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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Doowai

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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. :(

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

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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. :(

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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