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    Matching into competitive specialty in desirable location from low tier MD

    Hi all, I just started med school at a low-tier US MD near a large city with prestigious med schools. I'm interested in competitive specialities (ophtho, ENT, derm, rad). My school has home programs in all of these but they take like 1-2 students MAX every year. I looked at the match list for...
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    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...
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    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...
  4. drewbins

    Should the Step 1 pass/fail change affect my decision to pursue a research year?

    Hi everyone! I wanted some advice regarding whether or not to pursue a research year. A bit of background: matriculated in 2018, mid-tier state school, 3 small derm related publications, all passes in pre-clinicals (P/F), with 1 honors and 2 high passes so far in my clerkships (H/HP/P). I...
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    Taking a research year

    Hello everyone. I would very much like to get some opinions on the matter of taking a research year during medical school. I am a current OMS1 and I am continuing doing research from my Masters project along with my first year classes. I am finding it quite difficult to manage time between...
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    Taking a research year

    Hello everyone. I would very much like to get some opinions on the matter of taking a research year during medical school. I am a current OMS1 and I am continuing doing research from my Masters project along with my first year classes. I am finding it quite difficult to manage time between...
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    Regarding Dermatology Research

    I hope this is a nuanced enough question that it has not been answered previously. I'm 2nd year medical student about to take Step 1. My school is not a top 20 school and recently had it's dermatology residency cut. I've come to the conclusion that I definitely need to do research if I want...
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    MS3 Shift to Ortho - No mentors no research

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  9. stran1989

    Need Advice for Step 2 CK and Possible Gap Year (M3/M4)

    US Allopathic, M3 Step 1: 228 Experience in ophthalmology spanning 7 years: volunteer vision screening with UCLA in undergrad, ophthalmic tech 2+ years (full-time), pioneered vision screening programs for my community (in CA) and around my medical school (in IL), 1 undergrad publication in...
  10. SamuelTesla

    Income based loan payments during research year?

    I am a PGY2 general surgery resident. I am currently making very conservative monthly loan repayments (about $220) because it is Income-based. I am switching out to radiology and currently applying for spots that start 2019-2020. Technically from 2018-2019 I will not be part of any residency...
  11. germindian123

    Gap-year between dental school and residency?

    Hey guys. Just wondering if people do this often? Like a gap-year before applying to a residency program. Like a year of a lot of continuing ed in stuff you like, research, practicing GD, university position, dental service work, etc. Is this stuff discouraged or do they want applicants who...
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    Medical Student Dermatology Research Position

    The UCSF Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center has an opening for a full-time, year-long, clinical research assistant to start July 2017. The position is designed for medical students who would like to take time off to participate in clinical research. Under the mentorship of Dr. John Koo, Dr...
  13. BeTheBallDanny

    Multiple Research Years

    How would taking two research years look to a PD? Is it a red flag or does it look good if I get multiple first author pubs out of it? What about doing an MPH and a research year? Some of my reasons are professional and some personal for wanting to take two years.
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    Research and postpone Match application Y/N?

    Hello everyone, I'm a expecting to graduate in June '17. I'm interested in anesthesia or IM at academic institutions in the US. I know this is gonna be a rather particular question but I would like to ask for your input whether I should try to apply for the Match 2018 or postpone and try to do...
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    Grey's Anatomy Medical Communications Fellowship

    Hi, My name is Barbara Friend, and I am the Director of Medical Research at the television show Grey's Anatomy on ABC. Grey's is offering a Medical Communications Fellowship for surgical Residents. The fellowship mostly entails medical consulting on the show, in the writers' room and...
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