Where you going next year?

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Anonymous (not verified)
Ummm...? Joke right?

Uromatch2012 wrote:
Plastics resident here...  My wife is a urology resident and I was surprised when she told me that urology is not as competitive as some of the other subspecialties.  I was skeptical but after looking at this match list I see that there are several FMGs, as well as representation from many lower tier medical schools.Is this a recent phenomenon or is urology just falling on hard times?  Just curious.  Shout out to all the Bruins in the house!
Is it just me, or is that one of the most assinine comments in a while?  How does an FMG matching into a specialty make it non-competitive?  Interestingly, and this may go against common knowledge in Los Angeles, but people in other countries can make capable researchers and physicians.  And what is a "lower tier" medical school?  

Uromatch2012
no

Uromatch2012 wrote:
Plastics resident here...  My wife is a urology resident and I was surprised when she told me that urology is not as competitive as some of the other subspecialties.  I was skeptical but after looking at this match list I see that there are several FMGs, as well as representation from many lower tier medical schools.Is this a recent phenomenon or is urology just falling on hard times?  Just curious.  Shout out to all the Bruins in the house!
 You, sir, are an idiot. 

Anonymous (not verified)
Talk to her

Anonymous User wrote:
Plastics resident here...  My wife is a urology resident and I was surprised when she told me that urology is not as competitive as some of the other subspecialties.  I was skeptical but after looking at this match list I see that there are several FMGs, as well as representation from many lower tier medical schools.Is this a recent phenomenon or is urology just falling on hard times?  Just curious.  Shout out to all the Bruins in the house!
 May be if you chatted with your wife you would know the answer to this...

Uromatch2012
Keep Posting!

There are so many more spots to be filled out. Where are you people, we want to know!

Anonymous (not verified)
Copperhealth urology residency

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Plastics resident here...  My wife is a urology resident and I was surprised when she told me that urology is not as competitive as some of the other subspecialties.  I was skeptical but after looking at this match list I see that there are several FMGs, as well as representation from many lower tier medical schools.Is this a recent phenomenon or is urology just falling on hard times?  Just curious.  Shout out to all the Bruins in the house!
 May be if you chatted with your wife you would know the answer to this...

Anonymous (not verified)
Cooper health urology

Uromatch2012 wrote:
There are so many more spots to be filled out. Where are you people, we want to know!
Do you guys know if this program has started calling for interviews

Uromatch2012
Does your wife object to you eating cuttle fish and asparagus?

Uromatch2012 wrote:
Plastics resident here...  My wife is a urology resident and I was surprised when she told me that urology is not as competitive as some of the other subspecialties.  I was skeptical but after looking at this match list I see that there are several FMGs, as well as representation from many lower tier medical schools.Is this a recent phenomenon or is urology just falling on hard times?  Just curious.  Shout out to all the Bruins in the house!
To the humancentipede (plastics resident, his wife, and their pomeranian) As much as it goes against my better judgement to respond to an idiotic comment such as this, I feel compelled to point out how proud I am to be going into urology. A field that values hardwork, intelligence, and personality above pedigree, connections, and ego-feeding. For those interested in further evidence of how grossly inbred Plastics programs are, you can review the program director surveys the NRMP releases and see how they much more importance they place on the perceived status of your home school.Please tell your wife that she's better than Urology and should go into something much more elegant like ENT 

Anonymous (not verified)
RE FMG

Some of the Foreign schools are as in any feilds matched due to family connections i.e father on faculty

Anonymous (not verified)
wow

Anonymous User wrote:
Plastics resident here...  My wife is a urology resident and I was surprised when she told me that urology is not as competitive as some of the other subspecialties.  I was skeptical but after looking at this match list I see that there are several FMGs, as well as representation from many lower tier medical schools.Is this a recent phenomenon or is urology just falling on hard times?  Just curious.  Shout out to all the Bruins in the house!
 The reason there aren't an inundation of Ivy league or top tier med school applicants is that Urology is a very well-kept secret, there aren't many schools that even have didactics on the subject.  I was lucking to be exposed on the rotations to a number of urologists and procedures that got me hooked on going into this field.  In the end, most schools only have 2-3 people that figure out how great the field of urology is; therefor that is why you get a good spread of well qualified applicants from across the country feeding into the field.  Also, if you haven’t figured it out, the Top programs aren't found all found in the Northeast.  Most of the top 10 programs are NOT found there, which also gives the field a more rounded feel.  There are smart and well qualified applicants everywhere, you just have to not be prejudiced to see it.   

uroguy23
Michigan Spots?

Back to the actual point of this thread ... who are the folks that matched at Michigan?