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  1. I’m curious to hear people’s thoughts on the new PMH/PCN system being introduced in BC. Basically it works similarly to FHOs in Ontario. Can be paid up to 330k for a panel of 1250 patients (number is prorated based on complexity of patients) with a minimum 1680 hours/year (37.5 hours/week with 8 weeks vacation). Can still do maternity, emerg, ltc, etc, and get paid for it outside of clinic. the PCN is also supposed to set you up with social workers, physio, other allied health but I’m not super clear on how this works. seems like a pretty good deal to spend more time with patient
  2. Does anyone know if GPs or CCFP-EMs are able to work in ICUs at rural community hospitals (5/6 beds) with enough ICU/acute care skills/experience, where there may not be enough GIM coverage? Anybody have any data points on this? I know CCFP-EMs can't do ICU fellowship.
  3. Are all 4 sites starting together in Vancouver? Or starting at the distributed sites like last year
  4. It seems you can qualify for federal loan forgiveness with enough hours in rural rotations during FM residency, but can you locum once finished to get your 400hrs/year in an underserved area and get the full 5 years of the forgiveness program?
  5. What @shikimatesaid, last year the BC NDP similarly announced a new medical school out of Simon Fraser University (45 minutes from the UBC main campus which already has 4 sites across the province)
  6. I'm at UBC and some of the cool/unique things we have here are: 1. Distributed Program: The distributed sites are pretty cool, you can join a smaller program and go to school in Victoria/Kelowna/Prince George or join the bigger program at the Vancouver campus, and have friends/classmates across the province. 2. FLEX: at UBC we have curricular research requirements (=FLEX project) with a ton of support from faculty. They really make a point that you can do whatever you want even if it's not traditional research. From talking to my friends at other schools it can be pretty challenging
  7. Interesting. Do you know a source where we can see income stats for different provinces? I did a google search and it seems BC anesthesiologists tried to go on strike in 2012 due to low pay and the province bringing in too many international trainees. Did nothing come of that? That's pretty brutal that the province with the highest COL also has the lowest pay.
  8. I feel the exact same way. The thing that makes me feel better is that it's not just me feeling these hardships individually and that all us M1's across the country are in this together
  9. I'm in 1st year med and thinking a lot about pursuing anesthesiology. From what I've seen on HealthmatchBC and other job posting sites, the job market in anesthesia in BC particularly is AMAZING, there are dozens of jobs all over BC and other provinces seem generally good as well. There is even a new "clinical fellowship" program to bring in American anesthesiologists to fill vacancies. Does anybody know why the job market in BC is so great? Also, I'm concerned that if it's as great as it is now, then it might become saturated by the time I am done training. (especially if we are importin
  10. Can you describe a bit more about it? I googled it but I'm sure many people would appreciate a summary.
  11. Did Kamran offer to waive the 60k income requirement for the Passport Visa infinite? The scotia advisor I talked to told me it's firm :/
  12. Has anybody had success getting upgraded to the ScotiaBank Ultimate Package from the Preferred Package that is included with the Healthcare+ Plan? RBC is offering their equivalent top-tier package (VIP Banking package) with their LOC so I'm hoping I could leverage this against ScotiaBank.
  13. Has anybody received any communication from UBC confirming/verifying the submission of the post-interview component of their application? I submitted my passport scan, verification of enrolment, site preference form, and reference letters by the Feb 14 deadline but have not heard anything from UBC since my interview. Please reassure me!
  14. Does anybody have a comprehensive source for current public health issues in Canada? I am hoping to find something similar in format to the UWashington bioethics page that can lay everything out for me in brief summaries. The best I have been able to find is look at various periodicals ex: CMAJ, Andre Picard's health column and White Coat Black Art with Brian Goldman.
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