program director

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    Ophtho Program director involvement (or lack of)

    Hi everyone, I'm at a great clinical ophtho program though very unhappy w/ my PD's lack of involvement. Everyone says he/she is busy but with what? Never see them in our clinics staffing w/ residents. Mostly sees private pts if/when seeing patients at all. Doesn't staff more than a handful of...
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    Clinical experience in US for IMG

    Hi guys! This is the first post I'm writing although I have been lurking around SDN for a few years now. I'm in a bit of a situation and would really appreciate some advice. I'm currently a 4th year medical student in Ireland, and would like to apply for the Ophth match when I graduate...
  3. Wounded Healer

    Mentioning my Anxiety Disorder in my Psychiaty PS?

    Hello Everyone, I am an MD and will apply for psychiatry residency this year and I have a question regarding my PS. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder at the first year of my Medical School. With this experience, I understood how patients feel like, what they are going through...
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    Other Should I say I have a position?

    I'm currently in a PGY-1 prelim, applying to PGY-2 categorical and prelim positions. At the moment I've been accepted into a prelim PGY-2 program but I'm still looking for that elusive categorical spot anywhere that would take me. My question is, in these postings that open up for...
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    Letters of Rec from Residency after Fellowship?

    Hey there, was wondering, after you finish a 1-2 year fellowship and are applying for jobs, who does your letters of rec typically come from? Do most jobs require letters from specific people? Your fellowship PD? Your residency PD? Or just people who know your work best?
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    Need Advice From Program Director

    Hi - I am a US born FMG from a carribbean medical school. I have taken my Usmle step 1&2 multiple times and currently am stuck on usmle step 2. I applied to one program, the one I work for. I work for the PD in another department who got me the interview for the IM program. She is aware of my...
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    Husband (significant other) matching 1 year after me; trying to get into the same IM program or city

    Hello everyone, Let me get right into it, as the title of the thread suggests, my husband will be matching one year after me. I am applying to IM this upcoming cycle in 2017 and he will be applying in 2018. We are both IMGs and hoping to get into university based programs. We are both...
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    Husband (significant other) matching one year after me; trying to get into the same program or city

    Hello everyone, Let me get right into it, as the title of the thread suggests, my husband will be matching one year after me. I am applying to IM this upcoming cycle in 2017 and he will be applying in 2018. We are both IMGs and hoping to get into university based programs. We are both...
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    Husband (significant other) matching 1 year after me; trying to match into the same program or city

    Hello everyone, Let me get right into it, as the title of the thread suggests, my husband will be matching one year after me. I am applying to IM this upcoming cycle in 2017 and he will be applying in 2018. We are both IMGs and hoping to get into university based programs. We are both...
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    San Joaquin Hospital lost its PD?

    The program had some problems with their trauma director, Dr. Larry Gentilello (who previously was let go from suing UTSW/Parkland successfully for billing fraud). The surgery department ended up signing a 12 physician no-trust vote to fire the newly hired trauma director. However, somehow the...
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    Position Wanted Desperately need PGY1 slot for IM/FM/Neurology/Emergency Medicine residency

    Very eagerly looking for a PGY1 residency spot for this summer. Good US experience and recommendations. Please help in looking for any post match slot anywhere in the U.S. Thanks.
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    Sending handwritten letter to Program Director showing interest?

    Hi, I have not received interview from bunch of programs where I applied. Is sending a letter to program directors at those programs a good idea? It will briefly explain why the program stands out to me and why I may be a good fit and will be grateful if considered for an interview etc. Thanks!