Can A surgeon (I mean future surgeon) get some help?

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  1. CourbenMD

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    Hello Everyone,
    My name is Benjamin I am a first year med student studying at columbia's program in Israel.
    I want to go into surgery.
    Now I am an MS-1, what do I have to do to get a good residency application.

    - How do I find a mentor and how is he/she supposed to help me

    - I have to do research. In what? surgery? so little opportunities!?

    - Is shadowing important?

    - Are there any official internship opportunities (summer) for MS-1 interested in surgery.

    Your help will be welcome

    Thanks

    Ben
     
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    Best to contact your school advisor for specific instructions.
     
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    Are you at BGU?
     
  4. WellWornLad

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    :laugh:

    Yeah, you really need to talk to someone at your school, as it's just too much stuff to write down here.
     
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    Find yourself a practicing surgeon @your medical school, preferably one with a high rank like full professor. Attach yourself to him. Try to spend time observing him in the OR. Ask if he knows anyone who needs a research assistant for next summer.

    You could search the AMA and AMSA web sites for lists of summer opportunities. Your med school should have such a list also (? student or academic affairs office).

    Try to get a research position this summer, working with a surgeon who has published numerous research papers. Perhaps you could find something @Columbia in New York, if you try. Try sending a short email to the chair of the general surgery dept. there, and perhaps other faculty who are involved in research. Working with an MD is helpful > working for a PhD. Working for an MD surgeon > working for an MD in other specialties (i.e internal medicine trained, etc.).
     
  6. Amy B

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    I agree with talking to a surgeon chair at yoru school, get involved in the school surgery club, etc....
     
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    My school has lots of specialty interest groups with people that can answer these questions. See if your school has them too.
     

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