You could do it, but it'd be a pain. Although you might be able to make the deadlines and file all the right paperwork, it'd be a colossal headache. Remember that you might be doing rotations that fall and winter, which would further complicate your scenario. I don't know where you are in your training, but by the summer after third year, you should have serious talks with your dean and faculty advisors about how competitive you'd be for these fields.Originally posted by TweetyPie
But if my interests do remain the same, perhaps my approach could be apply ENT in SFMatch, and apply to Gen Surg and EM in NRMP, and just know that if scramble became necessary and I couldn't get either of these two, them an IM spot is a relatively easier scramble.
Forgive me...but I suspect you haven't rotated through all those specialties yet. I suspect once you have, your choice will be down to one or two specialties, a much more manageable number. Do what you can to figure out what you want to do early in your fourth year. Then go for it. Very few med students are torn between more than 2 specialties by match time.Originally posted by TweetyPie
Please forgive if this proves me ignorant but....
Let's say at the time for applying for residency, you feel like you would be happy in any of several specialties. With the Match application can you apply to say, Oto, Surg, ER, and IM programs or do they only allow you to apply to one specialty?