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  1. Hello, I am a PGY-1 family medicine in Québec and I am currently thinking about my practice goals after graduation. Has anyone came across the idea of opening a FM medicine clinic ( or GMF for those in Québec ) ? what are the pros and cons ? how much will it cost and can a recent graduate (either individually or with partners) afford to open a clinic ? I mean what difference will it make in terms of earnings if you own your clinic vs working in someone else's bearing in mind the burden of dealing with the administrative stuff and all what comes with owning a business
  2. What if you are a FM resident training in one of these rural sites and would like to apply for the +1 EM or have a full time EM practice after residency in a major hospital ? how would you get enough exposure ? would doing your electives at major hospitals be enough to compensate ?
  3. I am in a similar situation, would like to get some tips as well
  4. I wonder where this difference between rural areas and urban areas income come from ? aren't the billing codes the same ? sorry this might sound like a naive question
  5. R1 in family medicine here, Can someone please explain the job description of a Family physician as a surgical assistant ? in terms of what the job entails, the work environment and remuneration ?
  6. I must have been confused working without RAMQ remuneration and working under RAMQ but without a PREM then
  7. I think you can, but I also believe the downside to that is the fact that the government will cut out 30% of your total billings
  8. Thank you for your reply, that was very helpful. Could you expand on this ? I kinda have an idea on how PREMs work in Québec, but I have no idea how does the system work for freshly graduating FM residents in Ontario let's say for someone who wants to build a practice in a rural area where he/she does office, hospitalization ± ER shifts or OBS
  9. Also if you are currently doing your residency in FM, you may want to check the R3 clinician scholar programs offered in many universities.
  10. Interesting! thank you for your reply. I would assume that the pay is better in Ontario than in Quebec as well (I might be wrong), although the cost of living might be higher. I am starting to worry about the situation in Québec after hearing negative reports from junior family doctors here regarding the regulations imposed by the government.
  11. Anyone ? I am hearing a lot of negative things about the "PREM" and "AMP" system in Quebec. I would like to know if other provinces (particularly Ontario) has a similar system ?
  12. Hello folks, I am starting my residency in FM in July in Québec. I am interested in having a diverse practice varying between outpatient clinics, hospital medicine, ER shifts ...etc. (I heard even that some family physicians practicing in rural Quebec are doing sub-specialization in oncology, OB-GYN, drug dependance ...etc which will be interesting for me too) I have a couple of questions regarding the flexibility of FM practice in Quebec vs in Ontario : 1- Which province give family doctors more flexibility in their practice regardless of the remuneration and the geographic loc
  13. You may also want to consider whether or not you can handle a busy schedule during an IM residency vs a more relaxed schedule in pathology. Just something for you to consider when you are making your choice of a backup specialty .....
  14. What's your year of graduation and what's your most recent clinical experience (hands on clinical experience I mean) ? that makes a huge difference and it is as important as exam scores! a lot of programs have strict exclusion criteria for IMGs based on scores and recency of practice, any of which can exclude you automatically from the pool of applicants even before looking into your application.
  15. Interesting! They mentioned that they will limit OOP places and give preference to IP applicants, seems like a good strategy for retaining MDs in the province no ? (given that IP applicants usually have higher chances of practicing in their home province ). Is there any stats on what's the percentage of med students who train in Quebec and then practice/train for residency in other provinces ? is the percentage higher than med students training in other provinces ? just curious to understand the motive of adopting such strategy
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