I was going to make fun of you, but now that I see the locations I understand. EM is probably a better bet than surgery unless you know people.I'm interested in EM or surgery in california (los angeles, san diego, palm springs area)
Given my step score (still awaiting comlex) do i have good chances?
thanks in advance.
Yea, I have been a california resident my entire life, i moved to the east coast for medical school but i want to come back for surgery or EM. I'm just not sure if i will get it, even though my score is good, because:Out of curiosity, would the OP have greater chances for those locations if he had been a California resident his entire life with the exception of attending medical school out of state?
is it overshooting if i want an EM residency that's NOT aoa? (UCSD, kaiser, UCLA) after all, i'll be applying when the merger is in full effect right? or will they be heavily favoring MD's
You can obviously apply, but I wouldn't expect much. UCLA Harbor has DOs I believe. To answer the first question in this post, no it's not overshooting to expect to match an EM program that isn't former AOA. It just isn't likely to be one of the 3 you are mentioning.is it overshooting if i want an EM residency that's NOT aoa? (UCSD, kaiser, UCLA) after all, i'll be applying when the merger is in full effect right? or will they be heavily favoring MD's
What is considered an "outstanding" application otherwise, the SLOE's & research?Those programs are overshooting unless you have an outstanding application otherwise. Kaiser has a single DO from WUHS. None of the other programs have a single DO resident. Many are from T20 MD schools.
Dude, you’ll match somewhere, It’s not the end of the world if it not in California. There is life outside of California, I’m sure you know as you moved for medical school. Just apply and see what happens. Nothing you can do about it. You can always move after you’re done.also, how much will me being a DO hurt my chances at an MD residency? Even though the merger is in effect?
Yes.What is considered an "outstanding" application otherwise, the SLOE's & research?
This depends completely on the field and individual program. For some programs they don't care, others you have to be better than the MD applicants they get, and in others still it's a non-starter and even if you have a 270 they will throw your app straight in the trash. So there really isn't a good way to answer your question without being more specific.also, how much will me being a DO hurt my chances at an MD residency? Even though the merger is in effect?