Cardiothoracic anesthesia (ACTA) fellowship 2025

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here to discuss everything about this year's fellowship applications and interview cycles :)

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You think programs will send out invites before the holidays? Or should we expect after new years because I'm anxiously checking my email like I'm an MS4 again
 
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Same here! I am not sure but I was looking at previous threads and it sounds like after the holidays. Feel free for anyone to comment about this
 
I only applied to a handful of programs (I was pretty selective given how strong the general market is right now), but have heard back from one program offering an interview invite. That being said, my home program doesn’t even start reviewing applications until January, so would expect to start hearing from more places then.
 
What program has invited for interviews this early?
 
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For places requiring ite score reports (I.e. the pdf) if we took it intern year is everyone sending two pdfs - so one from intern year and CA1? Bc my intern year one was not good lol

I’ve been sending both
 
For places requiring ite score reports (I.e. the pdf) if we took it intern year is everyone sending two pdfs - so one from intern year and CA1? Bc my intern year one was not good lol
Our program didn’t even have my score report on file for intern year. Said they’d get it to me in a “couple weeks”…lol
 
For places requiring ite score reports (I.e. the pdf) if we took it intern year is everyone sending two pdfs - so one from intern year and CA1? Bc my intern year one was not good lol
Only ca1 cuz many programs don’t take the intern year one
 
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duke invite just came in


how flexible are your guys programs for interview accommodations? Mine sucks. Can’t find call coverage for earlier dates and our call schedule is set til March already
 
When did you send your app in? Our coverage is spotty too. Lots of call switching
duke invite just came in


how flexible are your guys programs for interview accommodations? Mine sucks. Can’t find call coverage for earlier dates and our call schedule is set til March already
 
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duke invite just came in


how flexible are your guys programs for interview accommodations? Mine sucks. Can’t find call coverage for earlier dates and our call schedule is set til March already
Dang super jelly of everyone with a duke interview, it's my dream program
 
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Bump, anyone have interviews?
 
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interview invites from NYU, University of Maryland, Montefiore and Mount Sinai (NYC). Already did the Montefiore interview. Submitted Nov 22
 
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Invites from Maryland, Cincinnati, Rutgers
 
Interviews so far: Montefiore (already done interview), Mt Sinai, NYU, Albany, Rochester, Duke, Rutgers, Maryland, Penn State, Cleveland Clinic

From a midsize program in the South but have ties to the northeast
 
Off topic. Anyone hear of any open positions starting in 2024? Did all the open positions from last year fill? Thanks
 
Off topic. Anyone hear of any open positions starting in 2024? Did all the open positions from last year fill? Thanks

Go to sfmatch.org and search the vacancies. Right now, it appears that at least 5 programs have open positions to start Summer 2024
 
monte sent out an invite and only offered 1 day on their thalamus calendar. good stuff :(
 
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monte sent out an invite and only offered 1 day on their thalamus calendar. good stuff :(
That's how it was at Nebraska a few years ago. They only offered one date and it was a date I was already interviewing at my home program. Told them I had to pass but would love the opportunity if they added any more dates.
 
Any idea of what the interviews will be like? Pretty laid back/focus on our apps and general career direction?
 
Did anyone receive a confirmation email from UCSD after emailing the CV and personal statement requested on SF Match?
 
is it considered early or late in the cycle? for how much longer will they be sending interview invites out? Should I be worried if I do not have as many invites as I would like to by now?
 
How are you guys managing interviews with work? Is your program letting you take those days off? What if you have like 15 interviews, how would you approach your PD about that?
 
You had to email it to them on top of it already being in the app?
Yea isn’t that standard for all SF match apps? They sent you an email because you were missing yours when you applied or what?
 
Baylor people any ties to Texas?
 
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How are you guys managing interviews with work? Is your program letting you take those days off? What if you have like 15 interviews, how would you approach your PD about that?
When I was applying for fellowship, my program allowed me to use vacation days. Things got much easier when it turned to virtual interviews due to covid in the middle of the cycle, and I just scheduled them on post-call days. Given that it is all virtual now, hard to imagine not being able to fit 15 interviews in a span of 3 months between post-call days and a few vacation days sprinkled in.
 
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