droliver said:Oncology and Plastic Surgery are far and away the two most competative post general surgery fellowships. Surg Onc fellowships are pretty few in # @ just a handful of institutions. Most successful applicants have done a year or two in the lab & many of the fellowships also make you do more lab time during the fellowship. The "Big Two" for Surg Onc are MD-Anderson (Houston,TX) & Memorial Sloan-Ketering in Manhattan, and these are the two most competative training spots. Where you do you residency has a great deal to do with how successful you will be in matching @ those places as it tends to be a small club (we currently have 5 faculty who trained @ Anderson and 2 from Memorial).
mayostand said:Any further opinions on this? Lifestyle, competition for spots, etc? How about likelihood for academic vs. private practice after finishing?
Pir8DeacDoc said:it's both....
ggx12 said:can you explain please that. Does it mean that there are programs that require GS before entering and programs that are integrated, or that you can enter all programs either from start or after GS?