Peak Interview Season

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  1. Hoju

    Hoju I don't want Fop. 5+ Year Member

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    Hi buds,

    I am planning my 4th year schedule and am planning to take 2 months off during peak interview season for ENT. As of now, I can either take off November and December or December and January. Do any of you friendly chaps have advice on which would be better, or if it even matters? I appreciate any info you may supply. Thanks.
     
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  3. HEENTdude

    HEENTdude 2+ Year Member

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    December and January IMO are better months to have off.

    If possible, maybe try doing an easier month in November, such as a research month with an understanding PI or something BS like "Teaching 2nd year med students clinical skills" or a dissection course to get time off.

    Good Luck!
     
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    ZagDoc Ears, Noses, and Throats 7+ Year Member

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    Dec/Jan is the heavy two months for ENT. A handful of programs have their first interview date in late November, but the rest are Dec/Jan (and it's pretty evenly 50-50 between the two months).
     
  5. Hoju

    Hoju I don't want Fop. 5+ Year Member

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    Great! Thanks for the advice.
     
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    neutropeniaboy Blasted ENT Attending 10+ Year Member

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    I took no time off.

    I did my interviews during a radiology rotation and an anatomy dissection rotation. I think I went to the lab 2-3x over the four weeks and then bought a Dremel drill and drilled out the mastoid and temporal bone. Got an A in both courses. Went on 13 interviews.

    Rather, take your time off and go to Europe or Asia.
     
  7. OtoHNS

    OtoHNS ENT Attending 5+ Year Member

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    Agreed!
     
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    plauto 7+ Year Member

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    x3
     
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    Leforte Member SDN Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    Agreed x4.

    And no matter what you are thinking F&%^ going to Africa - the armpit of the world.
     

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