Humans of CaRMS – Internal Medicine 6

Which specialty did you match into? And where?

Internal Med – UBC

At what point in medical school did you know what specialty you wanted to match into?

Med 3 Internal Med core rotation

Do you feel that your choice of electives had any impact on your CaRMS match?

Absolutely… I would not have been competitive for this program without an elective here.

What did you do with your Med 1 and Med 2 summers?

Bsc Med Program

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

Start personal letters early (they can be challenging to do well, and likely carry a lot of weight on file review), prep for interviews, and work hard on electives.

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

I wish I had done an international elective or scope

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

Work hard and being easy to get along with. This is FAR more important than being well read.

Do you have any final words of wisdom or advice?

CaRMS is a tough process but also a unique, interesting and memorable experience. Try to enjoy it