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Almost Done with Interviews, No spark yet

Discussion in 'ERAS, SOAP, and NRMP Match' started by UpperEastSideOB, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. UpperEastSideOB

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    I've been on a number of interviews thus far and I'm still waiting for that spark. If it doesn't happen, is it just a matter of adding up the pluses and minuses and ranking based on that? Off to pour through my materials again and fill in my spreadsheet. :(
     
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  3. Doowai

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    What do you mean spark? Do you mean none of the programs or facilities really excite you?
     
  4. DarthNeurology

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    I think that it is important to go to a program that you would be very pleased to be a resident at, and there should be a lot that you love about the program, either the residents/attendings or the curriculum/opportunities for research etc . . . If there isn't a place that is absolutely a place where you would be happy then I would continue applying to programs. You should be thrilled on match day to get your number 1, 2, 3 or even 4th choice, not just a "Well, I guess I'm going to New Mexico. . . "

    While residency isn't great, it helps if your starting baseline is "I am so happy to be going here, what great faculty!" - which will drop a bit down to "I am overall pleased with my choice." than starting at "Well, I did a spreadsheet and this place looked as good as any" down to "I would have applied elsewhere had I known . . ."

    What specialty and what area of the country??
     

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