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Competitive Specialties

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by FutureMDdude, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. FutureMDdude

    FutureMDdude Medical Ninja 5+ Year Member

    In regards to residency, which programs are considered competitive specialties?
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  3. SLPI

    SLPI Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    well generally speaking, specialties like plastics, derm, radonc, radiology, ortho, urology, neuro are considered pretty competitive

    the less competitive are like internal medicine, psychiatry, family practice, pediatrics

    and specialties like EM, anesthesiology, general surgery, path are somewhere in between.

    however a top ranked IM program could also be pretty competitive to get into but not the field in general.
  4. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Just to clarify the above: neuro means neurosurgery. Neurology is much less competitive.

    Otherwise, agree with above!

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