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    marcus "the gun" pupil is offline Member 510 points
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    has anyone done a neuro elective at PG hospital in MD?

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    how was it, in terms of hours, learning etc. Is an A grade attainable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus "the gun" pupil View Post
    how was it, in terms of hours, learning etc. Is an A grade attainable?
    I think it is no harder to get an A at the PG neuro rotation than at any other rotation. Hours are long, longer than most clerkships or electives I have done. Start around 7 am and then sometimes don't finish up until 6 pm at night. I thought that the neurology attendings were very nice and you do learn a lot.

    However, if you are solely applying for neuro-interventional radiology residency programs then a neurology elective from PG is OK, but won't turn any heads with an even an A, because PG is unknown in terms of the academic world of neurology and neuro-inteventional radiology and doing well there won't reassure anyone that you known neurology super well enough to do interventional neuroradiology.

    They would be most impressed with doing a radiology elective or neurology elective at an academic institution, which you would have to setup on your own (takes months but you have to do it if you want a very competitive residency such as interventional neuroradiology). And you should already be doing a neuroradiology research elective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenDancer View Post
    I think it is no harder to get an A at the PG neuro rotation than at any other rotation. Hours are long, longer than most clerkships or electives I have done. Start around 7 am and then sometimes don't finish up until 6 pm at night. I thought that the neurology attendings were very nice and you do learn a lot.

    However, if you are solely applying for neuro-interventional radiology residency programs then a neurology elective from PG is OK, but won't turn any heads with an even an A, because PG is unknown in terms of the academic world of neurology and neuro-inteventional radiology and doing well there won't reassure anyone that you known neurology super well enough to do interventional neuroradiology.

    They would be most impressed with doing a radiology elective or neurology elective at an academic institution, which you would have to setup on your own (takes months but you have to do it if you want a very competitive residency such as interventional neuroradiology). And you should already be doing a neuroradiology research elective.
    Thanks alot for the input. Actually there are no interventional neurorad residencies, hence you have to go thru radiology which I have already applied for a month ago. I just wanted to take the elective for learning purposes but I also want to get a good grade, incase I decide to resend my transcript to eras.
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    There are a few neuro attendings there, an old, stern indian man with a brief case whom will never reward you with an A. He is convinced that his schooling was harder than your own and therefore, you are already below him.

    There is a short lady who everyone says is absolutely useless, dunno if she is still there. Neuro was not that good there, but with teh indian man, you will learn a good physical exam which can help those going into primary care residencies. Most people's neuro exam sucks and this guy will help you develop a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus "the gun" pupil View Post
    Thanks alot for the input. Actually there are no interventional neurorad residencies, hence you have to go thru radiology which I have already applied for a month ago. I just wanted to take the elective for learning purposes but I also want to get a good grade, incase I decide to resend my transcript to eras.
    There are a couple triple board combined radiology/neurology/neuroradiology residencies, . . . I would guess usually filled by US med students as these folks function basically like neurosurgeons doing IR work later on. One is at John Hopkins University the other is at NYU . . . I thought maybe you meant this.
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