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DO's interviewing at UMich

Sugar72

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    So UMich is now categorical....and Michiigan is one of those 5 "rotating internship" states. I got this letter from the program regarding DO's matching there or actually stating that we can't match there. The only way to get in to Michigan is outside the match now. Check out the letter:

    As you know, we sent all invited applicants an e-mail stating that we are now
    going to a 4 year (categorical) program at the University of Michigan. That
    means that we will be matching 20 internship (PGY1 positions) for 2006. Since
    our program is not accredited for a D.O. internship that would mean that you
    could not match through NRMP with us for the 4 year program.

    So here is how we will resolve this for you and maintain your ability to train
    here at Michigan. We will hold 6 positions for our ''out of the match
    candidates" (i.e. D.O.'s, physicians from other specialties etc.) We can
    offer you a position outside the match if your interview etc. goes well with
    us. This means that you do not have to go through NRMP for the residency match
    with us, but you will still have to obtain your own internship. If we choose
    to offer you a spot outside the match, you will have to withdraw from NRMP for
    anesthesia match before match day.

    If you have any questions about the above note, since I may have made it clear
    as mud, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone.

    Sincerely,

    Theodore J. Sanford JR., MD
    Program Director
    Department of Anesthesiology
    University of Michigan

    Did you guys all know about this and I just missed it? One of my fellow students said he called and they said the CBY was going to be AOA approved and not to worry about it. Anyway, I thought I would let any DO's know about this who didn't know already.
     
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      Induc(junc)tion said:
      Is this letter for real? So they have 20 categorical spots, and 6 advanced? Are the advanced spots all reserved for use outside of the match? If so, I guess I may still have a shot there.

      The letter is for real - from my inbox to this forum.
       

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        Sugar72 said:
        The letter is for real - from my inbox to this forum.

        I got similar feedback from U of South Florida, when my husband received an invite, we tried to get an interview there. They told me that I couldn't match there, even into an advanced spot because they were only catagorical (being that Florida is one of the states). But she says that they take DO's, but interview them after they finish their intern year in Florida (or AOA approved). It was kinda weird, I guess I get it, but it was too much trouble to figure it out with the couple's thing so my husband gave up his interview (he's one of those Allopaths :laugh: ).
         

        Induc(junc)tion

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          So, I have a rotation scheduled there this summer. Is it pointless, since an interview may be out of the question for one of the advanced spots, or should I continue with it just for the experience and possible good letters of recommendation?
           

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            I did an away rotation this past August. I thought it was a great experience. And I think the letter I got from the chair Dr. Tremper helped me out a lot when it came time for interviews. Good luck!
             

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              Induc(junc)tion said:
              So, I have a rotation scheduled there this summer. Is it pointless, since an interview may be out of the question for one of the advanced spots, or should I continue with it just for the experience and possible good letters of recommendation?
              I think doing a rotation there is a great idea. You will get an idea if you would be interested in prematching there and if you do well it might increase the likelihod of getting the prematch offer. A prematch would make your 4th year so much less stressfull!
               
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