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  1. They are, and on the previous year's return they give you the maximum amount that you can claim towards the Canadian Training Tax Credit (or something similar). I think mine was up to $500 or something.
  2. Every school has some off years that sometimes force schools to revaluate portions of their program that may make them more vulnerable to certain peculiarities. Like others have pointed out, doesn't necessarily imply a structural program. One year Toronto had 10% of their class unmatched..... Another school in the region had one year there it was pushing 15%. Most schools generally do perform within range of eachother and I wouldn't rank change your school preference on one years' match data.
  3. Don't worry too much about the raw score on that exam I got in 60s and 70s on my exams as well, studied the areas I felt they were testing heavily, and ended up 300+ on the actual exam
  4. Not really sure what you mean about this. Having an income in USD does not automatically give you high quality of life, and being in other countries and paid in other currencies including CAD also does not preclude that In my my internal medicine subspecialty Canadian's are on average paid better, even after converting CAD to USD...
  5. Yes, I got documents from a cycle from three years ago.
  6. Completely agree. If you want a competitive speciality (this year, cardiology, GI and ICU) or a competitive location, or there just happens to be a lot of people wanting a spot for a specialty at your school, the MSM match can be very competitive! Typically around 15% of candidates a year don't match in the MSM.
  7. Cardiology does not necessarily have the worst job prospects in all of medicine. Cardiology practice is very diverse and can look different depending on practice goals and location. Cardiologists can open a practice anywhere after their cardiology fellowship training and begin clinical cardiology practice. Most choose to join an established practice with echocardiography/stress test capital. Most of these are now requiring an additional echocardiography fellowship, but a job in this type of practice is very attainable. There is big demand for work in heart failure as well. Graduates from the f
  8. Depends on if you want academic versus community, and if you want to work in GIM versus subspecialty. Big cities are generally more competitive to find work in than smaller ones.
  9. Both Toronto and Vancouver have had more above average unmatch rates compared to smaller schools if you look across the years. Many different reasons for this. One is that many people candidates prefer to stay in the 4 year GIM program rather than match to a different city's subspecialty program. I wouldn't worry too much about the unmatch rates and how they affect your subspecialty candidacy. The most important variables in matching for the IM MSM match would be your clinical performance, professionalism, and research productivity in your subspecialty of choice. Applying broadly matters
  10. I lol'd. I wonder what city you might be referring to there!
  11. My rent increased as I went up. $900/month as a medical student, $1350 as a resident and now $2000 as a fellow! I valued quality of life more as I felt I had more security.
  12. We don't need more medical students, unless there are plans for more residency positions, hospital infrastructure and jobs for them after!
  13. Do it. 1) They already rejected you so you have nothing to lose 2) One of my friends got rejected from a particular school that he did an elective at, emailed the program and the person who wrote his LOR, got an interview, and then matched to the school. Go figure?
  14. I have participated in IM candidate review before, and genuine interest in the specialty is part of the criteria but there's a strong emphasis on many other qualities Letters of reference and CV tend to be important, I would say backing-up with IM can be a little bit riskier that you may not get as desirable a location if your strategy is apparent to the reviewers Nowadays with limits on applicant electives, it may not be as difficult to explain various electives
  15. I am not against medical students being vaccinated in a higher priority sequence than the general population. I think in the sense that our system needs to generate competent medical student graduates to begin residency, you are also an essential component of the workforce. However, can you consider the timing of this petition and the specifics of your request bit more carefully? In terms of timing, there is a national, critical shortage of vaccines right now affecting everyone. Even if they wanted to supply vaccines to students, they could not do so because the supply across the country
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