10+ Year Member
- Apr 19, 2004
I have a question about resaerch time during residency and how to maximize that time. Most programs don't offer more than 9 months at a stretch. There are some exeptions, ie Beaumont. They do this by allowing you to use some of your elective time during the Ty year to consolidate with the 9 months during residency, ie 3months (elective) + 9 months (residency) = 12 months. There are also requirements for med onc, peds onc, and path - at least by accrediation standards. Sometimes these are met in unique ways, ie tumor boards all 4 years = 1 month path. The question I have is this: Let's say you do med onc at a respectable TY program as an elective at a program that is not connected to the residency, can you "claim credit" for that month you are required for RadOnc? I mean if you could at a program that is directly linked to the residency program it seems only fair to get the same credit if the TY program is removed from the residency. I am not sure if this makes since but if anyone can weigh in with an opinion, it would be appreciated.