M3 Needs Advice from M4s who matched into Anesthesiology!!

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iwumd07

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Hi, I'm an M3 at an allopathic school in Illinois. I am needing some serious advice on what to do about my M4 year. BLESS YOU if you actually take time to answer my exhaustive list of questions. Here are my stats so far:

Step 1: 216 (unexpected upset, but oh well, I'm over it)
Step 2: plan on taking 3 weeks after end of M3; will likely do very well
Clerkships are graded P-proficient; A-advanced; O-outstanding
(in order taken)
IM--A (O for clinical)
FP--O (O for clinical)
Surg--O (O for clinical)
Ob/Gyn--O (O for clinical)
Currently on Peds, then Psych
Extensive CV
2 Poster Presentations (1 in Pain Management--2nd place, 1 in Internal Medicine); currently working on publication for Surgery.
LOR: Will get a great LOR from the Chair of Surgery, who also thinks I should reconsider my career choice and join his program, hahaha!
Also planning on 2-3 other LORs, but not sure from whom. One will be from an anesthesiologist I rotate with here during M4.

We do NOT have an anesthesiology residency at my med school. I have sought experience during this year by shadowing anesthesiologists in my free time. I am planning on doing a 2-4 week anesthesiology rotation at the beginning of my M4 year.

Questions:
1. Should I do an away rotation? If so, WHEN/where? (I have been researching some anesthesiology programs, but most seem similar, and I can't find a good source for program reviews)
2. What should I look for in an anesthesiology program?
3. Where should I apply? (I would like to stay Midwest and Southeast US).
4. What are my chances of matching at top-ranked programs (btw...what ARE the top-ranked programs and by what criteria are they ranked?)
5. Which programs should I consider my 'reach/mid-tier/safer' ones?


Again, I appreciate ANY and ALL advice that you care to throw at me. As you can imagine, I feel lost without a proper residency program here to help guide me.

Thanks!
 

DocHolliday21

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Dude, you should post this in the Anesthesia forum. They are very helpful there.
 

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