surgery to DERMA

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  1. jambola

    jambola Junior Member
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    Hi fellas..

    I am a PGY2 surgery resident who wants to leave hell and enter the cozy heavens of Dermatology. Imho its highly improbable though not impossible. I have a publication on a skin pathology (basic research). Can I do the unthinkable? Any advice would be appreciated.

    PS.. I miss the DVDs!!!!!!
     
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    Ahhh...the Holy Grail of residencies...Derm! ;)

    While I agree, its probably impossible (who leaves a Derm residency), have you/can you speak to your PD about your thoughts (ie, would he or she help you find a spot)? You need some insider information about open spots unless you wish to go through the match and start from PGY-1 again. Often the best spots are found via word of mouth - ie, so and so at Program X has heard that a Derm resident is quitting and notifies friend and Program Y who calls PD and gets spot.

    Otherwise, I have o suggestions but will offer you much luck! :D
     
  3. jambola

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    Thanks for your opinion. Frankly speaking, I am perplexed as to when's the right time to ask my PD about this? I fear a backlash... Plus I have suddenly found this immense affection for Dermatology (it came from nowhere). Its 'Derma or bust' from now on... I dont know where I'm heading.+pissed+
     
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