match 2017

  1. W

    I'm not going to match - what steps should I be taking?

    Was under-qualified, applied to general surgery. Didn't apply to any "back-ups" because it was my life and I was sure I would do anything to be a surgeon. Fast-forward a few months and surgery lost it's luster in December (after doing a few aways) but by then it was too late to apply to other...
  2. C

    how many to apply to?

    Hi, I posted this on another thread, I just wanted to know some opinions. So i got a 490+ on step 1 and a 606 on step 2. I did not take the USMLE. Like I said in the other thread, I wish these scores were reversed! Would make my life easier. I have a few questions 1) How many programs is too...
  3. I

    Rewriting Personal statement after not matching. Need advice.

    I did not match to any program this year. I delayed graduation for a year to do research. Here are my strengths/weaknesses summed up: Pros -Top 30 medical school US -Top half of class overall -Top quartile clinically -Step 2 250 -Letters of rec from my Ortho chair, and 2 others with whom I've...
  4. R

    In need of some validation

    So I matched into psychiatry and I am ecstatic. I applied to psychiatry and internal medicine (as a back up) and I was about 75% sure I wanted psychiatry, and 25% IM. So, I went with my gut. As happy as I am, I feel as though I am going to miss IM. But the thought of rounding for countless...
  5. P

    2017 Match Day

    Best of luck to all!!!! What time you got your results: What program: Stats:
  6. I

    Did not match to any Ortho program and opted to delay graduation

    I found out Monday I did not match. I decided to delay graduation instead of going into the SOAP. Looking for experience and advice with this so I may use this year wisely and better my odds to match next year. I only received a handful of interviews and it seems my application was weak due to a...
  7. D

    Other List of unmatched programs

    Hi, Any kind SDNer willing to post a list of unmatched programs? Is it against the NRMP rules? (Particularly looking for surgery program lists). Thanks ds
  8. J

    What happens on Match Day and thereafter?

    Two questions: 1. What information do we get on Match Day? Is it just the location of the program? Do we get a welcome letter or something? 2. How does the program we matched to initiate contact after match day, and when does that happen?
  9. SLCpod

    Podiatry Residency Match List 2017

    I'm excited to see where everyone will end up for residency! Good luck!
  10. S

    Matched prelim surgery, wanted categorical.

    About me: U.S. allopathic MD4, step 1 209, step 2 214. Goal: categorical general surgery in California. Situation: I matched into a prelim general surgery spot, likely not in California. Question: When do I apply for PGY-2? Do I re-register for the match? Can I opt out of the match and apply...
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    Official 2017-2018 Pediatric Gastroenterology Match Cycle

    Hello everyone, Wanted to start this to help with sharing of information. Will be helpful leading up to application and for notification of when programs start sending out interviews. I am a 2nd year peds resident that will be applying on this cycle. Feel free to say hello or start with...
  12. B

    Competitiveness without Step 2 CS? Deadline?

    Hi everyone, I'm an international medical student graduating December this year. My plan is to ideally participate in the next match (opening this year). However, I see that interviews start generally from October through January. I have only passed Step 1 (with a competitive score, I think)...
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    Ranking Help Needed!

    If these were your top two choices, how would you rank these programs? Program A: At home institution 3-4 hours from home (being semi-close is somewhat important to you) Already know you love the faculty and know they are good teachers At mid-tier institution that's not as well known...
  14. W

    HELP me rank these programs please! 2017

    I'm a US Citizen, no visa issues, location is not important. Below is a tentative list but please give your input. If I match in IM I plan to do a cardiology or allergy/immunology fellowship. If I match in FM I plan to do a sports medicine or ER fellowship. 1) UPMC Hamot - Emergency Medicine...
  15. W

    HELP me rank these programs please! 2017

    I'm a US Citizen, no visa issues, location is not important. Below is a tentative list but please give your input. If I match in IM I plan to do a cardiology or allergy/immunology fellowship. If I match in FM I plan to do a sports medicine or ER fellowship. 1) UPMC Hamot - Emergency Medicine...
  16. W

    Other HELP me rank these programs please! 2017

    I'm a US Citizen, no visa issues, location is not important. Below is a tentative list but please give your input. If I match in IM I plan to do a cardiology or allergy/immunology fellowship. If I match in FM I plan to do a sports medicine or ER fellowship. 1) UPMC Hamot - Emergency Medicine...
  17. O

    Program vs. Program

    So, as rank lists are due in less than 3 weeks and seeing how a lot of programs have changed over the past year, I figured we could start a new program comparison thread to get some other viewpoints. Starting out: Mayo vs Yale: - Enjoyed both, really liked Yale's new Chair but that could mean a...
  18. S

    Husband (significant other) matching 1 year after me; trying to get into the same IM program or city

    Hello everyone, Let me get right into it, as the title of the thread suggests, my husband will be matching one year after me. I am applying to IM this upcoming cycle in 2017 and he will be applying in 2018. We are both IMGs and hoping to get into university based programs. We are both...
  19. S

    Husband (significant other) matching one year after me; trying to get into the same program or city

    Hello everyone, Let me get right into it, as the title of the thread suggests, my husband will be matching one year after me. I am applying to IM this upcoming cycle in 2017 and he will be applying in 2018. We are both IMGs and hoping to get into university based programs. We are both...
  20. S

    Husband (significant other) matching 1 year after me; trying to match into the same program or city

    Hello everyone, Let me get right into it, as the title of the thread suggests, my husband will be matching one year after me. I am applying to IM this upcoming cycle in 2017 and he will be applying in 2018. We are both IMGs and hoping to get into university based programs. We are both...
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    Interventional Radiology Interview Thread 2016-2017

    Congrats to everyone for submitting their IR Integrated RESIDENCY application for the 2017 cycle. Let's start up a thread to help each other keep abreast of interview dates. Similar threads for other specialties have the following format (DR thread...
  22. AT_surf12

    Only applying for transition/prelim year?

    Looking for a little insight.. Fourth year student still unsure about a decision for residency. Is it possible to apply for only a transition year or prelim year and than apply for specialty the following year? Or possible to apply transition/prelim year and match into specialty but reapply and...
  23. S

    Delayed ECFMG Certification

    I have completed all 3 steps (1, CS, CK), but my school is delaying my degree until December/January although I have completed all components to receive the ECFMG certificate. I am applying for match this year and would like to apply to programs that require ECFMG certification. What should be...
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    MATCH 2017 Personal Statements, LOR's, CV's, etc.

    Hello everyone! As you all know, Match 2017 medical residency applications begin September 15! Get help with your personal statement, CV, LOR (if asked to write your own), and anything else you may need from three medical graduates who have already been through it all and understand exactly...
  25. J

    Applying to Integrated Plastics... Do I have a shot?

    I am applying this year to integrated PRS. I have always wanted to be a plastic surgeon and am just nervous about the whole matching process and was hoping to get some feedback and thoughts on how my application compares to the rest of the pool. My application is as follows: Step 1: 248 Step...
  26. B

    USMLE Failed Step 2 CS (CIS part)

    Hello, I really need some advice because I honestly don't know what to do at this point. I am a US IMG and I wanted to apply for this upcoming match. I will be taking CK soon and my step 1 score is 197. I'm doing much better with CK (last practice NBME I got around 223) so I'm hoping for a...
  27. NYUyankeezfan

    DO/NMS Match PLUS NMP Match?

    Hey all, question. Here are some scores: USMLE Step 1 223; USMLE Step 2 CK 240; COMLEX Level 1 556; COMLEX Level 2 665. I'm planning on doing the allopathic match, BUT I'm still wondering if I should bother registering for the AOA/NMS match if I'm interseted in 2 IM programs, both of which are...
  28. A

    Osteopathic Radiology Chances

    Hello all. I am currently a 4th year in New York and I'm in the process of filling out residency applications. Up until a few weeks ago, I was not sure about which specialty to choose. I am still torn between a few, but because I've always been interested in physics, I found radiology may be a...
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    Personal Statement, CV, LOR, and more!

    Hello everyone! If you are applying for medical school or for residency match 2017, you have come to the right place! We are a group of three experienced and talented editors who have all just graduated medical school and we would love to help you perfect your personal statement! Our...
  30. A

    IMG, chances in residency ?

    Hi all, I am new to this forum and I don't know exactly where I should post my questions so ill post them here I am a final year medical student from Jordan "6 year program" expected to get my "MBBS" degree very soon I took the MCCEE exam a month ago and honestly I didn't prepare very well...
  31. nbp.medlaw

    PRS Away Rotations for 2016-2017: UC Davis (NorCal)

    Our program at UC Davis has two (2) openings for visiting subIs this coming 2016-17 academic year: (1) June 27 - July 22, 2016 (2) October 24 - November 18, 2016 If submitting VSAS soon, please let me know about yourself in more detail so I can relay your interest to our PD, our program...
  32. Penelopek2

    Advice for matching in Ophthalmology 2017

    Step 1: 240 Med Program: Top 10 Grades: passed all courses (pass/fail) ECs: Nothing special Research: Nothing Optho relevant :/ Letters of Rec: bigwig letter but not specifically in Ophtho Hi Everyone, I'm a 3rd year looking for advice on matching in Ophthalmology in 2017. I decided fairly...
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    Ortho Residents; scored >220<225 on S1. Please advise on reality and/or experience with matching

    Hi everyone, My SO is about to start 4th year and has been pursuing Orthopedics since his 1st year. He is terrified he won't match to a decent residency or match at all because is got a 224 on Step 1. He's ranked in the top half of his class, but not top quartile. He has done 3 Ortho research...
  34. M

    advice for match - graduated med school in 2015 - 2 years of research then residency?

    Hello all, I was hoping to get some advice for my upcoming residency applications, but first I'd like to tell my story. I graduated from a well-respected medical school last year, after attempting to match in EM. Unfortunately, by about December, I had no interviews. That fact, combined with my...