Dismiss Notice
SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship 2016-2017

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by cheeseburgerandfry, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. partydoc

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    174
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I haven't heard from anywhere in like 2 weeks. Last year I know people got several interviews in march.
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. mikey014

    mikey014 nervous...

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Pre-Medical

    Last year only one offer for me after March. I think the program was slightly disorganized last year .. Their interview offer required an interview the very next week. Interview dates were one week after the invite. And coordinator was pretty slow response to my emails. I met some applicants from that program. They confirmed that the program had a new coordinator or something. So I turned down the invite. But otherwise all of my offers were in place before March.
     
    #52 mikey014, Feb 28, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2017
  4. ericL

    ericL Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    38
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    So I applied late (~Feb 1st) and broadly though have only heard from two programs. I know people have mentioned emailing key programs that I'd be especially interested in. I was wondering if anyone has done this and been successful at getting an interview and also what exactly do you say when you contact them?


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile app
     
  5. chrisv

    chrisv Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Any thoughts on USC?
     
  6. AdmiralChz

    AdmiralChz ASA Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Messages:
    2,342
    Likes Received:
    1,466
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    Yeah, I got a few (2-4?) interview invites throughout March. By that time I had used up most of my leave so I only accepted one, so don't be surprised if a few trickle in.
     
  7. philophile

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Sorry. By safe I mean mid range places that are not as competitive. I just got Stanford! but I may have ruin my chances with UCSD by changing the date too many times.
     
  8. philophile

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Anyone know about Hopkins program? I hear through the grapevines that they are losing a few of their CT surgeons. I'm not sure how that affects the fellowship program though.
     
  9. mikey014

    mikey014 nervous...

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Pre-Medical

    I'm sure it's fine. And no one really cares that you have to change your date. It's not like you're the only candidate they're interviewing. They shouldn't expect that they are your only program. I'm sure they probably won't even remember the date changes when you interview.

    Re safe programs .. I would say from your list .. Duke, Cleveland, Baylor, Hopkins, Maryland, UPenn, Temple, Rutgers, Cornell, Sinai, Columbia. ..... Rutgers, Maryland, Temple are less competitive. Unless you absolutely know beyond a shadow of a doubt you want to do cardiac anesthesia, I would stick to areas where you're wanting to settle down or the very well known programs. You're giving up a lot of vacation and future salary to do a fellowship.
     
    #58 mikey014, Mar 4, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2017
  10. pew

    pew ASA Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Anyone hear from BWH or MGH?
     
  11. Consigliere

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,056
    Likes Received:
    1,634
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    I did. They wanted me but I told them "you better get to steppin'!"
     
    wickedskillz likes this.
  12. MDanesthesia

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    Anyone hear from Stanford? Heard about some recent changes there...wondering if anyone has insight.
     
  13. philophile

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I'm going there end of April. What recent changes have you heard?


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile
     
  14. MDanesthesia

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    New PD in the last 6 months. Hiring CRNAs were in the work because volume is ever expanding.
     
  15. nimbus

    nimbus Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2006
    Messages:
    2,368
    Likes Received:
    1,611

    So cardiac surgery is not dead?
     
    chrisv likes this.
  16. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  17. chrisv

    chrisv Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Not until the baby boomers die.
     
  18. philophile

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Anyone went to Cleveland clinic for interview? What do they ask? It's a 20 min interview x 5 people. Can't imagine talking for that long...


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile
     
  19. ericL

    ericL Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    38
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I'm curious about that in general. What do they ask at these interviews? (I didn't really interview for CCM since it was an out of match spot at my home program)


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile app
     
  20. POW16

    Physician

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    44
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I'm interviewing for CCM and I've had places with 5 interviews. It's mostly "what questions do you have for us" but some interviewers will ask you about why their program, discuss a difficult case, where do you see yourself in 5 years, etc

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
     
  21. AdmiralChz

    AdmiralChz ASA Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Messages:
    2,342
    Likes Received:
    1,466
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    This seems obvious, but be ready to discuss your application. Including any research or case reports you've presented, it's an easy question and for the interviewer it becomes pretty apparent if you were invested/involved or just a peripheral part of it.

    Almost all of my interviews all over were very laid back, conversational. The where do you see yourself in 5-10 years is super common, Come with questions about the program as well - we had a couple residency applicants this year who didn't have any and it can come across as a total lack of interest.
     
  22. fopofol

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Only 4 interviews-- worried..
     
  23. MonteChristo

    MonteChristo ASA Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    For those that matched last year, what would you say are the most important aspects of an application to get an interview? Research? Letters? Step scores (please no)? ITE?
     
  24. mikey014

    mikey014 nervous...

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Pre-Medical

    I would say getting a good relationship with letter writers would be helpful. Also, a good ite score would be helpful. Although they did seem to care about research more at the interview. So I guess everything in your application?
     
  25. Dam272

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2015
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    30
    How much do USLME step scores matter?
     
  26. Robotic Wis-Hipple

    Robotic Wis-Hipple ASA Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    481
    Minimally. ITE's matter more.
     
    AdmiralChz likes this.
  27. philophile

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Anyone interviewed or know about UPenn program? I've heard from multiple people that the residency is malignant (residents are treated as work horse) and usually that would be replicated in fellowship. During the interview however, the schedule and faculty seemed to be on the jovial/lighter side. A red flag is that I only met with a couple of the fellows and couldn't seem to get a straight answer from them about scheduling. One of them also kept saying that he'd come and do extra things during post call and non clinical days. What are y'all experiences? Anyone went to fellowship there?


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile
     
  28. pew

    pew ASA Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    I am not from Penn but did interview there. I also felt the faculty on the interview day were relatively chill compared to those at other programs. I think the residents take the brunt of the workload which allows the fellows to be more selective in cases. With regards to the "red flag" you mention, I think that one particular fellow decided to come in to maximize his educational time on post call days. I don't think it was a result of the program requiring the fellows to come in since the others didn't seem to do that, but I could be wrong. Overall, I felt the program was pretty strong given its impressive case load and faculty.

    everyone pretty much done interviewing?
     
  29. wickedskillz

    wickedskillz ASA Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    43
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    what were y'alls impressions on thi this year?
     
  30. partydoc

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    174
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I'm wondering the same thing. Toss up between CCF and THI.
     
  31. cvanes

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I liked THI as well. It seemed very solid for clinic experience and Houston's a pretty nice city to spend a year in. I'm wondering what your guy's thoughts are on Cedar's? I really liked it there as well and I'm thinking it might be a good way to get a solid job in California. At least, judging by the contacts the chair seems to have.
     
  32. nimbus

    nimbus Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2006
    Messages:
    2,368
    Likes Received:
    1,611
    It is if that's what you want.
     
  33. wickedskillz

    wickedskillz ASA Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    43
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Interview season looks like it's finally over. Is anyone posting their rank lists? I'm really curious to see how people are ranking various programs. Also, did anyone go to upmc and how did they like it?
     
  34. wickedskillz

    wickedskillz ASA Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    43
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I would Share my rank list but it's really short and restricted to one city.
     
  35. sevoflurane

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2003
    Messages:
    4,607
    Likes Received:
    1,245
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    We have some THI graduates in our group and just interviewed a recent THI graduate.

    Seems like it's still a super solid program. It's purely a heart hospital, so you might get a little rusty on regional and peds... but if you went to a good residency that taught you these subspecialties you should be good.
     
    wickedskillz likes this.
  36. sevoflurane

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2003
    Messages:
    4,607
    Likes Received:
    1,245
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    wickedskillz likes this.
  37. partydoc

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    174
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I'll show you mine if you show me yours
     
  38. Physio Doc 2 Be

    Physio Doc 2 Be Supratentorial problems
    Physician

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,643
    Likes Received:
    842
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Yeah, mine has one program on it. So there's that.
     
    wickedskillz likes this.
  39. philophile

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Stanford vs Cleveland Clinic?


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile
     
  40. Incendiary

    Incendiary Fantabulous Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2001
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does anyone know the actual time on Monday that match results will be released?
     
  41. ericL

    ericL Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    38
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Noon I think


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile app
     
  42. DM27

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Last year it was 9AM EST. You don't get any sort of email informing you that they're up, etc.
     
  43. dchz

    dchz Avoiding the Dunning-Kruger
    Gold Donor Classifieds Approved

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    211
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Early congrats to all of y'all for the match.

    Any advice you could give to an incoming CA-2 from a mid range program with 70%tile ITE score that will be in your shoes in a year?
     
  44. Incendiary

    Incendiary Fantabulous Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2001
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    So if you don't get an email then how do you find out? Have to log into your account on SF match?
     
  45. partydoc

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    174
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Yes
     
  46. Incendiary

    Incendiary Fantabulous Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2001
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks.
     
  47. gasman2014

    Physician Gold Donor Classifieds Approved

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    19
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    good luck to all! fwiw, in the ccm match this year i did receive an email (though i had already logged in and seen my match letter)
     
  48. Physio Doc 2 Be

    Physio Doc 2 Be Supratentorial problems
    Physician

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,643
    Likes Received:
    842
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Good luck to everyone and happy Match day!
     
  49. sevodex1

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2014
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    6
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Match results are out! Happy to have matched at a good program
     
  50. partydoc

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    174
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I'm curious to see stats
     
  51. AdmiralChz

    AdmiralChz ASA Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Messages:
    2,342
    Likes Received:
    1,466
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    Congratulations, everyone!
     
  52. OldGregg

    OldGregg ASA Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2012
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    13
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    Happy match day! Hopefully see some of you all at SCA.
     

Share This Page