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    Rads applicant - Worried I will miss the OR / surgery

    TLDR: I'm applying to radiology this upcoming cycle but I'm worried that I will miss the OR and patients. This past week I had a ton of fun with robotic/laparoscopic surgeries, and an attending who knows me well told me my personality and surgery preferences point towards ENT or Urology. He...
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    MS3 ENT chances: research year and step 2

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    MD Otolaryngology Away Rotations in the time of COVID-19

    Good afternoon, all! I'm sure there are many questions for all of you rising MS4s looking to go in to Otolaryngology-HNS regarding away rotations. As you may already know, there have been guidelines published by many medical organizations discouraging Away Rotations, given the COVID-19 pandemic...
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    Facial Plastic Surgeon (ENT) vs. Craniofacial Surgeon (Plastics)

    What is the difference in their practices (surgeries they perform, population they service, private vs. academic split)? Can Plastic surgeons become Facial Plastic certified, and can ENT surgeons become Craniofacial certified? If you are one, or are trying to become one, why did you pick one or...
  5. is0632894

    Advice on deciding General Surgery (to Transplant Surgery) v Oto (to Facial Plastics)

    Hi all, I am in a slight dilemma and would appreciate the input of any attendings or people pursuing the following fields. I appreciate any candid advice. With the upcoming match application opening date approaching, I find myself split between the possibility of pursuing two different...
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    ENT Chances M4

    Hi there, I know, another one of these... Dual degree masters 245 Step 1 265 Step 2 5 pubs/posters in CT and Transplant surgery B in Surgery A- in IM Talked to my home dept and they said I might be able to match somewhere but were hedging and weren't very helpful. Any insights? I can try to get...
  7. Birdnals

    ENT if only interested in head and neck surgery?

    MS3 here who has whittled down my choices for specialties to just a few. Oto has been the front runner for a while now with my main interest being in the areas of head and neck surgery and reconstructive facial plastics. I haven't gotten to see much else in the field, but other areas like...
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    Clinical Position in Chicago

    Location: Chicago, Illinois Duration: Full-time. Starting April or May 2018. Start date is flexible Salary: Competitive Busy ENT, Allergy and Sleep Medicine practice looking for a clinical assistant in the office to work directly with the doctor and their patients. Past Clinicians in this...
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    What are my chances for ENT residency?

    Hi guys, since residency applications are coming up i'm thinking of ENT but I have very little confidence that I will get it. Any advice on improving my applications would be appreciated! Here are my stats: Step 1: 239 Clerkship Grades: 2 honors, 2 near honors Research: 7 publications (2 ENT...
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    ENT vs OB-GYN

    I need help deciding on a specialty. Currently I am between ENT and OBGYN. I have worked very closely with the ENT department since M1 and can get great letters, scored 240 step 1, and have published 3 papers with the department (+countless conference poster presentations). But, during M3 I...
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    Salary considerations for Otolaryngology

    Hi all, I'll start by saying that yes, I fully realize and agree that choosing a path in medicine should not be a purely or primarily income-driven decision. Please no replies saying that if this is what's important to me I shouldn't be a physician at all, etc. etc. Thanks :) That said, as I'm...
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    Day in the life of an Otolaryngologist

    Hi all, I have been a long time lurker and taken so much advice from this forum and want to thank all that have contributed. From the years of reading your posts, I can see that many of the attending and resident contributors have different backgrounds..whether it is their subspecialty...
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    ENT - OMFs - Plastics?

    Hi Everyone, I'm not new to SDN, but this is my first time posting. My question is on the differences in surgical capabilities that the various residencies for the following specialities provie : (a) Oral & Maxillofacial, (b) Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, and (c) Plastics. And this is just in...
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    OMFs - ENT - Plastics?

    Hi Everyone, I'm not new to SDN, but this is my first time posting. My question is on the differences in surgical capabilities that the various residencies for the following specialities provie : (a) Oral & Maxillofacial, (b) Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, and (c) Plastics. And this is just in...
  15. Preston Garvey

    2017-2018 AOA DO Osteopathic ENT Otolaryngology Interview Thread

    Noticed there wasn't a thread for this year so I figured I would start one. If others could chime in and add dates that would be great! I've received 2 interviews so far. CORE/Doctors Hospital Program CORE/Grandview Hosp & Med Ctr Program CORE/Summa Western Reserve Hospital Program...
  16. thenor

    A Pediatric Otolaryngologist/ ENT physician is letting me shadow him. What surgery should I observe?

    Hi Everyone, A pediatric Otolaryngologist/ ENT physician is letting me shadow him. He is giving me the option of observing one surgery and was wondering what surgery I'm interested in observing. I'm not sure what surgery to observe. Helpppp Thanks
  17. Dr. Hook

    Currently In Research Year...What Else Can I Do To Bolster Peds Residency App?

    Howdy y'all. I'm committed to matching in Peds next year alongside my girlfriend who is committed to ENT. I'm currently on a research year at my home institution between M3/M4 year to drop back into her class for the couples match (she's in the class below me). My question is: what else can I...
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    Congenital Cardiac vs ENT vs Neuro

    Hi All, Ive read SDN for ages now, the forums have really helped inspire me to be a surgeon. Im currently pre-med and so know Ive got a bit of time to decide, but as the title suggest I can't decide/would like some advice on the following surgical specialities: Congenital Cardiac, Neurosurgery...
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    Confused About Specialty: ENT vs Ophtho

    I could really use some help from residents or other medical students who have faced this problem. I started med school in 2013 and overall did very well - Junior AOA, honors in most clerkships, high Step 1 and Step 2 scores. Throughout my 3rd year I flip-flopped between almost every specialty...
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    Choosing School Help

    I am extremely interested in going into ENT. I will be looking at other specialities of course and keep my mind open; but nonetheless could you help rank the following schools in how advantageous they would be for me to get into a ENT residency (hopefully in the Northeast). Wash U Vanderbilt...
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    Position Swap PGY-2/PGY-3 Otolaryngology seeking PGY-2 Dermatology

    Current Otolaryngology residency position (program director willing to take a PGY-2 or PGY-3 for start July 2017) in high desirable major city Seeking a PGY-2 Dermatology position anywhere Curent program has high volume ENT cases, head and neck, and facial plastic surgery
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    Best Textbooks for otolaryngology residency programs

    Hi, I'm from Brazil, and I have started my ENT residency program this year, and I wonder what would be the best introductory books to study... If you also have any tips on more advanced books, it would be very helpful.
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    2nd residency in plastics after ENT residency?

    Hi all, I'm currently a 2nd year resident in Otolaryngology, and have been hearing about alumni of my program being very successful after doing a 2nd residency in plastics and then a fellowship in facial plastics. I'm wondering, if I did a 2nd residency in plastics after completing my residency...
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    Columbia vs Cornell

    Hi All, Could anybody give any insight into the differences between Columbia and Cornell, in terms of prestige, case load etc for specialities like neurosurgery, ent, plastics etc. Not as residency, but as departments in general. Because rankings always seem to rank NYP as a whole and not the...
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    For Sale Like New Welch Allyn Ophthalmoscope/Otoscope Set for Sale

    Barely used, like new, Welch Allyn Coaxial Ophthalmoscope/Otoscope Set for sale. Asking $450. PayPal only
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    The umpteenth 'Am I competitive?' thread: Otolaryngology

    Good morning people, I am an MS3 in a decent MD program hoping to match into ENT. I am going to give you all my stats and plans, and I would like to know if you think my chances of matching in this crazy competitive day and age are likely. Here goes: Step 1: 246 Pre-Clinical grades: Honored...