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Town hall for medical students - Shared screen with speaker view
Sara Ismail
29:32
can anybody hear anything?
Sara Ismail
29:47
never mind can now!
Laetitia
45:23
Anyone knows if this means that med-3s will have the same number of electives ?
Ghizlane Moussaoui
49:39
are you considering expanding to the Lakeshore for example to increase site capacity or to offer the ERC component of IM. We already do emerg there. thanks!
iPhone de Delphine
53:33
if that information (MCQQE exam) could be in the next e-Digest, it would be very appreciated!
Zineb Harra
56:11
What about Ob/Peds for capacity?
alexaehlebracht
58:23
how many weeks of electives will remain?
Debra Dawson
59:09
but some electives will be less busy and will have capacity,. If we want to do those, why could we not? easiest example: research.
Safina Adatia
59:38
@Debra - because only some people who are off would be able to participate and not all, she seemed to allude to equity in that sense.
David P
01:01:55
Several schools (e.g., UofT) can accommodate overlap of outgoing and incoming med3s, and so for them, the beginning of clerkship is not delayed beyond July (according to the CFMS). Obviously, different cities are struggling to different extents with the pandemic. But is McGill advocating to promote harmonization of training time nationally given that, as it stands now, new McGill clerks will lose many months of training that other Canadian med students will still have?
Safina Adatia
01:03:51
From my understanding, CFMS has decided that each school will be doing their own things since each province/city has a very different situation. Unfortunately that’s the reality. Montreal’s situation is unique compared to other cities and provinces, so we unfortunately do have to suffer the most. Again, this is my understanding. I could be wrong as med-3’s we’ve asked this multiple times and that’s the answer we’ve gotten.
Cyril Boulila
01:07:03
Is it clear and confirmed that we will only get to do electives in our homeschool ? thanks.
Avigayil Sorokine
01:07:22
How are you choosing people to go to Gatineau/8 weeks at a rural site?
Léanne R
01:08:11
@Cyril comme on savait qu'on allait pas avoir beaucoup de temps pendant le townhall j'ai envoyé ta question dans le FAQ (pcq y'avait moins d'initiales en support que les autres). La réponse va être dans le prochain FAQ!
Cyril Boulila
01:11:40
There is also more PTMD workshops that will get going as a supplement for the MSK exam next year ! Stay tuned.
alexaehlebracht
01:13:21
Do we have confirmation that electives are home school only for 2021?
Christina Antinora
01:13:28
Hi! Has the faculty discussed shortening the length of clerkship core rotations for the Class of 2022 (ex: remove 1 week from fam med, 1 week from surgery, etc.) in order to maximize our elective time given that we are already starting nearly 3 months behind at best? Thank you :)
Alexandra Marshall
01:14:30
Hi! I am concerned about applying for AFE for the fall semester. Many of us rely on that funding in order to pay for rent, food, etc. If we cannot register for clerkship, then we are not eligible for this funding anymore. How is the faculty planning to address this issue?
Ziyu Xiao
01:14:40
med4 here: any thoughts on abolishing the LMCC as a licencing requirement in Quebec? It is not a requirement in New Brunswick for example
Sara Michelle Weinman
01:15:26
Are considerations being made for students who are high-risk or take care of high-risk individuals for these “possible” in -person activities, like the anatomy lab?
pascalhaddad
01:15:51
Why is delaying our graduation date not considered? Especially if that means we would have the same complete and fair training and education as other years?
Melissa Berman Rosa
01:15:55
when you mention graduating in June, does this mean we’ll go into the summer semester? is the graduation ceremony postponed?
Léanne R
01:17:49
Compiled Med-3s Qs about the Gatineau option: 1) how will students be selected to go (will it be preference-based) 2) when will we find out if we go to Gatineau? if we start on June 1st it would mean we need to start quarantining this Sunday
amy
01:18:02
If rotations for clerks will be shortened to 6 weeks instead of 8 (i.e., 75%), how will absences and leaves be handled? Students will still need some time off for medical appointments, sick leave, etc. Thanks!
alexaehlebracht
01:18:17
Med-2: Other provinces that are less hard hit than us and have more resources will not be delaying their Med-3 clerkship start date. Why are we unable to double up on rotations by spreading out across hospitals? This will put us at a disadvantage for electives, especially if we are only allowed to do electives at our home school. It will put McGill students in a tough position trying to match anywhere outside of Montreal, especially in competitive specialties.
Safina Adatia
01:19:03
For Med-3’s that still haven’t done their med3 elective, are there still plans for us to do it between June and sept as previously mentioned in the UGME digest?
Syed Abidi
01:19:55
When we start fourth year in October, will we be following the same order of rotations currently assigned to us or will they reassigned?
Shaan Bhambra
01:21:11
Will this meeting be provided as a recording online?
Rami
01:22:06
@shaan yes it should be recorded and available from my understanding!
Shaan Bhambra
01:22:25
@Rami Merci, Habibi
Olivia C
01:22:35
If you would like the recording of this session, please reach out to me! undergrad.med@mcgill.ca
Bianief Tchiloemba
01:24:33
Do students coming from a Leave of Absence and entering 4th year will need to start their electives in October as well or we can start in July(as sheduled) as long it respects the total weeks we are allowed to take.
Sarah Chibane
01:25:36
@Leanne if we could add to Cyril’s question a specification about access to UdeM for electives as a “visiting” elective, Montreal is pretty special in the COVID context and both universities are in the same city so no need for quarantine?
Cyril Boulila
01:26:02
yes please !
Cyril Boulila
01:26:23
hot zone to hot zone (montreal) electives
Olivia C
01:27:14
We will add a link to the recording to the e-Digest this week
Ezra Schwartz
01:30:48
For students who have registered to take the USMLE this summer (during what would have been the vacation time between TCP and clerkship), the need to reschedule the exam is becoming more and more evident. This task is becoming more challenging given the everchanging schedule and requirements (e.g. for DIM students who will have to make up sessions). How has the administration taken students writing the USMLE into consideration in their planning?
Corinne Cécyre-Chartrand
01:32:49
@Ezra, this question was sent for the next FAQ ^
anjellica
01:34:23
For med-3s: Is it possible that we would have more difficulty booking year 4 electives, given that electives might also have reduced site capacity? If so, what is being done to ensure that students have equal access to year 4 electives?
Sara Michelle Weinman
01:34:51
Should students in FMD plan to live in Montreal in the fall?
Christina Antinora
01:35:52
@Corinne Can this also be added to the FAQ? - Is there any discussion surrounding the possibility of current Med-2s also doing PIAT this summer?
Corinne Cécyre-Chartrand
01:36:10
@Christina, yes I’ll add it!
Christina Antinora
01:36:14
Merci <3
Melanie Leung
01:37:06
For Med-3 students who had Geri when the confinement was put in place, will they re-start with Geriatrics?
Melanie Leung
01:37:25
Or would they be given the option of doing an elective instead?
Ziyu Xiao
01:38:21
nobody has a summer why should those writing the USMLE be accommodated? nobody is required to do the USMLE
Safina Adatia
01:38:47
^^
Safina Adatia
01:38:49
yield
Sabrina Anne Fallavollita, Ms
01:39:08
Transition to Clerkship is also remaining this summer
Safina Adatia
01:40:59
So happy equity is a priority for these changes :)
roni del
01:41:27
Yes! :)
S
01:42:19
will we ever have surgery and anesthesia clinical exposure later on or is it skipped completely for TCP?
Zineb Harra
01:42:38
Thank you very much Dr. Mondau :)
Mehdi Hegagi
01:43:19
Thank you!
Isabelle Reeves
01:43:20
Thank you so much !!
Stephanie
01:43:21
thank you so much!
Julia Leonard
01:43:21
Thank you so much Dr. Mondou!
Bianief Tchiloemba
01:43:23
Thank you Dr Mondou and team for taking the time to answer our questions!
Ira Harvey
01:43:23
Thank you!
Cyril Boulila
01:43:23
Thank you !
Christina Antinora
01:43:25
Thank you!
amy
01:43:25
Thank you!
Hrishov
01:43:25
Thank you
You Jia Zhong
01:43:25
Thank you so much!
Jack Rudski
01:43:26
Thank you!
Karl Yared
01:43:26
Thank you!!
alexiadesimone
01:43:26
thank you!
Krislia Cunningham
01:43:27
Thank you!
Caroline Najjar
01:43:27
Thank you so much !
Kaylie Schachter
01:43:28
Thank you!!
Britta Gustavson
01:43:30
Thank you!
Syed Abidi
01:43:30
Thank you!