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Residency in community program

Discussion in 'Gastroenterology' started by premedk, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. premedk

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    I'm a 4th year at a mid tier US school, interested in GI. There are a couple of community programs I'm strongly considering. Assuming I get the nessecary research durkng residency, how much do GI fellowship look down on applicants from community based residencies.
     
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  3. Gastromeister

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    Please by all means go for a University program (one with it's own GI fellowship) if you have that choice,
    Never purposely put yourself at a disadvantage.

    Down the line you will have :
    - access to better mentors in the field
    - more likely to produce more 'meaningful' research
    - Increase your chances of matching into GI as an internal candidate
    - your LOR's will have more weight and value
     
  4. nycscope

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    It's not a matter of looking down, it's one of "quality assurance" and brand name.
    Think about getting sneakers...would the average joe rather have a pair of Nike or Mizuno?
    Mizuno make fine athletic gear, but 9/10 are going to take the Nike pair. Similar situation with UCSF/Michigan/Mayo etc vs Anytown Memorial
     

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