Bad applicant needs advice on picking IM prelim programs to apply to..

cameroncarter

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Step 1: 215. Passes all around with 3 random Honors..
Which IM prelim programs do I choose?
 
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cameroncarter

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Apr 18, 2011
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Want to pursue PM&R. I'm just scared about securing an internship..
 

Carlin

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Want to pursue PM&R. I'm just scared about securing an internship..
Your home program is a very good place to start. Any programs in "less desirable" cities would also be a good idea.

You could check the nrmp data from last year to see which programs didn't fill. (http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Main-Match-Results-and-Data-2016.pdf) It will give you a good idea of some programs which aren't very competitive. You'll also see that there are some transitional year programs which didn't fill (Hurley Hospital in Flint, Michigan for example) which might be good targets for you.

If you are really concerned, you could also apply to a few prelim surgery programs. It would make for a rough year, but it's just a year!
 
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