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CaRMS Medical School Residency

Deciding on a CaRMS Residency Rank List

I have been chatting with some friends who are going through CaRMS residency match. They’ve finished interviewing at various programs and now they are in the process of coming up with a Rank List. In short, your rank list is the order of programs where you would like to do your residency. However, where you […]

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CaRMS Residency

CaRMS Tour – Finding the Right Fit

To all the final year medical students around the country, I wish you all safe travels and great memories during your residency interview tour. Recently, I was talking to a few students who were going through the process. There is always a lot of stress and anxiety involved – What should I wear? Will the […]

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CaRMS Residency Thoughts

Choosing a Medical Specialty Round Two

Choosing a Medical Specialty in Internal Medicine One good (and bad) thing about choosing a residency in internal medicine is that you have choices. Just like in medical school, I often get asked about what kind of a doctor I would like to be in the future. Preceptors want to know whether I would be […]

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Books CaRMS Medical School Residency

The Successful Match – Book Review

I finally had the time to review The Successful Match – 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match by Dr. Samir P. Desai and Dr. Rajani Katta. One of the biggest stressors of medical school is deciding on a specialty and matching to a residency. If you thought the anxiety decreased after getting into […]

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CaRMS Residency Thoughts

Post-CaRMS Thoughts – Choosing a Medical Specialty

So marks the end of the CaRMS interview tour for 2012. Overall, it went a lot smoother than I expected. Flights were on time, accommodations were nice and interviews were not as stressful as I thought they would be. Next up, figuring out my rank order list. For those of you that don’t know, after […]

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CaRMS Residency

The CaRMS Tour

Starting this weekend, I begin my cross Canada CaRMS tour. It is an understatement to say I am feeling more stressed than usual. 7810 km 10 Residency Programs 6 Cities 2 Specialties (IM, FM) 1 Match (hopefully) I’m pretty happy about the number of programs I have received interviews for. It’s a 60-40 split between […]

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Application CaRMS Residency

Post CaRMS Application Tips

And I’m back! I’ve been busy completing my applications for the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) Having survived the CaRMS 2011 Application Submission Deadline, I was going to share some of the lessons I’ve learned from this stressful experience. Overall, I think I did most things well but could have done many things better. Thankfully, […]

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Clerkship Residency

An Anesthesiologist’s Dilemma

Conversation between me and a friend applying to Anesthesiology, while discussing our upcoming CaRMS applications. Me:    “So you’re not going to miss talking to patients at all?” Him:    “Not at all, I get to do as much talking as I want pre and post-op” Me:    “You’re not going to miss having your own patients?” […]