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I am applying to anesthesia, and decided a bit late. So my initial electives are community based. 

As it stands now I have one ER elective, a Pain Medicine elective, and then 7 anesthesia. Two of which are after references are due, and 4 weeks a community rotation.

I am just wondering if I should move to be a bit more diverse  say 5 anesthesia electives, 1 pain med, 1 icu, and 2 emerg  ?

 

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5 hours ago, MarsRover said:

I am applying to anesthesia, and decided a bit late. So my initial electives are community based. 

As it stands now I have one ER elective, a Pain Medicine elective, and then 7 anesthesia. Two of which are after references are due, and 4 weeks a community rotation.

I am just wondering if I should move to be a bit more diverse  say 5 anesthesia electives, 1 pain med, 1 icu, and 2 emerg  ?

 

May help to clarify how many weeks in each, since schools have anywhere from 1,2,3,4 or even 5 week lengths

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On the CaRMs website, some anesthesia programs mention that they do not take into account the number of anesthesia electives you do and want someone with a diverse spread of electives. I'm sure things differ from program to program, but probably best to do electives in the places you'd most hope to end up.

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On 6/6/2019 at 12:40 AM, JohnGrisham said:

May help to clarify how many weeks in each, since schools have anywhere from 1,2,3,4 or even 5 week lengths

Sorry those were 2 week electives. Plan now was for;

I was thinking 10 weeks anesthesia - 8 before applications are due - 2 after. Then 4 weeks emerg, 4 week surgery, 2 weeks ICU, 2 weeks pain med 

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2 hours ago, MarsRover said:

Sorry those were 2 week electives. Plan now was for;

I was thinking 10 weeks anesthesia - 8 before applications are due - 2 after. Then 4 weeks emerg, 4 week surgery, 2 weeks ICU, 2 weeks pain med 

Seems reasonable. Thats alot of anesthesia, not sure if you really need that much but whatever works.

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