Originally Posted by McGillGrad
Neurology is actually one of the easier residencies to match into, currently.
I do not know the reasons, but neurology is almost guaranteed coming from the Carib. Now, the quality of the program will vary depending on your stats, LORs and interviews.
A large part of it is due to curent trends in reimbursement, and "lifestyle" issues. As you correctly pointed out in another post, Radiology is currently competitive. As is anesthesia,and the remainder of the ROAD specialities, the so-called "lifestyle" specialities. These are also procedural in nature and thus currently are reimbursed better than fields such as Neuro (LPs anyone?), which are more diagnosis and chronic managenment of things such as stroke, parkinsons,and other vascular and neurodegenerative processes.
Interesting the way money,lifestyle and competition are all so nicely intertwined, eh?