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  1. Preston Ganey Jr

    Value of leadership roles early in career?

    Hi Y'all, A question for the current and former medical directors out there: I'm early in my attending career and considering a couple different options - an academic job with built-in leadership opportunities for about 60-65% of the pay of an alternative "community" gig within a large health...
  2. D

    Lost a categorical spot I didn't know I had

    Just posting to share my story although now irrelevant, I kind of need to vent. I (a DO) applied to general surgery last year and did not match in AOA or acgme. During the soap my #1 acgme program where I interviewed offered me a preliminary spot. I took it thinking this could be a second...
  3. P

    How helpful are your on-call general surgeons in trauma, in EDs that are NOT trauma centers?

    New-ish attending here just picked up a side gig at a medium sized community hospital without any trauma designation. The general surgeons there typically want all trauma patients transferred to the nearest trauma center, which I agree with for the high risk cases. But I don't quite understand...
  4. Sunna12

    Community vs. University

    Looking for some honest advice: I've enjoyed both university and community programs so far on the interview trail and I haven't yet figured out what type of setting I want to end up in after residency but I do like to keep my options open. Does training at a community program for residency...
  5. E

    University, Community(University Affiliated) and Ambulatory Residencies

    Quick background: I'm applying into internal medicine and I would like to pursue a fellowship after I'm done with IM. I'm seeing in FREIDA as well as in ERAS that there are programs that are Community (University Affilitiated) as well as communites non university affiliated programs. Others that...
  6. C

    Hard time finding volunteer work in my small town!

    Hi, everyone. I currently work 60 hours per week at a job that’s two hours away round trip. I’m attending two colleges as well - one to get a diploma to become a Surgical Technician (switching from a great paying aviation job to healthcare) and another to complete my undergrad in Biological...
  7. Z

    USF Prerequistes

    Hi everyone, I can't find any information online about prerequisites taken at a community college for USF med school. Does anyone have any information on this? Do they allow none, some, or all?
  8. Manunitedforlife91

    Fellowship after doing residency in a community program.

    Hello everyone. Trying SDN for the first time, would like to get some inputs with whole residency-fellowship match fiasco. I'm a first year IM Resident at one of university affiliated community programs and gung-ho on going into cardiology post residency. The university itself has fellowship...
  9. Piglet2020

    Worried about volunteer hours?

    I submitted all 25 secondaries so far. On my AMCAS, I mentioned I did ~100 hours of volunteer service but this was a conservative estimate. Unfortunately, I did not record my specific number of hours but I think it was around 200 or so. The place I volunteered at didn't have a record system for...
  10. L

    Do you want to find out your overall level of Wellbeing?

    Hello, We are conducting a very interesting study on Citizenship and Wellbeing, we would love to hear your views on this! If you are interested in your overall level of Wellbeing and you want to find out how your sense of citizenship helps you feel good, please click on the link below to start...
  11. Zorodek

    Advertisement The Universe Review, take a break, have a listen

    Hello there, Recently The Universe Review release ep.4 which is about Human Organs. i am posting here as i am not a fan of spamming forums, and truly respect the medical community, and this seemed the only appropriate thread. So, i think anybody who has any medical knowledge will find this...
  12. Mass_Effect

    Pros & Cons of Community Programs vs. University Programs for Diagnostic Radiology

    Hey everyone, I'm trying to understand the advantages and disadvantages for Community vs. University programs specifically for Diagnostic Radiology. As far as I know, if you're trying to pursue academics or a fellowship, then you need to go into a university program. Are there any benefits...
  13. S

    Residencies leading to primary care

    I'm a P3 and am interested in a career in primary care, specifically diabetes management. I'm realizing that for the most part a residency is required to work in this field, but I have a couple of questions: 1. Is there a path to a career in primary care where a residency wouldn't be required...
  14. RogueBanana

    Where to find Community Service Opportunities?

    Hey all, I've decided to take the popular advice on this forum and assume I will be a re-applicant until proven otherwise. As such, I have decided to address my lack of non-clinical volunteer work. So I was just wondering if anyone had tips on where to find part time community service...
  15. S

    WHAT SHOULD I DO, ANXIETY KICKING IN

    My first semester of Uni I got a 3.8 GPA, then my second semester I got a 3.8 (rounded up from a high 3.7) GPA. Then I got 3 jobs, but one of them I only worked during the summer and stopped going once school started (so 2 jobs during school). I killed my GPA first semester of my second year...
  16. O

    Unique situation

    I've been reading SDN threads for a few months now and still haven't found the answer I'm looking for. This isn't really relevant but when I was 17 I moved out because I couldn't get along with my parents. I can't blame them though, I wasn't exactly making it easy for them. I had been working a...
  17. L

    oncology practice vs. residency differences

    In community oncology practices, are oncologists responsible for common 'residency' issues with cancer patients ie. managing opiates and pain medications, anti-nausea medications, etc. I would like to just be responsible for the chemo and surveillance of their primary disease, I understand many...
  18. A

    Screw Cancer

    In one way or another, cancer seems to touch everyone over the course of their lives. Anyone who has a loved one battling cancer or lost someone to the disease knows that this is a challenging and emotional time, in particular when it involves a parent. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and...