Specialty Name - University of Minnesota

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University of Minnesota Medical School
Specialty Series
February 18, 2014
Ophthalmology
Elena Bitrian, MD
Resident Representative, PGY-3
How many years of training are required?
– Transitional / Prelim Year
– Residency – 3 years
– Fellowships
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Glaucoma (1 year)
Pediatrics (1 year)
Neuro-ophthalmology (1 year)
Cornea / Anterior Segment (1 year)
Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Surgery (2 years)
Retina (1 or 2 years)
Other – Pathology, Oncology, Uveitis
A day in the life of:
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Residency…
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Hours – 7:30am - 5pm, Mon-Fri
Call – HOME CALL, Frequency?
Rotate through general clinic and all subspecialties
Gradually build up surgical experience
In the real world…
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Mostly outpatient clinic and surgery, in office-procedures
Academic vs Private practice?
How much surgery vs clinic?
What criteria are used to select residents or
what makes a competitive applicant?
– Step 1 score?
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Avg that matched: 242
Avg that failed to match: 226
Medical school performance
Letters of recommendation
Research experience
Awards, Philanthropy, Leadership, etc
– Personality and Character!
To be a more competitive applicant?
– Research
– Away Rotations
Statistics January 2014
# Positions Offered
461
# Positions Unfilled by Match
1
# Participants
700
# Rank Lists Submitted
611
# Applicants Ranked
597
Total Matched Applicants
460 (75%)
US Seniors that Matched
419 (91%)
Avg # applications
60
Avg interviews offered per applicant
4.3
To find out more about specialty
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Residency Director
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Dr. Martha Wright – [email protected]
– Clerkship Director
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Dr. Sandra Montezuma – [email protected]
– Ophthalmology Student Interest Group
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San Francisco Match
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American Academy of Ophthalmology
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www.sfmatch.org
www.aao.org
Community ophthalmologists
• Questions?
• Elena Bitrian
– [email protected]

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