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Urology Doubt. Help appreciated.

Hey everyone I'm an MS4.

Little background about me, I went into med school bent on doing something oncology related for personal reasons. I was initially intent on Rad Onc, I have a PhD and have had quite an intensive research career before starting med school. I came to know about urology sometime back and did an elective and I simply loved it! The technology ( esp for a geek like me), the patients, the attitudes and the camaraderie between the attendings and residents. And doing the procedural stuff felt great. 

Lahey Clinic Residency Change

The Lahey Clinic Urology residency program will be changing the training format from six to five years, starting in 2017. We will not be participating in the ERAS process this year and will re-enter the match in 2017. Please don't hesitate to email with any questions. 

Karim Hamawy, Program Director 

Institute of Urology, Lahey Clinic 

karim.j.hamawy@lahey.org 

General Surgery in Urology Residency

Hey all, I was hoping to get some opinions about the advantages and disadvantages of the general surgery part of residency.

So far, the main thing I have heard is that it is the worst part and that you should try to minimize the amount of general surgery that you have to do.

Does anyone have opinions that are different than this? How important is it to minimize it? And could this differ among different programs- ie. some places just use you to do the worst jobs whereas other programs integrate you more and allows to do get more relevant experiences (or at least fun ones)?

Away Rotation Applications

I had a question about the application process and timing for away rotation applications. It seems like it varies a lot by school, but no one seems to have a clear answer so I was hoping I could get a little insight from here.

 

I plan on doing 2 aways (1 July, 1 August) this summer and I was advised to apply to only 2 at a time (one for each block). I'm wondering how long I should give them before applying to a second option.

 

Question on Aways and Step 2

I have a few questions on Aways and Step 2 and was hoping to get your opinion. I will be applying to Urology this Fall. The way my schedule is set up, I cannot do my first Urology Sub-I until August. I am thinking of doing home Sub-I in August and then aways in September and October. I also have to take Step 2 CK and CS by the end of December (school requirement). I got 250's on Step 1 so I was thinking to take Step 2 late but I am not sure how much study time is needed and if it is possible to take both tests during the interview season.