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  Matching with no home program
Posted by: tryingtomatchman - 05-17-2020, 10:07 PM - Forum: On the trail - Replies (9)

Hey everyone 

Long time lurker here. Rising M4 at low tier US MD school with no home program or department. 

You guys don't seem like the types to like BS so i'll cut to the chase. I'm not sure if I should apply this year. 

Step 1: 243
Papers: 4 published, 3 more submitted, 1 in the works
Abstracts, posters, etc: 27 including 1 oral presentation at AANS
M3 grades: all HP except for sat in medicine. no honors
All the research above is in neurosurgery
Salient considerations: 

  • Absolutely fell in love with neurosurg in M1. Trying to make it happen. Not sure I'd want to do anything else, but I'm above all things a pragmatic person and not going to shoot myself in the foot by trying to swim up a creek without a paddle so to speak.
  • My school may limit us to 4 weeks away. Not sure if they'll make an exception yet. But we are allowed 1 away if we're applying to something competitive, such as neurosurgery Smile 
  • If approved, I'd be doing 1 away rotation at a strong mid-high tier program locally.
  • Don't think a research year would be a good fit for me personally or professionally. 
  • I would apply to every program if i did end up applying
Need advice on the following: 
1) if i should actually apply given i come from a no name school with basically an average application at best
2) should i apply to a back up specialty if i do apply?
3) how do you think I would fare in your (collective) experiences?

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Posted by: Guest - 05-17-2020, 05:44 PM - Forum: On the trail - Replies (5)

Like many this past season I went unmatched. Any advice for reapplicants? Any successful reapplicants from past years willing to weigh in?

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  endovascular without open
Posted by: open - 05-17-2020, 05:04 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (9)

i notice a lot of grad doing endovascular fellowship but not open. Can any senior residents or recent grads comment on how useful/marketable this is for securing a PP/hospital-based practice? Do you have to do both to get an academic job?

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  CNS Abstracts
Posted by: Guest - 05-17-2020, 04:25 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (7)

Anybody know when we can expect to hear back about CNS abstracts?

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  Research Fellowship Spot
Posted by: Guest - 05-17-2020, 02:47 PM - Forum: Fellowship application - Replies (4)

Hey guys, anyone aware of open funded research fellowship spot in pediatrics, vascular, oncology or spine?

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  Post- Board exam
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  dogs during residency
Posted by: Guest - 05-15-2020, 10:15 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (8)

Any residents have dogs during residency? Possible +/- partner?

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  Friday's with Friedlander
Posted by: Pitt Resident - 05-15-2020, 07:20 AM - Forum: General interest - Replies (1)

If anyone is looking for additional online conferences Dr. Friedlander here at UPMC has started hosting a weekly talk. He asked for me to invite residents and medical students if interested.

Pitt Resident


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Posted by: 3/4 - 05-14-2020, 07:18 PM - Forum: Job openings - Replies (40)

Any pgy-3 or 4 openings?  How does one go about finding a position?  I been on resident swap and emailed programs but can't find openings.  How have people transferred programs in the past?  Would be ideal before July 1!  Thanks.

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  New Programs
Posted by: Guest - 05-13-2020, 11:22 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (1)

Does anyone know of any new programs that are starting up? I heard that UT Austin is starting one.

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