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couples match

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by beezar, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. beezar

    beezar Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 31, 2002

    Anyone out there doing/did the couples match? How does the couples match affect your chances of getting in residencies? For example, if one person had decent grades and the other has not so decent grades.
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  3. coop

    coop Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2001
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    here's the official word... it doesn't necessariy matter how cometetive each of you are, as long as you choose programs appropriately to your competetiveness, the link above lays it out pretty clearly
  4. Curt

    Curt Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2001
    Morristown NJ
    My wife and I had similar scores/grades and we interviewed at all of the same programs. I was very happy when we matched into our #1 choice.
  5. pathchic

    pathchic Junior Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Dallas, Texas
    I did the couple's match, and the one thing I can tell you for sure is that it's more stressful and more expensive. At first I thought it was going to be a bit easier because we both have pretty good grades and I was the one doing a less competitive field. But during my interview trail, I found that I liked a lot less programs than my spouse did. Those that turned me off were still descent for him, and the ones I liked were ultra competitive for him. So, we had some tough choices to make when making our ROL. But in the end, things are looking good. At least we both matched, so we don't have to do a Couple-Scramble. I can't imagine what that's like.

    Good luck on your couple-match adventure.

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