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Dr. Thomas Jenkins of Wills Eye Hospital and Dr. Elizabeth Marlow of Cornell University join the show to discuss their experiences as vitreoretinal surgical fellowship applicants this year. Topics covered include a discussion of surgical numbers, factors considered when making a rank list, and advice for next year's applicants.
[2:05] What were typical surgery numbers being tossed around the trail?
[4:20] Discussion of the importance of viewing surgical logs during the application process, and the process of learning surgical technique.
[6:37] Discussion of the subjectivity of surgical logs.
[7:07] Top 5 important factors when choosing a fellowship program.
[8:20] Why is the number of faculty at an institution important? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a large number of faculty?
[11:20] What were the 3 most common questions you were asked on the interview trail?
[13:30] Differences between residency and fellowship interviews, and a discussion of the question “Where do you see yourself in ten years?”
[15:54] The importance of staying connected to the program where you trained.
[17:40] What things did you like during your interviews? What did the best places do?
[20:20] Was there anything about the process that surprised you?
[24:00] Conclusion and Closing Thoughts
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