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Wondering if there are any Navy Anesthesia residents at NMCP, NNMC, NMCSD who could offer some insight into the programs. I am a Flight Surgeon who did an internship in surgery and interested in anesthesia.
 

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Wondering if there are any Navy Anesthesia residents at NMCP, NNMC, NMCSD who could offer some insight into the programs. I am a Flight Surgeon who did an internship in surgery and interested in anesthesia.
Read my post half way down in here...
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=705756
If you are an above average candidate, you would probably be better off training at a good academic program as a civilian. If you want to be career, you may be able to get back in with the fap program, and get both more $ and better training.
 

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Thanks for your advice. Your posts are very informative. I too am a realist.

I am a DO who graduated in the middle of my class of 180, did mediocre on my COMLEX 1, above average on II and III and haven't managed to acquire any published research.

I am near the end of my three year FS billet and by the time I start residency training I will have completed my 4 year HPSP committment.

My experience as a FS/GMO has been incredible and am sure it would help my application to civilian programs but without taking the USMLE (which I am not even considering at this point in my career), I am not sure how competitive I would be in the civilian world. I don't care about going to a top 10 anesthesia program (good thing I realize) but just want solid training at a respectable program.

I could apply to the navy programs as well as civilian programs but not sure how this works if I was to get accepted to one of the navy programs and still be waiting on the civilian match. Perhaps this is why they accept alternates.

The way I see it, if I want to do anesthesia I will most likely need to persue a Navy program, do my three years post residency billet and get out.

Any further advice on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

V/R