Thursday, January 29, 2009

My final interview in Ottawa went well. I'm excited for some of the new community-oriented opportunities that are starting up in their program. I now have the very hard task of figuring out where to rank and what order and all that fun stuff. The CaRMS algorithm is a bit of a mystery but as far as I've heard: if you are ranked in a program's top X number of spots (X being the number they accept) that spot will be held for you in the CaRMS system until you match to something you ranked higher on your ranklist - therefore you aren't forfeiting that spot by ranking it lower. This is good news if, like me, you have several rural programs on your ranklist that only have one or two spots. It's going to be hard because some of the places I want to go are harder for Ben to find work in and the easy places aren't programs I'm interested in. Hopefully we can strike a balance somewhere in the middle. I think I'm a pretty solid family medicine applicant, but I can't hope but have that little voice in the back of my mind telling me that I might not rank. I think everyone has it.


Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Glad it went well, despite all the snow! (I know I've said it before, but just in case you would like to hear it again: you run the family medicine interest group and have won prestigious awards for your familiy medicine involvement, I'm quite sure you're good to go!)

P.S. My cell phone is throwing a hissy fit at the moment, so if you called/texted me I'm not intentionally ignoring you, I just can't seem to access anything on it right now.

jhawke said...

good luck! sooo exciting!