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Careers in Surgery Thomas Brothers, MD Surgical Specialities General Surgery Vascular Surgery* Thoracic Surgery Colorectal Surgery Plastic Surgery Urology Orthopedics Neurological Surgery Otolaryngology Ophthalmology Surgical Subspecialities General Surgery Vascular Surgery*

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Careers in Surgery

Thomas Brothers, MD


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Surgical Specialities

General Surgery

Vascular Surgery*

Thoracic Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Urology

Orthopedics

Neurological Surgery

Otolaryngology

Ophthalmology


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Surgical Subspecialities

General Surgery

Vascular Surgery*

Pediatric Surgery

Hand Surgery

Surgical Critical Care

Trauma

Gastrointestinal

Transplantation

Surgical Oncology

Burn Surgery

Laparoscopy


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Surgical Subspecialities

Thoracic Surgery

Cardiac Surgery

General Thoracic


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Surgical Subspecialities

Colorectal Surgery


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Surgical Subspecialities

Plastic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Craniofacial Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Burn Surgery


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Surgical Subspecialities

Urology

Pediatric Urology

Adult Urology

Urological Oncology


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Surgical Subspecialities

Orthopedic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Sports Medicine

Adult Reconstructive

Foot and Ankle

Musculoskeletal Oncology

Spine

Orthopedic Trauma

Pediatric Orthopedics


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Surgical Subspecialities

Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgical Oncology

Vascular Neurosurgery

Spine

Pediatric Neurosurgery


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Surgical Subspecialities

Otolaryngology

Neurotology

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Facial Plastic


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Surgical Subspecialities

Opthalmology

Retina

Oculopathology


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Careers in Surgery

Pros

  • Exciting days

  • Immediate cure

  • Fun to operate

  • “Go-to guy/gal”

  • Intellectually stimulating

  • Compensation

  • Personal satisfaction

  • Respect of colleagues


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Careers in Surgery

Cons

  • Long days / some nights

  • Immediate complications

  • Urgency of intervention

  • “Go-to guy/gal” all night long

  • Compensation at risk

  • Non-surgical “interventionalists”


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Careers in Surgery

Characteristics

  • Committed to patient care

  • Willing and able to make decisions on sometimes limited information

  • Willing and able to take responsibility for imperfect outcomes

  • Some manual dexterity


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Resident Salaries

  • PGY 1 - $36,552

  • PGY 2 - $38,127

  • PGY 3 - $39,785

  • PGY 4 - $41,509

  • PGY 5 - $43,315

  • PGY 6 - $45,429

  • PGY 7 - $47,168

  • No moonlighting during clinical years

  • Moonlighting during research year at discretion of Chairman


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Resident Rotations

  • PGY 1 - NET, CT, Oncology, Neuro, Ortho, ENT, Urol, GI, ICU/Anes, Gyn, Transplant

  • PGY 2 - Oncology, Peds, Vascular, ICU, Transplant, Vascular, Trauma

  • PGY 3 - GI, Transplant, CT, NET

  • PGY 4 - Trauma, NET, Peds, Florence

  • PGY 5 - Oncology, Vascular, GI, VA

  • *Research year optional between PGY 2 and PGY 3.


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RRC Defined Categories

(Average Last 4 Years)

Category

SS&B

H&N

ALTR

AB

PANCREAS

VASC

CHIEF

Ave (min)

46 (25)

71 (24)

140 (72)

146 (65)

30 (3)

164 (44)

323 (150)

Category

ENDO

TRAU

ENDS

LAP

PED

THOR

TOTAL

Ave (min)

23 (8)

23 (16)

82 (29)

142 (34)

54 (20)

39 (15)

1156 (500)


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Careers in Surgery

Improving Match Results

  • Good grades (top half of class)

  • Good Part 1 / Part 2 USMLE (above 200)

  • AOA

  • Research

  • Play well with the rest of the surgical team

  • Attend surgical conferences

  • Let people know

  • Letters of reference

  • Review personal statement with advisor

  • Do an externship


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