1. H

    ACGME case log system

    I have some questions about the case log system currently in use for surgery resident programs in US. I'm a Dutch business student studying such applications across the world and US seem to be quite advanced with this. Is the ACGME case log system mandatory to use by surgical residents? If yes...
  2. A

    Publication/pmid article

    I have recently graduated from my internal medicine residency, however for our scholarly activity requirement our program has stated we need some sort of PMID article publication in order to complete residency. Mine has been delayed in acceptance and technically I don’t have a pmid article, but...
  3. R

    Need advice - Psych vs FM vs Peds (DO student post-merger)

    Hey guys, Need thoughts. I only took COMLEX 1 (~600), no step 1. I really loved child psych, peds, and FM rotations. -FM: Love that you can build relationships with adults and kids over time. Don't want to do many procedures or manage HTN and DM all day though...Long hours/exhausting? Some...
  4. calvinhobbes

    AOA sues ABIM

    Outcome of the lawsuit could have major implications... or not. I know one of the points of the residency merger was to allow DO’s into ACGME fellowships. It’ll be interesting if the outcome of this case affects other ABMS...
  5. Bobbbyyyy

    Logging patients during FM residency

    Hello my fellow comrades, I am a PGY-1 FM resident. My program is unfortunately heavy on administrative tasks/scutwork/extra-clinical projects. One such task that takes up a considerable amount of time is logging our patients into an online patient tracking system. We have to enter in the...
  6. 8YearsLate

    DO Schools w/ USMLE Prep

    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone has a list or can throw out a few names of DO schools that build USMLE prep into the curriculum. I know that LECOM does and I appreciate that aspect (not that I want to study for 2 tests, but I'll likely take it regardless and it'd be nice to have it carved...
  7. R

    Fellowship as an ECFMG cerified IMG with a General Surgery residency abroad.

    Hi there, I am an ECFMG certified IMG who specialized in general surgeon in a foreign country (not US or Canada). My goal is to get accepted into an ACGME accredited surgery fellowship in the US. I hear about a lot of surgeons doing a non-acgme fellowship, after which they come back to their...
  8. L

    Other US fellowship eligibility for IMG with residency completed outside the US in a non-ACGME certified program?

    Hello, If an IMG has completed their residency outside the US, in a non-ACGME accredited program; are they still eligible to apply for a US fellowship? If yes, what are their chances of getting licensed for working in the US as physicians? Thank you
  9. JusticeMDsMedicine

    ACGME’s role & Malignant Programs

    After months of perusing this forum, working with resident friends who are dealing with malignant programs it seems to me that the ACGME provides zero or limited guidance, support and accountability in this process. It seems to me that professionals can invest 10+ years of hardwork and...
  10. B

    2019-2020 Cardiology Fellowship Opening

    Brandon Regional Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of our ACGME accredited Cardiology Fellowship. We have two PGY4 spots to fill that will start July 1, 2019. Please pay close attention to the following information, as we have been approved outside of the Match. Eligibility: Below...
  11. W

    Do I have to authorize release of USMLE score?

    Hey guys! So I took step 1 and didn't do so hot; I passed but not by a lot. I'm currently applying to residencies and ERAS has the option to authorize release of USMLE scores. I'm applying to ACGME programs but I wasn't going to send my scores to any places because I think they'll hurt me...
  12. L

    Basic? Residency Questions

    Hi all, OMS1 here. I just wanted to get some clarification on ACGME vs AOA residency in regard to current trends and post-merger changes. 1) What are the specific differences between ACGME vs AOA residencies besides the fact that AOA residencies accept DO’s. How is training different, etc...
  13. L

    What should I do?

    I am currently an interventional cardiology fellow at a semi-private hospital where I am concerned that my job as a trainee is mainly reduced to secretarial work without much emphasis on building the actual procedural skills. Currently I am required to do all the paper works for each patient...
  14. CardiacLion

    Applying EM; Withold comlex scores?

    Hey guys, Applying ACGME - EM this cycle. Had pretty good stats up until this year: STEP1: 246; COMLEX 1: 689 STEP 2: TBD (8/29 Release); COMLEX 2: 512 Solid CV with multiple research/volunteer experiences, and believe my SLOE's will be all honors. Had a pretty steep drop from COMLEX 1 to 2...
  15. D

    Transitional Year to PGY-2 Categorical Medicine?

    Hi all, I have secured a transitional year (TY) for the upcoming academic year. I did not match into an advanced PGY-2 program. I am weighing my options. Does anyone know or could anyone provide a link discussing the ACGME's rules regarding applying directly to a categorical IM PGY-2 position...
  16. C

    2018 - SGU Clinical Selection for Texas Residency

    My wife is currently in term 5 and is finalizing clinical rotation selections. From what I’ve read Texas has specific ACGME clinical requirements for obtaining residency in Texas. My question is how are we to choose an affiliated hospital if not ALL rotations are ACGME accredited for one single...
  17. HeartlyPunny

    Specialty Boards after AOA Osteopathic Residency

    Which specialty boards should I take? Will there be some kind of accommodation before I have to make this decision? A little background: I graduated an osteopathic IM residency, and they were given initial ACGME accreditation the next day, or very close there abouts. As such, I happily took...
  18. G

    (DO student) IM/FM/Peds -- Should I take Step 2 with a mediocre Step 1?

    3rd year DO student considering IM, FM, or peds; COMLEX I 601, USMLE I 217 Honestly I have no idea if I should take USMLE II or not. My COMLEX "translates" to a much better USMLE score than what I got, so I figure if ACGME programs have taken DOs then I should only submit my COMLEX. If I submit...
  19. V

    Low-Mid Tier ACGME IM programs

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone had a list of low-mid tier internal medicine acgme accredited programs and/or community-based programs? I don't have the best board scores, but have a good GPA, research, LORs. Thanks.
  20. D

    COMLEX Level 1 = 496 for ACGME FM?

    Hey guys! Could not find this question answered elsewhere, but I recently got my COMLEX Level 1 results. I got a 496, which was significantly lower than anything I'd gotten previously on COMSAE's, so I was a bit thrown for a loop. I want to do FM, but am most interested in dually accredited...
  21. C

    No maternity leave?

    I will be delivering next year, during my final year or residency. A lot of next year will be elective time/not rigorous rotations, so it will be easy to have maternity leave and not need to have to have my co-residents cover me, which is why we picked my last year to have our baby. However, I...
  22. KVBane

    AOA vs. ACGME match

    I'm a second year DO student, and I was wondering what the differences that you people value more when choosing whether to match AOA or ACGME? Assuming that location doesn't matter, and you can match into the specialty with both, why choose one over the other (i.e. If you could do EM, why...
  23. NoMatchMD

    Inside story on the residency shortage

    More than 8,000 doctor graduates for each of the last 5 years have not matched into a post-graduate residency position. This "fall-out" compounds each successive year and the deficit continues to grow. Without post-graduate training these unlicensed doctors cannot work in Medicine. They are...
  24. M

    Competitive enough for ACGME or stick with AOA GS Programs? (DO Student)

    Hey everyone, I'm halfway done with OMS3 and have always wanted to go into general surgery. These are my stats: COMLEX 1: 551, Step 1: 232 GPA 4.0 (including all of my clinicals so far) top 5% of my class and member of sigma sigma phi honors society A's on all of my shelf exams so far no...
  25. Dr.Jekyll75

    Programs still in 2019 AOA Match

    I there any chart or website that shows Programs that will participate in the 2019 AOA match since its the last match before the merger ?
  26. G

    Coding and Billing in Residency

    Our program requires us to spend an hour after clinic filling out coding and billing forms for all the patient encounters of the day. Is this commonplace? Is there a ACGME Milestone or other such requirement that states that residents should be spending time submitting billing codes? I...
  27. R

    Rotation Verification - Stamp?

    Hi I graduated medical school in UAE and I'm doing a one year internship. I'm completing the program in the United States. I did a 2 month rotation in general surgery at St. Joseph's in Texas and submitted an evaluation form my program in UAE required with the signatures of my attending doctor...
  28. M

    Foreign Training in Neurosurgery for US Medical Grad - Job Prospects

    Hi friends: I have been trying to find some information regarding neurosurgery training and licensing for a US Medical Grad. I am completing an MD/PhD at a US institution, and I am contemplating pursuing Neurosurgery residency training in Canada. I am aware that to be licensed in the US...
  29. I

    Allopathic couples match EM/IM

    My s/o and I are MSIIIs in DO programs planning to couples match via ACGME. I'm planning on shooting for EM, and my s/o is planning on IM. We're thinking ACGME for a couple of reasons: 1) Locations available 2) Potentially 3 vs 4 year program for EM 3) Better ability to get IM fellowships...
  30. AT_surf12

    EM advice

    Looking for advice from the SDN community, ideally those further along in the process than I, in regards to emergency medicine in general and EM residency. I am a third year DO student, still fairly uncertain what I want to do. I appreciate any help/advice and congrats to the 4th years finishing...
  31. C

    AOA ACGME Merger Timeline?

    Will AOA programs with current pre-ACGME-accreditation status be inspected and issued an initial accreditation status before the deadline to rank AOA programs via NMS? Thanks so much!