away elective at northwestern or u chicago

Discussion in 'Radiology' started by medicinehopeful, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. medicinehopeful

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    0
    hey all,
    is it worth the time to do an away elective at northwestern or u chicago if step 1 score is in the 230s? By "worth the time", I mean getting an interview.
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Taurus

    Taurus Paul Revere of Medicine

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    3,067
    Likes Received:
    238
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    You will typically get an interview at the place you did an away. Doesn't mean you will get accepted there.

    For aways, I decided that to save costs it makes most sense to do aways at your home city or where you can stay with family or friends. Doesn't make much sense to spend $2000 to do an away that in the end may not influence decision-makers that much.
     
  4. hans19

    hans19 I'm back...
    Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    If you don't live in chicago, and you are not considering either as a top choice (for you) then, NO its not worth it.
     
  5. shaholin

    shaholin Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I have a similar question. I'm from a med school in NYC and I hear its hard to break into the midwest.. Would it be smart to do 1-2 aways in rads like NU/Rush/UIC/Uchicago.. I ultimately want to be in Chicago however don't really have any ties there except for the fact I went to undergrad there.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  6. PeepshowJohnny

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,958
    Likes Received:
    7
    Status:
    Medical Student
    According to the scuttlebut on Auntminnie, Northwestern had the highest number of applications this year of any program. If you REALLY want to go there, I'd say try to set up an away rotation there because it was hella competitive this year.
     
  7. shaholin

    shaholin Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I don't care if its particularly NU.. I mean NU would be nice but what about the other programs in chicago.. Like Rush, UChicago, UIC, Loyola, Cook County.. etc

    I really want to go to a program where I can get into an IR fellowship..

    Would being an NU alum give me any more of a chance? Also do away rotations (granted you don't blow it) really guarantee you at least an interview?

    Thanks..
     
  8. Labslave

    Labslave Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2005
    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Nothing guarantees you an interview, although in general a very high percentage of those who do aways (and don't blow it) get interviewed. :luck:
     

Share This Page