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    dnth8mecuzuaintme is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    riddle me this..

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    here's a question..

    AUA wants us to have our clinicals done by the third week of April on the year you plan to match..

    Is this a preference on the behalf of the school? or a requirement by the programs you apply to?

    from my understanding.. i believe that residencies dont start till late june/early july.. so in those 2 months what do people do? (besides the obvious binge drinking and globetrotting)

    just wondering..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnth8mecuzuaintme View Post
    so in those 2 months what do people do?...
    One thing I can think of: graduate.

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    HA! ok graduation pretty much occurs as a result of everything that is done by or prior to the 3rd week of april.. and im sure setting aside a few days to fly to ny and walk across a stage to please family n friends can be added to the more obvious list of possibilities...

    my question is basically... do we need to finish by then to let aua do the administrative things necessary for us to start residency? as in.. enough time for elective evaluations to be faxed in and updated to the official transcripts etc etc.. that kinda thing?

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    yes, the extra few weeks are for AUA to get all of your evaluations in, process your paperwork, get your ECFMG certificate, etc etc.

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    AUA wants us to have our clinicals done by the third week of April on the year you plan to match..

    Is this a preference on the behalf of the school? or a requirement by the programs you apply to?

    This is because ECFMG certification takes 17 weeks. In the past it only took 12 weeks. In some states (like Mississippi) you cannot even apply for a residency license without an ECFMG certificate. And, the application process is 2 months long. So, to start on July 1st I would have to have graduated in January. I happened to have graduated in October so it didn't affect me.

    2 months what do people do? (besides the obvious binge drinking and globetrotting)

    If you got into residency, you can do that or maybe get Step 3 out of the way. If you still have to go through the Match, you should do research at your closest university hospital. If you show up in person with a CV and offer to work for free or cheap, no department will reject you.


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    what do they mean by research exactly? do they want us to have participated in research and published papers?

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    what do they mean by research exactly? do they want us to have participated in research and published papers?

    Yes. Research ( = number of publications) is probably the biggest boost on your resume, as long as it is related to whatever field you're going into. I probably spent 80% of my interviews just discussing my publications.


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    Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead...
    What if you could not finish your 4th year rotations by the 3rd week of april and finished in May or even early June?
    Would you be prevented from graduation in July even if you were able to find a match?

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    what is the best way to go about participating in research? who should we contact...hospitals/hospital departments?? how can we look for a position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by housemd0044 View Post
    what is the best way to go about participating in research? who should we contact...hospitals/hospital departments?? how can we look for a position?
    I'm doing research now while completing my IM rotation. I went to the chair of the department and asked for suggestions. He gave me the names of two residents doing research at the hospital. So I contacted those residents and was given a spot on the team. Pretty easy.

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