FMG for Chief

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  1. gro2001

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    I was wondering... has anyone heard of an FMG becoming chief resident? In any program? Does that ever happen?
     
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    Yep. Ours are both this year and next year. But we have a lot of IMGs in our program.
     
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    Thanks! Good to know.
     
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    Of course. We have had 2. And we don't have many FMG's.
     
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    Hmm... now its beginning to look like being an FMG is an advantage :laugh:
     
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    When it comes to choosing chief resident, I don't think it matters that much whether you are an fmg/img/amg/etc. I would like to think that 3 years of residency is more than ample time to get to know people and to judge them from more than their backgrounds. Also, you have to realize that people can and do refuse offers to be chief resident. It's not everyone's cup of tea or dream or disdain.
     
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    If you're one of the 12, completely insane people out there who thinks that being a chief resident isn't the 10th circle of hell then, yes, it's an "advantage."
     
  9. Are you talking about in IM where not everyone becomes a "chief"?

    In many other fields everyone who's in their final year of residency is considered a "chief." Some places have an "administrative" chief though (who handles paperwork, scheduling, conflicts, etc.).
     
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    Thats what I meant. Didn't even know there were some cases when everyone is called chief...
     
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    Of course it does. There are many programs in which all or nearly all the residents are FMGs. In such a case, the chief will be an FMG as well.
     
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    Surgery is like that.
     
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    Of course. I've met plenty of FMG's who became chief resident. I had a pediatric chief resident who studied in the Middle East. One of my OB/Gyn chief residents studied at St. George's University in Grenada, the other one studied in Egypt. Of course, this happens more at programs that are IMG-heavy.
     
  14. Ah, you'll see this once you hit your MS-III year. Then the chiefs will make themselves known to you. ;)
     
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    Indeed. In surgical specialties, chiefs aren't specifically chosen for their benevolence, diplomacy, teaching prowess, and general good nature - they are forged by the fire of a thousand suns. Sometimes it shows. :p

    (No disrespect to the fine current, future, and past surgical chiefs here of course!)
     

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