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  1. The money is mainly in the night call - most large GTA hospitals you are making 4-6k per night with No overhead. most GIM jobs (combination of night call/MRP/clinic) is about 350-400k with about 10 weeks off a year
  2. Are you a resident or practicing doctor ? I knew her personally. I helped trained her. Do you see why maybe I would have a softer spot for her than others. I know she’s not a bad person and she worked hard. We never know know what’s going on in people’s heads. Who knows why she did what she did. I had had a colleague who lied and stole prescriptions and forged our names to get narcotics. He lied to us so we would write him prescriptions. He stole our pads and forged our signatures. He got 5 months!!! That’s it, and he was also charged with a
  3. I can only hope someday she gets back to medicine. For those that never worked or trained with her you missed seeing something special
  4. Clinical Would mean opposite of lab based. Basically patient encounters
  5. Listen a lot of us at UofT knew her personally so we know who she is beyond a news headline. Am I saying what she did was okay? NO I do however understand that she made a terrible mistake and paid a high price. She had a consensual relationship with a patient who was upset when she broke it off and complained. She got caught and paid the price. So so yes I am not excusing her behaviour. I just feel bad for her and society at large to lose someone that we invested so much time and energy in training
  6. This case is really sad. A lot of people Including myself trained with her. She was was super smart and an outstanding doctor and colleague. Just really sad. Feel bad for her
  7. Thats great! I think we all felt like that in first year medical school. If not then you really shouldn’t have applied. A lot of what you love (teaching and research) really don’t apply to everyday work unless your email academic which itself is super hard Like I said I was looking more for the opinion of graduated and working doctors - what you will be doing for 40 years instead of 4.
  8. I am sorry I disagree. Life isn’t all about getting into medical school. You don’t suddenly win bc you do. You can spend years chasing this versus finding another career and being happy. Why do you think they ask you during interciews if you have a back up plan? Given the admission rates any sensible person needs to have alternatives. It can’t be “med school or bust” or else a lot of people would bust. I remember by MCAT group. Some got in, some kept at it and got in, others quit early and found happiness elsewhere and others just kept applying and finall
  9. See it’s this sort of thing that’s the problem. Everyone loves medical school - you learn cool things and hang out with friends. Even residency is very much a team environment with lots of learning. When you get a real real job it’s vastly different - it’s often isolated, not much learning and more doing, and many more demands on your time. Your student loans need to be paid off and the governments continued cuts make that harder and harder. I am really looking king for the opinions of working docs here bc that was what I was alluding to - those that are
  10. While it’s nice to be positive not everyone gets in. There is life beyond medicine and honestly for most it’s probably better
  11. Money issue is real but it’s not that hard to come back. Lots and lots of IMGs everywhere now in the GTA. In fact almost all new hires are IMGs it seems
  12. Hi As a graduated doc I’ve often wondered why do people want this so bad? I’ve seen people on this forum risk spending upwards of 10 years trying to even get into medical school and it’s made me more and more curious why people want to go to medical school so badly. If you speak to current docs almost all will say not to consider medicine a great career anymore and usually try to dissuade people from applying. I have yet to see a graduated doc pushing others to enter medicine at all costs. Given the current landscape where so much has changed relative to e
  13. Have you considered an overseas medical School if rejected ?
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