Originally Posted by motoo
that's crazy dude.....some of those programs are definitely more "safety" programs and you still didn't match? really sorry to hear that but glad to see you were successful in the scramble. just from above it does seem like the whole process was much more competitive this year
First I am sorry you did not match. This year was the most competitive year for med-peds in 10 years.
"Safety Programs"? It really does not exist and this year's match result supports that. Programs that may be on the bottom of your list and you consider a safety program are on the top of other peoples list. Similarly when programs make rank lists they rank candidates entirely differently from each other. We had applicants near the top of our list that did not match anywhere and yet our last ranked candidate matched into a good program. There are no safety programs. Only programs you like and programs you don't like.