argama

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Average rising M2 in a mid/low tier MD school. I am interested in surgery and had a very productive summer with multiple abstracts, a couple already accepted for a fall conference. I submitted another couple to a winter conference and I want to submit another 1 for Academic Surgical Congress in Feb but I probably won't attend (have senior author present for me) due to step prep time around then (I feel I will need more time than most students to do well/competitive for Step 1) and other personal reasons.

So my question is, I really want to attend ASC but chances are I won't attend this year....is it possible to attend next year as an M3 if we assume I submit an abstract then? Or do M3s generally have no time to attend research conferences?
 

Crayola227

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Average rising M2 in a mid/low tier MD school. I am interested in surgery and had a very productive summer with multiple abstracts, a couple already accepted for a fall conference. I submitted another couple to a winter conference and I want to submit another 1 for Academic Surgical Congress in Feb but I probably won't attend (have senior author present for me) due to step prep time around then (I feel I will need more time than most students to do well/competitive for Step 1) and other personal reasons.

So my question is, I really want to attend ASC but chances are I won't attend this year....is it possible to attend next year as an M3 if we assume I submit an abstract then? Or do M3s generally have no time to attend research conferences?
this is a question best addressed to your school, as aevery school has their own policies on time off

most schools have a policy about time off for conferences
 

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I've seen it but policies change school by school. However subjective grading can be a vindictive bitch.