Dear CCOM students, I am interested in matching into a Specialty spot at Northwestern but did not apply for interviews for prelims in Chicago because I was hoping to get the preliminary spot at Northwestern as well. In case I don't match, I noticed that Edgewater didn't fill any of it's spots and St. James Hospital has 31 open spots. Can anyone tell me why there are so many open spots? Are these programs malignant? In a bad location? Please shed some light on the situation in Chicago. By the way, how far are the hospitals from Northwestern?