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are we gonna go through this same process 4 yrs from now?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by chef, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. chef

    chef Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    i know, i'm jumping the gun a bit here already worring about residency apps, but hey 4 yrs will fly. I am just wondering if residency application is the same as med school apps.. eg are we going to go through the same mess??? tons of stuff to write, board exams, LORs, worry about gpa, ECs...
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    and also do we have to apply to 20+ places or do people usually apply to 4-5?

    I'm very curious about residency app b/c I have absolutely no clue about it. (no docs in the family/relatives) <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
     
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  3. Cobragirl

    Cobragirl Hoohaa helper ;) 10+ Year Member

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    In residency HELL
    In one word...YES!!!
     
  4. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Except that ECs don't really mean a lot, and neither does GPA (to a certain degree), and I don't think you have to write an essay for anything.

    The average number of schools you list on your match can be as high as 20 or 30, though it really depends on the specialty. Some are less competitive (like family medicine), so you don't really need to apply to that many schools. Right now, the competitve specialties are things like dermatology (always competitive), radiology, that sort of thing.

    So, yes, it's basically the same stupid idea, just slightly different.
     
  5. md2be06

    md2be06 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yes and No. Yes in terms of worrying about grades, test scores, letters of rec, interviewing, etc. No, in that ERAS is a heck of a lot more efficient than AMCAS ever was!
     
  6. simpleton

    simpleton Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Here's a question about match. Do you have to put in your MCAT scores??
     
  7. chef

    chef Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    but is getting into a top residency (eg. hopkins, harvard etc) less competitive than getting into harvard or hopkins med school?

    I'm asking b/c almost every school I've interviewed at seemed to brag about more than 85% of students getting accepted at one of their top3 choices. Wouldn't every med student want to go to hopkins or harvard for the best training? Or do the advisors don't allow a med student to apply to top programs if they think you are not competitive?
     
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    sandflea Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  11. brandonite

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