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  1. in theory, they might prefer that you do your residency in the same geographical area to avoid paying for relocation fees, but I think it wouldn't be an issue doing residency elsewhere if you match (however, this can change). yes, there might be MOTP seats at Dalhousie, Ottawa and Queens, but that's just a guess, other people can confirm.
  2. Just wanted to share some words of caution, I apologize in advance if I sound paternalistic but I wanted to give the other side of the coin. I was in the CAF when I got accepted in medicine and I couldn't be more happy to have left. To me, it doesn't make sense to restrict your choices before experiencing different specialties during your rotations. If you are already planning on doing another residency after FM, I would argue MOTP might not be the best idea. Ultimately, you trade your freedom for short term money that you would otherwise make up for when you start working as staff. Even if yo
  3. I think it's very useful to give a bit of an explanation at least for the 2-3 activities that really define who you are. It's a tremendous opportunity to give a short interview answer before getting an actual interview and it makes your CV much more personal. When I applied we could not submit a personal essay, so I inserted parts of what I would have liked to communicate in the CV.
  4. I suggest you speak to Kate Hooton from the Admissions Team, maybe it’s not too late to work something out, if not this year then the year after. Your circumstances seem pretty exceptional I wouldn’t be surprised if they accomodate you.
  5. I don't want to engage in virtue signaling here, I swear. I'm curious to know why you say "Yikes"? More people getting in would be a good thing, not a bad thing IMHO. At the end of the day only 11% of applicants were admitted and I don't think there's an enormous difference among applicants at the later stages of the selection process.
  6. I was rejected before getting in. The single most important thing for me was to craft a new personal narrative that was compelling, coherent and catchy. Instead of feeling like I prepared an answer for the question "Why medicine?", it felt like I convinced myself I was destined to practice medicine and I was confident that my admission would follow at some point. I became enthusiastic about sharing my story and showing my personality to the interviewers. I had to truly convince myself before I was able to convince them. The process is obviously very personal and you probably have a solid
  7. I'm about to finish a PhD and start med school, so here's my 2 cents. Time is right to say that many discoveries are found by people without PhD. But more importantly, think of how many people with a PhD will NEVER discover or invent anything that is slightly relevant not only to non-initiated people, but even within their own field of study. And this is true within science, not only in humanities. I can't help but think that there's a huge part of academia that seems so disconnected it only acts as a self-licking cone (publishing research to add papers in your resume to get more fund
  8. If both +1 COE docs and IM geriatricians do essentially the same job, I assume the IM geriatrician might have more opportunities in the city due to longer training? Can the IM geriatrician bill more for the same work?
  9. In your opinion, would it possible or common for someone with the +1 in Care of the Elderly to focus exclusively on elderly/residential care in Vancouver? what does the job market look like for IM geriatricians vs FM +1 in COE in the city?
  10. You may also find CEGEP courses offered exclusively in the weekend (these are rare I concede). I think 202-NYB was offered at Dawson College on Saturdays.
  11. Ahahaha it was a nightmare because I drove to get there, but if the bus/train schedules allow you to get to Mtl on time, I sincerely think it's worth it. You can sleep/study during the trip. CEGEP courses are so inexpensive that it's probably cheaper overall than say Athabasca
  12. I suggest you also consider looking on the other side of the river. By taking CEGEP courses in Gatineau, you are 100% guaranteed to have them approved. If you don't speak French, look for Heritage College. If you speak French, there's Cégep Outaouais and Collège Universel. The main issue is that none of these CEGEP offer night classes. You could take 203-NYA Mécanique through distance education at Cégep@Distance (in French). For some classes, I drove to Montreal after work to attend night classes at Dawson College (in English) and Collège Ahuntsic (in French), so that may be another option. Ot
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