Humans of CaRMS – Internal Medicine 2

 

Which residency program did you match into? And where?

Internal medicine UBC

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

Yes. Letters from internal programs made a difference. Doing an elective at a university helped me get an interview there.

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

Exposures

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

Put a lot of work into your application. Start early. Practice for interviews a lot and be yourself.

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

Meet and talk to as many people as possible.

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

I would be more involved in the school.

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

Talk to people about their experiences in their careers. Having experiences to write in personal letters and talk about in interviews. physician.

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

 I would be as involved in the school as possible. Meet as many people and talk to everyone about their experiences. Research will set you apart from other people. The CaRMS process is a lot of work so put in as much work as possible.