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Curious about Emergency medicine Chances with faliure

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by twospadz, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. twospadz

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    Someone made a comment that is interesting today about failing internal medicine clerkship while wanting to pursue emergency medicine. So my question is if you failed a clerkship, repeated a year or failed a class in 1st or second year how bad would your chances for emergency medicine be?
     
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  3. J ROD

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    better like FM
     
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    probably pretty hard. it doesn't help that everyone and their brother wants EM now and that number is only going up. EM is quickly getting more and more competitive.
     
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    EM is becoming a much more competitive specialty. Failing internal medicine is a red flag but our decisions are made using a number of factors including the SLOE, your rotation performance and whether you have a strong advocate in the field who can state that your performance was a fluke. The road will not be an easy one but I got one of my mentees who failed a rotation a slot in a residency program last year.
     
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