1. B

    Navy Is matching into a civilian residency difficult after completing a tour as a GMO?

    Background: I am applying for Navy HPSP. I would like to do a military residency in EM but I don't mind spending the 3-4 years as a GMO either. After medical school, let's say I don't match into a military residency. If I serve my HPSP time as a GMO, how difficult will it be to match into a...
  2. New_Vegas

    Question about orthodontic externships

    So all I could really find about this was old or incomplete information. So I figured I'd ask here. I have 3 questions. How important are externships for ortho applications? How long do orthodontic externships usually last (1-2 days, or more?). How do you go about setting these up with...
  3. Mr.Popo'sDentist

    MD & DO Considering CNRA's came to be in 1956 and so far MD/DO Gas docs are making more and have stable employment, where did the negativity come from?

    I see a lot of depressing threads from 2006/2009/2012 etc. about Gas or Anesthesiology losing jobs and being paid less, but the statistics seem to say otherwise. Its 2019 and: Automation doesn't look like it happening any time soon...
  4. rebelais

    ***Official - University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) OMFS Residency***

    University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) OMFS Tracks: 6-year MD/DMD (1 position) 4-year DMD Track (2 positions) 1-year Internships (4 positions; includes 1 position at Northwestern Hospital) Department Chair: Michael Miloro MD, DMD, FACS Program Director: Michael Han DMD, FACS Full-Time...
  5. siohohl

    Renting Room for rent in Orlando/Kissimmee, FL area

    Offering housing for a placement and/or rotation in or near the area of Kissimmee, Orlando, and Lake Nona. I have a fully furnished room available for rent for a reasonable price. Short term rentals available Includes WiFi Utilities included Access to private pool Must like dogs/pets! 2 small...
  6. D

    Question about University of Illinois, Chicago

    Hi! I wanted to reach out and see if there was anyone on this thread who attended UIC in Chicago. I was curious about their thoughts on the curriculum, how they handled it, and if they were able to find a job out of state after finishing school there for residency or retail. The web page...
  7. M

    Specialties for a single dad?

    I’m an undergrad right now on the pre med track. I really want to pursue a specialty that would allow me to raise children on my own while still earning enough to support them. I’d really like to have kids through adoption/surrogacy in my early thirties, so soon after I finish residency...
  8. M


  9. 5

    Scholl vs NYCPM

    I recently got accepted to both Scholl and NYCPM. I’m posting to this forum because I know that most of you are residents and physicians, and know more about the real world than we students do. I was wondering, even though both schools pretty much have the same education and curriculum...
  10. D

    Gas vs Rads

    I was really trying to get more information to make a decision between either of these two. I am a USMD newer med school; step 1 234, clinical grades have all been pass. I've talked to a PDs who have said that my step score was within range. According to Freida, rads average step scores seem...
  11. 3

    Perio Residencies with lots of funding? Advanced techniques?

    Which perio residency programs come to mind when you think of a program doing lots of exciting new procedures or more advanced techniques? Things like AOO/Wilckodontics? Other exciting stuff that maybe wouldn't be in the normal realm of most perio programs. I am a D3 looking at externships in...
  12. whosnisarg

    DOs Competitiveness in Residencies

    Hey, gang! I'm new to the idea of osteopathic medicine and was curious about how one would go about obtaining an interventional radiology residency as a DO. Would this change as a result of the 2020 merger? This is already a very tough residency to gain for MDs, will it be impossible after the...
  13. F

    How to Be a Helpful Spouse During Residency Application Process

    Hi All. I am pretty new to SDN, and I figured this would be a good place to ask about residency how-to's. My husband does so much of the research for anything medical school related (obviously, since he's the one in medical school), so he doesn't always convey to me what I could be...
  14. examsandyams

    Does the medical school you attend determine residency location?

    I'm from the Midwest, I would like to eventually end up working in the same region because of family ties. I know residency matches are dependent on COMLEX/ USMLE scores and specialty, but do residencies prefer students who attend medical schools in their region? Some DO schools have missions to...
  15. Piglet2020

    MD Help me choose - M1 Considering Multiple Specialties to Explore

    Hello, I’m an incoming M1. I haven’t decided which residency to pursue as I want to explore what’s out there. More about myself: F in early 20s, quiet & introverted, don’t mind seeing blood but prefer less surgery-heavy specialties I’m aiming for a less competitive to mod competitive specialty...
  16. M

    Need advice : quit ophtho residency

    Hello. I'm a first year resident in ophtho. Not in the US though. I know all the first year is hard and stuff, but I do have a thought to quit ophtho. The reason is that I don't like and I'm not good doing the microsurgery. I have difficulties seeing with my binocular vision under the...
  17. Capsule_Podcast

    Podcast for pre-pharmacy and Pharmacy students!

    Hey guys! I am a third-year pharmacy student and I just started a podcast that explores different aspects of pharmacy school as well as all the opportunities available to students! On my first episode, I interviewed a fourth-year student that was selected for 10 different residency interviews...
  18. O


    Hi All, I'm in my second semester of P1 year. First semester was stressful as hell, but I eventually adjusted. My grades were not all A's, but I'm satisfied with them. Problem is, this semester my grades are plummeting.. I study harder than ever, days in advance and all night when i have to...
  19. D

    Other What sub-specialties from others?

    Question should read: What sub-specialties STEAL from others? I am interested in oncology, but I don't know whether surgical or medical. It seems surgical oncologists have a better chance of stealing patients and taking a chunk from the medical oncologists. Is that true are they different...
  20. B

    Failed a class

    Any advice or harsh/honest words are welcome. I am a first year medical student and I have had some academic trouble. So I found out that I failed a unit and I will be remediating over the summer. My dean made it sound like my ability to do anything relatively competitive is basically over...
  21. S

    IMG with no Residency Interviews for 2018 match

    Hey guys, I could really use some advice here. I am an International Medical Graduate of 2013 and Step 1 score of 208 1st attempt, CK 232 second attempt, CS passed first attempt, 2-3 years of United States clinical experience, and a U.S Citizen. I have applied to programs all over states in...
  22. Kavity

    Pedo vs OMFS

    It's almost time for residency apps, and after rotating through peds and OMFS, I feel extremely torn. I really liked both specialties for completely different reasons, but I don't really have any info on either as far as admissions stats go. Does anyone have any info about requirements/which...
  23. J

    List of residencies available every year

    Is there a place where all the available residencies are listed each year with programs details? (e.g. website I assume). Ideally that can be accessed by someone who is not applying this year. I already know about Scutworks, so other resources preferred.
  24. H

    Need some advice about program name recognition

    How much does residency training at Ivy League schools/programs come into play when applying for a job? or having it on your CV?. For example, say I am between Michigan vs UPENN or Pittsburgh vs Columbia/Cornell. I know Michigan and Pitt PM&R programs are great places to train, but does having...
  25. Majd Abderahman

    MD Training jobs in Ireland for imgs

    evening i have a question regarding registration and getting into a training path in Ireland for IMGs following their website ( i found that i can register in the "General registration for non-eu" route .. now what does that entail exactly .... from this how do i get into a...
  26. D

    father in law is a teaching resident doc, will this help ?

    here it goes: i am a non-traditional(2 infants) student and for many boring reasons i have decided to attend a school in the Caribbean. my father in-law is an ER doc at a teaching hospital teaching residents and working part time still. he is old now but in his earlier years he was also the...
  27. P

    Residency start date

    Does anyone know if any PGY residencies start in the fall? I ask this because I had a late start on rotations due to injuries. So instead of starting 4th year rotation in the summer, I started in the fall. Im wondering should I still apply for residencies this year, or should I wait until next...
  28. U

    How to pick/rank your OMS residencies, from a senior resident.

    I've been meaning to post this for a year or so, but here it goes. One thing matters when you rank your options. One thing above all else. You'll encounter a lot of advice and methodology for ranking programs; people will record sedations, talk about osteotomy numbers, talk about their areas of...
  29. P

    Chicago Area Peds Residency

    Hi, Currently an M4, going through the residency interview process. I want to know more about the Peds residency options in Chicago. Any thoughts on UIC, Advocate Christ, or Rush? I've heard mixed reviews from about 5 years back, but wanted to get a better understanding of the current...
  30. S

    maternal-fetal medicine and fetal surgery

    ok I'm confused I am intrested in becoming some type of doctor pertaining to fetal medicine. However i know that Maternal-fetal physicans only do fetal intervention not fetal surgery and i want to be surgical. I am also intesrted in fetal surgery but i also want the be involved in treating high...
  31. B

    Anyone looking for FM residency to start in January 2018?

    I am currently in a FM program that is looking for DO graduates interested in starting in January 2018. There is really no way to advertise this, so we thought we'd try forums like this. Please reply if you are interested or would like to know more.
  32. G

    Questions about residency

    Hi everyone, I am still an undergrad student pursuing two MD schools as possibilities (two DO's as well). My questions are more about residencies, however. I am mostly interested in psychiatry and neurosurgery. I am difficult is it to land a spot in a neurosurgery residency? How...
  33. D

    Residencies in veterinary anatomic pathology

    Hi all! I'm an upcoming third year vet student very interested in pursuing a residency in anatomic pathology. I am just getting my bearings in terms of how it all works and where I should begin to look and apply in the future. I would love to get an idea of where I'm looking so I can start...
  34. anab21

    Completing Two Surgical Residencies: Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

    I actually found a surgeon who has done this. My question is, do you get dropped into the middle of the second residency or do you start at the beginning and have to do all 5-7 years? Lets say you did orthopedics first and then did a spine fellowship(they have spine fellowships where you learn...
  35. P

    Impact of a Retake Examination on Residency Match

    A few weeks ago, I had the misfortune of missing an examination in my first year of Medical School. My alarm malfunctioned that night and somehow reset itself in the middle of the night. I could not prove to the school's administration that I had a malfunction with my alarm, but regardless I...
  36. A

    How do we end discrimination of the DO?

    As someone who is trying to decide between going to an MD school and a DO school I am flabbergasted at the apparent blatant discriminatory practices by top residency programs and specialties. I would think in this very progressive age where we are trying to liberate all from discrimination the...
  37. L

    Need some advice on dating and workload during residency as well as fellowship

    Heya, Around 1.5 months ago I started dating someone who is finishing her residency. We met at the wedding party and hit it off . Dating so far has been both fun and challenging. Additionally, I work in the legal field at one of the leading banks. So my schedule tends to be erratic and her...
  38. C

    Best family medicine residency programs that teach endoscoping

    I'm looking to apply to family medicine residency programs that teach a variety of procedures like endocoping. Any ideas?
  39. B

    GPR/AEGD Programs

    I know this topic has been discussed in various forums in the past, but I wanted to bring it up again to view more current opinions. I am a 3rd-year dental student who is interested in a GPR/AEGD residency. I've read about the pros/cons and questions to ask, but is there any way to view all the...
  40. E

    Perio Residency 2018 entry

    This thread is for application cycle of summer of 2017, for programs starting 2018. I am getting ready to apply and any advice is appreciated. I'll share the info I gathered so far: (info based on estimates and generalizations for summarization) Applicants apply for 5-10 programs out of a...