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General Surgery thread - nothing official about it - csverysoon
Hey right_doc, my days are going ok I guess. 5 IVs overall in quite decent places(2 cat). last one lined up in Jan. IVs went ok. Nothing spectacular. Looking for a research position as a back up.
how many IVs overall???? guys share
hey, this very useful thread has gradually gone quiet. where are you guys?csverysoon how u doing? For me got 7 interviews overall 3Cat. How about you guys? I pray we all match and celebrate!!!
my friends,

I have a question about the ROL. I was IVed at a couple of places where I had applied for both categorical and preliminary. After the IV theony didn't say which they are considering me for.
so can I rank like this
place A -cate
place B -cate
Place C prelim
Place A prelim
Place B-prelim

Please advice friends and GL to all of you

well i applied for 128 program this match, i have a score or 232,223 and ecfmg certified, 4 LORs from American surgeons and 2 rotations at U of Chicago and U of Illinois at Chicago and i only got one interview at harlem hospital center. here are the rest of the programs i applied to both prelim and cat. :

University of Alabama Medical Center Program, Birmingham, AL
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (Arizona) Program, Phoenix, AZ
University of Arizona - Tucson Hospitals Program, Tucson, AZ
Hospital of St Raphael Program, New Haven, CT
Saint Mary's Hospital Program, Waterbury, CT
University of Connecticut Program, Farmington, CT
Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program, New Haven, CT
George Washington University Program, Washington, DC
Howard University Program, Washington, DC
Washington Hospital Center Program, Washington, DC
Jackson Memorial Training Program, Miami, FL
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (Jacksonville) Program, Jacksonville, FL
Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami Program, Miami Beach, FL
Orlando Regional Healthcare System Program, Orlando, FL
University of Florida Health Science Center /Jacksonville Program, Jacksonville, FL
University of Florida Program, Gainesville, FL
University of South Florida Program, Tampa, FL
Atlanta Medical Center Surgery Residency Program, Atlanta, GA
Medical College of Georgia General Surgery Residency Program, Augusta, GA
Memorial Health University Medical Center Program, Savannah, GA
Morehouse School of Medicine Program, Atlanta, GA
Loyola University Program, Maywood, IL
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Chicago, IL
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Southern Illinois University Program, Springfield, IL
University of Chicago Program, Chicago, IL
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Metropolitan Group Hospitals Program,
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Program, Chicago, IL
Louisiana State University (Shreveport) Program, Shreveport, LA
Louisiana State University Program, New Orleans, LA
Baystate Medical Center Program, Springfield, MA
Berkshire Medical Center Program, Pittsfield, MA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program, Boston, MA
Boston University Medical Center Program, Boston, MA
Brigham and Women's Hospital Program, Boston, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts Program, Worcester, MA
Johns Hopkins University Program, Baltimore, MD
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Program, Baltimore, MD
St Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland Program, Baltimore, MD
Grand Rapids / Michigan State University Program, Grand Rapids, MI
Henry Ford Hospital Program, Detroit, MI
Providence Hospital and Medical Centers Program, Southfield, MI
St John Hospital and Medical Center Program, Detroit, MI
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Program, Pontiac, MI
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Program, Detroit, MI
William Beaumont Hospital Program, Royal Oak, MI
Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education (Rochester) Program, Rochester, MN
St Louis University School of Medicine Program, St Louis, MO
University of Missouri at Kansas City Program, Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri-Columbia Program, Columbia, MO
Washington University Program, St Louis, MO
University of Mississippi Medical Center Program, Jackson, MS
Duke University Program, Durham, NC
East Carolina University Program, Greenville, NC
University of North Carolina Hospitals Program, Chapel Hill, NC
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Program, Winston-Salem, NC
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Program, Lebanon, NH
Monmouth Medical Center Program, Long Branch, NJ
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Program, Newark, NJ
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Camden) Program, Camden, NJ
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Program, New Brunswick, NJ
Albany Medical Center Program, Albany, NY
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program, Bronx, NY
Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center Program, New York, NY
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Program, Bronx, NY
Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center Program, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Hospital Center Program, Brooklyn, NY
New York Medical College (Brooklyn-Queens) Program, Elmhurst, NY
New York Medical College (Sound Shore) Program, New Rochelle, NY
New York Medical College Montefiore Medical Center North Division, Bronx, NY
New York Medical College at St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York Program,
New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center Program, Valhalla, NY
New York Methodist Hospital Program, Brooklyn, NY
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Program, New York, NY
New York University Medical Center Program, New York, NY
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Program, Manhasset, NY
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program, Brooklyn, NY
SUNY Upstate Medical University Program, Syracuse, NY
SUNY at Stony Brook Program, Stony Brook, NY
St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Program, New York, NY
University of Rochester Program, Rochester, NY
Akron General Medical Center/NEOUCOM Program, Akron, OH
Cleveland Clinic Program, Cleveland, OH
Mount Carmel Program, Columbus, OH
Ohio State University Program, Columbus, OH
Riverside Methodist Hospitals (OhioHealth) Program, Columbus, OH
St Elizabeth Health Center/NEOUCOM Program, Youngstown, OH
The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
University Hospital/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Program, Cincinnati, OH
Wright State University Program, Dayton, OH
Abington Memorial Hospital Program, Abington, PA
Albert Einstein Medical Center Program, Philadelphia, PA
Allegheny General Hospital Program, Pittsburgh, PA
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital Program, Johnstown, PA
Drexel University College of Medicine- Hahnemann University Program, Philadelphia, PA
Easton Hospital Program, Easton, PA
Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital Program, Sayre, PA
Lankenau Hospital Program, Wynnewood, PA
Lehigh Valley Hospital/Pennsylvania State University Program, Allentown, PA
Mercy Catholic Medical Center Program, Darby, PA
Penn State University/Milton S Hershey Medical Center Program, Hershey, PA
St Luke's Hospital Program, Bethlehem, PA
Temple University Program, Philadelphia, PA
Thomas Jefferson University Program, Philadelphia, PA
UPMC Mercy Program, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pennsylvania Program, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education Program, Pittsburgh, PA
York Hospital General Surgery Residency Program, York, PA
Medical University of South Carolina Program, Charleston, SC
East Tennessee State University Program, Johnson City, TN
University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga Program, Chattanooga, TN
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Program, Knoxville, TN
University of Tennessee Program, Memphis, TN
Vanderbilt University Program, Nashville, TN
Baylor College of Medicine Program, Houston, TX
The Methodist Hospital (Houston), Houston, TX
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Program, San Antonio, TX
University of Texas Houston Medical School Program, Houston, TX
Carilion Health System Program, Roanoke, VA
University of Virginia Program, Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA
Swedish Medical Center-Seattle Program, Seattle, WA
Virginia Mason Medical Center Program, Seattle, WA
West Virginia University Program, Morgantown, WV
Hello Dr Hamlet,

Very surprised that you got only one interview. I believe that your credentials are good and with your

When did you apply?
csverysoon- where are you? I had a question regarding my ROL, which I posted above.
Please guys-respond if you know. I am sure a lot of you are in my same situation?!
Dear Dr Hamlet

Don't feel lonely. You know what I mean. There are many who are in your boat.
I have a list which is another 50% longer than yours. Have had only a few interviews - even Harlem didn't call me though. Trust me - 237/255 is not a bad score I thought.

The frustration is because the competition for general surgery is far far far more than any one realizes it is. The advice to the future generation is - if you want to be a surgeon - have thick skin, lots and lots of money ( I mean for IMG surgeons and this partly applies even to AMG's )

To surgerymylife - yes you are right - if my understanding is right.

surgerymylife: thats the right way to do the ranking order list, right the cat first and then the prelim.

right_doc: thank you for the support and good luck to you too, and it seams we need to have elephant skin to survive this.

prednisone: thank you for your kindness good luck to you too, i applied on the 2nd of sep at 8:10 am, which means 10 mins after the eras opened up.

just dont give up guys.
drhamlet,the encouraging thing is that people have matched with only 1 interview. All we can do now is pray to God to do his will, since we have done all we could. Seems you did everything right including applying early and to several programs.All the best
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