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Achieving Surgery as a Specialty: strategies for medical students. William A Zamboni MD,FACS Professor and Chairman Dept of Surgery UNSOM Las Vegas, NV. Background. Stimulus Strategy starts NOW. UNSOM Data 06.

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achieving surgery as a specialty strategies for medical students

Achieving Surgery as a Specialty: strategies for medical students

William A Zamboni MD,FACS

Professor and Chairman

Dept of Surgery UNSOM

Las Vegas, NV

background
Background
  • Stimulus
  • Strategy starts NOW
unsom data 06
UNSOM Data 06
  • General Surgery (3 spots/yr, tot 19- 15cat 4 prelim )- >200 applics, screen step1>210, H surg ms3--- interview 40, rank 30 ( 08 match #1,3 &11
  • Plastic Surgery (1 spot/yr, tot 6)- 164 applics, screen 220, H surg —interview 25, rank 15 (14 AOA)…07,08 match #1
surgery match residencies
Surgery Match Residencies
  • General Surgery *
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery *
  • ENT
  • Urology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Opthamology
fellowships
Fellowships
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Transplant
  • Trauma *
  • Hand/UE *
  • Oncology
  • Vascular
  • Ped surgery
  • Colon/Rectal
  • Hepatobiliary
surgery unsom divisions
Surgery UNSOM Divisions
  • GI/Endocrine
  • Colon/Rectal
  • Trauma
  • Plastic Surg
  • ENT
  • Transplant
  • Oncology
  • Vascular
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Bariatric/MIS
slide7
ms1
  • Grades
  • Find clinical Mentor
  • Plan summer (research or rotation)
  • Basic science award
  • Grad awards ceremony
slide8
ms2
  • Grades
  • Mentor contact
  • Step 1 very important
  • Awards
  • Surf web sites (ACGME, AAMC, programs)
  • Grad awards ceremony
slide9
ms3
  • Clerkships (start strong-’buzz effect’, H or HP)
  • Talk to faculty early
  • Use Clerkship director and coordinator as a resource
  • Decide specialty by April
  • Sub I strategy (april/may)- use mentor
  • Secure LORs
  • HAVE FUN
sub i strategy
Sub I strategy

1. ACGME list

2. Prioritize --program strength, geography, family, faculty/alumni connections, cost, recreation, University vs non etc

3. Pick a healthy environment (several years, 60-70% stay)

4. Make sure exposure to Chief or PD and pass screening criteria (call coordinator)

5. Have confidence from UNSOM

6. Consider home sub I 1st

slide11
LORs
  • Chairman, Division Chief or PD
  • Ask for “strong” or “very strong”
  • CV (use web), step1, clerkship grades
research
Research
  • Pre med or 1st summer
  • DO NOT sacrifice grades for research
slide13
ms4
  • Step 2 ?
  • ERAS application (personal statement- no red flags, professional photo)
  • Rank list and interviews – be yourself to ensure a good fit !
  • Follow up card (examples)
  • Ranking strategy – gut feeling then poll others
important factors dr z s rank
Important factors (Dr Z’s Rank)
  • Step 1 > ms3 Honors > ms1&2grades (AOA)
  • LOR’s (faculty/alumni connections)
  • Interview (Sub I)
  • Personal statement
  • Research/Awards
  • Deans letter
  • Other (leadership activities etc)
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