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  1. Teddy94, it is a good question. I think all programs across the country are in general good, and that is a matter of "fit" to the culture of the program more than anything else. Have you done any elective yet?
  2. I can't say I am salty nor cynical, but less idealistic and more pragmatic. There is just so much one can do.
  3. As rmorelan mentioned, the premium is dependent on tons of factors. He does not want to disclose how much he pays and that is fine. For 8.5k a month, I pay roughly $150/mo. I will increase it shortly. Hope this helps.
  4. It was difficult finding time to go to the gym during my residency. Now, I am in a fellowship that is arguably even more time consuming, but the difference is that I am much more efficient in the way I study, giving me a bit more free time. It's ALL about time management.
  5. Always answer your pager promptly Be polite to everyone, especially nurses and other allied health professionals You will have to do scut work, it is unfortunately part of the work I don't know which specialty you will be going into, but often your first year is more or less a year rotating through fields that are not THAT interesting to you. Show interest regardless Don't be cocky
  6. Hi! Welcome to the forum! You can browse this subforum: http://forums.premed101.com/forum/45-housing-classifieds/
  7. wow, Radiology is really becoming less competitive
  8. Well I may be a bit of a contrarian here, but I DO highly recommend premeds to try to get into medschool. I have yet to find a career as rewarding in so many aspects as mine. I am in between residency and practicing physician having finished general surgery and at the end of my 2 years fellowship. Yes it implies a lot of sacrifices. Yes you will need to have some support because truthfully the journey to get there is long. But every single day I make life and death decisions that have dramatic impact on my patients life. Perhaps my relation to the field of medicine is highly tinted by the fact
  9. Do at least an additional elective in general surgery, or a general surgery subspecialty (surg onc, colorectal, HPB, thoracics, etc.) Try to publish a case report. Keep the good attitude during your rotations. Good luck!
  10. Agree with the above. As a fellow entering soon the last 6 months of my subspecialty, what is most often challenging is knowing who to not operate and what not to do. The cognitive process of surgery is truthfully more difficult than the technical aspects.
  11. If you are starting dentistry, you will easily have access to at least 200k from RBC/Scotia/National Bank as other have mentioned. Without co-signors. Don't let these uneducated reps scare you.
  12. J'ai réussi à négocier un taux à Prime-0.25%, donc c'est faisable.
  13. I respectfully disagree. I think it is more relevant to think in terms of fun. Trust me, most of the older surgeons I work with continue to do so because they still have fun operating, teaching, working in the OR etc. What they do will always be meaningful, but if they lose the "fun" part they will retire.
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