LADoc00

Gen X, the last great generation
15+ Year Member
Sep 9, 2004
6,538
595
Status
Attending Physician
Once everyone matches, its important to remember one thing: By large where you train will likely have no relation to your career path after a mere years out of fellowship/residency. Meaning, just because you trained at BWH doesnt mean private practice path will welcome you with open arms. Im getting hate PMs froms from people who think everyone should acknowledge their program as "leet". You cant send me a PM through this site with a laundry list of the uberness of your program expecting me to change my mind.

Residency prestige might get an extra interview that first year, or if you end up at a lesser known program maybe youll have to hustle for the interview, but in the end it will make little difference.

So the moral of this story is to play World of Warcraft, date hot chicks who think being a doctor somehow grants you magical powers and always be looking for that perfect job at the perfect time.

:laugh:
 

jeff2005

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Apr 5, 2002
340
1
Visit site
Status
I thought you said before that going to an elite residency ensured you the big bucks? I'm not too concerned about going to a non-elite program and having trouble getting a job. My sheer talent will speak for itself! :laugh:
 
OP
LADoc00

LADoc00

Gen X, the last great generation
15+ Year Member
Sep 9, 2004
6,538
595
Status
Attending Physician
jeff2005 said:
I thought you said before that going to an elite residency ensured you the big bucks? I'm not too concerned about going to a non-elite program and having trouble getting a job. My sheer talent will speak for itself! :laugh:
I still think people should go to the best residency possible but nothing ensures the big bucks other than your own ability to B.S. people into believing you are 1337 with your mad skillz.
 

bananaface

Pharmacy Supernerd
Moderator Emeritus
Lifetime Donor
15+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2004
41,962
159
gone to seed
Status
Pharmacist
LADoc00 said:
So the moral of this story is to play World of Warcraft, date hot chicks who think being a doctor somehow grants you magical powers and always be looking for that perfect job at the perfect time.

:laugh:
Is this advice for the ladies too? If we all go for the hot chicks, the plan leads to a hypercompetitive scenario. :p
 
OP
LADoc00

LADoc00

Gen X, the last great generation
15+ Year Member
Sep 9, 2004
6,538
595
Status
Attending Physician
bananaface said:
Is this advice for the ladies too? If we all go for the hot chicks, the plan leads to a hypercompetitive scenario. :p
Nice point!
I take that part back, only I'll go for the hot chicks, everyone wingman on her friends. Wasnt that the main point of "A Beautiful Mind?"
 

pathdawg

Senior Member
15+ Year Member
Mar 25, 2004
421
0
Visit site
Status
LADoc00 said:
Once everyone matches, its important to remember one thing: By large where you train will likely have no relation to your career path after a mere years out of fellowship/residency. Meaning, just because you trained at BWH doesnt mean private practice path will welcome you with open arms. Im getting hate PMs froms from people who think everyone should acknowledge their program as "leet". You cant send me a PM through this site with a laundry list of the uberness of your program expecting me to change my mind.

Residency prestige might get an extra interview that first year, or if you end up at a lesser known program maybe youll have to hustle for the interview, but in the end it will make little difference.

So the moral of this story is to play World of Warcraft, date hot chicks who think being a doctor somehow grants you magical powers and always be looking for that perfect job at the perfect time.

:laugh:

You are 100% correct. Its easy to obsess over choosing a residency, but in the end, it really doesn't make a huge difference in your overall career arc. That is the reality.
 

cytoborg

10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Aug 11, 2004
770
2
In a fog
Status
Fellow [Any Field]
LADoc00 said:
Once everyone matches, its important to remember one thing: By large where you train will likely have no relation to your career path after a mere years out of fellowship/residency. Meaning, just because you trained at BWH doesnt mean private practice path will welcome you with open arms. Im getting hate PMs froms from people who think everyone should acknowledge their program as "leet". You cant send me a PM through this site with a laundry list of the uberness of your program expecting me to change my mind.

Residency prestige might get an extra interview that first year, or if you end up at a lesser known program maybe youll have to hustle for the interview, but in the end it will make little difference.

So the moral of this story is to play World of Warcraft, date hot chicks who think being a doctor somehow grants you magical powers and always be looking for that perfect job at the perfect time.

:laugh:
This is essentially the advice I got from the peeps in my dept when I went to them whining about ROL woes. They said it's frankly not that big of a deal and I should just go where I'll enjoy living and training for 4 years.
 

b&ierstiefel

Guest
10+ Year Member
Jul 9, 2004
11,787
1
In a van down by the river.
Status
Non-Student
cytoborg said:
This is essentially the advice I got from the peeps in my dept when I went to them whining about ROL woes. They said it's frankly not that big of a deal and I should just go where I'll enjoy living and training for 4 years.
Absolutely! The Match only represents a beginning. When residency starts, the priority shifts to being the most badass you can be.
 

Brian Pavlovitz

give me that marrow!
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
May 31, 2003
599
0
46
Visit site
Status
Resident [Any Field]
yaah said:
Prestige is not created for you.

You create your own prestige.

Make the most of your opportunities.
...you see, THIS is why Yaah is our Moderator! :)
 

b&ierstiefel

Guest
10+ Year Member
Jul 9, 2004
11,787
1
In a van down by the river.
Status
Non-Student
South Park. Season 2. Cartman sings:

You guys are my best friends
Through thick and thin, we've always been together
We're four of a kind, havin' fun all day
Pallin' around and laughin' away
Just best friends, best friends are we.
 

pathdawg

Senior Member
15+ Year Member
Mar 25, 2004
421
0
Visit site
Status
AndyMilonakis said:
South Park. Season 2. Cartman sings:

You guys are my best friends
Through thick and thin, we've always been together
We're four of a kind, havin' fun all day
Pallin' around and laughin' away
Just best friends, best friends are we.

Actually sung by "Evil Cartman". Great episode.
 

stormjen

Path PGY
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jul 10, 2004
680
0
Status
yaah said:
Prestige is not created for you.

You create your own prestige.
Unless you have a publicist. Do they have those in medicine? They should.
 

stormjen

Path PGY
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jul 10, 2004
680
0
Status
Yeah, I'm curious to see where this is heading. :)

I do agree that a publicist for our moderator would be beneficial in spreading his good name throughout the SDN community.
 

Mindy

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2001
475
21
Visit site
Status
I agree to a degree about prestige. I went to a lesser known college, and a state medical school because I was concerned with cost. I DID want a name for residency, because in academic settings I think institution name does matter to a degree. This is NOT to say that a career is stopped due to heritage, but the number of MGH residents who have platform presentations at USCAP is pretty astonishing.

Mindy