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OMS-1s: What residency are you leaning toward right now? (This is your REALISTIC choice - if you put Derm, you'd better be top 5 in you class and already studying for boards)

OMS-2s: How has your answer to the previous question changed in a year?
 

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I am an OMS-I. Here's my thoughts, at the moment:


  1. Vascular Surgery
  2. Cardiothoracic Surgery
  3. Cardiology
  4. Orthopaedic Surgery
  5. General Surgery
  6. Interventional and Vascular Radiology
  7. Neurology
  8. Nephrology
  9. Neurosurgery
  10. Pediatrics
I think those are in order of my top 10. Who even knows, though.
 

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I'm OMSIII and haven't changed my mind since starting med school. I'm still debating between ER/FP/PM&R. I hope I figure it out soon :confused:
 
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OMSII -- IM/Neuro/PM&R ... something along these lines. It hasn't really changed just added PM&R.
 

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OMSII -- IM/Neuro/PM&R ... something along these lines. It hasn't really changed just added PM&R.

OMS1, and I've only been in school for 3-4 months now and am deciding between Ob/gyn and FP. Primary care all the way for me.
 

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I'm an MS-1 and I've been thinking of the following:

1. Some specialty in Peds
2. I-MED and specialize in Infectious Diseases
3. EM
4. Psychiatry
5. Addiction Medicine

Not sure where I am going to end up though I am doing some shadowing with a doctor that works in a drug addiction facility and hoping to find something in ID this summer.
 

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1. Gen. Surgery
2. Gen. Surgery
3. Gen. Surgery, Colorectal Fellowship or Endocrine
4. Ophthalomolgy (perhaps when i have ousted every option to match in gen surgery)
5. Urology (Hopefully i don't get this far down, hehe)
 

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Ortho or bust . . . with possible spine, peds, or sports med fellowship.
Hasn't changed since day 1. Wavered slightly, but always go back.
 

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OMS 1 so who knows, but for now:

1. Peds followed by Hem/Onc fellowship
2. Anesthesia
3. EM
4. IM or subspecialty. if all else fails
 

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MSII Emergency, Radiology.

I've shadowed both extensively but rotations are what really will decide it. Hard to get a good picture of anything when we are chained to basic science and classrooms.
 

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OSM I

1. EM
2. EM
3. EM
4. oncology has always seemed cool
5. ?
 
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I went into school thinking I was going to be a family practice doctor in an urban clinic, working with the underserved. As a family physician you get to see everything. I am a big proponent of preventive medicine as a way to bring down health care costs and improve overall health. I would get bored sewing up coronary arteries all day.


Lately I have been discouraged...

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/11/17/primary.care.doctors.study/

"Nearly half the respondents in a survey of U.S. primary care physicians said that they would seriously consider getting out of the medical business within the next three years if they had an alternative...

A U.S. shortage of 35,000 to 40,000 primary care physicians by 2025 was predicted at last week's American Medical Association annual meeting.

Of the 12,000 respondents, 49 percent said they'd consider leaving medicine. Many said they are overwhelmed with their practices, not because they have too many patients, but because there's too much red tape generated from insurance companies and government agencies."
 

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OMS I, has been this for years:

1. General Surgery, followed by a Plastics fellowship.
2. Cut/Paste above.
3. Cut/Paste above.

We'll see. An encouraging thing is that nearly nobody wants to do 7 years OGME after medical school. :luck:
 

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1. Anesthesia ( I was an Anesthesia Tech for 2 years)
2. General surgery ( I like working in the OR)
3. Maybe Rads
4. IM (gastrointerology maybe)
5. Family practice

My list may change dramaticlly depending on board scores x_x
 

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OMS I, has been this for years:

1. General Surgery, followed by a Plastics fellowship.
2. Cut/Paste above.
3. Cut/Paste above.

We'll see. An encouraging thing is that nearly nobody wants to do 7 years OGME after medical school. :luck:

Are the AOA PRS fellowships staying 2 years ?? Because all the ACGME are switching to 3?? The funny thing about PRS is that everyone says ' MD is much easier etc' which I'm sure it is simply based on no AOA integrated programs, but one time someone on the forums laid out the number of Gen Surg grads per year based on the number of OPEN PRS spots per year and the odds didn't seem so terrible - especially assuming that of course not every gen surg grad wants PRS. Good luck!!
 

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Are the AOA PRS fellowships staying 2 years ?? Because all the ACGME are switching to 3?? The funny thing about PRS is that everyone says ' MD is much easier etc' which I'm sure it is simply based on no AOA integrated programs, but one time someone on the forums laid out the number of Gen Surg grads per year based on the number of OPEN PRS spots per year and the odds didn't seem so terrible - especially assuming that of course not every gen surg grad wants PRS. Good luck!!

Yea, but similar to other competitive residencies/fellowships, many of the less competitive people just don't give it a shot.
 

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Another thing to look at is where the plastics fellows come from. PCOM (for example) sends at least one, but usually two, of their GS grads to their own plastics fellowship. That is the big thing, doing AOA GS at a place with an AOA plastics fellowship helps to improve the odds.

They are staying 2 years for now. I haven't heard about the AOA/ACOS trying to change it to 3 years. I guess we'll see, but if you MUST complete the 5 years of GS before doing the AOA plastics fellowship you already are in for 7 years GME. I could see them changing it to 3 years if they allowed only 3 years of GS training.
 
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1. general surgery + vascular surgery
2. general surgery + critical care
3. integrated vascular (okay, now I'm being ridiculous)

It looks as though if I keep wanting to do vascular, I will almost certainly have to go allopathic. The DO vascular programs (opportunities.osteopathic.org) don't seem to be very active.
 

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IM/Med Genetics
Ped/Med Genetics
IM/Peds then Med Genetics

100% sure i'd have to go allopathic for at least the med genetics part if I don't get into a combined program which would be ideal. Hopefully the field grows a bit in the next 3.5 years. :laugh:
 

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Pre-oms1. I don't know why everybody wants to do surgery. I'm never going to consider surgery, I don't care how much I might like it. 100 hour work weeks, just not for me.
 

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I worked in an OR for 2 years and did researched in a lab with a 2 hour surgical set up of the animal. I loved it, so surgery seems to fit. It's not for everyone, though.
 

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I was a paramedic for a while before med school, I thought ER would be a sure thing. I spent some time in the ER and got tired of the people with stupid complaints coming to the EMERGENCY room. Being a paramedic I already knew this but I guess I thought it would be different. I actually took someone to the ER by ambulance once for a stubbed toe.

I couldn't decide between anesthesia and neurosurgery. I applied and interviewed to both. I couldn't decide and couldn't decide some more. I made my rank list and ended up matching anesthesia. I'm very thankful for this, I want to have a life!!!
 

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I was a paramedic for a while before med school, I thought ER would be a sure thing. I spent some time in the ER and got tired of the people with stupid complaints coming to the EMERGENCY room. Being a paramedic I already knew this but I guess I thought it would be different. I actually took someone to the ER by ambulance once for a stubbed toe.

I couldn't decide between anesthesia and neurosurgery. I applied and interviewed to both. I couldn't decide and couldn't decide some more. I made my rank list and ended up matching anesthesia. I'm very thankful for this, I want to have a life!!!

Sounds identical to my story. Former paramedic set on Emergency Medicine until I spent 2+ months in the ED. However my dilemma was between Anesthesia & Psych. Applied to the former and haven't looked back. Although I wasn't looking to replace being a medic, I find Anesthesia to have a familiar feel.
 

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Sounds identical to my story. Former paramedic set on Emergency Medicine until I spent 2+ months in the ED. However my dilemma was between Anesthesia & Psych. Applied to the former and haven't looked back. Although I wasn't looking to replace being a medic, I find Anesthesia to have a familiar feel.

yea, 2 of the attendings at my program were former paramedics.

I think it is the airway management, technical aspect and critical care all rolled into one that makes it a good transition.
 
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OMS-I here...

I'm thinking along the lines of IM/hospitalist medicine
 

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Emergency Med
General Surgery
Internal Medicine
Forensic Pathology (not sure how easy it is for a DO to get into)
Psychiatry

Obviously these are all very different specialties, and I am clearly undecided. I've just looked into and have had some exposure to these and I liked them.
 

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MS-0 as well

1. Anesthesia
2. Emergency Medicine
3. Internal Medicine
4. Anything thats not pediatrics (screaming children and I don't really do well)
 

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Any gig with more instant gratification. I don't really care about continuity of care too much. So that marks out a lot of stuff. Never understood the appeal of huge differentials and gradually marking stuff out. I like to see a problem and fix the problem.
 

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Any gig with more instant gratification. I don't really care about continuity of care too much. So that marks out a lot of stuff. Never understood the appeal of huge differentials and gradually marking stuff out. I like to see a problem and fix the problem.

Ortho.
 

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I'm guessing my list is probably a little more concrete than others, since I already submitted my rank list. ;)
 

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Any gig with more instant gratification. I don't really care about continuity of care too much. So that marks out a lot of stuff. Never understood the appeal of huge differentials and gradually marking stuff out. I like to see a problem and fix the problem.

Pulmonary/Critical Care =)

For the past 5 minutes,
_*_ Surgery
EM
Pulmonary/CC
NOT Psych....I would want to do myself in faster than my patients...
 

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Although I'll probably have a better idea when I get in med school, here's my top 3. Ortho has been my first for a while.

Ortho (Sports)
Anesthesiology
PM & R
 

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I wasn't crazy about surgery til I did my surgery rotation. I absolutely LOVED it. I'm going to do my first few electives next year in surgery to make sure since everybody keeps on telling me avoid it :oops:
 

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started with OBGYN pre-med, but now SURGERY baby!

I tried keeping an open mind, that got me more confused than marilyn mason.

good luck to all.
 
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