1. D

    Position Wanted Categorical or Preliminary or transitional position for PGY 1

    Hey guys, I am a 4th year medical student who was unable to match. Please, I am looking for categorical or any prelim/transitional year positions that may become available. Please message me if you see any opportunities, it would be greatly appreciated. I have all my documents ready upon...
  2. S

    Position Wanted Current gen surg PGY2 prelim at Hopkins looking for pgy3 categorical spot

    Hi, I'm currently a pgy-2 preliminary doing General Surgery at Johns Hopkins. I have over 260 in the steps and the best Absite score in my class scoring 99th percentile and have great evaluations from my attendings and peers. I'm currently sitting at 290 major cases but I'm expecting to finish...
  3. S

    Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Interview Thread - 2022

    Hey everyone, Since application season is rapidly approaching, I thought I would get this started for all the Surg Crit Care and ACS applicants. I'm hoping this can be a page to compare notes on applications and programs, as well as keep a running list of which programs have sent out...
  4. FuturedogtorJ

    Surgery Experience as 3rd year student: Spay/ neuter programs abroad

    Hi there! Wondering if anyone here has any recommendations for programs/ volunteer opportunities that they've attended to be able to get a bunch of hands on experience with doing any surgeries ( mostly spays & neuters)? Not something as a formal externship part of the curriculum, just a an...
  5. D

    How do I know surgery is the right fit for me?

    I'm doing internship in Europe at the moment and I'll need to pick a specialty in April. The thing is, that I am completely lost and can't put my finger on what to pick. I find bad sides to every specialty when I think about it and because there are so many choices I have analysis paralysis...
  6. H

    ACGME case log system

    I have some questions about the case log system currently in use for surgery resident programs in US. I'm a Dutch business student studying such applications across the world and US seem to be quite advanced with this. Is the ACGME case log system mandatory to use by surgical residents? If yes...
  7. A-poor-student

    Need help with Specialty choice. And recommendations

  8. G

    Prereading before gensurg intern year

    I'm a nontrad med student (MS4) who just applied into General Surgery. I have a few months off between my graduation and July 1 and really need some advice on what resources I should use to keep my medical knowledge current before starting internship. A lot of residents say things along the...
  9. R

    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...
  10. D

    Surgery residency, alt specialties

    Hi all, I’m a 4th year student applying for internships. Im interested in surgery, neurology, and comp med/lab animal. I keep being drawn to surgery as a specialty as it would offer the most opportunity (and I enjoy surgery) - I would be able to do neurologic surgeries in addition to other...
  11. habbohomer

    Can Anesthesiologists refuse to work a case for any reason?

    Whether it be that you don't like the surgeon, the patient was your childhood bully, you find cosmetic surgery immoral, etc.. Where is the line? When can you refuse to work a case, and how does it affect you?
  12. R

    Plastic Surgery/Hand Surgery Research Position

    Apply Now Research Assistant - MedStar Health MedStar Health Research Institute · Research-MCRC Baltimore, MD Research Full Time, Day Shift, M-F 8a-4:30p Hours/Week: 40.00 Posted 03/17/2020 Req # 29210 Job Summary Under direct or close supervision, provides...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
  15. 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...
  16. P

    Endocrine Surgery Match 2020

    Anyone applying this year?
  17. D

    Complete Mentioning my double mastectomy in my ERAS personal statement?

    Thank you for the advice!
  18. 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...
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    *** 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...
  20. 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.
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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!
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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
  29. S

    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 >...
  30. C

    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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. U

    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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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.
  39. V

    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...
  40. 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...