• Scariest Story Contest

    Now that it's getting close to Halloween, we're running a contest to hear your scariest stories! These can be scary stories that you've experienced or stories that you've heard and the story with the most reactions will win!

    JOIN CONTEST

Things You Have To Know For Next Year's Match

SmithSurg

New Member
10+ Year Member
Apr 30, 2008
1
0
Gainesville
  1. Medical Student
    I've been asking about the different programs in FL for gen. surgery (I'm a UF student) and I have found some interesting facts. I'm doing my research regarding programs from other states. I'll keep you posted...please, if you have info about other programs comment here.

    UF (G program) : No broad exposure...very rarely do patients go to Gainesville for major surgeries.
    Mayo (Jacksonville): Poor salaries. Descent exposure, but residents don't do good in their boards.
    Jackson Memorial (Miami): They used to claim vast surgical experience. However, their school just bought a new private hospital. A significant number of patients are receiving treatment at that new hospitals were RESIDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED to operate. Also, residents complain of fellows stealing their cases and THERE ISN'T ENOUGH for everybody.
     

    Winged Scapula

    Cougariffic!
    Moderator Emeritus
    Verified Expert
    Apr 9, 2000
    39,960
    18,692
    forums.studentdoctor.net
    1. Attending Physician
      I've been asking about the different programs in FL for gen. surgery (I'm a UF student)

      You've listed yourself as a resident.:confused:

      UF (G program) : No broad exposure...very rarely do patients go to Gainesville for major surgeries.

      Actually that could be proof that you DO get a broad exposure. Believe it not, at many large tertiary medical centers you aren't getting broad exposure either. I almost did more Whipples than I did appys. Lack of "major" surgeries can be a complaint of many many programs, depending on how you define major. But as we've discussed before, it is questionable about whether or not these major cases have much meaning in the career of the future specialist (who will be doing more in fellowship) or the general surgeon who won't be doing them.

      Mayo (Jacksonville): Poor salaries. Descent exposure, but residents don't do good in their boards.

      Perhaps they don't do as well on their boards as other programs, but as reported here: http://home.absurgery.org/xfer/fyp2007summary.pdf, the pass rate is far from the bottom of the pack, even within the state of Fl.
       

      edik

      Senior Member
      7+ Year Member
      15+ Year Member
      Oct 15, 2003
      270
      0
      1. Medical Student
        About that new private hospital UMiami bought... Don't assume that the residents don't operate there just because it's private. I don't know about Gen Surg, but as a GU sub-i I spent a lot of time at Cedars and GU residents definitely operate there.
         
        About the Ads
        This thread is more than 13 years old.

        Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

        1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
        2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
        3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
        4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
        5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
        6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
        7. This thread is locked.