Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A window into the residency interviews

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  1. The PMR is actually closer to what many Imed programs in my area have. Except they also require a pulse.

    What's 6 x 7?

    And there's no hyphen in Klingon. Even a Shurtakian trader knows that!

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  2. Haha... a friend of mine *actually got asked that question* during his neurology interview, although was not forced to give the answer in Klingon.

    Believe it or not, they were fairly snooty during my PM&R interview, but I think that the cartoon portrays their actual internal dialogue.

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  3. The ortho one is so classic.

    For neurosurgery interviews, I believe they have a chest hair competition.

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  4. chest hair? forget chest hair, try shoulder and back hair. sheesh. i've seen monkeys at the zoo with less hair that don't scratch their balls as much.

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  5. Please tell me that you will be publishing these-you have a talent for making the indignities of medical training relatable with an underlying wry tone; You present these little slices in a way I wish I could....but can't!

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  6. The neurosurgeons just unzip. If the interviewee is bigger, he gets a spot.

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  7. A bit shocked you didn't include one for surgery.

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  8. Emergency Medicine- here is a swiss army knife and duct tape...go put a chest tube in that patient, evaluate the family 8 pack with cold symptoms who came to "just get checked out" and only speaks Mandarin Chinese, and convince the chronic pain patient that toradol is really great stuff and get them out of the department without them filing a patient complaint...you have 17 seconds...GO!

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  9. Grumpy, are you sure he would get a spot for being bigger? Inferiority complex and all....

    Medschoolodyssey, why make fun of general surgeons when I can make fun of orthopods?

    Princess, I appreciate the sentiment, but I'm not sure that the general market would support that kind of book :)

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  10. Ha, I appreciate this as an outsider since my husband is currently doing his residency interviews (military... which is why he's doing them now and now later like normal medical students).

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