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  1. I'm a newly minted FM PGY1 trying to explore what career options are available in primary/preventive care and recently discovered aerospace medicine. Sounds like a cool field but I know very little about it and how to even pursue it as a Canadian resident. There are a few residency/fellowship programs in the States but there doesn't seem to be a clear training path within Canada. I'm not even sure how to find a job in this field in Canada. Curious if anyone happens to know more about aerospace med and how to pursue it, or know someone currently working in the field?
  2. A lot of people talk about "rural medicine", but what really defines rural when it comes to medicine? <100k popultion? <50k? <10k? The practical definition of rural I have in mind is the point at which a community starts to have family medicine doctors do more and more things that would be exclusive or almost exclusive to specialists in major metro areas (OBGYN, emerg, hospitalist, etc). So I guess I am really wondering at what size of community this starts to happen in Canada.
  3. So, it appears that as of this year(?), family medicine programs will be evaluating applicants based on structured LOR rubrics instead of traditional LORs. A few days ago, a sample rubric was posted on twitter. It was widely criticized for being discriminatory and/or otherwise problematic. In response to the backlash, CaRMS and the CCFP rushed to distance themselves from it. We still do not know exactly who was involved in drafting the rubric, but it appears to be the severely misguided brainchild of the AFMC and all 17(?) family medicine program directors, who have pledged to revise
  4. I'm currently a preclerk med student wanting to go into family medicine and looking for advice from upper years/residents on how they have found the FM programs at different schools across Canada for a comparison. Looking specifically to know how competitive, intense, innovative the programs are and what kinds of opportunities are offered. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  5. Hi guys! Much gratitude in advance for the replies/advice/insight! I'm an M3 in Montreal, Med-P background, and only have eyes from Family Medicine. I just wonder too often whether, at this point, I'm strong enough of an applicant? I have no research experience, but do have years worth of community involvement (mostly from before Med-P, about 1 years worth during) and my own health literacy initiative. Apart from this, so far, my clerkship evaluations are good. I plan on pursuing electives that could help me refine skills that would make me a better Fam Doc. I am "well-rounded" with
  6. I am a McGill medical student interested in Family Medicine. Ideally I would like to stay in Montreal. I have some questions about the FM program at McGill (Montreal area) and I would appreciate it if a current resident or recent graduate can reach out to me via DM. Thanks
  7. I have read in several places on premed 101 (and heard from several other students) that multiple family medicine programs allow you to add applications to additional sites (within their program) after interviewing. I am having trouble finding reference to this within the carms program description pages. I am wondering if anyone knows: 1. Which FM programs you can add additional site applications to late? (Particularly interested in UBC, Dalhousie, NOSM, and Memorial.) 2. How to logistically do this---assuming within carms portal exactly as you applied for other programs? 3. If
  8. Schools that have released their interviews. If you've heard, please list. I know of: Calgary Saskatchewan McMaster NOSM McGill Queens University of Alberta
  9. Hello, I am a 3rd yr medical student in the US. Plan is to match back to Canada for FM. I was torn between FM and urology for some time but decided that what I liked about urology were the minimally invasive procedures (TURP, vasectomy, circumcisions...etc) as opposed to prostatectomies or cystectomies. Therefore I realized I would be happy being in FM with the ability to add a few minimally invasive procedures. I am in the US so I came across a link that showed the procedures US FM physicians can do with additional training: https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/handouts/nc17
  10. Hi everyone, I am wondering if anyone has information with regards to differences in the downtown sites for FM at UofT? I am particularly curious about Mount Sinai, St. Mike's, Women's College and St. Joseph's and how the different sites compare with regards to hands-on experience and preparedness for real world community practice. In addition if anyone has information regarding the Scarborough site that'd be helpful. Thank you!
  11. I am really having a hard time ranking the family sites, I keep rearranging my top 10 esp with mac, Ufot, and Queen's sites! Would somebody be able to comment on their experiences at any particular sites for those schools such as - Queen's Oshawa and/or Peterborough site! The presentations were amazing, especially Oshawa! - Mac's peripheral sites like Niagra, Halton, Kitchener-waterloo etc. - UofT's newmarket and Barrie, and some GTA non-downtown sites If anybody has any insight or could speak to their experiences in terms of learning to service ratio, customizabil
  12. I have just completed my MBBS, thinking to take a route of becoming a GP or a Family Practitioner. I was wondering if it is worth doing a postgraduate diploma now or wait a bit after gaining some experience? There some good courses on the market, some are almost entirely online, for example Postgraduate diplomas from Rila Institute of Health Sciences and Plymouth University, London (gpcourses.co). They offer courses from Cardiology, Diabetes, Dermatology to even Minor Surgery. Any one has any suggestions?
  13. Source Article: http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2017/06/23/quebec-veut-recruter-150-medecins-francais The Province of Quebec is looking to recruit 100 family physicians and 50 anesthesiologists from France to reduce wait-lists. Comments?
  14. Can anyone speak to the lifestyle, work satisfaction, compensation of FM-trained hospitalists? Did your FM residency train you well enough to work comfortably as a hospitalist? How many hours per week do you work? Do you have an on/off schedule (e.g. 1 week on 1 week off)? What's your compensation like? In BC, hospitalists earn $150/hr (full-time is 1690 hours/year). Do you work solely as a hospitalist, or do you also work in a clinic during your non-hospitalist time? ty
  15. Hey everyone. I am a fam med resident and am looking into some high-yield extra training to do before I graduate. In a perfect world, it could be done online, is inexpensive and provides a certification at the end that I can put on the CV but any recommendations that meet all, any or none of these would be greatly appreciated. Sorry if this has been asked before but new courses are popping up all the time. Thanks!
  16. I have overheard from some of my classmates that 98% of family medicine applicants match to their top 3 ranks on their ROL? Does anybody know if there are statistics for this or overheard from program directors? *** Below are the ROL stats from all specialties. I am wondering if the family med one is shifted towards the left.
  17. Just wondering what everyone is currently using to study for the CFPC exam. I am using the "red book" (Guide to the Canadian Family Medicine Examination) to prepare, just basically trying to memorize everything I can get into my head. I'm also using the McMaster (FMPE) modules and reading through the information section of those (there are about 70 modules, and if you just read the information sections, it's about 3-4 pages each). I have the Swanson's Family Medicine Review book, but it's American, and I honestly find it to be quite verbose, maybe excessively so. I've only used
  18. SUDBURY home to rent. SUDBURY-Hospital / University Area 339 Walford Road, Sudbury, ON, Canada Posted on April 20, 2016 Listing ID #0006872 https://medshousing.com/properties/hospital-university-area/ Large 3 bedroom house near hospital in south end of Sudbury. Located at 339 Walford road. Rent is $1650 per month plus utilities. Hydro avg 160, water 90, gas 100, reliance 30. Fridge, stove and dishwasher supplied. Tenant provides own washer and dryer. Master bedroom with ensuite, central vac, patios and garage. All three bedrooms are large. 3 bathrooms.
  19. Did anyone NOT from UofM get an invite for UofM Family Medicine? Thanks heaps!
  20. Does UofT family med send separate invites for each stream? Thanks
  21. Hi all, So I would like to know the difference between doing a 5 year Public Health and Preventative Medicine residency vs a +1 FM Public Health fellowship. It seems to me like both graduates end up working in the same place - what's the difference between what they do? Sorry if this sounds like a naive question, we don't really get much exposure to this program
  22. Hello! It's been a long time goal of mine to get into medical school and i'm most interested in doing family medicine. I'm not a traditional applicant and i'll be a bit older if I ever do get in (at least 26) and recently a friend said to me "if you want to go into family medicine anyways, why not save yourself the extra four years of school, and the huge debt and be a nurse practitioner?" I told her I liked the idea of the autonomy I would have and and also i've just always loved the idea of medical school (i'm a huge nerd and spending four more years of school learning about different spe
  23. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/12/15/be_careful_what_you_wish_for_on_doctors_billings.html I came across this article on the Toronto Star yesterday. Needless to say it scared me, the doctor states "In my case, as a family doctor, my take-home pay is slightly more than that of your typical school teacher . . . but without the perks, the pension and the summers off. Oh, and by the way, no Freedom 55 either." Can anyone pursuing a residency in family medicine or that is currently practicing as a GP give a realistic estimate of what earnings are like prior to overhead and a
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