5+ Year Member
- Aug 23, 2016
- Medical Student (Accepted)
I thought UPMC wasn’t taking any outside students until the fall.Western Michigan @ Kalamazoo was willing to take me as an EM away when the COVID crap was happening.....and they didn't cancel on me. I canceled on them because EM applicants are being told to only do one audition this year and I'm on that right now. UPMC Pinnacle also agreed to take me for an EM away and I canceled that for the same reason. Both programs were willing to take me outside of VSAS....but I'm a special situation in that I'm in a 3 year program...2 yrs didactic, 1 clinical....so when I contacted them I couldn't go thru VSAS as I hadn't even taken Step/Level 1 yet.
I think your best bet is to fire off as many emails to clerkship directors as possible and don't be picky about geography.
It has a lot to do with your school too. If you find a place two states away for example, you may not be allowed to go there by your school. What state are you in? You can DM me if you want to retain anonymity. I’m in a similar situation applying rads without a home program. I’ll share what the programs I applied to told me and where I’ve had success.
I thought UPMC wasn’t taking any outside students until the fall.
Gotcha. So since there’s already an affiliation with your school you’re not an outside student. Makes sense now.I'm in a DO school in PA which has affiliations w/ UPMC....it was also an audition rotation and I'm in an accelerated 3-year program so I don't have a bunch of electives to buffer canceled rotations like traditional 4-year students do.
Right now I'm on the only audition/away I need for the specialty I'm looking to match in.
My school doesn’t have a home rads program so I’ve been trying to find an away, but so far everywhere has replied to me saying they aren’t taking students. And a lot of the schools on VSAS aren’t accepting applications. Has anyone actually found anywhere taking people?