA: 3.7 not eligible for weighting MCAT: 126/130/129/131 for a 516 ECs: First author publication and a combination of the classic clinical volunteering/shadowing experiences. This MCAT score has really made my head spin. My primary concern is that my GPA won't make it in the GPA-heavy schools (ex. U of T) and the 126 in C/P will disqualify me from a more holistic school such as Queen's. I'm grateful for the CARS score and the chance at Mac but even that is going to depend on a SOLID casper. Open to any feedback regarding why I should or should not re-write? Thanks ev
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