DO EM residencies really that bad?

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drtoledo and Corpsmanup,

I appreciate both of your responses -- very helpful, thank you.

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Not to mention the ability to spell the word "peddle"...
 
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BKN said:
BTW This morning I'm submitting a paper suggesting near equivalence of COMLEX and USMLE scores. I'll post the cite if I get it published.

That would be sweet. :horns:
 
Squad51 said:
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Arguing with and insulting an administrator/moderator who can unmask your anonymity to any and all (including Program Directors) on the forum: priceless

Though it would never happen. Nothing short of a court order would cause the personal info to be released to public.

What I can tell you is this: this person is not a medical student. Just someone who has it out for DrMom. Sad, really.
 
tkim said:
Though it would never happen. Nothing short of a court order would cause the personal info to be released to public.

What I can tell you is this: this person is not a medical student. Just someone who has it out for DrMom. Sad, really.

How could someone have it out for DrMom ! ? :confused:
 
A few things to consider overall:
1. Must do Intern year (can do an EM intesive track)
2. Some programs are horrible (rotated at a site that anaesthesia was regularly called because the ED attendings couldn't get a tube, and no ultrasound whatsoever), some only take 2 residents a year (something can always be said for critical mass.) BUt then this also applies to a few ACGME programs.
3. Most programs are smaller and at lower volume/acuity hospitals. (I'd rather learn how to treat critical paitents than fill out EMTALA forms to ship them to a hospital that can.)
4. Your Board Certification is dependent on AOA MEMBERSHIP! forget to send in your dues and you are not certified. How is that for a captive audience.

On the plus side, when you graduate you have a year more than most EM graduates. And most hospitals want you to be board certified, period. Also, if you look at the match list, there are a ton of AOA EM positions open. And Some I would do in a minute.
 
DO168 said:
A few things to consider overall:
1. Must do Intern year (can do an EM intesive track)
2. Some programs are horrible (rotated at a site that anaesthesia was regularly called because the ED attendings couldn't get a tube, and no ultrasound whatsoever), some only take 2 residents a year (something can always be said for critical mass.) BUt then this also applies to a few ACGME programs.
3. Most programs are smaller and at lower volume/acuity hospitals. (I'd rather learn how to treat critical paitents than fill out EMTALA forms to ship them to a hospital that can.)
4. Your Board Certification is dependent on AOA MEMBERSHIP! forget to send in your dues and you are not certified. How is that for a captive audience.

On the plus side, when you graduate you have a year more than most EM graduates. And most hospitals want you to be board certified, period. Also, if you look at the match list, there are a ton of AOA EM positions open. And Some I would do in a minute.

Exactly why I'm doing the TRI and then jumping ship to ACGME! Screw the AOA if they're going to play crappy politics just to keep the numbers of their organization up without doing anything for their members (and their students).
:mad:

jd
 
DeLaughterDO said:
Exactly why I'm doing the TRI and then jumping ship to ACGME! Screw the AOA if they're going to play crappy politics just to keep the numbers of their organization up without doing anything for their members (and their students).
:mad:

jd

Why would you do the TRI if you plan on 'jumping ship?'

Seriously...I don't get it...what is the point?
 
JMC_MarineCorps said:
Why would you do the TRI if you plan on 'jumping ship?'

Seriously...I don't get it...what is the point?

I couples matched with my fiance and we want to move across the country (tx to northeast). We decided it would be easier to just do a TRI and get established up there than trying to couples match across the country.

Don't know if it makes sense, but it should work.

Besides, she wants to stay in the AOAs "good graces" for the time being. And completing a TRI is the most immediate way to do that.

jd
 
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