littlecow

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My friend said he was considering using Med peds or Primary Care track to get into top IM residencies

is it easier or harder to get into Med Peds than the standalone IM program?
 

togaedere

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The programs are smaller by and large, and thus from what I remember from the numbers a touch more competitive. If someone doesn’t want to do peds it seems like a bad idea.
 

ace_inhibitor111

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I was thinking the same thing but after crunching the numbers it’s a no-go. Each program only has like 4 new residents, and only 18 of the “Top 30” IM programs even have med-peds residencies so there’s less prestige to go around.
 
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Comparably hard or harder. I've heard of PC track being used that way, but I doubt they're matching people without some evidence of a PC mission
 

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Comparably hard or harder. I've heard of PC track being used that way, but I doubt they're matching people without some evidence of a PC mission
I actually want PC and would prefer PC track, but they seem to be more common at more prestigious places/and or filled with higher percent USMDs vs categorical at the same program.
 
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