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  • 1. PREPARING FOR RESIDENCY
  • 2. CONSIDER:
    • Intellectual Content of Specialty
    • Actual Content of Practice
    • Your Personal Skills
    • Geographic Preference
    • Demands of Residency Vs Practice
    • Career Goal-Academic Vs Community
    • Colleagues
    • Life Style
  • 3. HOW TO DECIDE
    • Clerkship Experience
    • Contact with Residents and Practitioners
    • Electives and AIs
  • 4. MOST COMPETITIVE ( Have Alternative ) ENT Neurosurgery Orthopaedics Radiation Onc Plastic Surgery Dermatology
  • 5. VERY COMPETITIVE ( HAVE ALTERNATIVE If NOT TOP 25%)
    • Ophthalmology
    • Urology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Radiology
  • 6. VISITING ELECTIVES
    • For LOR: Take before October
    • For “Audition”: Take before February, unless Early Match: Take before December
  • 7. SPECIAL MATCHES
    • Early (January)
      • Neurosurgery
      • ENT
      • Ophthalmology
      • Urology
      • Neurology
    • Couples Match
  • 8. Time Table
    • Spring/Summer:
      • Request LORs
      • Schedule audition electives
    • Summer:
      • Request Program information
      • Pick-up “Token” (Password) for
      • ERAS log-in
    • Summer/Early Fall :
      • Prepare Personal Statement
      • Schedule:
    • “ Medical Student Performance Evaluation ”
  • 9. Time Table- Cont’d
    • Sept. - Nov.:
      • Submit Applications
    • November:
      • Early Match Interviews
    • December:
      • Early Match list submitted
    • Nov./Dec./Jan.:
      • Interviews
  • 10. Time Table - Cont’d
    • January:
      • Early Match Results
    • : Jan./Feb:
      • Prepare and Enter ROL
    • March 16 th , 2006:
      • Match Results
  • 11. Senior Clinical Scheduling
  • 12. Basic Terminology:
      • Required Rotation – graduation requirement
      • (AI) Acting Internship -M,A,I,S - 4 weeks each - Phase I
      • Electives - 2 or 4 weeks each - total of 16 weeks - Phase II
      • Scholars’ Week - two 1 week each - SWISH
        • SW 5 1 week experience
          • Huntsville - Medicine & Surgery - Ia or Vb - SW attached
          • Birmingham –28-404 through 28-411 - Ia or Vb - SW attached
      • OFF – O selected in Phase I - indicates non AI activity
      • Courses - Approved rotations in Senior Course Catalog .
  • 13. SUB-BLOCKS
    • Ia …… Ib
    • IIa …… IIb
    • IIIa …… IIIb
    • IVa …… IVb
    • Va - MATCH .... Vb
    • VIa – Honor’s Convocation GRADUATION!!
  • 14. Fourth Year Scheduling Helper FYSH
    • Similar to, but not the same as WISH .
    • A computer program designed to assist in planning a “career goal oriented” 4th yr.
    • Required Approved Career Advisor (each discipline): meeting & planning approval form.
  • 15.
    • Review:
      • catalog
        • for campus / hospital site
        • for prerequisites.
      • select times
        • for interviews
        • for study & Step II
        • DO NOT schedule rotations during these dates
    • Complete entire Advisor Approval Form
      • Obtain Advisor’s signature
      • turn in to Scheduler – entry will not be accepted by FYSH if your form has not been received
  • 16. Career Advisor
    • Meet with Approved Career Advisor
    • Take Academic Summary & Advisor Approval Form
    • Discuss Lottery, AIs & Electives
    • Rank sub-blocks in order of preference
    • List courses in order of preference
  • 17. Lottery
    • Looks at - course preferences
      • multiple categories, requested for ranked sub-block
    • Does not affect other Phase I entries
    • Difference in Lottery & Phases I, II?
      • Phases look at ranked times, then attempts scheduling from prioritized category lists
  • 18. Phase I
    • “ AI” scheduling
    • “ Reservations” by using O
      • times – electives, interviews, Step II & other
    • List multiple courses for each category
    • Rank sub-blocks in order of priority
  • 19. Phase I Entry
    • Changes may be made to entry until deadline
    • First 7 requests for OFF are guaranteed
    • Each sub-block - must prioritize and list
    • all 5 categories in order of preference
    • ( example MISAO, OSIAM)
  • 20. Phase I
    • Signed Career Advisor Approval Form – must be turned in to your scheduler before FYSH Phase I deadline
    • Retain a copy of Career Advisor Approval
    • form
    • Home Campus & B’ham Scheduler
    • - retain copies and refer to it
  • 21. Phase II
    • Replace OFF – with electives, interviews, Step II
    • Reminder
    • - do not schedule a course during interviews
    • BIG Mistake!
    • Reminder – with departmental PRE- approval
    • maximum 2 days “off” during a 4 week rotation - no days off from a 2 week rotation even with department approval
  • 22. Scholars’ Week 5 - SWISH completed at the same time BUT not a part of FYSH
    • Go to SWISH entry screen to schedule
      • List options of interest for WK 5
    • Don’t forget! Mandatory SW assignments:
      • B’ham 28-404 through 28-411 Ia or Vb Huntsville Medicine & Surgery Ia or Vb
  • 23. Visiting Electives
    • FYSH reserves time for visiting electives
    • Applications - processed by your scheduler
      • signatures, seal, etc. & retains a copy
    • Acceptance give to your scheduler
    • - course “doesn’t exist” until scheduler manually enters into the system prior to first day
    • - Do not assume it is scheduled
    • International - no Affiliation Agreement & non-LCME domestic rotations
      • Request in Dr. Boulware’s office. Allow 4 - 6 weeks after submission.
  • 24. Research
    • Prior to scheduling Research - Department CHAIR approval must be e-mailed to your scheduler & April Boyd, [email_address] including preceptor’s name, short title of work, and dates
    • The course does not exist until entered by your scheduler prior to the beginning date
  • 25. Final Thoughts
    • During the academic year:
      • Career changes do occur
      • Career Advisor can be changed
      • Schedule changes can be made when needed
        • Requested changes - less than 30 days notice incurs
        • a fee - drop = $30 add = $15 drop & add = $45
    • Questions:
      • on course ranking - Ask your advisor
      • other questions - Ask your campus scheduler
      • Technical problems - Call MEIS
  • 26. Online Information -
    • UASOM Website www.uab.edu/uasom
    • Academic Resources
      • Career Support Scheduling
      • Clinical Course Catalog (sidebar menu)
        • includes 4 th year AIs, electives, SW
      • Clinical Calendar http://www.uab.edu/uasom/meis/clincal2005.htm
      • FYSH 2005 will be available by 3/21/2005 http://main.uab.edu/uasom/2/show.asp?durki=25894