7+ Year Member
- May 15, 2010
- Medical Student
Second this. Don't sweat it, bring a copy of updated cv on interviews in case you have anything to add.Sending individual emails is excessive, and frankly it's hard to even find all the actual and WORKING emails for each program. No program director will double-check and go looking up your paper on pubmed, they are way to busy as it is looking at 400+ applications.
If you get an interview and they ask you about the journal and article specifically, I would obviously fess-up your mistake but spin it in a good light.
This is potentially nothing or potentially very serious. If your ophthalmology chairman wants to destroy your life and career, this could be used by lawyers to terminate you. Don't laugh. There are people littered among the roadside that have been destroyed.My app has been turned in and distributed to 61 programs for several weeks now. Obviously I can't go back and change it. I am concerned programs will double-check my pubs only to see the mistake and wonder if I am trying to deceive them (which I obviously am not) and miss out on interviews.
...Any advice is well appreciated.
Not true. In medical school, one faculty was out to destroy me to the point of fabricating evidence. Lawyers got involved. That person was not successful in ending my career but he tried very hard and would have been successful in many cases.Anyone can be destroyed by anyone for any reason if someone is out to get you. So let's not be all Debbie downer.
What I mean is that anyone can come after you, if they want to. That doesn't mean they will and it doesn't mean they will win. Whether or not they are right or succeed it's very stressful. I don't think you need to terrify the OP just because someone had a vendetta against you. I'm sure the circumstances were specific and unique and are not the exact same as the OP situation.Not true. In medical school, one faculty was out to destroy me to the point of fabricating evidence. Lawyers got involved. That person was not successful in ending my career but he tried very hard and would have been successful in many cases.