Cardiothoracic Fellowship

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  1. RxBoy

    RxBoy ASA Member
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    So I love hearts and thoracic cases. I am now really interested in doing a fellowship.

    I did very well on my ITE1/AKT1/AKT6 (30's, >90%tiles). However, completely bombed my AKT0 and ITE0 (PGY1 year) seeing as I never read a thing about anesthesia. I did do well on my step 3.

    So anyways, I looked at some fellowship apps and they actually want my my PGY1 scores. How could fellowship directors expect us to do well?

    Second, aside from having good letters/evals/solid scores how do they even choose fellows? It seems like everyone would pretty much would be on the same boat.

    Unfortunately I have done 0 research because my program does not allow research months until CA3 year meaning I have to somehow to squeeze research projects in an already cramped residency schedule. And any research I did would def not be publication worthy due to physical time constraints. Is research a huge a factor in getting a cardio fellowship?
     
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    I have the same issue, my CC applications are asking for my last two ITE scores and my PGY 1 is awful.
    I cant imagine it hurting that much, I was told by everyone the PGY1 didnt matter.


     
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    If I got in with my USMLE scores, you'll be OK if you show good progress on your ITE.
     
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