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prelim in university hospital vs community hospitla

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by creek, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. creek

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    For someone with a PhD, what kind of prelim program (university hospital vs community hos.) is easier to get? anyone has ideas? thanks!
     
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    University prelim programs are actually kind of difficult to get now because so many anesthesia/radiology programs are starting to eat up their spots with categorical programs - most university programs I looked at had between 2 and 5 spots and typically saved them for their own students. Community programs on the other hand can have 20 or 30 prelim spots a year so your odds are much better there.

    I don't think being md/phd would make much difference as to which you do but it will likely make you more competitive overall.
     
  4. creek

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    Thanks Ambiturner! I'm applying anesthesia....having a PhD means much older than fresh graduate and limit my choices of program :mad: But good to know that I can still apply prelim in community programs.

    Thanks again!
     

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