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  "unchanged recommendation for aways"
Posted by: Guest - 04-15-2021, 08:13 PM - Forum: Sub-internships - Replies (2)

I just got an email from SNS for 2021 away rotation guidance. It seems that they dont really want us to do aways according for Recommendation 1. Would this hurt app if you still do an away even against recommendation from SNS?

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  NREF Medical Student Summer Fellowship
Posted by: Guest - 04-15-2021, 01:48 PM - Forum: General interest - No Replies

Anyone hear back today?

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  JNO
Posted by: Guest - 04-14-2021, 10:18 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (8)

Is a JNO a solid journal? what journals are other than JNS and neurosurgery considered good in the field

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  Step 1 score vs P/F comparison
Posted by: Guest - 04-12-2021, 09:33 PM - Forum: USMLE - Replies (16)

Was curious if anyone had any input regarding this discrepancy for 2022-2023 match. At my home institution (and many others in the US), members of the class of 2023 (current MS2's) will be taking Step 1 in the Spring of 2021 while it is still formally scored. However, there are many institutions whose members of the class of 2023 will be taking it in the Spring of 2022 following their MS3 year. With this in mind, when our class applies to residency, there will be some students applying with a three digit score, and others with P/F.

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  Best way to study operative neuroanatomy
Posted by: guest04112021 - 04-11-2021, 11:59 AM - Forum: General interest - No Replies

I am an M3 seeking to get better at operative neuroanatomy and slowly improve my ability to identify structures in operative video. There are tons of resources out there (Rhoton slides, Neurosurgical Atlas, MSNTC videos, etc.) but I was wondering what do people recommend as the most systematic way for me as a beginner to improve my anatomy skills?

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  are aways first come first serve this year
Posted by: Guest - 04-07-2021, 01:27 PM - Forum: Sub-internships - Replies (4)

are aways this year going to be first come first serve? applications open April 15th until may 1. does that mean you submit on April 15 or is it like ERAS where institutions only get applications on may 1

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  Solid letter of rec from senior attending or glowing one from more junior attending
Posted by: Guest - 04-07-2021, 01:03 AM - Forum: General interest - Replies (10)

Background is that I’ll get one LOR from a very renowned vascular attending who I’m doing my research year with, one from my department chair after my home sub-i, one from the chair/PD of my away rotation after august (not sure where that will be yet), and now I need to decide who to ask for my fourth letter (assuming we need 4 this cycle). 

Option 1: Pretty senior attending in the subspecialty I’m planning on going into, quite respected, mid/late career and I’ve worked with him a bit on research and clinical stuff but don’t have a super close relationship. Would expect a very solid LOR, but nothing too personal or overwhelmingly glowing

Option 2: slightly more junior attending (about 15 years more junior) in the same subspecialty, but a bit of a more niche career and not as well known. But have worked with him a ton clinically (clinic, scrub into a ton of cases with him all the time, etc) and have done more research with him that he has been very impressed with. I’m confident his LOR would be off the charts. 

Leaning towards option 2, but I keep hearing that seniority/hierarchy is everything in neurosurgery so just wanted to get your thoughts. I imagine many people are in similar situations so I hope this can be helpful to a bunch of us

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  AANS 2021
Posted by: Guest - 04-06-2021, 02:30 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (8)

Are we supposed to hear about submissions today?

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  Step 3
Posted by: Guest - 04-05-2021, 01:06 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Should we try to take step 3 before residency starts? If not when should we take it? Does it matter for fellowship applications?

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  Chiller/Broey programs
Posted by: Guest - 04-03-2021, 10:13 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (26)

Hey all, what are some of the chiller/non malignant neurosurgery programs out there? I know they are a lot of malignant personalities in neurosurgery and I would generally love to avoid programs where a vast majority of faculty and staff are malignant.

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