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    Residency Placement

    Hello,

    I'm a rising Junior at Columbia U who is thinking about attending JUMC. Initially, the only reason I was considering this medical school was because of the family edge (my father lives in Krakow); however, since I spend each summer in Poland, I had a chance to pop by the uni and have found that I really quite like it.

    I'm going to stop by the school again tomorrow to ask this question among others, but I was hoping that maybe some alumni are active on these boards or can be contacted somehow to answer the following: how successful is this school in placing students in their top-choice residencies? (obviously, it's not just up to the school to do this, but if a very low percentage of students get their top choices, then there's something to be said about that...) I have no idea where I'll want to work in the future, but I do think that a residency in the States would be beneficial for my career. If specifics help at all, I'm thinking about being a surgeon, but I'm not sure how the choice of specialty affects how likely one is to get it (I haven't quite thought so far ahead -- I just want to know that I shan't be burning any bridges by attending this school!)

    Thanks much in advance,
    -Ola

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildoc8404 View Post
    Which double-negative... and who isn't British?
    I had written 'Traditionally, an internationally earned medical licence wouldn't not allow one to become board certified in the states'...It was supposed to be would not. I edited it after I saw your post. The second doesn't matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by bidiboom View Post
    May I get my nose in here again
    - Bidi, your lovely nose is always welcome.

    When you say positive role in matching in a residency in the US, it's relative (isn't it always?). Is it positive compared to attending, say, Timbucktoo Medical School ( I don't actually know whether that exists)? Yes. Compared to a US medical school, or even British/German/Austrian/French (You get the picture)...a BIG FAT no. There are multiple threads on this and devildoc will probably, once again, do a better job of explaining this than me. There are a number of ways in which Jag is more advantageous to attend than those other schools. My primary reasons: 1. Within my budget 2. California Board Approval, , 3. 4 Year MD (as opposed to 5 or 6) in English (as opposed to, well, any other language 4. I love long, white winters and subzero temperatures in general. And skiing.

    Quote Originally Posted by bidiboom View Post
    What does this "residency process twice in lifetime" mean, man? I am totally lost now..
    - If, say, you matched in General Surgery, became board certified, and ten years down the line decided, this really isn't for you and you really want to be an Ob/Gyn. You could, potentially, do another residency and receive training as an Ob/Gyn. Just a hypothetical.

    I really do hope that helps =)
    Last edited by Glokta; 11-29-2011 at 12:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glokta View Post
    There are a number of ways in which Jag is more advantageous to attend than those other schools. My primary reasons: 1. Within my budget 2. California Board Approval, , 3. 4 Year MD (as opposed to 5 or 6) in English (as opposed to, well, any other language 4. I love long, white winters and subzero temperatures in general. And skiing.
    Glokta, those are some damn fine reasons, right there. You're spot on. Are you attending/applying to Jag right now?

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    Just started in the first of the 4 year program.

    I thought I was good at procrastinating before; I think I've achieved mastery during my first two months here.

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    Thank you Glokta .. I had you explain again and again.. sometimes I need to reset

    Glokta, those are some damn fine reasons, right there. You're spot on.
    And whats more there is a futuristic expectation about Poland (though would you join, I dont know):
    The Next 100 Years - A Forecast for the 21st Century - By George Friedman

    Actually I consider to open another thread only about this topic, future of EU, which is very much related with all of us.

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