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  M3, late interest, red flags
Posted by: Guest - 11 hours ago - Forum: General interest - Replies (6)

Hey all, I'm an M3 at a T40. I always saw myself as going into FM/IM, so my research is limited (5 abstracts/posters). I took a year off after M1 due to some significant health problems, failed/had to remediate an M1 class due to said problem. Otherwise I have honors across the board.

Just finished a week in neurosurgery, and it really landed for me in a big way. I'm well aware that I'm behind, but I wanted to quantify that a little. If I were to take a research year, honor rotations, and do well on Step 2, would I have a shot somewhere? I don't need a Top 10 program; I'd be happy anywhere. Any advice helps, and if I'm fucked just tell me

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  A good example of scientific rigor
Posted by: Guest - 06-07-2023, 11:31 AM - Forum: General interest - Replies (1)


You chuds should read these articles and learn something about scientific rigor.

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  Expected progression of knowledge in residency
Posted by: Guest - 06-07-2023, 12:13 AM - Forum: General interest - Replies (1)

Just finished Step 2 and doing a little studying before sub-Is so I don’t have so I know at least something. Honestly, it’s like starting at MS1 all over again, I feel like other than the anatomy/physiology and a few common disease processes (hemorrhages, stroke, etc), I have no real understanding. 

What’s the expected progression of knowledge and how do you avoid killing patients? I feel inclined to use the rest of M4 studying Greenberg so that I don’t go into intern year completely clueless, but not sure what’s expected of interns or how much residents have to study to outside the hospital to stay afloat (and how that changes by year). Maybe some residents can chime in on this.

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  Open PGY-4 Spot
Posted by: Guest - 06-05-2023, 04:17 PM - Forum: Job openings - Replies (2)

Does anyone know anything about an open PGY-4 spot at Nebraska?

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  Does private practice have more diverse cases than academics for most?
Posted by: Guest - 06-03-2023, 10:26 PM - Forum: General resident issues - Replies (20)

So I initially was thinking academics cause I want to have a mix of cool cases, but seems like at my residency there is 2-3 big dawg surgeons who suck up all the cranial cases and refuse to do spine and then they hire like 10 spine only surgeons and will steal even a simple meningioma that comes in on general call for any of them. I imagine in private practice it is mostly degen spine, but you occasionally see meningiomas and SDH and chiaris etc you can do without having a cranial only chairmen taking the case while trading you 3 IV drug use osteo cases from their general call. Am I wrong in this viewpoint? That academics sort of sucks unless you are one of the big dawg guys at a place and if you are a grunt taking the cases the big dawgs don’t want to do then you should just go to private practice?

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  Do we really care about the WFNS?
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  difficulty in finding jobs in specific locations
Posted by: guest____ - 05-30-2023, 10:58 PM - Forum: Practice patterns - Replies (5)

hey all

how difficult is it to find a job in a specific saturated location (ie Los Angeles, NY, etc) coming out of residency. thinking about hospital or PP jobs


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  Rush SubI
Posted by: moneytalks - 05-30-2023, 01:34 PM - Forum: Sub-internships - Replies (3)

Has anyone heard back from rush about subis, i'm having a hard time getting them to confirm my dates.

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  How to do research effectively?
Posted by: Guest - 05-28-2023, 09:18 PM - Forum: How to prep for applications - Replies (19)

I feel like I waste a lot of time being ineffective. Need good resources for a workflow. 
Any links/resources/anything? Need to make the most out of this research year. I chose neurosurgery late. 


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Question M3: How Behind Am I? Advice?
Posted by: Guest - 05-28-2023, 01:51 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (49)

Sup everyone. Hope your weekends are going well. 
I’m a week into third year at a MD school in a big city. First in my family/ circle to do academics. Wanted some insight into how I’m doing and how I can improve. I feel like I’m behind relative to some of the other folks at my I situation so I’d like a genuine assessment and steps to improve (I.e you should have X many papers by Y time, prioritize sub-Is, etc)

No pubs, on 4 projects (2 first author, a 2nd, a 4th), 1 oral presentation. 
Planning on a research year next year, hopefully at my home institution. 

Please advise ! Appreciate it! 
Can provide other details if needed. Hard to gage where I’m “supposed” to be at. Not sure who I should be asking.

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