m3unsure

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Hey everyone,

Is it necessary to do more than one career elective (since I don't care to go to any particular place)? I'm trying to get an icu month but if not, am I okay to just have the 1 month of gen anesth? Suggestions to improve the application in terms of fourth year electives? Thanks.
 

bubalus

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If you want to do anesthesia, you should do a month of anesthesia some time during med school before the applications/interviews. In my opinion, you do not need to do more than that and should spend your time doing other useful rotations. ICU is good. I always tell people they should do things they won't be doing again. I think derm and sports medicine rotations are good. People will ask you to look at their spot simply because you're a doctor and your neighbor's kid will sprain his ankle, and you're supposed to know what you're doing, even if you're a pathologist. You'll have the rest of your life to do anesthesia.
 
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