Anesthesiology 

CNUCOM Career Advising for Medical Specialties: Anesthesiology

Specialty Advisor:

 

Preferred Contact Information:

Student Interest Group webpage:

 

Advisor:

 

 

 

National Organizations:

American Society of Anesthesiologist

http://www.asahq.org/

 

Minimal Training Durations:

1 transitional/preliminary year

3 years of residency

Subspecialty Fellowships: 1 Year

 

Competitiveness: Medium

Median Salary:

Academic Salary:

$353,000

Clinical Salary:

$426,000

 

 

 

Specialty Overview: Anesthesiology is the discipline within the practice of medicine that specializes in the management of patients rendered unconscious or insensible to pain and stress during surgical, obstetric and certain other medical procedures. This involves the perioperative evaluation and treatment of these patients in specialized care in a) pain management b) cardiopulmonary resuscitation c) respiratory care problems, and d) the management of critically ill and/or injured patients in special care units.

 

Subspecialties:

·         Obstetric Anesthesiology: Additional information can be found through the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology at www.SOAP.org

·         Pediatric Anesthesiology:  Additional information can be found through the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia at www.pedsanesthesia.org.

·         Pain Medicine: Additional information can be found through the Pain Medicine section of the Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors at www.saaahq.org/aaspd.htm.

 

 

 

 

Training Requirements: Training consists of a minimum of four years of graduate medical education. Three years of the training must be in clinical anesthesia. One year of the training must be the clinical base year, which should provide the resident with 12 months of broad clinical education in medical disciplines of which a maximum of only one month may involve the administration of anesthesia. The clinical base year is usually the first year of graduate medical education. There were 133 anesthesiology residency training programs accredited by the ACGME for 2014/15 that offered 1,600 categorical/advanced positions.

For subspecialty fellowships, applicants must have completed a residency in Anesthesiology The fellowships are over one year in length

 

 

 

Recommended Electives Outside this specialty:

Infectious disease, rheumatology, pediatric dermatology, pathology

 

Results and Data of 2016 Main Residency Match

Mean USMLE Step 1 Score: 231

Mean USMLE Step 2 CK Score: 241

Mean # of Programs Applied to in this specialty: 34.4

Number of Programs: 119

Number of Positions Available: 1127

Total Number of Applicants: 1748

Total Number of Matched: 1072

 

 

 

Critical Reference :

 

 

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Charting-Outcomes-US-Allopathic-Seniors-2016.pdf

 

http://www.doctorsintraining.com/blog/usmle-step-1-average-match-scores-by-specialty/

 

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Main-Match-Results-and-Data-2016.pdf

 

Dermatology

CNUCOM Career Advising for Medical Specialties: Dermatology

Specialty Advisor:

 

Preferred Contact Information:

Student Interest Group webpage:

 

Advisor:

 

 

 

National Organizations:

American Academy of Dermatology

https://www.aad.org/

 

Minimal Training Durations:

1 transitional/preliminary year

3 years of residency

Subspecialty Fellowships: 1 Year

 

Competitiveness: High

Median Salary:

Academic Salary:

$315,000

Clinical Salary:

$450,000

 

 

 

Specialty Overview: Dermatology is a diverse specialty encompassing disorders and diseases of the skin, mucous membrane, hair and nails and a number of sexually transmitted diseases. Dermatologists deal with a wide variety of diseases including acne, warts, multiple inflammatory dermatoses, skin cancers, autoimmune diseases, occupational dermatoses and contact dermatitis. The treatment ranges from performing a wide variety of surgical procedures (e.g., excisions, sclerotherapy, laser surgery, liposuction, hair transplants and tissue augmentation therapies) to the care of normal skin, prevention of skin diseases and cancers and treatment of photoaging skin.

 

Subspecialties:

·         Dermatopathology          1 year

·         Pediatric Dermatology    1 year

·         Procedural Dermatology 1 year

 

 

 

Recommended Electives Outside this specialty:

Infectious disease, rheumatology, pediatric dermatology, pathology

 

 

 

Training Requirements: Training consists of a minimum of four years of postgraduate education. Entry into a three-year dermatology residency program must be preceded by a broad-based clinical year of training in an ACGME-accredited program or similar program accredited in Canada. A four-year training program must provide a broad-based clinical experience during the first year and three years of dermatology education in the second through fourth years of the training program. There were 117 dermatology residency training programs accredited by the ACGME for 2014/15 that offered 407 categorical/advanced positions.

For subspecialty fellowships, applicants must have completed a residency in Dermatology. The fellowships are over one year in length

 

Results and Data of 2016 Main Residency Match

Mean USMLE Step 1 Score: 250

Mean USMLE Step 2 CK Score: 258

Mean # of Programs Applied to in this specialty: 66.7

Number of Programs: 9

Number of Positions Available: 21

Total Number of Applicants: 182

Total Number of Matched: 21

 

 

 

Critical References:

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Charting-Outcomes-US-Allopathic-Seniors-2016.pdf

 

http://www.doctorsintraining.com/blog/usmle-step-1-average-match-scores-by-specialty/

 

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Main-Match-Results-and-Data-2016.pdf

 

 

Family Medicine

CNUCOM Career Advising for Medical Specialties: Family Medicine

Specialty Advisor:

 

Preferred Contact Information:

Student Interest Group webpage:

 

Advisor:

 

 

 

National Organizations:

American Academy of Family Physicians

Minimal Training Durations:

3 years of residency

Subspecialty Fellowships: 1 Year

 

Competitiveness: low

Median Salary:

Academic Salary:

$192,000

Clinical Salary:

$211,000

 

 

 

Specialty Overview: Family medicine physicians are trained to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. Although the scope and practice of family medicine is broad, it is a precise discipline, integrating a unique blend of biomedical, behavioral and social sciences. Family medicine focuses on care within the context of the family on a continuing basis. Family physicians employ a diverse range of cognitive and procedural skills and coordinate care with other specialists when necessary. They receive training in surgery, psychiatry, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and geriatrics.

Subspecialties:

·         Geriatric Medicine          1 year

·         Sports Medicine 1 year

 

 

 

Recommended Electives Outside this specialty:

Students should do any electives that will help them feel prepared for an internship in family medicine. Some electives that are popular include radiology, sports medicine, cardiology, and dermatology. Many students also pursue electives that will help them prepare for a particular interest within FM training (for example, OB/GYN, psych, pain).

 

 

 

Training Requirements: Training consists of a minimum of three years of postgraduate education in a ACGME-accredited training program. There were 480 family medicine residency programs accredited by the ACGME for 2014/15 that offered 3,195 categorical positions.

 

For subspecialty fellowships, applicants must have completed a residency. The fellowships are over one year in length

 

Results and Data of 2016 Main Residency Match

Mean USMLE Step 1 Score: 221

Mean USMLE Step 2 CK Score: 237

Mean # of Programs Applied to in this specialty: 29.8

Number of Programs: 501

Number of Positions Available: 3238

Total Number of Applicants: 6117

Total Number of Matched: 3083

 

 

 

Critical References:

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Charting-Outcomes-US-Allopathic-Seniors-2016.pdf

 

http://www.doctorsintraining.com/blog/usmle-step-1-average-match-scores-by-specialty/

 

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Main-Match-Results-and-Data-2016.pdf

 

 

Emergency Medicine

CNUCOM Career Advising for Medical Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Specialty Advisor:

Darilyn Campbell Falck, MD FACEP

Preferred Contact Information:

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Student Interest Group webpage:

 

Advisor: Leonard Ranasinghe, MD

 

 

 

National Organizations:

See additional resources

Length of Residency Training:

3-4 years of residency

Categorical: PGY 1-4, PGY 1-3

Competitiveness: Medium

Median Salary:  $311,859

 

 

 

 

Specialty Overview:  Emergency medicine focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or any further disability both in the pre-hospital setting by directing emergency medical technicians and in the emergency department. The emergency physician provides immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization, and disposition of a generally diversified population of adult and pediatric patients in response to acute illness and injury. A high-pressure, fast-paced, and diverse specialty, emergency medicine requires a broad base of medical knowledge and a variety of well-honed clinical and technical skills. The practice is primarily hospital emergency department-based, but with extensive pre-hospital responsibilities for emergency medical systems. The care provided by the emergency physician is episodic in nature and involves a full spectrum of physical and behavioral conditions. (Source: AAMC)

  

Subspecialties/Fellowships:                  

Critical Care

Disaster Medicine

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Ultrasound/Imaging

International Emergency Medicine

Medical Toxicology

Palliative Care

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Sports Medicine

Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

 

2 years

1 year

1 year

1 year

1-2 years

2 years

1 year

2 years

1 year

1 year

 

 

 

 

FAQs

How many programs should a student apply to in order to be successful in matching: 30-60

Which clerkships are required: Emergency Medicine in addition to all other core clerkships

Other recommended electives: anesthesiology, orthopedics, trauma, ICU/critical care, radiology, dermatology

Additional recommendations: rotation in EM late in 3rd year or early 4th year. Additional away rotation in EM in July/August

 

 

 

 

 

Results and Data of 2016 Main Residency Match

Mean USMLE Step 1 Score: 230

Mean USMLE Step 2 CK Score: 242

Mean # of Programs Applied to in this specialty: 39.5

Number of Programs: 191

Number of Positions Available: 1,895

Total Number of Applicants: 1,693

Total Number of Matched: 95%

 

 

 

Additional Resources :

Publications:

 

American Academy of Emergency Medicine: www.aaem.org

American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident & Student Association: www.aaemrsa.org

American Board of Emergency Medicine: www.abem.org/public/

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP): www.acep.org

Emergency Medicine Residents Association: www.emra.org

National Association of EMS Physicians: www.naemsp.org

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM): www.saem.org

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine- Medical Student Home Page: http://www.saem.org/get-involved/saem-membership/medical-student-benefits

 

ACEP News

Journal of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Journal

EM Today

Annals of Emergency Medicine

 

 

 

General Surgery

CNUCOM Career Advising for Medical Specialties: General Surgery

Specialty Advisor:

 

Preferred Contact Information:

Student Interest Group webpage:

 

Advisor:

 

 

 

National Organizations:

American College of Chest Physicians

American College of Surgeons

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Association for Academic Surgery

Minimal Training Durations:

4-5 years of residency

Subspecialty Fellowships: 1-3 Year

 

Competitiveness: Medium to High

Median Salary:

Academic Salary:

$358,000

Clinical Salary:

$383,000

 

 

 

Specialty Overview: General surgeons are trained to manage a broad spectrum of diseases and injuries to almost any area of the body which requires surgery. These physicians are involved in diagnosis and treatment as well as pre-, intra- and post-operative care. They are usually responsible for the comprehensive management of trauma and critical care patients as well. Although its scope is broad, general surgery usually involves the abdomen, breasts, peripheral vasculature, skin and neck. General surgeons today in the United States only rarely perform complex neurologic, orthopaedic, thoracic or urologic procedures.

Subspecialties:

·         Breast Surgery   1 year

·         Cardiothoracic Surgery   2-3 years

·         Colorectal Surgery         1 year

·         Critical Care Medicine    1-2  years

·         Hand Surgery    1 year

·         Minimally Invasive Surgery        1 year

·         Pediatric Surgery           1-2 years

·         Surgical Critical Care     1 year

·         Surgical Oncology          1-2 years

·         Transplant Surgery         1-2 years

·         Vascular Surgery            1-2 years

 

 

 

Recommended Electives Outside this specialty:

Radiology, Anesthesiology, Critical Care (SICU or MICU), Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Pulmonology

 

 

 

Training Requirements: Training consists of a minimum of five years of postgraduate education in general surgery training in an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency training program (this training may be reduced to four years in select training programs for those pursuing certain fellowships). There are 258 general surgery residency training programs accredited by the ACGME for 2015-16. In 2015, the NRMP offered 1,224 categorical positions in General Surgery (see table). Here is an online guide through the American College of Surgeons to choosing a surgical residency:

 

For subspecialty fellowships, applicants must have completed a residency. The fellowships are over 1-3 years in length

 

Results and Data of 2016 Main Residency Match

Mean USMLE Step 1 Score: 235

Mean USMLE Step 2 CK Score: 248

Mean # of Programs Applied to in this specialty: 42.9

Number of Programs: 260

Number of Positions Available: 1241

Total Number of Applicants: 2345

Total Number of Matched: 1239

 

 

 

Critical References:

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Charting-Outcomes-US-Allopathic-Seniors-2016.pdf

 

http://www.doctorsintraining.com/blog/usmle-step-1-average-match-scores-by-specialty/

 

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Main-Match-Results-and-Data-2016.pdf

 

 

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