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  1. On the CFPC website theres a practice exam pdf that has like 40ish questions, i remember doing that practice exam when i was studying for the exams and found the practice to be very similar of the types of questions you would get on the actual exam. Furthermore i think 1-2 questions out of the 45 came straight from that practice exam as well.
  2. I did this program too and got it. I cant compare in terms of easiness since i did not do any other bachelors degree. But the work you did and the effort you made showed up in the grades you got. A lot of people wanted med from this program when i was in it, i think maybe 2-3 of us actually got in eventually (for what its worth).
  3. residents have already started receiving the vaccine, at least that seems to be the case for mcgill. I can confirm this as I have residents who work with me at my clinic.
  4. You dont need an R3 as a hospitalist to work on the wards as a family doc. However some (not all but some) tertiary centers will prefer/require you to have an R3 in order to do FM wards in bigger hospitals that have residents for example (i.e JGH). I did a couple of weeks as a hospitalist without a problem and without an R3 but it was in a rural setting. hope this helps.
  5. Look into exercise science at concordia. That's what I did. Im not sure how the program is anymore, but when I went through it ~6 years ago, it was pretty straightforward, you do the work and put in the effort and the grades reflect it.
  6. It's program dependent I would say. I dont think concordia is necessarily easier or handing out grades easier than mcgill. I personally went to concordia and did a bsc in exercise science. At the time i had to choose between going to concordia for the aforementioned undergrad or going to mcgill in nursing. I ultimately chose concordia because i knew someone who went in that program and did well enough to get into medschool. They had told me that if i studied hard enough and put the work i would get the grades for medschool and surely enough they were right. Would I have been able to do the sam
  7. Ultimately it comes down to what your long term goals are. I went into family medicine for multiple reasons, some very similar to the ones you mentioned. 2 years of residency. The ability to do a +1 if i was interested. The ability to work in multiple area's (hospital, palliative care, rehab, walk in clinics, CHSLD e.t.c). I personally like having a "office job" type work environment, where i show up at 8:30 and am done by 5pm without too much stress. Another important point is the physical aspect of being a doctor. This probably doesn't apply to everyone but as someone who has a physical
  8. When its time to go home and your work is done go home, this applies to both as a student and resident.
  9. If the major problems in your relationship are composed of stuff like not brushing their teeth e.t.c, I would say you are a pretty lucky person.
  10. I did not get in from cegep but If I may, I will give my two cents. By no means is sherbrooke a school that once you get in you have won. The reality is we started with something like 200 med students and finished with like 147 ish. So that means the rest either dropped out, failed a year, did a masters, took a year off or e.t.c. I do know of 2 of them who were anglo's who had a hard time adjusting, 1 of which ended up failing a year and subsequently dropping out the year after. A few of them ended up failing a year and eventually finished the program. Personally I was fluent in english a
  11. You could make an argument for both I suppose. Medicine will be a big part of your life for most, if not all of us...... so mentioning it might be a good thing, but I think you should probably add something along the lines of "work long hours but always willing to make time for the right person." you know so you dont look like someone who is just consumed by their work. Not mentioning it is also another strategy, you would avoid intimidating people off the bat with your profession.
  12. The averages of the people who got in directly from health sci was in the 90-95s from what i remember. I ended up doing 2 years of Bsc in clinical exercise physiology at concordia and then switching to med (UdeS).
  13. I did my cegep in health sciences at champlain, i had an average of around 85% which yielded an r-score of like 29-30 at the time, which was not enough to apply to med directly. Overall great school, great teachers all warm and friendly and there to help you. Not many people got into med from my year or the year prior thought... maybe 3-4 per year max.
  14. I have only seen it prescribed mainly for pre-operative evaluations, i think every evaluation met the new criteria for requesting this test.
  15. Looking bad I have to say, If i had to do it all over again I would not. Before going into med, i was the type of person who thought i could only be happy with med and nothing else. I dont regret going into medecine, i am happy at the place I am at the moment, but what ever passion pursued me to go into this as opposed to anything else has long died off by now. I think there are many jobs that can make someone happy, and if you dont get into medecine its not the end of the world either (something a lot of premeds and myself failed to recognize). At the end of the day its a job like anyt
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