I have never heard of such a program, but your question was intriguing so I went to frieda and looked at all of the listed combined medicine specialties. I could not find a medicine/surgery specialty. So most likely a myth. I would be interested/surprised to know if anyone knows of a specific medicine/surgery program.frescanese said:is it a myth? is there such a thing as a combined medicine/surgery residency?
frescanese said:is it a myth? is there such a thing as a combined medicine/surgery residency?
What an idiot this guy was. Most of the attendings probably realized that "med/surg" doesn't exist (even before people came on here saying that it was a myth, it sounded ridiculous, right?) and just thought the guy was a schmuck. Telling the truth about what I wanted to go into never hurt me, and I told all of the surgery attendings during my surgery rotation that I wanted to be a neurologist! (They were, of course, happy to find out later that I was applying for general surgery residency )valedictorian said:It's a myth. Sometimes it's a lie. A few kids in my school went the whole way through third year telling their residents and attendings that they wanted to do med/surg, so as not to alienate either end of the spectrum. I asked one of them, later if he was still doing "med/surge". He just laughed and said it didn't exist.
He figured if he lied and told them all that he was going into their specialty, it would eventually get around on the grapevine and hurt hin. People are very lazy. Few people, including myself, will actually go to the trouble of researching something like that. The whole thing is very slimey, I think. Oddly, enough, the kids that pulled this crap were gung ho evangelical christians.