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  1. ENT might be a long shot but I think you'll be able to realistically get an anesthesia spot in the USA if you do well on your steps, particularly step 2 now as step 1 has regrettably become pass/fail.
  2. If you are unhappy with FM you could try to apply to a US residency in your field of interest, or failing that try to get into a decent field like radiology. Training flexibility is far better in the USA so I would devote your resources to that rather than trying to find some kind of re-entry program in Canada. On the bright side, FM residency is only two years, which isn't long and gives you something you can use in your back pocket.
  3. If you are planning on retraining, consider writing the USMLE exams so that you can also apply to the USA. Re-entry policies in Canada are province specific and are very difficult to navigate, with little chance of success.
  4. It's always good to have the USMLEs in your back pocket just in case things go haywire up in Canada.
  5. Average versus above average is often based on physical appearance and how well one 'fits in'.
  6. I think it is fine to have something to test IMGs with, but CMGs shouldn't have to do this waste of an exam.
  7. I can't comment on specific programs, but a good measure of a program's quality is how successful the graduating classes are in being selected for competitive fellowships.
  8. Brutal list. With COVID it makes the USA a tenuous backup option as well. I do not envy the current crop of graduating students and hope that things work out well for all of them.
  9. How you will feel about it will depend on whether you consider it a choice you made versus something you had to do in a desperate situation.
  10. I get what you mean and you are right. Considering that, however, there seems is an underlying current of the term CSA being used to describe Canadians who couldn't get into med school here that went to an offshore school, and I suspect it is because they don't want to be associated with the negative connotations of IMG and FMG. What do you think?
  11. This text looks like what a label maker would do. I dunno, seems a little bit prejudiced, but maybe I'm being too sensitive about it. Not calling you that of course, but CSA defines a graduate on their citizenship and not their education, and that feels a bit off to me.
  12. The equalizer will migrate to become USMLE step 2, as it is only step 1 that is changing to pass/fail.
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