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USUHS vs HPSP

Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by Cerberus, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Cerberus

    Cerberus Heroic Necromancer
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    Does going to USUHS have any benefit over going HPSP when it comes to residency placement?

    One other question (I dont want to start another thread for this alone):

    Is it possible to choose a civilian residency over a millitary residency? The reason I ask is that I am very interested in trauma surg. right now and keep reading that millitary surgery is inferior to civilian surgery (I imagine i'd probably see a lot more trauma in Detroit than at a AF hospital).

    thanks
     
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  3. idq1i

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    USUHS = almost certainly a military residency

    Choose civ over mil? Only if they choose to give you that choice. The military match is a few months before the regular match. If you get selected, that's where you are going.

    I'm sure if you search for militaryMD's posts, you will get a good feeling for the quality of surgical training in the military. Synopsis: Not enough cases and an administration that prioritizes "military-ness" over medical training.
     

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