Family Medicine, Winnipeg
mid 3rd year of clerkship
Yes, I wish I would have chosen electives in my top 2-3 choices instead of only focusing on my top choice. I also should have done more electives in the place where I had the highest chance of matching.
Your outcome may not always be what you initially thought you wanted but usually things will turn out well in the end and if they don’t/your unhappy there are other options that exist so you can change your speciality during residency..
During pre-clerkship I should have explored all specialties because it can be hard to make a competitive CARMs application (make connections and get good reference letters) if you decide that you would like to apply to a competitive program later in the clerkship year.
Rank your top 2-3 choices! If you don’t match with CARMs and you are a good medical student the U of M will support and work with you to find a residency in Manitoba.