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  1. T

    Cardiology fellowship application 2022-2023

    Seems a bit late in the game but nobody has started a thread so far, lets get this rolling. Med school/visa: Non US-IMG Residency: Low-Mid Tier University program Step 1: 240s Step 2: 250s Step 3: Result pending (expected 220-230) Research: Mostly abstracts (3 submitted as first author to...
  2. J

    What should I be doing right now

    If someone, like me for example, knows the specialty they want to match into, what should they be doing right now as a premed to give them a higher chance at matching? I heard that there are people who have been preparing for the specialty they want to match into since high school and because of...
  3. P

    VIRMP internship package

    Hey guys, Does anybody know approximately when VIRMP positions send out their detailed information packages (which you have matched with through the match or through open positions)? Like if the position starts in the beginning of July, typically when should you expect all the information...
  4. G

    What are my chances of matching radiology?

    Current M4, graduatingg this may 2022. went unmatched after applying ortho. Step 1 238 step 2 239, 2nd quartile of my class. Mostly HP 3rd year grades, 2 Hs peds and psych. 1 P FM. 3 ortho pubs. 4 projects. Multiple posters, 2 podiums. Plans of doing a research year, not set on where or in what...
  5. Master Bone Wizard

    Which is more competitive (overall) for a DO applicant: PM&R vs Neurology?

    I am doing some specialty research and was wondering which of these two specialties is more competitive. Google tells me PM&R as it is often cited as one of the least competitive specialties having low board scores and not much interest by sources like medschoolinsiders.com and medicalaid.org...
  6. ColonelOsteotome

    Should I retake the CBSE?

    Scored a 218 (77) on the CBSE this February and am applying to OMFS later this year. I have a couple of publications, poster presentations and am a student in a P/F dental school. Only applying to 4 year programs. I plan on going on 3 in person externships in the next couple of months. Thoughts...
  7. I

    IR/DR Rank List Help

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  8. Y

    PD no response?

    Hi everyone I’m applying for IM this year and there was one particular program I was interested in. I felt good after my interview and have emailed the PD a few times and always got a response back. I sent a letter of intent last week expressing interest in the program and all. Have not received...
  9. Sidus1011

    How to approach pre-clinical years for Psych?

    I'm going to be starting my first year this fall at a D.O. school and just wanted to get a sense of how to approach my interest in psychiatry. I have been working as a guardian advocate at a local mental health facility where I get to see some of the psychotherapy and clinical aspects of psych...
  10. Z

    Neurosurgery Competitiveness? (guidance on where to apply for subI's)

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  11. D

    Complete IMG graduated 5 years ago. Now what?

    My friend graduated medical school in his home country 5 years ago. Afterward he married a US citizen and moved to the US. During this time he worked non-medical jobs to support his family. Now that things are more stable, he is trying to retake the step exams (he passed these before, but they...
  12. pedsdoc20212022

    NRMP waiver question

    Hi everyone. Unsure where to go or what to do, hoping someone can help in some way. The long story is that I’m pretty devastated by my Peds sub-specialty match result, to the point that I’m considering quitting pre-45 days, which I know would jeopardize the specialty for me pretty much...
  13. ArteryStudyPainting

    Recent malignant EM Programs?

    Hi! Are there any programs that have have been noted as malignant EM programs or otherwise not-the-best/sketchy? Specifics would be awesome but not necessary. Thanks!
  14. K

    MD Advice on FULL SPECTRUM fam med residencies please :)

    Hi all! I'm a current MS3 and looking to apply to family medicine next year. I'm from the midwest but would like to go some place new, especially interested in places with full scope practices and particularly a lot of OB experience that could ultimately allow me to be primary on c-sections...
  15. S

    Applying to Canadian Internship as an American

    It has come to my attention that both US and Canadian sites are listed as available for match on the APPIC directory. Neuropsychology is my area of specialization and there were a number of neuro internships in Canada that really caught my attention, but I wasn't sure as to the true feasibility...
  16. J

    The Mechanics of the DNR List

    Hello SDN I'd like to know. Can anybody here with any special insight on this, explain exactly how a candidate ends up on a Do Not Rank List? Does any faculty members, Program Directors or current residents have an specific vivid examples? If so drop them here so the masses can learn what not...
  17. J

    Will applying 1 year after graduating affect residency match opportunities?

    Hello, I'm new here. I will be graduating med school July 2022. I am a US-IMG looking to match into Gen Surgery or Urology Residency in the US (goal is in Texas). I understand matching is very competitive for IMGs. After looking at the requirements, most programs require 3 Letter of...
  18. J

    Research year AFTER med school?

    Hello, I'm new here. I will be graduating med school July 2022. I am a US-IMG looking to match into Gen Surgery or Urology Residency in the US (goal is in Texas). I understand matching is very competitive for IMGs. After looking at the requirements, most programs require 3 Letter of...
  19. J

    Mid-Level School after Medical School

    Hello SDN Member, I'd like to ask; Are there any members of this community that have gone to nursing or PA school after medical school? Please Comment below and Share your experiences with us? Also I'd like to ask. If you do go to mid-level school after going to medical school, what are you...
  20. lgree006

    Prisma Health-USC School of Medicine-Greenville Virtual Open House

    The Prisma Health GME is hosting a virtual open house for students this Saturday morning and next week Tuesday evening. There will be an opportunity for mock interviewing and a presentation on the virtual interview. Saturday Registration link: Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GME...
  21. P

    Internship at AMC?

    There are some old threads on this but I haven't been able to find anything recent. I know it is super competitive so I'm wondering if anyone who has matched at AMC could share some of their stats/advice on matching there. Did you do a 4th year externship rotation there before matching? did you...
  22. D

    MD & DO UGRC Report urges major reforms in the transition to residency

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  23. mcsteamy13

    How competitive am I to match Neurology at a strong program?

    Hi there! I am very interested in neurology and I'm wondering what sort of programs I can be competitive for. I just have no idea what to expect honestly. I am a 3rd year DO student. So far, my application includes: Step 1 - 233 COMLEX 1 - 610 Other - Founder/President of club (non-neuro)...
  24. T

    MD Incoming MS1 - How do I maximize my chances at matching into a top IM residency in the Northeast?

    Incoming MS1. Apologies in advance if this post sounds neurotic since I am asking for advice pretty early in the process. I was a really low-performing student (~2 GPA) in HS, and would not have made it into a medical school without doing research before ugrad started. Hoping to gain some...
  25. F

    Residency Program Closing

    Hi all, I cannot give too many specifics, but theoretically, I have a great chance to match to a residency program that will be closing after I have finished my training, in a fairly competitive field. What are the pros and cons of accepting such a match, versus going into the general pool for...
  26. J

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  27. T

    Failed to match twice seeking help.

    I’m a US DO who just went through the scramble and came up empty handed. My red flags: Graduated in may of 2020. 2 comlex PE failures which I couldn’t even get a passing score for in time to get anything the first time i applied last cycle of 2019-2020. Now the exam is cancelled for me...
  28. Steve_Zissou

    MD & DO Co’22 ERAS Panic Thread

    Well, now that the 4th years know where they’re going, it’s time for us neurotic 3rd years to start thinking about the process. Anyways, I’ve heard through the grapevine that they’re planning to do next season virtually as well. Has anyone else heard this/has something official to back it up?
  29. C

    Research position after not matching

    Hi guys, I applied for pathology this cycle and found out I didn’t match today. I had some red flags on my application like failed rotations and LOAs while I did soul searching. Anyways I graduated from a DO school in December so I’m sick of vacation by now and want to go back to work. I...
  30. dioxane

    ranking IR programs

    hi everybody! i'm about to wrap up this interview season and need advice on ranking IR programs. with the virtual nature of everything this year, it's been tough to get a true feel for each place, and the clinical quality of many programs seems comparable. i'd appreciate any insights you have...
  31. V

    Northwestern Lake Forest Family Medicine Residency Program

    I was looking online for more information about this program since I was not able to visit in person, but most of the information I found was from the program's website. Does anyone know more about how this program is or have any insight? Any information would help! Thank you :)
  32. J

    Rank list advice

    Hi all, I'm the education chief resident of neurology at Washington University. I just sat down with two of my co-chiefs and recorded a podcast where we offer our tips on choosing a neurology residency. Check it out if you're interested: Home - Brain Boy Neurology Let me know if you have any...
  33. Caffeine Matters

    MS4s going in to FM

    Just wanted to reach out to all my MS4s on SDN who are going through this unique virtual era due to Covid and need to connect with residents! Feel free to message me if you have questions about FM intern year. I am a current intern with a university FM program.
  34. T

    Realistically, should I bother with taking the steps as an FMG?

    I'm an FMG working in the UK who is unhappy with the system,training and low pay (starting consultant/attending pay is 75k usd after taxes{82k before}, incrementally builds up to a max of 95k after 19 years as a consultant) here. I haven't taken the steps yet, but I was wondering if I should...
  35. J

    Reapplicant problem

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  36. P

    Nuero or IM matching with red falgs (marijuana)?

    Hello all, I am currently a MS-2 (DO) who wants to apply to Internal Medicine or Neurology. My academic average is 90+ (while doing step 1/ COMLEX prep) and I should be able to get to a 240+ on Step One. My did a summer research elective that will give me 2 oral presentations; one local, one...
  37. Torquer

    Interventional Cardiology Match - July 2022-2023 Thread

    This one's gonna be a doozy folks! With COVID and no in-person interviews, I wonder how things are going to play out. Maybe we can showcase our catheter twirling skills on Zoom! :D Starting this thread so that we can share information on Interview invites, Rejections and Pre-Filled programs...
  38. T

    IMG who did not match - Please HELP!!!

    Hi all, I'm asking for a family friend who is trying to match. I'm not sure of all that is needed so forgive me if I say something wrong or miss out some information. She graduated medical school in West Africa in 2012. Completed 1 year of what is called 'house job' over there - basically a...
  39. Y

    List of IM residencies by competitiveness

    Hi! I'm looking for a site or something where I can search all (or most) of the US residencies in internal medicine and rank them by least to most competitive. Is there such a thing? I don't want to waste time/money applying somewhere that my chances of being accepted are almost none.
  40. P

    How to disclose arrests on ERAS

    Hello, I have to disclose 2 prior arrests when it comes to my ERAS app (Both are marijuana possession charges). These happens 7-6 years from when I will apply to residency. Both charges were dismissed (so no conviction) ERAS asks: 1. Have you been convicted of a felony? 2. Have you been...
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