02-06-2010, 09:04 PM
What is the likelihood of completing an osteopathic IM/EM residency and then getting into an osteopathic critical care fellowship? Is it reasonable to pursue these three or is it more practical to just do an IM residency and pursue the critical care fellowship? Also, anyone have any knowledge on how competitive the osteopathic IM/EM residency programs are?
Why would you want to do all 3?? What are your career goals?
Practicing all 3 fields and maintaining board certification in all would be a nightmare.
03-30-2010, 01:54 PM
IM/EM is about as competitive as EM. But they're looking for a certain kind of person who can do both - easier said than done. I applied to several IM/EM programs this past year - several programs filled their next year's spots with people switching from either straight EM or straight IM at those places. Some programs were closing down. Do yourself a favor and call every IM/EM you apply to and find out if they're even taking apps that year. And also apply to either straight IM or straight EM. You might be surprised at which programs really peak your interest.