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  UT Austin Neurosurgery
Posted by: Guest - 01-23-2020, 04:02 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (4)

It seems like the department in Austin has been building up an interesting faculty core for the last few years. Does anybody know if they ever plan on establishing a residency?

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  CNS vs AANS Oral board course
Posted by: Neuronal - 01-20-2020, 05:34 PM - Forum: Practice patterns - No Replies

Any advice on which Oral Board review is better?
CNS or AANS Goodman course?

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  Step 2 Timing
Posted by: Guest - 01-20-2020, 05:32 PM - Forum: How to prep for applications - Replies (4)

How important is it to have Step 2 CK/CS complete prior to ERAS submission in September?

I scored a 250 on Step 1. I took time off for research after Step 1, and will be applying in the upcoming cycle. I would strongly prefer not to take additional time off studying now, so I can focus on my home sub-I and two aways in the summer.

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  PD Communications
Posted by: Guest - 01-20-2020, 02:24 PM - Forum: On the trail - Replies (8)

Any calls from PDs yet? When can we start expecting to be contacted?

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  Resident Job Placement
Posted by: Guest - 01-17-2020, 12:48 PM - Forum: On the trail - Replies (8)

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  PGY3 Or 4 vacancy?
Posted by: IvoP - 01-17-2020, 09:36 AM - Forum: Job openings - Replies (6)

Any PGY 3 or 4 opening?

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  Away rotations
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Hello,
I'm an MSIII planning to apply for neurosurgery this upcoming cycle. My school does not have a home program so I'm planning to do 3 away rotations at top tier programs (hopefully). How many programs should I apply to for aways? I've heard overdoing it can look bad if you're accepted into a program and turn it down, but I also don't want to risk not getting 3 offers. I recognize this is a nuanced discussion, but I'm just looking for input.

Step 1 score: 261
Step 2: not taken yet
Clerkships: I've honored 4/4 clerkships thus far (IM, FM, neurology, psychiatry); not sure how many I'll have honored by the time my applications are being reviewed
Research: 2 pubs in clinical research, 1 poster presentation

Thanks in advance.

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  Getting an academic job
Posted by: NeuroNet - 01-12-2020, 06:12 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (1)

How hard is it to get a position at an academic hospital if you didn’t train at a top 20 program? From what I’ve seen, residents at those programs have access to the resources and people who can make that much easier, it’s a self-propagating machine.

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  If I don’t match chances to going ortho?
Posted by: Guest - 01-12-2020, 11:19 AM - Forum: On the trail - Replies (6)

Hey if I don’t match you think it’s possible to scramble ortho? 

Ultimately I wanna do spine I just prefer spine with a side of brain but I’m ok in either tbh

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  Gap year by choice
Posted by: Guest - 01-03-2020, 09:40 PM - Forum: How to prep for applications - Replies (2)

Hello all, current M3 interested in neurosurgery. Have 10+ pubs, 20+ posters, and competitive step score. However, I feel like my life has revolved around neurosurgery completely for multiple years. I did not take a gap year after undergrad, but I have been considering taking one now by choice so I can have the opportunity to travel and have time for self-reflection and self-discovery (not necessarily to publish or bolster my application). I have no doubts about neurosurgery, but I understand that once residency starts that I won't be able to take this kind of time for myself.

Would this be a major red flag? Or would programs/PD's understand the intention and respect the decision?

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