surgery

  1. R

    Young CST lost and confused about where to go next...

    Hope all of you are having a good weekend so far! I just turned 19, and I'm finishing up my surgical technology license in July. I'm currently finishing up my last bit of clinicals. I graduated from high school early at 17 and ended up in the CST program at my community college. However, I...
  2. R

    For Sale Kaplan USMLE Step 2 CK Surgery Lecture Notes 2018, Brand New

    Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 CK Surgery Lecture Notes 2018, Brand new. $25 and free shipping
  3. R

    Plastic Surgery/Hand Surgery Research Position

    Join the Curtis National Hand Center research team and collaborate with the Johns Hopkins University Department of Plastic Surgery for 1 or 2 years of basic science and clinical research projects. Apply Here Research Assistant Category: Research Job Requisition: 29210 Department: Research-MCRC...
  4. P

    Endocrine Surgery Match 2020

    Anyone applying this year?
  5. P

    Nothing I want more than to just be a surgeon...

    Hello, I am posting this on behalf of my boyfriend since he does not have an account- he is currently a burn surgery fellow that has recently completed 3 prelim General Surgery residency years. He matched into a prelim-year 1 spot straight out of med-school, did well, but the organization pretty...
  6. P

    Position Wanted Another year of the same prelim surgery situation....

    Hello, I am posting this on behalf of my boyfriend since he does not have an account- he is currently a burn surgery fellow that has recently completed 3 prelim General Surgery residency years. He matched into a prelim-year 1 spot straight out of med-school, did well, but the organization pretty...
  7. A

    Wanting to eventually work in Switzerland - how to go about this?

    Hi there, I'm currently a premed student in the US and it's my dream to eventually live and work as a surgeon in Switzerland (I've fallen in love with Geneva and it's close to family). I speak french fluently, and am a UK citizen. I was wondering what the best path to practising in Switzerland...
  8. F

    *** Vascular Surgery Fellowship Match 2019/2020 ***

    Hey everyone! Applications are open for vascular surgery fellowship and invitations are being slowly released. Feel free to share the programs that have already sent out invitations. Good luck everyone and see you at the interviews! Updated list...
  9. P

    Autonomy in vascular integrated

    Could some people please weigh In concerning the level of autonomy residents get in your respective programs by year? Ideally I am interested in hearing from Vascular residents But I am also interested to hear from people in the other integrated specialties.
  10. A

    Is Despising General Chemistry A Good Reason To Quit Pre-Med?

    Howdy!! To sum up my situation, I want to briefly mention that for a long time I have had a lot of motivation towards being a doctor and pursuing medical school. During high school, I was a huge math nerd and was never huge into the physical sciences, but for a while since my senior year, I...
  11. Y

    Is this an efficient way to study for my surgery rotation?

    Hello, So here's my situation at the moment: I'm currently on my surgery rotation in medical school and I have to study a big textbook in the next 6 weeks (when my evaluation is scheduled) while I also have to answer questions daily on the wards about anything my tutor wants that day (I can be...
  12. K

    Where to shadow in Dallas area?

    Hi all. I live in the Plano area and am having trouble finding physicians to shadow. Any physicians out there that would be open to having a shadow for a while? Or pre-med/med students that have shadowed a doctor in the Dallas area that can give me a recommendation? Thanks!
  13. FutureMSTP

    Clinical Shadowing Problems

    I finally have an opportunity to shadow in a surgical specialty. However, I actually haven't started shadowing. I met a resident sometime time ago at a research conference and then got into contact with her through email. I did the paperwork and got my badge so I can start shadowing her. The...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. greg.house1408

    Multi-visceral transplant surgeons: interested in becoming one, tell me what I need to know

    I have been interested in transplant surgery for a long time. I've done some clinical research in the field, rotated through transplant as a 3rd year elective rotation, and have a personal desire to become a transplant surgeon. Lately, I've been considering the possibility of trying to...
  17. E

    Surgery Clinical Rotation IMG

    Hello everybody , I'm a Med student (last year of Med school) from Italy, I'd like to do a surgery rotation in the US this summer (august 2019). Any advice? I'm checking on the internet, but feel a little bit lost
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    Chances for top 10 surgery programs

    Hi everybody, Looking for advice about whether I have a good chance at applying for top surgery programs - mostly worried about my lack of research while in medical school and don’t know how much that should hold me back or make me apply elsewhere: Woman at a top 10 medical school Step 1 >...
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    General Surgery Board Review Seminar

    The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) will host the 2019 General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar (IDR), April 10-13, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. The IDR is a general surgery board review course designed to provide the general surgeon with an in-depth review in preparation for...
  20. M

    Sweden: criteria for plastic surgery residency admission

    Hello to everyone, I know that’s a bit repetitive topic, but I didn’t find the precise infos that i’m searching to. I am 5th year medicine student and I would like to apply in 2 years to a surgical residency program in sweden, i am particularly interested in plastic and reconstructive surgery...
  21. ugagrad1116

    Torn Between Specialties

    So I am a third year medical student trying to decide what specialty to choose. I originally thought I wanted to do OB-gyn and have officially declared that because my school makes you declare around this time. But I'm torn between OB-gyn and something more surgical. Reasons I had chosen...
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    Plastic surgery resident for collaboration

    I'm currently pursuing a project merging Artificial Intelligence and Plastic Surgery. I'm a R&D/Software engineer and I'm looking for a plastic surgery resident as an adviser in exchange for equity and publication material in case he/she deems the project of academic value. Can you guys...
  23. Prescribe_Rock&Roll

    American Seeking to Study Medicine in Spain

    I am a nontraditional, 28-year-old American from Boston, Massachusetts. I am set to earn my undergraduate degree by December 2019—a BS in Exercise & Health Sciences, minor in Biology. Aside from having previously changed my major like a hundred times before realizing my passion for medicine and...
  24. H

    Aortic arch debranching: CT or Vascular?

    Hi friends, I was watching this Tedtalk (unfortunately not allowed to post links yet) by a Vascular surgeon who talked about aortic arch debranching which seems stupid wicked cool, but I'm curious if vascular surgeons actually get to do that or if that's relegated to the CT surgeons? Looking at...
  25. ShinySephiroth

    "The Good Doctor" and His Specialty

    I'm on episode 6 of season 1 and I am extremely confused - the surgical residents seem to always be doing Emergency Medicine. I've worked in an ER for a few years and our surgeons rarely come down. I mentioned it to my wife because I was so frustrated with it (huge bus crash just happened in...
  26. SoMuchMCATAhhhh

    How bad is it to not get invited for an interview during the first round of invites?

    Is there a rhyme or reason to who gets invited to interviews first? Does it hurt your chances to not be invited during the first batch of invites sent out? According to the spreadsheet it looks like some people are getting interviews before other applicants who (atleast on paper) have...
  27. pandadawn

    What Gen-Surg Away Rotations Did You LOVE?

    Trying to narrow down which programs would be best to do an away at. Leaning east coast, open to anywhere, thinking community based. I'm at an institution that highly recommends that we do 2+ away rotations, so please no "aways aren't beneficial" replies.
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    Will I have a shot at any 6yr OMFS program?

    Hi all, I am studying for the CBSE right now, plan to take it in February but really distraught because I have seen a few posts regarding the importance of an undergraduate GPA for acceptance into a 6 year program. My undergrad performance was, by no means, stellar (~3.3 if you don't...
  29. BabyDaddy

    What should I read pre-Surgery rotation?

    I know there are plenty of textbooks out there for surgery. I've cracked open a couple and it seems like they are full of theory. Are there any that will prepare me for all the day-to-day stuff (how to remove a drain, what all the dressings are called, names of surgical instruments, acronyms...
  30. M

    Will my casual Marijuana use during my high school years stop me from becoming a surgeon?

    So I am just starting undergrad now. I'm interested in going to medical school and my dream is to become a surgeon. I'm extremely passionate about it and I performed pretty well in high school. However, the summer going into my junior year I began smoking weed probably around 2-4 times a...
  31. A

    Undergraduate student from Texas wanting to complete a medical degree in the Czech Republic.

    Hey, I’m a sophomore at an undergraduate program in Texas (I’m a US citizen with a US passport). I’m currently completing pre medical requirements with an Interdisciplinary Degree (foundations in natural sciences and arts and humanities, with a concentration in health). I want to go medical...
  32. TheBadge24

    Can I be a surgeon with one-eye

    This question has been on my mind since I became motivated to go into medicine. I have had a permanently detached retina in my left eye since birth, leaving me completely single-sighted. I do have 20-20 vision in my right eye, and feel I have adapted with this mono-vision quite well. I actually...
  33. J

    How much endovascular training do Integrated CT Surgery residents actually get?

    A lot of the I6 programs seem to be marketing themselves as aiming to train cardiothoracic surgeons who are competent in both surgical and catheter-based skills. I'm wondering how much the residents actually get to do on their rotations with interventional cards, IR, and vascular surgery - are...
  34. D

    (LOR's) Re-applying to gen surg as a resident

    I know there are a lot of threads out there regarding re-applying as residents from one field to another, but many of them are out of date. And, more specifically, my questions pertain to the LOR's. This is the thing that unfortunately holds me back. I do, however, have the support of the VIP(s)...
  35. M

    Courses to Take Prior to the MCAT

    Hi all, I have been planning out my courses for the next few semesters and was wondering what everyone thinks are some essential courses to take prior to taking the MCAT. I am planning to use a study program such as Kaplan to prepare, but I know that an actual undergraduate class and the...
  36. M

    Biomedical Engineering as Pre-Med Major?

    Hi everyone! I am new on SDN but please bear with me if I am not following the typical format of the forums here! I am a rising sophomore in undergrad majoring in biomedical engineering. I am a pre-med student. I originally chose this major over the typical biology route to provide myself a...
  37. L

    What were your favorite programs?

    In getting ready for the upcoming interview cycle... What were some general surgery programs you interviewed at and liked?
  38. C

    IMG planning to move to canada, Interested in Surgery Post-graduation.

    Hello, I'm an IMG, planning for canadian immigration in 2019. Currently in South Asia. Interested in Surgery post graduation (preferably in Orthopedics/ Urology/ Plastics). Can someone please guide me as to what route i have to take and what exams are necessary for me? I'm a 2016 graduate.
  39. T

    Raised Skin Excision Technique

    Disclaimer I am a student of electrical engineering, not medicine. I have come here to bounce my idea off of those who are educated in dermatology. Please excuse my medical ignorance. Introduction I have an idea for a minimally invasive method for removing raised skin-colored benign...
  40. sherer1

    UMICH students in the Academic Surgeon Development Program?

    Hello, IF by some miracle I get into UMich, I would be very interested in joining SCRUBS-ASDP. How does one go about joining research projects in the surgery department as an MS? Do you have any general advice?