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  AANS Abstract
Posted by: Guest - 01-17-2022, 03:49 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Anyone get abstracts accepted to AANS?

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  Intern year
Posted by: Guest - 01-15-2022, 05:35 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (14)

How do people feel about intern year being a key year in terms of holding the pager during the day? I’ve heard of some programs that throw interns right into it versus the traditional hand holding type of method where you don’t bear much responsibility until PGY2. Potentially frees up juniors to operate instead of dealing with the consults/floor stuff during the day. Programs that are like this off the top of my head are CCF, Northwestern, Vandy. Any other perspectives on this?

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  Functional research
Posted by: Guest - 01-14-2022, 04:22 AM - Forum: General interest - Replies (12)

Would like to hear key names/institutions that are heavy on neuromodulation and functional neurosurgery research worldwide, not necessarily in the US. More like scientists and neurologists

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  Best Program
Posted by: MS3b - 01-08-2022, 09:42 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (17)

Does anyone think there is really a #1 training program where anyone graduating has an advantage over other program grads based on name alone? Or do you think there is one best program for each applicant?

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  pitt interview invites
Posted by: Guest - 01-05-2022, 04:20 PM - Forum: On the trail - No Replies

since this website is pretty much run by Pitt residents, can you let me know if there are going to be anymore interview invites sent out in Jan for Pitt?

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  Barrow: My Investigation
Posted by: Busted - 01-03-2022, 01:49 AM - Forum: General interest - Replies (53)

So as you all know, this forum is obsessed with Barrow. Barrow this, Barrow that, How does this program compare to Barrow, etc. Literally every thread mentions Barrow. 

So I decided to look into the matter myself. I looked up Barrow grads, to see what they are doing. I looked up research at Borrow, so see just what is going on. And I read up on Barrow online, to get a clearer view. 

What I saw disturbed me greatly, and I wish to share my results here. 

  1. Virtually all Barrow grads go into PP. nothing wrong with PP, but if you want to advance the field you have to do academic and Barrow is very, very poor in that. If you want to do research, you can't go to Barrow. 
  2. Many Barrow grads go into shady pain practices. Those places that do surgery for pain. Problem is, research has shown that in the vast majority of cases, surgery doesn't help. A lot of Barrow grads are doing this medically unnecessary spine surgery for money and are cheating patients. Very disturbing.
  3. Mid-levels do initial consultation and follow-up. As a result, residents are very weak in this areas. Barrow is arranged as a mill that tries to see as many patients as possible and it also engages in some questionable medical practices for money, being strongly fee-for-service. 
  4. Residents don't spend the extra free time in the lab or cadaver lab. Rather, they place softball and post here a lot. Why aren't they doing research or doing productive things
  5. The research at Barrow is very, very, weak. The major neurosurgical publications are dominated by Harvard, Mayo and other "elite/Iyv" programs. But to my horror, I could nary find a Barrow pub in a top journal. 
  6. Patient care is questionable, as residents operate unsupervised. 

I hope that I am wrong and I hope that I missed something. However, from my own investigation, this is what I have concluded. My findings left me very disturbed and in horror. 



Why are they destroying the life of Dr. Thompson and why are they suing him?

I hope that the Barrow posters here might be able to assuage my concerns about this program and offer a rebuttal. I fear that

might not be possible.

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  M4 questions on intern year
Posted by: MikeFart - 12-30-2021, 10:37 AM - Forum: General resident issues - Replies (8)

Hello friends,

I was wondering if current interns and residents could recommend any ways (books, lectures, etc.) to better prepare an M4 for intern year. I'm basically doing nothing in my last year and I feel like I'm forgetting a lot that I learned on my sub-internships.

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Posted by: Guest - 12-26-2021, 04:36 AM - Forum: General interest - Replies (28)

How does Cornell fare as a place to become an academic neurosurgeon? Will you become well trained?

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  JNS case lessons thoughts?
Posted by: Potato678910 - 12-24-2021, 03:27 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Thoughts on JNS case lessons? As someone interested in Neurosurgery, better to publish here (but no pubmed index), or other non-neurosurgery journals that are actually pubmed indexed?

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Posted by: Guest - 12-23-2021, 12:45 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (10)

What's everyones take on Mt. Sinai in NYC as a training program? I know they're smaller, with a complement of about 2 residents a year. 

I assume call burden is going to suck majorly.

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