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  1. Thank to everyone who came out to the Q&A, the social, and interviews! It was great meeting everyone. This year's cohort is super strong, and I'm sure you'll all do well! Best of luck, and we'll see some of you soon ;). Edit: officially closing the AMA, though I may check back once in a while in case there are anymore questions.
  2. For those invited, our live Q&A with current Neurology residents @ Queen's starts at 7:30. See you soon :) PS: check out our IG @queens_neurology!
  3. You nailed it. It’s very common with graduate students. Worse for PhDs than Masters. Personally. I loved family, obs/gyn, and even ophtho. Ophtho was one I explored thoroughly several times, but in the end I turned away because of my love of the brain. My advice would be NOT to get stuck in that trap. The second-guessing almost never ends. Grass is always greener on the other side. I would say I was still unsure of my specialty until 1.5 years into my residency. Only recently have I decided that this was indeed the best path for me (although I might be biased ). A big part of that is my reside
  4. Yes you can do both, but you’ll need to be at a centre that has dedicated neuro-critical, and you won’t be either NCC or EVTs until later in your residency. Stroke is over-represented in almost all training programs. You don’t have to worry about stroke training unless you’re in a place with a lot of fellows. Queen’s is one of the programs that has no stroke fellows (yet...maybe one in the pipeline), so resident get good at running stroke codes almost independently very early on.
  5. CLASSIC question. I had the same dillema. Before medicinal school I did a basic-science PhD that involved lots of animal neurosurgery (glad that's over). I thought neurosurgery was where I was headed. Then I rotated through. The people were amazing (nothing like the stereotypes you hear). The OR was cool, but not cool enough for me. I found that I liked the parts before and after the OR more than the OR itself. When I decide against surgery, my biggest concern was that I wouldn't get any fast-paced action in neurology. Then I rotated through stroke. Boy was I wrong! So in neurology I
  6. Hey fellow premed101ers! I’ve been on the forums for ~7 years, and now that I’m the Chief Resident for Neurology @ Queen’s, I thought it would be nice to give back by doing an AMA style Q&A for everyone preparing for CaRMS. I’m happy to answer anything from broad questions about interviews/file review (without breaking any rules), neurology, Queen’s, down to important details like what kind of snacks we stock our resident room with :). I’ll do my best to answer as many questions as I can over the next 48 hours. I can’t promise to answer immediately because senioring Stroke Service is
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