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Chances of matching into Rad onc

Discussion in 'Radiation Oncology' started by kalki328, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. kalki328

    kalki328 5+ Year Member

    Aug 5, 2011
    Hey all,

    I am an american medical student currently doing a full year of oncology research between my MS3 and MS4 years.
    I have a 2 publications (none in radiation oncology). I am currently first authoring a review paper while doing my full year of research.
    I am also doing part-time Rad Onc research

    Heres my stats:
    Step1: 237
    Step2: 252

    Medicine: pass
    Surgery: high pass
    Anesthesiology: high pass
    Fam med: honors
    Neuro: honors
    Psych: honors
    Ob Gyn: high pass
    Peds: high pass

    I know radiation oncology has gotten competitive over the last few years. I wanted some feedback regarding my chances of matching with my stats, particularly on the east coast. My school also has a home program.

    Thanks a lot!
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  3. evilbooyaa

    evilbooyaa Staff Member Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Oct 10, 2011
    All I know is that you have better stats than me, and 2 PDs I've talked to have said they're confident I'll match primarily based on my research record. May depend on if your cancer research between MS3 and MS4 is Rad Onc focused or not.
  4. Sheldor

    Sheldor 5+ Year Member

    May 21, 2011
    Of course you will match. If you apply to all of the programs, you will likely get >30 interview offers, you'll go on 15ish, then you'll match somewhere in your top 5. (Assuming you aren't socially awkward and interview well.)

    Seriously. You'd match without a year out for research.

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