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  1. On 2/1/2021 at 2:40 PM, W0lfgang said:

    I work full time hours some weeks and few hours per day other weeks. Nowadays, you need a fellowship and experience to land a job, even in the community. If you have to take a full time job, there is always opportunity to go down in time once you're established.

    Investments, hobbies, exercise, cooking, anything you want!

    Residency was tough, but not tougher than other specialties. It's also temporary. I have a lot of control of my life now as a staff. I don't think anyone should pick a specialty based on what they have been told about the residency experience.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. 6 hours ago, W0lfgang said:

    I'm working part time myself, and doing other stuff on the side. Love it. You just have to wait for the job openings. Lakeridge just sent out an ad for a part time position a few months ago. Also no harm in approaching groups yourself.

    That's awesome to hear! What's your work schedule like? Also is a fellowship helpful to negotiate for these kinds of things or can a general rad land a part time job with not much difficulty all things considered equal? 

    Also if you're able to share, what kinds of stuff do you do on the side? Hobbies and such or business/investing stuff?

    Glad there are rads out there who aren't rushing head over heels to get into a full time academic position and want to live an actual balanced life. 

  3. I'm strongly considering doing locums or doing part time work for a year or two after residency before committing to a fellowship or full time position. The response to this idea from academic Rads is pretty skewed to "why wouldn't you want to work full time, this is the best job in the world" type mentality. I feel there are a lot of non academic Rads who are doing other things (running their own imaging clinics, consulting, pursuing other business/investing/start up interests, etc.) that we don't get exposed to unless you have connections. 

    I would rather work 4-6 months a year, do many other things and make $200-300k than work 10-11 months and make >$1M. Wondering what the flexibility is to negotiate a contract with that kind of commitment. 

  4. On 2/14/2019 at 12:31 PM, JohnGrisham said:

    *most schools, not all.

    Talking to colleagues who went unmatched last year, the advice was pretty generic most senior users of PM101 could provide. "Apply broadly in round 2, lets get you conected with a masters program, next year make sure you also apply to FM/IM too".

    A friend of mine went unmatched last year and most of the advice from the college was "apply to FM". They applied to Rads and although got a good number of interviews...I wonder how friendly more competitive specialty programs (or programs in general) view unmatched students.

    A few years ago I knew someone who asked CaRMS for other kinds of data - gender and ethnicity variability amongst specialties across Canada. They were wondering whether the algorithm somehow helped programs appear to fulfill an unspoken 'variety quota' - a good mix of female:male and/or different ethnicities. CaRMS didn't reply but I wonder. 

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