How many years are you willing to wait before calling it and moving on? I think that's something to decide as well. Also it depends on why you wanted to do OB/Gyn. Maybe there's something else out there that you can do which will fulfill those things you want from patient care.So, I did not match into OB and I did not get anything in the scramble. My self-esteem has been battered and the advice I've been getting has been very superficial. So, I'm hoping there is a PD, attending, others in the same boat that could offer some real advice. Here are my stats:
Big 4 carib school
Step 1: 207 (second attempt)
Step 2: 211
US citizen, female
MPH from an Ivy school (before med school)
LOTS of experience, some research
I have already taken a gap year (graduated 2009) for personal reasons (married). What do I do now? How do I improve my standing for the programs to get past that Step 1 score and really look at me.
I found a great family medicine program that I really think I could be happy in but I'm so insecure in myself right now that I think I will never match.....I feel like the poor scrawny kid that no one picked for the kickball team! Bring on the honest advice....