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- Mar 26, 2006
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for those who plan on doing aways, do you plan on doing general inpatient subIs or more subspecialty electives
I would think a SubI because that really gives them a good idea of how well you function as an intern.
While we're on the same topic, do people know when they need to start contacting individual depts to secure away rotation spots? Is it now? I'm getting confused because a lot of programs won't accept applications until like April. I wonder if I'm already behind in the game *sigh*
Unless you have a definite number one place to do your residency, the away rotation for IM applicants is not worth the trouble.
It's a pain to schedule, it's expensive, it forces you to be on your A-game all the time in a foreign land. And....there is a chance that you will be stuck with that one attending or resident that "hates teaching" or "never gives honors" etc etc
Unless you know where you want to go or feel that without an away you will not get an interview, it is not worth your time and effort. I did no away rotations and got every interview I applied for.