2014 General Surgery Residency Matching Applicants - Page 4 - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #301  
Old 11-05-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Madoo View Post
It wasn't an IV , it was the cat rejection from massachusetts general hospital , that most of us got

The UIC mGH , the university of Illinois metropolitan group ?! Did they send their IVs ? Didn't apply there this year ? I don't think I have a chance in a university program
You should have applied there, most of us here i gen surg forum got an invite there.
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Madoo (11-06-2013)
  #302  
Old 11-06-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 7
Threads: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 13
Default

Rejections:

Northwestern Uni
Brigham and Women's Hosp General
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #303  
Old 11-06-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 11
Threads: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 14
Default

Rejection: Northwestern

IV (Prelim): Brigham and Women's
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #304  
Old 11-06-2013
Dr. Mexito's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 662
Threads: 72
Thanked 369 Times in 204 Posts
Reputation: 379
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadde View Post
You should have applied there, most of us here i gen surg forum got an invite there.
That is strange... I applied there but haven't got any response
__________________
"Disease is very old, and nothing about it has changed. It is we who change as we learn to recognize what was formerly imperceptible." JMC
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #305  
Old 11-06-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Rejections
Univ Nebraska... Rudest Rejection letter so far. Feel like calling the PC and giving it back in kind.
St Luke's

I'm feeling so pessimistic right now.

Anyone here can tell me how to secure a research position in surgery? I really need one to apply next year.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #306  
Old 11-06-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Thumbs Up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Mexito View Post
That is strange... I applied there but haven't got any response
That was my only IV. Looked like fairly IMG Friendly. Everybody there was IMG only. Maybe you shall hear from them soon. Good luck!

Have you got any IVs?
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr. Mexito (11-06-2013)
  #307  
Old 11-06-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 26
Threads: 2
Thanked 20 Times in 10 Posts
Reputation: 30
Default

Western health, OH - cat iv
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #308  
Old 11-07-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Rejection St Luke's Roosevelt ... Bah! Whatever!
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #309  
Old 11-07-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 26
Threads: 2
Thanked 20 Times in 10 Posts
Reputation: 30
Default

Staten island univ hosp: cat iv
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #310  
Old 11-07-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 9
Threads: 2
Thanked 12 Times in 5 Posts
Reputation: 22
Default

hi guys. so far 12 rejections, mostly ones posted here, 2 acknowledgements, no interviews yet. Did anyone get a rejection "while we were impressed with your...etc etc....another candidate more closely matched our requirements"? I know a rejection is a rejection no matter how it is worded.... just a little curious as to whether that is the generic rejection letter for that program....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr. Mexito (11-07-2013)
  #311  
Old 11-07-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 38
Threads: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Reputation: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tigerlily View Post
hi guys. so far 12 rejections, mostly ones posted here, 2 acknowledgements, no interviews yet. Did anyone get a rejection "while we were impressed with your...etc etc....another candidate more closely matched our requirements"? I know a rejection is a rejection no matter how it is worded.... just a little curious as to whether that is the generic rejection letter for that program....
Lol... i was really feeling kool with that mail.. not knowing it was bloody generic!. yea got same worded rejection email from Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. Abject nonsense!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drssbaz (11-10-2013)
  #312  
Old 11-07-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 30
Threads: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Reputation: 19
Default

Rejection St. Luke-Roosevelt too, same generic email
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drssbaz (11-10-2013)
  #313  
Old 11-07-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Same here rej st lukes, their loss
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr. Mexito (11-07-2013), drssbaz (11-10-2013)
  #314  
Old 11-07-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 44
Threads: 3
Thanked 26 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 36
Default another st luke fan here!

yeah st luke rejection too. and also Univ. of Nebraska. No interviews yet. MGH at illinois just downloaded my documents. another rejection or first IV??? time will tell.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #315  
Old 11-08-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 36
Threads: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bullonto View Post
yeah st luke rejection too. and also Univ. of Nebraska. No interviews yet. MGH at illinois just downloaded my documents. another rejection or first IV??? time will tell.
How have you not received any IVs yet? You have a great stats and you're a US citizen. Do you have any reg flags on your application?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #316  
Old 11-08-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 44
Threads: 3
Thanked 26 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 36
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SurgReg View Post
How have you not received any IVs yet? You have a great stats and you're a US citizen. Do you have any reg flags on your application?
I think My red flag is my YOG: 2007. I´ve learned that they do not like people that are not "freshly graduated". I may have some strenghts in my application but I think my YOG is what draws me back. with so many candidates out there with similar credentials as mine, i think its hard for them to prefer me over someone that has graduated more recently. besides, when they actually choose somebody who has graduated more than 5 years ago they are usually people who has already done a residency in their country which is not my case. all these years i have been practicing medicine abroad and I have gained a lot of experience. I wouldn´t get nervous if I am left alone in the ER the first day of my pgy1 but I have no way to prove this to them.
so, lets keep praying and hope that at least one program gives me an opportuniy to prove myself to them.
but Today I got another rejection, this time from TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
HSC.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drssbaz (11-10-2013), tamta (11-13-2013)
  #317  
Old 11-08-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 44
Threads: 3
Thanked 26 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 36
Default

talk about rejections that keep your hope alive!
"We will definitely keep your application on file and if anything should change
we will be sure to contact you"
yeah right!
from TTUHSC.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #318  
Old 11-09-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 36
Threads: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bullonto View Post
I think My red flag is my YOG: 2007. I´ve learned that they do not like people that are not "freshly graduated". I may have some strenghts in my application but I think my YOG is what draws me back. with so many candidates out there with similar credentials as mine, i think its hard for them to prefer me over someone that has graduated more recently. besides, when they actually choose somebody who has graduated more than 5 years ago they are usually people who has already done a residency in their country which is not my case. all these years i have been practicing medicine abroad and I have gained a lot of experience. I wouldn´t get nervous if I am left alone in the ER the first day of my pgy1 but I have no way to prove this to them.
so, lets keep praying and hope that at least one program gives me an opportuniy to prove myself to them.
but Today I got another rejection, this time from TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
HSC.
Ah, that's a shame. Unfortunately, and as you probably know, a lot of programs have a 5 year YOG cut-off and tend to filter out applicants who graduated before that. So even if you have a good application, it may not get looked at simply because of the YOG. Just out of interest, which specialty have you been practising in for the past few years?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #319  
Old 11-10-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 44
Threads: 3
Thanked 26 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 36
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SurgReg View Post
Ah, that's a shame. Unfortunately, and as you probably know, a lot of programs have a 5 year YOG cut-off and tend to filter out applicants who graduated before that. So even if you have a good application, it may not get looked at simply because of the YOG. Just out of interest, which specialty have you been practising in for the past few years?
yeah I know thats why I only applied to 28 programs. all others had that 5yr post grad cut off. Those five years I had a private practice but also worked at hospitals and assisted in surgery.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #320  
Old 11-10-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tigerlily View Post
hi guys. so far 12 rejections, mostly ones posted here, 2 acknowledgements, no interviews yet. Did anyone get a rejection "while we were impressed with your...etc etc....another candidate more closely matched our requirements"? I know a rejection is a rejection no matter how it is worded.... just a little curious as to whether that is the generic rejection letter for that program....
I did too! It's just nice drafting... Apparently none of us was impressive enough!
In addition, Rejection Bassett Med Center
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #321  
Old 11-11-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 30
Threads: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Reputation: 19
Default

rejection Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, cat and prelim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #322  
Old 11-11-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Rejection St Luke's Roosevelt ... Bah! Whatever!
Exactly my feeling....
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #323  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 11
Threads: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 14
Default

I know that everyone is focusing on IVs at this stage, but I was wondering if someone could advise me on an issue I'm having.

If I were to take up a prelim position in Gen Surg, I'd be going to the US on a J-1 visa (think it's pretty much unheard of programs to sponsor prelims on an H1b). Now, I realize this means that after I finish my training I've have to return to my home country (UK) for a period of 2 years. Realistically, I don't think I'll be applying for the J-1 visa waiver. After this period has elapsed, I would then apply for jobs as an attending in a US and hopefully obtain an H1b immigration visa.

Does anyone know how difficult it is to get a good attending job after you have been outside of the US for a couple of years? I suppose most non-US IMGs on this thread who get a prelim position would be going on a J-1 as well, so it applies to most of us.

I know it's very early at this stage, and right now I'm just happy to be invited for interviews! Nonetheless, would be grateful for any of your views.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #324  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 7
Threads: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 13
Default

Prelim IV in Lenox Hill Hospital

Got also rej from st. Luke's last week
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #325  
Old 11-12-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Rejection Baylor too..
And they want me to believe they did me a favor in saving my time and money by pre-screening me out... It's so funny I wrote them a Thank You note!

Someone asked me if the season is effectively over. Is it? Or we still have hope.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #326  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Rejection Baylor too..

Someone asked me if the season is effectively over. Is it? Or we still have hope.
Its not over until the fat lady sings...
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drssbaz (11-12-2013), tamta (12-11-2013)
  #327  
Old 11-12-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadde View Post
Its not over until the fat lady sings...
I was so worried because I haven't even heard from more than 2/3rd of the programs I applied to.

Meanwhile looking around for research jobs so that I can have a better CV next time if it comes to that.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #328  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
I was so worried because I haven't even heard from more than 2/3rd of the programs I applied to.

Meanwhile looking around for research jobs so that I can have a better CV next time if it comes to that.
Sounds good. Same here man.
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #329  
Old 11-12-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadde View Post
Sounds good. Same here man.
But you already have research and a fair number of IVs right? Is there some other problem?
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #330  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 30
Threads: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Reputation: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Rejection Baylor too..
And they want me to believe they did me a favor in saving my time and money by pre-screening me out... It's so funny I wrote them a Thank You note!
I know! LOL, they are so thoughtful, lol! Whatever!

I am starting to lose hope for this year . I have only hear for 4 programs out of the 33 i applied (late) to. and of course, all rej
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #331  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
But you already have research and a fair number of IVs right? Is there some other problem?
Thats correct but who said that i will match 100%. Im still working on my plan B in case i dont match.
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
DocSikorski (11-12-2013)
  #332  
Old 11-12-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadde View Post
Thats correct but who said that i will match 100%. Im still working on my plan B in case i dont match.
OK! Like that! You are already better off compared to one IV and None IV class so the idea that you might not match didn't cross my mind.
& I think if I'm right about who you are, the interviewers would have loved you.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Sadde (11-12-2013)
  #333  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
OK! Like that! You are already better off compared to one IV and None IV class so the idea that you might not match didn't cross my mind.
& I think if I'm right about who you are, the interviewers would have loved you.
Thanks dude , just get some research under your belt snd you should be fine. When did you graduate?
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #334  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sono123 View Post
Prelim IV in Lenox Hill Hospital

Got also rej from st. Luke's last week
Congrats! All the best! Could you be so kind and share your credentials? Thank you
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #335  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 7
Threads: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadde View Post
Congrats! All the best! Could you be so kind and share your credentials? Thank you
Sure! Sorry about that, I forgot!

244(1)/247(1)/ CS passed/2012 grad from Spain/ US citizen/ 6 months of USCE/ 4 US LOR/ small research back in Spain/ article still not published

If anyone applied to Mount Sinai in NY, you should call to ask about it, they will tell you, not in a very friendly way, if you have been considered or not.

I called other hospitals to ask about it and they are still considering applications for prelim positions...so we still have some hope!!!

Best of luck for everyone!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
bullonto (11-13-2013), drssbaz (11-13-2013), Sadde (11-13-2013)



  #336  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 36
Threads: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sono123 View Post
Sure! Sorry about that, I forgot!

244(1)/247(1)/ CS passed/2012 grad from Spain/ US citizen/ 6 months of USCE/ 4 US LOR/ small research back in Spain/ article still not published

If anyone applied to Mount Sinai in NY, you should call to ask about it, they will tell you, not in a very friendly way, if you have been considered or not.

I called other hospitals to ask about it and they are still considering applications for prelim positions...so we still have some hope!!!

Best of luck for everyone!
Haha the coordinator at Mount Sinai NY is probably the rudest person I have ever had the (dis)pleasure of speaking to on the phone. That and NYU.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Sono123 (11-12-2013)
  #337  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1 + CK
Posts: 2
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Any news from Orlando Health cat positions? Or any other cat positions in florida?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #338  
Old 11-12-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 6
Threads: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 12
I disagree Summarize the IVs and rejections so far

Can someone, please any noble person, summarize the previous posts into one big post stating the credentials, interview calls and rejections of everyone it is not possible for a newcomer like myself to just look at a username and guess their credentials when they post whether they were called or rejected for an interview x.x Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #339  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 957
Threads: 28
Thanked 1,407 Times in 517 Posts
Reputation: 1417
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bullonto View Post
yeah I know thats why I only applied to 28 programs. all others had that 5yr post grad cut off. Those five years I had a private practice but also worked at hospitals and assisted in surgery.
Could you please provide list of those programs in general surgery who does not have YOG cutoff.
I graduated same year as you 2007, no US clinical experience (yet) hope to get some before september 2014. I am licensed in my country, adult and peds surgery. Because of my background i shall try some programs in general surgery, so your list and your experience, as well as everyone else's who struggles for general surgery here would help me a lot.
Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #340  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 7
Threads: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 13
Default

Rejection from Emory
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #341  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 32
Threads: 2
Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 20
Default

No, you have no chance of matching, especially with cat invites. If they were prelim, then it would have been way better. Go away

Quote:
Originally Posted by futuresurg View Post
My dean of student affairs is concerned that I do not have enough interviews to match. I have 7. (5 rejections and 19 that I haven't heard from). What do you guys think? Are invites still coming? Am I doing poorly? These are all cat invites. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks! And good luck to everyone!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drssbaz (11-13-2013)
  #342  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by futuresurg View Post
My dean of student affairs is concerned that I do not have enough interviews to match. I have 7. (5 rejections and 19 that I haven't heard from). What do you guys think? Are invites still coming? Am I doing poorly? These are all cat invites. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks! And good luck to everyone!
Another ignorant troll. I dont know how they find their way into this forum.
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drssbaz (11-13-2013)
  #343  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 32
Threads: 2
Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 20
Default

Listen buddy. Most people on this forum are trying to snatch prelim interviews, and most have none. For you to come and bluntly ask this and play dumb is disrespectful. We all know that you are well aware of your chances, that if if you really got 7 cat interviews (which I really doubt). The person that told you to withdraw was clearly being sarcastic.

Quote:
Originally Posted by futuresurg View Post
What? Not sure why you are being a jerk. I was recently told that I should withdraw from the match but I disagree. . .I decided to post on here to see if anyone would give me any advice. "go away"? Really? Thanks a lot. All the best to you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
bullonto (11-13-2013), capt.sparrow (12-09-2013), drssbaz (11-13-2013)
  #344  
Old 11-13-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Unhappy More Rejections!

Since today morning:

Texas SW
Mayo Jacksonville
UPenn
Danbury

& it's barely midday!
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #345  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 44
Threads: 3
Thanked 26 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 36
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tamta View Post
Could you please provide list of those programs in general surgery who does not have YOG cutoff.
I graduated same year as you 2007, no US clinical experience (yet) hope to get some before september 2014. I am licensed in my country, adult and peds surgery. Because of my background i shall try some programs in general surgery, so your list and your experience, as well as everyone else's who struggles for general surgery here would help me a lot.
Thanks.
I have sent you a private message with the list. good luck.
another Rejection this time from Danbury at CT today.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
tamta (11-13-2013)



  #346  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1 + CK
Posts: 2
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Since today morning:

Texas SW
Mayo Jacksonville
UPenn
Danbury

& it's barely midday!
Also rej at mayo FL & UPenn
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #347  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 9
Threads: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

drssbaz , taxes SW in Austin or dallas ? Categorical or prelim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #348  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 8
Threads: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Reputation: 12
Default

A rejection from Danbury
Followed by weird email from them that I ignored it
I think they are abusing the eras mail service
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #349  
Old 11-13-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Majid1234 View Post
drssbaz , taxes SW in Austin or dallas ? Categorical or prelim
Texas SW at Austin- Not specified cat or prelim.

Yes Danbury sent a second weird one. I thought they were going to confirm it for me.. because just before that I got rejected a second time by St Luke's University These guys want to make it absolutely sure I get the message.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Madoo (11-13-2013), Sadde (11-13-2013)
  #350  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 36
Threads: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 24
Default

Did anyone get a Prelim IV at the following places?

Brigham and Women's
UPenn
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #351  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 4
Threads: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default Good Luck

Good luck in the interviews guys. Hoping to match in 2015
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #352  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Since today morning:

Texas SW
Mayo Jacksonville
UPenn
Danbury

& it's barely midday!
Dude i had 6 including your 4. lol
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #353  
Old 11-13-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 30
Threads: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Reputation: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadde View Post
Dude i had 6 including your 4. lol
if you dont mind asking, what other 2 programs did u hear from???

i didnt apply to those 4 programs since i applied late, i just applied to 33 programs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #354  
Old 11-14-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 38
Threads: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Reputation: 26
Default less than 45% respose rate

so far

44 rejections
2 acknowledgements
2 invites
65 non-responders (yet)
........................ indeed to be a surgeon is not a days' job.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #355  
Old 11-14-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 26
Threads: 2
Thanked 20 Times in 10 Posts
Reputation: 30
Default

Rejections from emory, texas southwestern Austin, cooper, st Luke's rejected me twice over 2 days, Texas tech, Halifax. Haven't heard from baylor or danbury. Not sure if they just stopped bothering to send rejections for those 2. So far 4 cat and 2 prelim. Over 30 rejections.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #356  
Old 11-15-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 7
Threads: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 13
Default

Rej Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #357  
Old 11-15-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 38
Threads: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Reputation: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sono123 View Post
Rej Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
me too.
Meanwhile guys, it actually seems a few programs updated their websites, taking out certain impt info that helped one decide initially to apply to them. I mean, i took my time to look at programs websites before applying to them, i noted the ones with vague criteria. Just recently programs e.g Hennepin County Medical center are starting to change criteria in the middle of application season... Now they say they only accept application from only US CITIZENS... ridiculous!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #358  
Old 11-16-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 10
Threads: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 16
Default

Rejections


Carilion Clinic, VA

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Georgetown University Hospital

Inova Fairfax Hospital

University of
Chicago

University of Tennessee College of Medicine
in Chattanooga

University of South Alabama.

University of Maryland

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus

Abington Memorial Hospital.


Washington University School of Medicine

Providence Hospital and Medical Centers

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia

Wayne State University

Gundersen Medical Foundation

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center

University of Mississippi Medical Center

University of Cincinnati

Ohio State University

Tulane University

Henry Ford Hospital

University of Hawaii

Florida Hospital

Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans, LA

Dartmouth-Hitchcock

LSU Health
Sciences Center in New Orleans

SUNY Stony Brook

Johns Hopkins

Harlem Hospital Center.

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in
Knoxville

Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Morristown Medical Center

Maine Medical Center

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Massachusetts General Hospital Cato

Akron General Medical Center

University of Nebraska Medical Center

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital

University of Texas Medical Branch

Medstar Union Memorial Hospital.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences
Center

Baylor University Medical Center

Saint Mary's Hospital

Loyola University Medical Center

UT Southwestern Austin

Mayo Clinic Florida

Baystate Medical
Center

Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital

SUNY Upstate Medical University

University of South Florida – Morsani College of Medicine

Boston University Medical Center

University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine (Tulsa)

Emory University.

UPENN

Danbury Hospital

St. Luke's University Hospital

East Tennessee State University

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

to be continued ...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
tamta (12-01-2013)
  #359  
Old 11-16-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gdoc View Post
me too.
Meanwhile guys, it actually seems a few programs updated their websites, taking out certain impt info that helped one decide initially to apply to them. I mean, i took my time to look at programs websites before applying to them, i noted the ones with vague criteria. Just recently programs e.g Hennepin County Medical center are starting to change criteria in the middle of application season... Now they say they only accept application from only US CITIZENS... ridiculous!
Exactly my point! I noticed the changes in several program websites that could have saved me 1000$.

Rejections:
Sinai Baltimore
East TN
St Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor (Ypsilnti... that's the same program): The 5th one on 13th Nov.

St Luke's decided that rejecting me once was not at all Enough.
Someone told me to apply for FM today.. I don't know what to think about it!
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #360  
Old 11-16-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 5
Threads: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default place of USCE in ERAS application

Raining rejections here as well, which brought me to think over my application. It seems I have not clearly stated my USCE in ERAS. It is only implied in a LOR from one of the surgeons at Emory university and an oral presentation I gave at Yale University, oh and my Dean's Letter.

Amateur, I know.

Anyone done the same?
Where in the application did everyone mention their USCE?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #361  
Old 11-16-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 36
Threads: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fenig View Post
Raining rejections here as well, which brought me to think over my application. It seems I have not clearly stated my USCE in ERAS. It is only implied in a LOR from one of the surgeons at Emory university and an oral presentation I gave at Yale University, oh and my Dean's Letter.

Amateur, I know.

Anyone done the same?
Where in the application did everyone mention their USCE?
I mentioned it in the 'Work Experience' section of my ERAS application. Given the importance that PDs place on LoRs, I'm sure that your USCE would have become apparent to them when looking at your application.

Just out of interest, have you heard back from Emory or Yale regarding your application? I was reading earlier in this thread that Emory isn't taking IMGs this year. Also, I haven't heard from Yale at all, so assuming that's a silent rejection?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
fenig (11-16-2013)
  #362  
Old 11-16-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 5
Threads: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

I didn't apply to Emory and still haven't heard anything from Yale. GL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #363  
Old 11-16-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 9
Threads: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

Makavile
When did you hear from
Loyola , baystate , Oklahoma ( Tulsa ) / and for prelim or categorical ?
Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #364  
Old 11-19-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default Rejections..

Univ of New Mexico (thrice in two days )
St Vincent's, PA
Summa/ NEOMED, Akron

I hope I definitely hear from all programs so that I'm sure I've been rejected by all of them. At least, it will shorten my list for next year.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #365  
Old 11-19-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 8
Threads: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Reputation: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Univ of New Mexico (thrice in two days )
St Vincent's, PA
Summa/ NEOMED, Akron

I hope I definitely hear from all programs so that I'm sure I've been rejected by all of them. At least, it will shorten my list for next year.
there won't be a list next year
Do your best in the IVs and forget about the rejections
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drssbaz (11-19-2013)
  #366  
Old 11-19-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 9
Threads: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

Drssbaz
Did you hear from
Loyola , baystate , Oklahoma Tulsa , SUNY upstate ?
Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #367  
Old 11-19-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Madoo View Post
there won't be a list next year
Do your best in the IVs and forget about the rejections
Thanks.

I had only one IV. I didn't do very well on it. 2/3 interviewers decided to ask technical questions that I had no idea about.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #368  
Old 11-19-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Majid1234 View Post
Drssbaz
Did you hear from
Loyola , baystate , Oklahoma Tulsa , SUNY upstate ?
Thanks
I haven't heard from any of them.
I don't think I've applied to SUNY Upstate. There are so many of them, I'm not sure which one I applied to.
& I've definitely not applied to Loyola.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #369  
Old 11-19-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 38
Threads: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Reputation: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Thanks.

I had only one IV. I didn't do very well on it. 2/3 interviewers decided to ask technical questions that I had no idea about.
Sorry to hear about your interview.. but don't lose hope. The questions might have been difficult for everyone as well. By the away what do you mean by technical questions?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #370  
Old 11-19-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gdoc View Post
Sorry to hear about your interview.. but don't lose hope. The questions might have been difficult for everyone as well. By the away what do you mean by technical questions?
Meaning details of actual surgical procedures that are usually done by sub specialties. I don't have that kind of specialized surgical exposure. & I didn't bother to read before the IV because I didn't expect it.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Gdoc (11-20-2013), tamta (12-01-2013)
  #371  
Old 11-20-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Meaning details of actual surgical procedures that are usually done by sub specialties. I don't have that kind of specialized surgical exposure. & I didn't bother to read before the IV because I didn't expect it.
i feel you... happened to me to.I tried my best lets see how far it takes us.
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drssbaz (11-20-2013)
  #372  
Old 11-20-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 36
Threads: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Meaning details of actual surgical procedures that are usually done by sub specialties. I don't have that kind of specialized surgical exposure. & I didn't bother to read before the IV because I didn't expect it.
Can you expand on this please? Did they ask about quite detailed procedures (e.g. how would you perform a Whipple's etc) or was it more like "how would you repair an inguinal hernia" or deal with a perianal abscess etc.?

Either way, sorry to hear they asked you that. I'm sure most people wouldn't have known how to answer that!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #373  
Old 11-20-2013
DocSikorski's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 1,353
Threads: 94
Thanked 876 Times in 507 Posts
Reputation: 889
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Thanks.

I had only one IV. I didn't do very well on it. 2/3 interviewers decided to ask technical questions that I had no idea about.
This is a first indicator of a malignant program.
__________________
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. EP
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #374  
Old 11-20-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SurgReg View Post
Can you expand on this please? Did they ask about quite detailed procedures (e.g. how would you perform a Whipple's etc) or was it more like "how would you repair an inguinal hernia" or deal with a perianal abscess etc.?

Either way, sorry to hear they asked you that. I'm sure most people wouldn't have known how to answer that!
Like the steps of Whipple's.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #375  
Old 11-20-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DocSikorski View Post
This is a first indicator of a malignant program.
Don't care man.
I am so desperate, I will go to any program. It's my only IV and I need to match.

In the meantime, Rejections:

St Elizabeth, MA
Univ of OK, Tulsa
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho

Last edited by drssbaz; 11-20-2013 at 01:30 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #376  
Old 11-20-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Like the steps of Whipple's.
i had the same question but for a different procedure.
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #377  
Old 11-20-2013
good_boy_1234's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 546
Threads: 91
Thanked 320 Times in 145 Posts
Reputation: 366
Default

To surgery guys:
Please don't make my comments as personal, but the majority of the topic is useless. No body cares on the number of rejections or the place. People only cares about when and the institution that invited you for interview.
The IM thread is much better. They have a list that they keep updating it (new updates in red) for each applicant, so everybody can read it and have a look on interviews.

Best of luck folks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #378  
Old 11-20-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by good_boy_1234 View Post
To surgery guys:
Please don't make my comments as personal, but the majority of the topic is useless. No body cares on the number of rejections or the place. People only cares about when and the institution that invited you for interview.
The IM thread is much better. They have a list that they keep updating it (new updates in red) for each applicant, so everybody can read it and have a look on interviews.

Best of luck folks!
Good for them if you dont like the way we share experiences/sharing info here i suggest you stick to the IM thread.
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
DocSikorski (11-21-2013), kolita (11-20-2013)
  #379  
Old 11-20-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DocSikorski View Post
This is a first indicator of a malignant program.
Their residents seemed very happy. I think it was their way of ranking applicants, based on their knowledge which i personally dont think is the right way. Knowledge and skills can be taught but not personality for being the right fit.
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #380  
Old 11-20-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 30
Threads: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Reputation: 19
Default

Have anyone heard from these programs? and when?

-Maricopa Medical Center Program, Phoenix, AZ

-University of Arizona Program, Tucson, AZ

-Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System Program, Miami, FL

-Orlando Health Program, Orlando, FL

-University of South Florida Morsani Program, Tampa, FL

-University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Program, Chicago, IL

-Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Program, Newark, NJ

- St Barnabas Medical Center Program, Livingston, NJ

- Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program, Bronx, NY

-Brooklyn Hospital Center Program, Brooklyn, NY

-Lenox Hill Hospital Program, New York, NY

-Maimonides Medical Center Program, Brooklyn, NY
Surgery-General

-NSLIJHS/Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine Program, Manhasset, NY

-Nassau University Medical Center Program, East Meadow, NY

- New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens/Cornell University Medical College Program, Flushing, NY

- New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center Program, New York, NY

-New York Methodist Hospital Program, Brooklyn, NY

-New York University School of Medicine Program, New York, NY

- SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program, Brooklyn, NY

-Staten Island University Hospital Program, Staten Island, NY

- Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program, Cleveland, OH

- Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital Program, Philadelphia, PA

-Temple University Hospital Program, Philadelphia, PA

-Medical University of South Carolina Program, Charleston, SC

-Methodist Health System Dallas Program, Dallas, TX

-University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program, Dallas, TX

-University of Texas at Houston Program, Houston, TX


thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #381  
Old 11-20-2013
good_boy_1234's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 546
Threads: 91
Thanked 320 Times in 145 Posts
Reputation: 366
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadde View Post
Good for them if you dont like the way we share experiences/sharing info here i suggest you stick to the IM thread.
This is nonsense.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
bobbyto (02-23-2014), liverpool4life (11-21-2013), luste (11-21-2013)
  #382  
Old 11-21-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 6
Threads: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by good_boy_1234 View Post
This is nonsense.
More like arrogance or unwillingness to stay organized / help others; which is actually what this forum is for.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
bobbyto (02-23-2014), liverpool4life (11-21-2013)
  #383  
Old 11-21-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 26
Threads: 2
Thanked 20 Times in 10 Posts
Reputation: 30
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by luste View Post
More like arrogance or unwillingness to stay organized / help others; which is actually what this forum is for.
It would be easier to look at a cumulative list of interviews rather than having to scull through a million posts and tallying the invites. I know the person started they post but no need to get offensive, rude and take ownership of the forum. A post with all the interviews would be helpful. I personally don't care about rejections.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #384  
Old 11-21-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 36
Threads: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by liverpool4life View Post
It would be easier to look at a cumulative list of interviews rather than having to scull through a million posts and tallying the invites. I know the person started they post but no need to get offensive, rude and take ownership of the forum. A post with all the interviews would be helpful. I personally don't care about rejections.
I agree with this. If you look at the Gen Surg interviews thread on the Student Doctor Network Forums it resembles this.

I would also find it helpful if people actually posted their interview experiences. I, for one, have no idea what to expect!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadde View Post
i had the same question but for a different procedure.
What was the procedure that they asked you about, just out of curiosity?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #385  
Old 11-22-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 6
Threads: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 5 Posts
Reputation: 26
Correct Answer IV experiences

Hey guys! I was wondering if you could be so kind as to add me to the excel sheet/google docs. I have been blessed by God by obtaining IV's, of course I did apply BROADLY (>150 programs). So far, most IV have been very pleasant, in 7 interviews (a mix of cat/prelim) so far, NEVER have I been asked the technical steps of a procedure. Most IV are about the PD and attendings getting to see your speaking skills, your poise, flow of ideas and mental organization, and of course, your personality to see if you "fit". They have all your credentials in front of them in your ERAS application, including your Board scores, so mainly I have experienced that they want to know "what makes you tick". Typical questions are open-ended such as:
- Tell me about yourself.
- Why surgery?
- Why this institution/why this city/state?
- Name 3 achievements of which you are most proud of and why?
- What are your strengths/weaknesses? (more common to get asked your strengths than your weaknesses by the way).
- Tell me about an interesting case and what you learned from it?
- What are your thoughts/experiences on teamwork?
- What are the greatest challenges our speciality will face in the upcoming years?
- If you could not be a surgeon, what would you do/what would you be?
And of course, all interviews end with "do you have any questions for me"?
The questions you ask your interviewer ARE important. It behoves you to have some thoughtful questions prepared, and of course, you want your interviewer to do some talking and feel comfortable.
That is just my two cents. Good luck to everyone, and do not despair, everyone on the interview trail so far is pretty certain that more IV invitations go out in December. Why? The superstars (AMG's with outstanding credentials and LORs) are applying to more programs and interviewing at more programs than ever before, as last year over 400 AMGs did not match. This has increased the total number of interviews/ranks needed to have a high odds of matching in GS from 12 in previous years, to over 15 now. Most AMGs I have met on the "trail" have told me be they have over 15 interviews lined up, with some AMGs with 20-25 interviews, which used to be unheard of, as the cost in $$ of attending that many interviews is outrageous. Why does this concern you? Simple enough, as the "superstars" start getting IV's from the bigger names, they will start cancelling some of their IVs at smaller places, so basically in December it is usually the case that many programs will have cancellations. This especially holds true for IVs in January, as many applicants with >15 IVs start to get tired of interviewing and start cancelling at programs they weren't all that interested in but that they applied to "just in case", taking into account the fact that last year so many AMGs did not match, which has really caused a paradigm shift in AMGs, including those with outstanding credentials.
So keep those chins up and those hopes high! As someone said, "it ain't over until the fat lady sings".
All the best!

Last edited by Gringo8419; 11-22-2013 at 10:59 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
capt.sparrow (12-09-2013), makaveli (11-25-2013), SurgReg (11-22-2013), tamta (12-01-2013), Tempe (11-29-2013)
  #386  
Old 11-22-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 38
Threads: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Reputation: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gringo8419 View Post
Hey guys! I was wondering if you could be so kind as to add me to the excel sheet/google docs. I have been blessed by God by obtaining IV's, of course I did apply BROADLY (>150 programs). So far, most IV have been very pleasant, in 7 interviews (a mix of cat/prelim) so far, NEVER have I been asked the technical steps of a procedure. Most IV are about the PD and attendings getting to see your speaking skills, your poise, flow of ideas and mental organization, and of course, your personality to see if you "fit". They have all your credentials in front of them in your ERAS application, including your Board scores, so mainly I have experienced that they want to know "what makes you tick". Typical questions are open-ended such as:
- Tell me about yourself.
- Why surgery?
- Why this institution/why this city/state?
- Name 3 achievements of which you are most proud of and why?
- What are your strengths/weaknesses? (more common to get asked your strengths than your weaknesses by the way).
- Tell me about an interesting case and what you learned from it?
- What are your thoughts/experiences on teamwork?
- What are the greatest challenges our speciality will face in the upcoming years?
- If you could not be a surgeon, what would you do/what would you be?
And of course, all interviews end with "do you have any questions for me"?
The questions you ask your interviewer ARE important. It behoves you to have some thoughtful questions prepared, and of course, you want your interviewer to do some talking and feel comfortable.
That is just my two cents. Good luck to everyone, and do not despair, everyone on the interview trail so far is pretty certain that more IV invitations go out in December. Why? The superstars (AMG's with outstanding credentials and LORs) are applying to more programs and interviewing at more programs than ever before, as last year over 400 AMGs did not match. This has increased the total number of interviews/ranks needed to have a high odds of matching in GS from 12 in previous years, to over 15 now. Most AMGs I have met on the "trail" have told me be they have over 15 interviews lined up, with some AMGs with 20-25 interviews, which used to be unheard of, as the cost in $$ of attending that many interviews is outrageous. Why does this concern you? Simple enough, as the "superstars" start getting IV's from the bigger names, they will start cancelling some of their IVs at smaller places, so basically in December it is usually the case that many programs will have cancellations. This especially holds true for IVs in January, as many applicants with >15 IVs start to get tired of interviewing and start cancelling at programs they weren't all that interested in but that they applied to "just in case", taking into account the fact that last year so many AMGs did not match, which has really caused a paradigm shift in AMGs, including those with outstanding credentials.
So keep those chins up and those hopes high! As someone said, "it ain't over until the fat lady sings".
All the best!
Thanks for sharing mate.. I really appreciate.
I only have 2 invites and will be interviewing in the next 3 weeks or so. Hopefully i pick a few more before that to reduce the cost of travel as i will be traveling from Europe for the interviews.
Seven interview is definitely a lot. If you dont mind, can u please share ur credentials? ie IMG/Visa status, Publications, scores etc..
thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
makaveli (11-25-2013)
  #387  
Old 11-22-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 6
Threads: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 5 Posts
Reputation: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gdoc View Post
Thanks for sharing mate.. I really appreciate.
I only have 2 invites and will be interviewing in the next 3 weeks or so. Hopefully i pick a few more before that to reduce the cost of travel as i will be traveling from Europe for the interviews.
Seven interview is definitely a lot. If you dont mind, can u please share ur credentials? ie IMG/Visa status, Publications, scores etc..
thanks
No problem dude. PM me if you'd like more info, I feel a little uncomfortable posting too much online. In this day and age, especially during interview season it can be dangerous. The first things many programs do with your application is google you, and rest assured more than one program many occasionally take a look at the forums. And this forum especially is known to be an "IMG hangout".
All the best!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Gdoc (11-22-2013)
  #388  
Old 11-25-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 9
Threads: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

Rejection
Tulane uni.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #389  
Old 11-26-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

I wrote to the remaining 60+ programs that I hadn't heard from. So far heard from about 20.
All rejections except two who said they are still reviewing applications.
Rejections stand at 57/108.

No point listing, looking at all the trash posted over last week.

No new interviews.

Thanks for the input Gringo!

Hey Mexito, Sadde, Docsikorski! Where are you?

Will you guys, who suggested that there should be a different format of this thread, stop complaining/ criticizing and draw up the list yourself, please?
You see, we who have not done it so far are lazy, disorganized imbeciles who are too busy posting our rejections.

And yes, Please feel free to correct my grammar or vocabulary, too.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
DocSikorski (11-26-2013), Sadde (11-26-2013), tamta (12-01-2013)
  #390  
Old 11-26-2013
DocSikorski's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 1,353
Threads: 94
Thanked 876 Times in 507 Posts
Reputation: 889
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
Docsikorski! Where are you?
I am ripping my arse while getting clinical experience...
Working 16 hour days and dreaming on seeing daylight over thanksgiving...
__________________
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. EP
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drssbaz (11-30-2013), Sadde (11-26-2013)
  #391  
Old 11-26-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drssbaz View Post
I wrote to the remaining 60+ programs that I hadn't heard from. So far heard from about 20.
All rejections except two who said they are still reviewing applications.
Rejections stand at 57/108.

No point listing, looking at all the trash posted over last week.

No new interviews.

Thanks for the input Gringo!

Hey Mexito, Sadde, Docsikorski! Where are you?

Will you guys, who suggested that there should be a different format of this thread, stop complaining/ criticizing and draw up the list yourself, please?
You see, we who have not done it so far are lazy, disorganized imbeciles who are too busy posting our rejections.

And yes, Please feel free to correct my grammar or vocabulary, too.
I totally get your frustration which only a "true" IMG can understand.

Only thing i can say at this stage is to start planning for next year, if you match - GREAT - but i think this is the right time to prepare - you dont want to wait till march.
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drssbaz (11-30-2013), tamta (12-01-2013)
  #392  
Old 11-26-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DocSikorski View Post
I am ripping my arse while getting clinical experience...
Working 16 hour days and dreaming on seeing daylight over thanksgiving...
Hang in there bud, Brighter days will come for us IMGs, may it be this year or the next.
__________________
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
DocSikorski (11-27-2013), drssbaz (11-30-2013), tamta (12-01-2013)
  #393  
Old 11-27-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 6
Threads: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 12
Correct Answer

Quote:
Originally Posted by liverpool4life View Post
It would be easier to look at a cumulative list of interviews rather than having to scull through a million posts and tallying the invites. I know the person started they post but no need to get offensive, rude and take ownership of the forum. A post with all the interviews would be helpful. I personally don't care about rejections.
That IS how the thread at IM is organized ie username, credentials, followed by the places of interview, and the rejections are skipped. I agree that there is no benefit of posing hundreds of rejections but if someone, anyone who is applying for the match this year, can start list, that'd be great.

It's something like this:

username / scores (or credentials) / interview places. Eg:
(hypothetical, since I am not applying) luste: 200/200, 3 months research / Prelim @ abc, Cat @ xyz.

And everyone can add their info in red or bold, to the previous post.

Oh well, gave my thought.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #394  
Old 11-27-2013
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 167
Threads: 37
Thanked 69 Times in 44 Posts
Reputation: 79
Default

What is the ( vascular integrated program)?
Is is better than General surgery? Is it competitive like GS?

I applied to IM and GS. I got 25 rejection and 2 IVs for GS.

Good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #395  
Old 11-30-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 530
Threads: 35
Thanked 291 Times in 207 Posts
Reputation: 301
Default

December is approaching, is there still hope to get few more interviews?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #396  
Old 11-30-2013
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadde View Post
December is approaching, is there still hope to get few more interviews?
The last week some programs had not sent out Cat invites yet. So let's hope, there is still light at the end of the tunnel.
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #397  
Old 12-01-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 2
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Question instructions to improve my cv???

i'm a medical student and up to applying for residency and i'm interested in really competitive specialties(ophtalmology, ent plastic and gs!!!) i know i will have a rough time ahead so what i need is taking my steps wisely! i'm trying to fill out my CV with researches but all i've done aren't in field of surgery!! does it really matters??? cause they will be really good works! how about case reports are they really change something or should not thinking about them(most of them are related to IM) i;ve REALLY got confused!!!!
i would be grateful for any suggestions or advice
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #398  
Old 12-02-2013
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 179
Threads: 43
Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts
Reputation: 39
Default

How much would doing research bolster my application to make it competitive? My S1 score on first attempt was a 229, and I'm an US-IMG. Only problem I have is that I took a year off to study for Step 1. I was just too burned out after finishing the basic sciences. My shelf exam scores speak for themselves that I know the material well, but just tired after it was all done and said.

I'll take another year off to do research, so just worried that having two long lengthy breaks may cause some concern. Thoughts?

Also, thank you Sadde for sending me that spreadsheet which I've asked so many times for. Very mature of you, when all I'm interested in is wanting to think ahead and plan ahead for my future.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
tamta (12-11-2013)
  #399  
Old 12-03-2013
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 179
Threads: 43
Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts
Reputation: 39
Default

I spoke to the department coordinator for Emory yesterday. The cut off for GS for this year was a 230; sucks because I have a 229. Each year they offer 9 categorial positions and 5 preliminary positions for the match. Asked her how often does a preliminary move into categorial. Said the past two years she's been there if a pgy1 categorial drops out for some personal reason, a preliminary can take their spot.

at the end of pgy2, a preliminary can do research to move into a categorial spot if one becomes available. if there is no spot available the school will help the students in trying to get into another categorial spot at some other institution.

was very informative on all the information she gave me. name was Susan Ratliff if anybody wants to call and ask her more questions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #400  
Old 12-04-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 36
Threads: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JJacobs152 View Post
I spoke to the department coordinator for Emory yesterday. The cut off for GS for this year was a 230; sucks because I have a 229. Each year they offer 9 categorial positions and 5 preliminary positions for the match. Asked her how often does a preliminary move into categorial. Said the past two years she's been there if a pgy1 categorial drops out for some personal reason, a preliminary can take their spot.

at the end of pgy2, a preliminary can do research to move into a categorial spot if one becomes available. if there is no spot available the school will help the students in trying to get into another categorial spot at some other institution.

was very informative on all the information she gave me. name was Susan Ratliff if anybody wants to call and ask her more questions.
Hey there - it's interesting that you mention this as from what I heard (from someone earlier in this thread) Emory doesn't directly match IMGs into their categorical program and doesn't officially interview for their prelim positions either. Their prelims are usually people who have done work in labs at Emory and have been recommended to the PD but their respective supervisors.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Tags
Match-2014, Surgery-Match

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 Neurology Residency Matching Applicants Sabio IMG Residency Match Forum 381 11-24-2014 10:12 AM
2014 Pediatrics Residency Matching Applicants Sabio IMG Residency Match Forum 138 05-28-2014 01:07 AM
2013 General Surgery Residency Matching Applicants dominicadoc IMG Residency Match Forum 33 01-05-2013 12:21 PM
2012 General Surgery Residency Matching Applicants StepTaker IMG Residency Match Forum 8 10-25-2011 12:51 PM
2011 General Surgery Residency Matching Applicants StepTaker IMG Residency Match Forum 4 06-08-2011 10:16 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)