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  Interview Opening at Cornell, 11/18!
Posted by: brh - 11-08-2019, 12:42 PM - Forum: On the trail - Replies (4)

Hey. I am one of the Cornell residents, and we just had a cancellation for our 11/18 date, with 11/17 dinner. Our coordinator is going through everyone, but it takes forever to go down our list, send an invite, wait for response, etc. So, if you: 

1. Applied to Cornell and did not hear back yet, and 

2. Are available and would actually come to interview with us on that date (in 10 days), please send an email to: 


Thank you so much! Can't wait to see you all soon.

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  PGY-2 Openings Next Year
Posted by: Guest - 10-31-2019, 08:10 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

The program I matched to for its location is way more malignant than I expected and I'm having buyer's remorse. I love the rare times I get to actually do neurosurgery or when anyone teaches me something, but it usually never happens. It's terrible coming in to work every day. Any PGY-2 openings this upcoming year?

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  Penn State Accelerated Med + NSGY Residency
Posted by: Adrenaline Junkey - 10-29-2019, 09:03 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (20)

Anybody have any insight on this program? Allows you to graduate medical school in 3 years with guaranteed NSGY match. 
Source: https://med.psu.edu/md/accelerated/neurosurgery
Sorry to sound ignorant, I searched it on the forums but nothing came up. Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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  Social Media
Posted by: Guest - 10-23-2019, 12:22 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (9)

I’ve noticed more and more neurosurgery residents and attendings have a strong presence on social media. My guess is patients will correlate online fame with competence. I think it’ll eventually put pressure on others to put themselves on the Twitter platter. Do you think social media is becoming our new referral network?

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  Prepping for interviews
Posted by: Guest - 10-21-2019, 03:48 PM - Forum: On the trail - Replies (1)

Any advice for prepping on upcoming interviews? What I've heard is read read a bit about the program, know the structure, read your own papers and maybe the papers of faculty. Any other advice? Thanks in advance everyone Smile

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  How many interviews is a good amount?
Posted by: Guest - 10-07-2019, 07:43 PM - Forum: On the trail - Replies (4)

I’m sure all of us are wondering this. Despite nrmp data I’m curious at this point in time what’s considered a good amount?

I have 10 invites 9schedueles 1 waitlisted at this point in time (3 are subIs)

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  Pre-Residency vs Post-Grad Fellow
Posted by: Guest - 10-07-2019, 09:48 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

For foreign medical graduates, what's the difference between a pre-residency position or a clinical fellow position.  Does it matter??

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  How to choose a spine fellowship?
Posted by: Guest - 10-04-2019, 08:50 PM - Forum: Fellowship application - Replies (2)

Basically the title. I’d like to get great training, be comfortable bringing my skills to the program, train under a great mentor, and go to a place with a brand name. Not sure how important all of those are, or where to even start looking. Any advice would be appreciated.

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  Doximity ranking and program selection
Posted by: Guest - 10-04-2019, 05:34 PM - Forum: On the trail - Replies (2)

I used Doximity ranking to get some impression on which programs where out of reach, which were mid-range and which were reach programs, if there is anything like that for neurosurgery.  But honestly, I was surprised to see many big name institutions for medical school ( not neurosurgery)  where ranked lower than I had expected and vice versa. I wonder how much you all agree with this ranking for residency application purpose ? 
Also,is there a reason why Doximity does not put numbers to their list, so we know where programs are ranked at. I judge by how much I have to scroll to see the program name  Big Grin

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  Submitting 5th LOR
Posted by: Guest - 09-30-2019, 09:01 PM - Forum: How to prep for applications - Replies (3)

I have 4 letters on ERAS.

- home chair
- away chair
- NSGY mentor
- basic science research-year MD-phD non NSGY PI

And I just got my away #2 chair letter. Already have a few interviews. Would it be worthwhile to email this 5th LOR remaining programs, or overkill and doesn't matter?

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