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do residencies give state preference?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by AbujaMan, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. AbujaMan

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    i am writing this in the premed forum bc im premed and wonder if i should consider this when choosing a med school.

    my question is, do state medical school-affiliated hospitals also have instate preference for residencies or does that not matter?
     
  2. MedicFL

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    Doesn't matter....
     
  3. djfermion

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    I have heard something to the effect that residencies will give preference to students from their med school. is this at least true?
     
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    I'm a MS4 going through the whole residency application process. Regional preferences really only come into play for certain competitive areas (ie California). If you know you want to do a residency in CA, attending a CA med school probably offers some advantage. In other parts of the country it's generally not a big deal. Many med schools do offer some favoritism in taking their own students for residency. Contrary to popular belief, where you go to med school does have a strong influence on where you will be competitive in applying for residencies. Don't take the decision lightly.
     
  5. Droopy Snoopy

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    Yes. In many places, not all.
     
  6. bluesmd

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    so many people have outright rejected this. does anyone have any proof either way or is it just conjecture?
     

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