Humans of CaRMS – Family Medicine 3

 

Which residency program did you match into? And where?

North Bay- NOSM- Family

Do you feel that your choice of electives had any impact on your CaRMS match? If yes, please give a brief description?

Yes- did a month in North Bay, wouldn’t of got it without that.

What did you do with your Med 1 and Med 2 summers? (i.e. exposures, research, etc...)

Exchange in portugal (fun but medically worthless), Trained and raced

What was the best piece of advice you received while going through the match process?

Make your letters sparkle, and get the best possible letters for LORs (best written)

What was the most valuable lesson or experience you had while going through the match process? Can you describe this?

Literally no one on the other end really knows what’s going on. They’re just as lost as us.

If you could go back and change anything during pre-clerkship or clerkship, what would you change?

Nothing

What did you do in your four years of medical school that you found to be the most helpful during the CaRMS process?

Electives

Optional: Do you have any final words of wisdom or advice? If yes, do tell.

Couples match and when you travel do it with some friends. Hit up spas/saunas, waterslides, etc. Don’t jam pack your interviews, space them out and enjoy the cities with your best friends or significant other. This is then a vacation rather than a stressor, AND you’re way more interesting in small talk than others.