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kingnothing
Presentations

Do presentations for the surgery journal club, attended by attendings and the chair of the surgery dept. count as a presentation to be put on the application?How about presentations during clerkships? Thanks

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shady
In the program's eyes I'm not

In the program's eyes I'm not sure if it truly counts or not, but from reading the boards it seems as though programs set filters in eras to weed out applicants. Ie. board scores above X number, X amount of volunteer activities, X amount of studies, etc. If I had known this I would have entered a lot more into eras since the cut for interviews is most likely made based on having X number of things in each category rather than the actual quality of the entry. That said, I would enter everything you think "might" fit even if it is a stretch. From my understanding this should help in getting an interview.

Anonymous (not verified)
i wouldnt

shady wrote:
In the program's eyes I'm not sure if it truly counts or not, but from reading the boards it seems as though programs set filters in eras to weed out applicants. Ie. board scores above X number, X amount of volunteer activities, X amount of studies, etc. If I had known this I would have entered a lot more into eras since the cut for interviews is most likely made based on having X number of things in each category rather than the actual quality of the entry. That said, I would enter everything you think "might" fit even if it is a stretch. From my understanding this should help in getting an interview.
 i wouldnt follow this advice to the letter. if you dilute your cv with stuff that isn't as important/impressive it could cause some of the important things to be overlooked. that being said, you should definitely add anything of value that you can as long as it isn't "a stretch"

Anonymous (not verified)
wrong

Anonymous User wrote:
shady wrote:
In the program's eyes I'm not sure if it truly counts or not, but from reading the boards it seems as though programs set filters in eras to weed out applicants. Ie. board scores above X number, X amount of volunteer activities, X amount of studies, etc. If I had known this I would have entered a lot more into eras since the cut for interviews is most likely made based on having X number of things in each category rather than the actual quality of the entry. That said, I would enter everything you think "might" fit even if it is a stretch. From my understanding this should help in getting an interview.
 i wouldnt follow this advice to the letter. if you dilute your cv with stuff that isn't as important/impressive it could cause some of the important things to be overlooked. that being said, you should definitely add anything of value that you can as long as it isn't "a stretch"
 this is wrong for sure.  All three programs I have rotated at have actual faculty reviewing the lists and do not use a simple "formula" to give out interviews.  Sure they might weed out a few with scores <220, but you are dreaming if you think a program shut you down because you didn't have 7 volunteer activities.

Anonymous (not verified)
agree

Anonymous User wrote:
this is wrong for sure.  All three programs I have rotated at have actual faculty reviewing the lists and do not use a simple "formula" to give out interviews.  Sure they might weed out a few with scores <220, but you are dreaming if you think a program shut you down because you didn't have 7 volunteer activities.
 i hope you read the whole thing and are disagreeing with the post above mine because we are in agreement.

Anonymous (not verified)
no confusion

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
this is wrong for sure.  All three programs I have rotated at have actual faculty reviewing the lists and do not use a simple "formula" to give out interviews.  Sure they might weed out a few with scores <220, but you are dreaming if you think a program shut you down because you didn't have 7 volunteer activities.
 i hope you read the whole thing and are disagreeing with the post above mine because we are in agreement.
I was indeed agreeing with you and disagreeing with shady and hisher shady views.