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Posted by: Guest - 06-01-2020, 12:51 PM - Forum: Fellowship application - No Replies

H1b visa and fellowship.

Are they any residents out there currently with H1b visa that is interested in fellowship?

I believe you cannot do it because of 6 year cap.

Does anyone know anything about this?? Thanks!

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  Unaccredited Fellowship vs Other Residency
Posted by: NeuroDream - 05-31-2020, 12:28 AM - Forum: Job openings - Replies (22)

If one left a program for whatever reason as a midlevel resident PGY-3, PGY-4 (forced to resign, quit, fired, etc.) and still want to prove self and pursue their dream of neurosurgery, what do you think would have more value?

1. Pursue an unaccredited neurosurgery fellowship?
- chance to prove overcame deficiencies and can shine at another program
- but if perform poor, then it is just one year, and you get to show yourself and programs that NSG isn't a fit
- the fellowship program can select you into program the next year as a PGY-1 and restart all 7 years of neurosurgery (is it worth to restart ... whats the value of doing intern work when you already been in an operating room and can take call... are you building oneself or just labor at that point and just putting "time in" for times sake or punishment...or can you show a program you meet upper level competency and skip levels to where you would have been?)
- is there a chance to be accepted into a PGY-3, 4 spot at another program?
- feat that it could be a year of cheap labor for a program and not be taken seriously for a NSG position here or elsewhere, and thus is a wasted year

2. Pursue a 2nd residency in other speciality? (gen surg prelim, EM, rads)
- chance to prove self and put in positive years towards another residency
- can hang out with a NSG department at that program and try to do research/volunteer on side if still interested and reapply to neurosurgery
- that way if not selected you still have value in another field, and someone in 6 figures of debt and precious years in 20s/30s is a hard thing to waste


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  CS cancelled
Posted by: Guest - 05-26-2020, 09:27 PM - Forum: General interest - No Replies

With CS cancelled this cycle how do you view the following:
(1) applicant without CS (has to study in residency and take time for exam)
(2) applicant with a pass already 
(3) applicant with an attempt and subsequent pass

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  Stanford 2020 and beyond?
Posted by: Guest - 05-25-2020, 07:10 PM - Forum: Sub-internships - Replies (6)

Hi everyone,

What is the status on Stanford as a NSG residency with Steinberg stepping down, hiring Mike Lim, and also having JFM on board? I know historically they have been an average-above average program, but what I understand is they are doing heavy outreach to get cases throughout California basically anywhere south of San Francisco.

They have some new hires from UCSF, etc. Is this a good option to train if you want to be in California?

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  Bro programs
Posted by: Guest - 05-23-2020, 08:56 AM - Forum: General interest - Replies (9)

Top 5 bro-y programs? I was between ortho and neuro, and wouldn’t mind some locker room banter. Where can I get my fix of brahs?

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  Pandemic matching
Posted by: Guest - 05-22-2020, 03:42 PM - Forum: Sub-internships - Replies (16)

Hi all, I appreciate the input upper levels have been contributing to this forum. 

I recently found out I had only “passed” all shelves except one “high pass” in peds. Is this a death sentence in neurosurgery? Stats are 242 step 1, 26 neurosurgery pubs (handful first author) I’m from a new west coast MD school with no home program, but have solid letters from my neurosurgical mentors. Step 2 results are pending. I’m not interested in the UCSF, Barrow, or Columbia’s of the world and would be happy to train at any program. My goal is to be the humblest, kindest neurosurgeon possible with superior clinical and operative skills.

If you were an M4 in my position what would you do?

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  VA Hospitals
Posted by: Guest - 05-22-2020, 12:27 PM - Forum: Sub-internships - Replies (1)

How important is having the option of rotating at a VA hospital when picking residency programs? Can anyone speak to how valuable/not valuable the operative training is?

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  Ohio State Virtual Externship
Posted by: Guest - 05-20-2020, 11:56 PM - Forum: Sub-internships - Replies (2)

From their twitter

Don't forget to join us tomorrow (5/21) at 10am Eastern time for our inaugural virtual externship at The Ohio State University Department of Neurosurgery! Learn about the OSU program, interact with faculty and residents, and see some interesting cases!


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  How easy will this cycle be / how hard the next one?
Posted by: Guest - 05-18-2020, 09:42 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (3)

It seems like a lot of people might be taking research years in order to avoid this cycle. What do you all think that will do for competitiveness this year? What about next year? How many rising 4th years reading this have decided to postpone their application a year?

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  Return to NSG Plans
Posted by: Comeback Kid - 05-18-2020, 11:45 AM - Forum: Job openings - Replies (34)

Anyone successful after forced resign coming back to neurosurgery within a year or so?  What did you do to get in?

I plan on getting my MBA in the meantime, creating a startup and emailing programs q3months to see if they have an opening.  I’ll probably go to neurosurgery conferences and maybe hangout with a local department.  My thoughts are is it a waste for the opportunity cost of doing research or going to meetings if it’s not going to help get you in in the end?  Should I pursue another speciality?  


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