Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by RockLee, 10.13.06.
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I heard they take your first-born child and make banana-baby-bread to serve at the Christmas party.
Probably just a rumor.
What do you want to know? I am a CA-3 here at Baylor.
How do you like the Chair at Baylor?
Do you always mix lidocaine with propofol?
How's your job search going? Still headed to Colorado?
Sorry for the delay everyone! To militarymd- I am interviewing at 4 groups in Dallas next week. The jobs in Denver are not that great. As much as I love the city, I wish the anesthesia opportunities were better.
Our program is not malignant. I don't know where that stigmatism arises from. UT-Houston maybe? I dunno.
CA-1 year- You spend most of your time at Ben Taub doing your OB anesthesia months and General ORs. You probably average 7-8 calls a month and come in at 2:30 PM and and get off at 6:30 AM on the weedays. We work 12 hour shifts on the weekend. Ben Taub staff is a mix of young/old faculty. Our regional anesthesia has gotten alot better and I feel pretty proficient in doing most blocks after training. We have alot of ortho so there is opportunity for alot of experience. We have a dedicated block month the CA3 year. You also spend some time at the VA doing general stuff. Our faculty is great. Laid back and friendly. Never had a problem with any of the surgeons.
CA-2- Specialty rotations. 2 months of Pedi at Texas Childrens. GREAT training. Great faculty and cases. One of top pedi hospitals in the country. Very busy, but become very proficient. HEarts at Texas Heart Institute at St. Lukes Hospital. Good training also. ICU at MD Anderson Cancer center. Most know how good this place is. It is ICU, so it sucks (i hate playing intensivist doctor). Acute pain at VA or MD anderson for a month. One of neuro at the VA or Ben Taub.
CA-3 year- 6 months of electives. I am doing 2 months of CV (THI and VA), 2 months of Pedi (TCH), 3 months OB (at Ben Taub- Seniors get 2 post call days off after call!! instead of just one), 1 month regional at BT, one month of echo at BT, one month Neuro at BT, and the rest general.
We are located in the Texas Medical Center, which is fantastic. We have huge, well known hospitals here. The parking is available in adjacent garages. Hours for the most part are good. We get paid well (CA-1 I thinks makes 43,000). The cost of living is cheap in Houston. The weather here is warm year round. I think I wore my coat for only a few days last winter. It is humid, as it is by the coast. There is alot of outdoor things to do here, including a beach (Galveston). Several people in my class surf at Surfside a few times a week. You get 2 weekends off a month usually. I passed my boards this year at the begining of my CA-3 year. So I am learning something, as I don't study much at all (damn Battlefield 2!!). Hope this helps
What is the average step 1 score for baylor anesthesiology?
I think you are wise to stay away from Colorado. Them guys have a very bad reputation.
I wonder when and how the landscape will change there.
From talking with UT, I think you can't go wrong in Dallas.
Thanks Tollway for your post. Very helpful, and I might add, encouraging. Much appreciated.
I don't have concrete data on the stats of our residents now. I talked to one of our old program directors I am on call here with tonight on OB and she thought the Step score to get an interivew was 220 and above. Not to say you won't get one with one below that. That is jsut what she thought when I asked her this question tonight. Good luck.
Oh, and I will be hosting interviewees this year so maybe I will get to meet some of you guys!
Im a Tulane student and Im headed to the east coast for residency, so I dont have insider resident info, but I do have an unbiased outsider/non-applicant opinion from the month I spent doing anesthesia at Baylor.
I wanted to second what Calvin said about Baylor, its a great anesthesia program and Houston is a fun affordable city to be in. I worked with mostly CA1s who were happy and great to work with and recommended that I look for a program like Baylor. The attendings I worked with were fabulous. I would have applied if Baylor were on the east coast.
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