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how do you know? and lostlamb also makes a good pt, it's always competitive. But any worse? 

@drake19   Dude, you might want to bring your intensity down a notch. I know you are a USA-Graduate so perhaps your options are more limited, but for the rest of us, we are just sharing the informat

It is not meant to be accurate, it's just to give us an idea. Not that it will change my mind on applying or not in the speciality, but some people might decide to add applications to back-up programs

Rads - Less competitive than last year (which was not competitive).

 

Apparently applicants are down approx. 20%, and Toronto got much fewer applicants than years past (the rejection email mentioned low 70s, according to another applicant).

 

Family & IM - More competitive. Whether this is because of the quality of applicants or people applying to more programs on average remains to be seen.

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Rads - Less competitive than last year (which was not competitive).

 

Apparently applicants are down approx. 20%, and Toronto got much fewer applicants than years past (the rejection email mentioned low 70s, according to another applicant).

 

Really? Haha, WHY would they say that? "Sorry, we can't interview you - even though we didn't really receive that many applications this year. It's not us. It's you." :rolleyes:

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Really? Haha, WHY would they say that? "Sorry, we can't interview you - even though we didn't really receive that many applications this year. It's not us. It's you." :rolleyes:

 

does seem oddly specific - usually rejection emails are more in the line of "unfortunately due to the highly competitive nature of the program we are unable...." blah, blah :)

 

The numbers are down though. Not a bad year if you want rads apparently

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I think about 140 Emerg applications or so. some of the emails I've seen indicate this.

 

Hmm.. isn't this year supposed to be crazy-ultra-super competitive for emerg? According to this CaRMS report, there were 172 emerg applicants last year (granted, this is across the board, not necessarily at any one school).

 

I expected a bigger jump, the way folks are talking.

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Hmm.. isn't this year supposed to be crazy-ultra-super competitive for emerg? According to this CaRMS report, there were 172 emerg applicants last year (granted, this is across the board, not necessarily at any one school).

 

I expected a bigger jump, the way folks are talking.

 

can't really say. maybe I applied to less appealing schools. I don't think the competitiveness has materially changed much from last year. And I'm pretty sure every year's applicant pool talks up how competitive their year is. Pretty much a meaningless thread as it won't matter now. Just do what you can and see what happens on match day

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