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  1. 1. Careers in Surgery Thomas Brothers, MD
  2. 4. Surgical Specialities General Surgery Vascular Surgery* Thoracic Surgery Colorectal Surgery Plastic Surgery Urology Orthopedics Neurological Surgery Otolaryngology Ophthalmology
  3. 5. Surgical Subspecialities General Surgery Vascular Surgery* Pediatric Surgery Hand Surgery Surgical Critical Care Trauma Gastrointestinal Transplantation Surgical Oncology Burn Surgery Laparoscopy
  4. 6. Surgical Subspecialities Thoracic Surgery Cardiac Surgery General Thoracic
  5. 7. Surgical Subspecialities Colorectal Surgery
  6. 8. Surgical Subspecialities Plastic Surgery Hand Surgery Craniofacial Surgery Cosmetic Surgery Burn Surgery
  7. 9. Surgical Subspecialities Urology Pediatric Urology Adult Urology Urological Oncology
  8. 10. Surgical Subspecialities Orthopedic Surgery Hand Surgery Sports Medicine Adult Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Musculoskeletal Oncology Spine Orthopedic Trauma Pediatric Orthopedics
  9. 11. Surgical Subspecialities Neurological Surgery Neurosurgical Oncology Vascular Neurosurgery Spine Pediatric Neurosurgery
  10. 12. Surgical Subspecialities Otolaryngology Neurotology Pediatric Otolaryngology Facial Plastic
  11. 13. Surgical Subspecialities Opthalmology Retina Oculopathology
  12. 18. Careers in Surgery Pros <ul><li>Exciting days </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate cure </li></ul><ul><li>Fun to operate </li></ul><ul><li>“ Go-to guy/gal” </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectually stimulating </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation </li></ul><ul><li>Personal satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Respect of colleagues </li></ul>
  13. 19. Careers in Surgery Cons <ul><li>Long days / some nights </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate complications </li></ul><ul><li>Urgency of intervention </li></ul><ul><li>“ Go-to guy/gal” all night long </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation at risk </li></ul><ul><li>Non-surgical “interventionalists” </li></ul>
  14. 20. Careers in Surgery Characteristics <ul><li>Committed to patient care </li></ul><ul><li>Willing and able to make decisions on sometimes limited information </li></ul><ul><li>Willing and able to take responsibility for imperfect outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Some manual dexterity </li></ul>
  15. 26. Resident Salaries <ul><li>PGY 1 - $36,552 </li></ul><ul><li>PGY 2 - $38,127 </li></ul><ul><li>PGY 3 - $39,785 </li></ul><ul><li>PGY 4 - $41,509 </li></ul><ul><li>PGY 5 - $43,315 </li></ul><ul><li>PGY 6 - $45,429 </li></ul><ul><li>PGY 7 - $47,168 </li></ul><ul><li>No moonlighting during clinical years </li></ul><ul><li>Moonlighting during research year at discretion of Chairman </li></ul>
  16. 27. Resident Rotations <ul><li>PGY 1 - NET, CT, Oncology, Neuro, Ortho, ENT, Urol, GI, ICU/Anes, Gyn, Transplant </li></ul><ul><li>PGY 2 - Oncology, Peds, Vascular, ICU, Transplant, Vascular, Trauma </li></ul><ul><li>PGY 3 - GI, Transplant, CT, NET </li></ul><ul><li>PGY 4 - Trauma, NET, Peds, Florence </li></ul><ul><li>PGY 5 - Oncology, Vascular, GI, VA </li></ul><ul><li>*Research year optional between PGY 2 and PGY 3. </li></ul>
  17. 28. RRC Defined Categories (Average Last 4 Years) Ave (min) 46 (25) 71 (24) 140 (72) 146 (65) 30 (3) 164 (44) 323 (150) Category ENDO TRAU ENDS LAP PED THOR TOTAL Ave (min) 23 (8) 23 (16) 82 (29) 142 (34) 54 (20) 39 (15) 1156 (500) Category SS&B H&N ALTR AB PANCREAS VASC CHIEF
  18. 31. Careers in Surgery Improving Match Results <ul><li>Good grades (top half of class) </li></ul><ul><li>Good Part 1 / Part 2 USMLE (above 200) </li></ul><ul><li>AOA </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Play well with the rest of the surgical team </li></ul><ul><li>Attend surgical conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Let people know </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of reference </li></ul><ul><li>Review personal statement with advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Do an externship </li></ul>

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