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  2. Tsunnami

    MD & DO Thread on Competitiveness & Unity in Medical School

    I think about perhaps publishing later a paper about this, or just entertain the subject in a conversation, or just reflect on it on my own - whatever the case is going to be, my intention is to fill this thread with everyone's experience regarding: - the competitiveness and/or unity they...
  3. mr.mkitty

    Looking towards residency application

    Just wanted to get the opinion of those who know better than I with regards to making sure I allow myself a shot at getting into a solid Obgyn residency. Thanks in advance to anyone that cares to throw their hat into the ring of advising! I'm a male student with a 255+ on Step 1 looking at...
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    How competitive am I as a premed student?

    Good evening, everyone! I wanted to know how competitive I am as a medical school applicant, and I wanted to hear different opinions and views. Please feel free to comment and voice your thoughts. I don't really have a lot of people around me to discuss or get evaluated(?) from, so I would love...
  5. Govols22

    How to be competitive for top programs?

    Hi all, I am a first year MD student who is strongly interested in PM&R. I majored in Exercise Science in undergrad due to my interest in the musculoskeletal system, and I worked as a PT aide in an inpatient rehab setting for about a year. I was curious to how helpful my background will be when...
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    MD Competitiveness for IM Residency?

    Hi Everyone, Just got my Step 1 Score (247). I go to a mid-tier but well known MD program in the NE. Is my score high enough to get interviews at top Internal Med programs in competitive places like Boston or NY? I will have very strong LOR, 6+ years of research experience at a top tier research...
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    MSAR 2018 stat to best assess chance of applicant admission

    Question rephrased: For a grouping of schools with similar MCAT/GPA medians, which is most likely to accept a single applicant? Question specifics - Measuring relative competitiveness of schools with acceptance stats: which is better, all else being equal, when making school selectivity...
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    Sorting through Residency

    Hey everyone, I was wondering if there is way to sort through residency by their COMLEX I scores, unfilled spots or something that would show their competitiveness. I am a DO student, and my scores/application is not very competitive. I wanted to find ok/below-average family medicine...
  9. RogueBanana

    Rhode Island Residency/Job Prospects

    Hey all, Sorry if this question has been answered, but I couldn't find any threads on the issue from this decade! 1- Anyone know what the base level of competitiveness is for a Rhode Island/Massachusetts anesthesia residency? 2- On that topic, how is the job market in this area? 3- Are...
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    MD What is "noise" versus being realistic (residency & career)?

    Hello, This is my first post, so feel free to redirect this thread or let me know if I need to change anything! When I was first accepted, I was incredibly overjoyed at the opportunity: I am the first in my family to attend a grad school of any kind, and this is a huge opportunity--not just...
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    Ophtho Residency Chances to FMG with such stats?

    Stats: FMG from a non ACGME-certified school (yeah...i know looks bad already :/) Honors on 2 away ophtho electives the US 2 first authorship papers here in ophthalmology 1 abstract submitted to AAO for review (might or might not end up as a poster in AAO's annual meeting this year) Small...
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    Residency Competitiveness

    How concerning is it to residency programs if clerkship grades are all passes (school is 25H/50HP/25P and haven't gotten my obgyn grade back yet)? My comments are good to average but I always end up missing HP by 1-2 points. Otherwise, slightly above avg step score and no publications with...
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    Any FMGs here match Med/Peds in recent years? I have a couple of questions for you.

    Since the stats available on the Charting Outcomes aren't the best, given the small number of foreign grads that apply IM/Peds every year, I thought it would be best to ask more directly. 1) How much US Clinical Experience did you have? Did you do electives in both Medicine and Peds (in the...
  14. libertyyne

    Rise and Fall of Competitiveness in specialties

    Can someone explain how this works, Is it due to attitudes of medical students? Generational differences in what people want in terms of hours? Job Market and reimbursement fluctuations? Governmental intervention? What causes Gas and DR to be super competitive a few years ago and now seem...
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    MD/PhD competitive?

    Hi all, Please let me know if this is the wrong area to post this thread--this is my first post after a while of lurking. Anyway, I find myself in the seemingly unusual place of being competitive for MD and concerned about my competitiveness for PhD. I am aware that research is the focus of...
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    Psychiatry Residency Application

    Hey everybody! Not sure if this is the appropriate place on SDN to ask this, but I have a few questions regarding my competitiveness for psychiatry residencies. I'm a 4th year student at an average medical school in the midwest, received all passes and 1 honors in M1-2 years and all B's in M3. I...
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    Independent PRS fellowship Application competitiveness

    Background: I am a 3rd year gen surg resident who failed to match into PRS out of medical school who is trying to determine if an additional year or research is necessary to match into an independent PRS program Hello, I seem to not be able to find this information very easily online, but how...
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    I want to get an MPH between 2nd/3rd years of med school, worried about matching. Thoughts?

    Hey everyone, Hope this reaches you all during a fun and fulfilling summer. Background: I am entering my 2nd year of medical school. Have always loved public health (working with communities, keeping environment clean, preventative care, etc.). I know I will at some point want to serve in...
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    MD Need help with List of Schools! 3.55 cGPA, 3.32 sGPA, URM

    SCHOOL LIST HELP/ COMPETITIVENESS OF APP!!! I am applying to MD schools this cycle and need help compiling a list of schools. Here are my stats: Live in georgia; hoping to stay in southeast/east URM African american male, first generation My cGPA is 3.55 with an upward trend with a sGPA of...
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    Non traditional double bachelor degree applicant

    Hi everyone, So I am wondering about your thoughts on my chances of applying to DO be MD with my current stats and EC's. What do you think? -BA in Classical humanities (3 years) -BS in Biology (2.5 years) -2 years research, national conference poster presentation and published manuscript as...
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    Confused about Step 1 score

    Hello I am a US IMG interested in a neurology residency. My step 1 score is 248 and I am honestly confused about the competitiveness of this score. I checked the most recent Charting Outcomes for the IMG of those who matched in 2013, and 248 seems to be quite competitive, but those data reflect...
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    choosing residency programs- PM&R

    Hi all, So I am a 3rd year medical student, soon to be scheduling my 4th year rotations. I am hoping to go into PM&R but am having trouble figuring out what programs are appropriate for me to be striving for. I want to start planning which away rotations to aim for, and don't want to waste my...