Podcast #18: CaRMS: What to expect, how to prepare and the importance of staying well in the process

Madison Le Gallee is a first year Family Medicine resident at McGill and practices at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Montreal, QC. Madison completed her undergraduate medical degree at McGill. She has a soft spot for matcha lattes and fall hikes, and enjoys folding origami and finishing novels after hours. Madison also has a special interest in mental wellness initiatives and skin health. Gray Meckling is a second year psychiatry resident at the University of Ottawa. He completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Toronto after completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia. He is passionate about mental health and meditation.

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • 1:00 Anticipating CaRMS, two sides of the coin
  • 3:00 How to prepare for CaRMs early in the process and first steps 
  • 8:15 Tips for preparing for interviews, the pros and cons of virtual interviewing, interview formats, how to use the CanMED roles
  • 14:00 Things learned through interview process
  • 17:20 The role of online meet and greets and socials
  • 19:00 How to stay well during CaRMS 
  • 22:45 What would you do differently, given the chance?
  • 25:00 Dispelling common misconceptions about CaRMS
  • 26:00 Final pieces of advice
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