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darkmansaad
05-07-2013, 12:39 AM
This thread title will probably get me an infraction from the moderator but I havent posted on here in a loooonnnngg time. Things are probably exactly the same. Now that I have a bit more time I will be reaching out to those who want real advice and giving unsolicited opinions to the rest of you. I see wolfgang is still the moderator here I'm sure he remembers my glory days of epic thread wars. Glad to be back but hope everyone else has gotten the spots they wanted.

As always....HARD WORK PAYS OFF!

devildoc8404
05-07-2013, 04:19 AM
Welcome back, darkmansaad. Im not even a Saba person, and I remember you well. Heres hoping residency is treating you well...

payme2
05-07-2013, 08:17 PM
Hey darkmansaad,

How's residency? From my understanding you're an Anesthesiology resident. What rotations do you feel like helped you prepare for residency? I'm applying to Anesthesia this year, :D

Weddell
05-12-2013, 05:13 PM
Speak of the devil! I remember you from the 2011 match thread - both the memorable name and the memorable match. Real advice and unsolicited opinions are most welcome. It's been rather quiet around here for a while...

darkmansaad
05-13-2013, 10:12 AM
Payme2 - Yes I am wrapping up CA2 year and just got told I am one of the Chief Residents. I am applying for Cardiac Anesthesia which is a match this year and will find out June 17 if/where I match. Feels like 4th year of med school again stressing out about a match...this never ends!

Anesthesia is an awesome field. ER really helped, doing 2 months of ICU as a med student REALLY helped. Just be good on your physiology and the rest comes naturally as even if you come across a clinical scenario that is unfamiliar you can navigate it easily with your knowledge of how the cardiac and respiratory systems function. Good luck! Try to do an away rotation at a good site such as the Mayo Clinic. They let any med student do 4 weeks there so apply NOW!!! Application is very long but worth it...go for it!

seattle
06-19-2013, 08:46 PM
Hello, darkmansaad - good to hear things are going well with you! No infractions - no worries...lol

Summer2013
06-19-2013, 08:57 PM
Payme2 - Yes I am wrapping up CA2 year and just got told I am one of the Chief Residents. I am applying for Cardiac Anesthesia which is a match this year and will find out June 17 if/where I match. Feels like 4th year of med school again stressing out about a match...this never ends!

Anesthesia is an awesome field. ER really helped, doing 2 months of ICU as a med student REALLY helped. Just be good on your physiology and the rest comes naturally as even if you come across a clinical scenario that is unfamiliar you can navigate it easily with your knowledge of how the cardiac and respiratory systems function. Good luck! Try to do an away rotation at a good site such as the Mayo Clinic. They let any med student do 4 weeks there so apply NOW!!! Application is very long but worth it...go for it!

Thanks for your advice. Hope one day I'll get into a residency and join the ranks of residents. It is a long way to go for me.

sgMD
06-21-2013, 03:53 PM
welcome back buddy!

for the new members of this forum: experience has shown that Darkmansaad and Seattle's posts are written accurately and realistically. If you are after good advice, read their posts!

wolfvgang22
08-16-2013, 02:52 PM
Lol when I checked this forum I had to refresh my browser, I thought it was 2008 or something! Good to see you around darkmansaad! :)

darkmansaad
09-08-2013, 02:24 PM
Whats up? This forum is dead quiet these days. No more arguments on here? No more clinical rotation advice? Interesting. Anyway wanted to share some exciting news. Heading to Mass General for Fellowship in Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia! Boo yah!

It wasn't easy. Had my own program director sit me down and tell me to not apply to top programs and "adjust my expectations" realistically.

devildoc8404
09-08-2013, 03:02 PM
Freaking brilliant. Nice work, darkmansaad.

jmse7en
09-08-2013, 07:09 PM
Nice to see that hard work paid off. I don't know you Darkmansaad- but I already like you.

manuka honey
10-02-2013, 09:07 AM
Whats up? This forum is dead quiet these days. No more arguments on here? No more clinical rotation advice? Interesting. Anyway wanted to share some exciting news. Heading to Mass General for Fellowship in Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia! Boo yah!

It wasn't easy. Had my own program director sit me down and tell me to not apply to top programs and "adjust my expectations" realistically.

Hello darkmansaad

Congratulations on your new appointment. :D:D

Why did your program director tell you not to apply to top program s and to adjust your expectations realistically. What did he or she think you lacked to apply for this fellowship? What made you disregard your program directors advice and apply to Mass General ?

Thanks in advance for your answers which i am sure will inspire many of us.

Bio hazzard
10-06-2013, 11:26 PM
Payme2 - Yes I am wrapping up CA2 year and just got told I am one of the Chief Residents. I am applying for Cardiac Anesthesia which is a match this year and will find out June 17 if/where I match. Feels like 4th year of med school again stressing out about a match...this never ends!

Anesthesia is an awesome field. ER really helped, doing 2 months of ICU as a med student REALLY helped. Just be good on your physiology and the rest comes naturally as even if you come across a clinical scenario that is unfamiliar you can navigate it easily with your knowledge of how the cardiac and respiratory systems function. Good luck! Try to do an away rotation at a good site such as the Mayo Clinic. They let any med student do 4 weeks there so apply NOW!!! Application is very long but worth it...go for it!


Congrats on the match, any reason you didnt opt for the CT fellowship? As a saba graduate and now in anesthesia i feel its gonna be an up hill battle in anesthesiology and will need to do a fellowship.

rokshana
10-06-2013, 11:33 PM
Whats up? This forum is dead quiet these days. No more arguments on here? No more clinical rotation advice? Interesting. Anyway wanted to share some exciting news. Heading to Mass General for Fellowship in Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia! Boo yah!

It wasn't easy. Had my own program director sit me down and tell me to not apply to top programs and "adjust my expectations" realistically.

sorry but i'm a bit confused...aren't you just starting as a CA 3?







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