can anybody hear anything?
never mind can now!
Anyone knows if this means that med-3s will have the same number of electives ?
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
if that information (MCQQE exam) could be in the next e-Digest, it would be very appreciated!
What about Ob/Peds for capacity?
how many weeks of electives will remain?
but some electives will be less busy and will have capacity,. If we want to do those, why could we not? easiest example: research.
@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.
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?
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.
Is it clear and confirmed that we will only get to do electives in our homeschool ? thanks.
How are you choosing people to go to Gatineau/8 weeks at a rural site?
@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!
There is also more PTMD workshops that will get going as a supplement for the MSK exam next year ! Stay tuned.
Do we have confirmation that electives are home school only for 2021?
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 :)
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?
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
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?
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
when you mention graduating in June, does this mean we’ll go into the summer semester? is the graduation ceremony postponed?
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
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!
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.
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?
When we start fourth year in October, will we be following the same order of rotations currently assigned to us or will they reassigned?
Will this meeting be provided as a recording online?
@shaan yes it should be recorded and available from my understanding!
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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.
@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?
yes please !
hot zone to hot zone (montreal) electives
We will add a link to the recording to the e-Digest this week
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?
@Ezra, this question was sent for the next FAQ ^
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
Should students in FMD plan to live in Montreal in the fall?
@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?
@Christina, yes I’ll add it!
For Med-3 students who had Geri when the confinement was put in place, will they re-start with Geriatrics?
Or would they be given the option of doing an elective instead?
nobody has a summer why should those writing the USMLE be accommodated? nobody is required to do the USMLE
Sabrina Anne Fallavollita, Ms
Transition to Clerkship is also remaining this summer
So happy equity is a priority for these changes :)
will we ever have surgery and anesthesia clinical exposure later on or is it skipped completely for TCP?
Thank you very much Dr. Mondau :)
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Thank you Dr Mondou and team for taking the time to answer our questions!
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