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Western AUA: Share housing?

Going to be at Western AUA meeting Sat Oct 22 - Wed Oct 26. I am looking to share housing - probably condo within 1 mile of Hyatt for total of $150/night. Also willing to chip in to stay at a place you already have reserved if you prefer. I am a MS4; not enough funding for the Hyatt! No gender preference. Let me know how to contact you if you are interested. Thanks!

chances MS3 from a state med school

Hey guys, another M3 posting about chances of matching. My stats look something like:

Step 1 - 259

M1 and M2 grades all honors (we have letter grades for everything). M3 year all honors so far. 2 basic science publications (not first author), 2 poster presentations and 1 oral presentation in non-urologic surgical fields, working on 2 other uro papers now, 2 uro case reports. 

Unsure about AOA status until feb

Deciding on Urology in the middle of M3 year...chances, advice?

Hey guys! So I started M3 year being very open about various specialties. However, after a few rotations, I'm starting to seriously consider Urology. I'd like to know my realistic chances, and since I'm relatively late to the game, what I can do to boost my chances.

School: top 20 US medical school
Step 1: 235
Grades: Peds P, OB/GYN P, Psych HP, Neuro HP
Research: MD/PhD - PhD in cellular/molecular biology (no direct relation to Urology)
-6 papers: mix of basic science, reviews
-Plenty of abstracts, poster presentations

Letter of Intent/Interest?

Hey everyone,

How do you feel about sending programs letters telling them where they are on your rank list? I already notified my #1, but I'm considering sending letters to my 2-5 programs as well. My thoughts:

-should I tell them what number they are, or simply state "top three", or "top five"

-should I elaborate on my reasons for doing this?

-should I reiterate why I am a good fit for their program?

-how long should it be (my #1 letter was a full page, but I don't think programs that aren't my #1 should have to read a full page)

General surgery (categorical) to Urology!!

 Hi,

I'm an IMG who is interested in urology. I applied for many of urology programs but I didn't get any interview. I have some inquiries, can I apply for a categorical GS for this year and then I apply for urology in the next year? If yes, does that affect me when I apply for urology in the next year? And do I need to inform GS program from this year that I'm going to apply for another program?

Regards 

No home program! Help with choosing away rotation please!

 

Current MS3 here. I've become very interested in urology but no home program. I have shadowed a local private urologist. I would like to maximize my chances by doing 3 away rotations. I would like help with choosing away rotations for my current stats.