surgery letter used for anesthesia

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  1. gentamicin

    gentamicin Member
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    Apr 5, 2005
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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if using a surgery letter hurts me for anesthesia. I was interested in going into surgery before I decided at the last minute to apply for anesthesia instead, and I used one of my surgery letters. However, the attending specified in the letter that I am going into surgery. Will this be frowned upon by the anesthesia programs that I've applied to? Should I address that I was interested in surgery before but decided on anesthesia during my interview, or should I not say anything unless they ask?
  2. aredoubleyou

    aredoubleyou Senior Member
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    Feb 20, 2005
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    Probably wont matter one bit - the good things he has to say about you is all that matters. If your really concerned about it, just put in your personal statement that you were interested in surgery but switched interests to anesthesiology - but really i dont think even thats not neccessary.
  3. militarymd

    militarymd SDN Angel
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    Dec 17, 2003
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    LORs just speaks to your character...I don't think of it as specialty specific.

    I've personally written LORs for a general surgeon and CT surgeon...I know nothing about being either, but I know about them as physicians.
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