Path residency openings in NY/PA/CT?

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  1. hzma

    hzma Member

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    Hey.
    One of our fellow residents didn't pass step 3, so according to NJ law, he can't go on to the third year.
    Does anyone know of any unfilled spots/openings in any Pathology residency programs in the NY/CT/PA area?
    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Thanks.
     
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  3. mlw03

    mlw03 Senior Member
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    wouldn't it be easier to retake step 3 than to change residency programs?
     
  4. hzma

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    He has already been given the "letter" from the GME saying that his contract won't be renewed, cuz he didn't pass by May 30.
    So, either he's out of a job, or he goes to a different state where ur allowed to go on to 3rd yr w/out step 3.
     
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    Click. Note to self. Take Step-3 sooner than later. Click.
     
  6. green mantis

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    Is this just bad planning on the resident's part? You figure he/she would know that they would need to pass the exam by 3rd year. How many times a year are you allowed to take the USMLE? I'm a DO, so I took the COMLEX. It was only offered twice a year when I took it.

    On a more positive note, I guess you just advertised an opening at your program for a 3rd year...


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    :thumbup: roger that ghost-rider. over.
     
  8. hzma

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    No, i think he planned the best he could. He just didn't pass.
     
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    mlw03 Senior Member
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    would the gme office give this resident the option of taking a sabbatical year to study for and pass step 3, then resume his/her training in AY 2009/2010?
     
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    The only reason I mention that is because something similar happened to a resident in my program. He knew he had to pass it, but he kept putting off taking it because he wasn't ready. He took time off to study & chose not to take the exam directly afterward. Therefore, I felt there was some poor planning on his part. The resident was booted out of the program, & no one has heard from him since. I get the feeling he was kind of an embarrassment to the program, considering he was a US MD grad.


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    Sad!! Our program would have figured something out to keep the person on. I'll have to keep that in mind when I am tempted to b***h about things here.
     
  12. Patrick O

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    On a lighter note tell that resident that didn't pass step 3 that I know of a similar situation that happened to a resident in PA.... she had to leave.... went to MGH and later did a dermpath fellowship and is now very successful... so keep the faith. Step 3 is a bunch of BS anyway. On a somber note... I don't know of any open slots in those states...sorry.
     
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    also I believe PA has the same law....
     

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