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Early match

Discussion in 'Otolaryngology' started by student-2, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. student-2

    student-2 New Member 2+ Year Member

    May 9, 2006
    Hi everyone-
    Just out of curiositiy, does anyone know why otolaryngology isn't an early match as opposed to other sub-specialties? I am just trying to understand the logic of the system.
    Any answers would be appreciated.
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  3. resxn

    resxn 10+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2006

    It only stopped being an early match in the last couple of years. It used to match in Jan through the SF match like neurosurg and the other subspecialties. There were a lot of politics that went into the switch, but one of the bigger issues was unhappiness with the SF match program.
  4. 5150

    5150 2+ Year Member

    Mar 28, 2007
    Do you guys feel like this change has made the match more difficult?
  5. chirurgino

    chirurgino A pound of flesh 2+ Year Member

    Oct 21, 2006
    The dark side of the moon
  6. TheThroat

    TheThroat SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    Arlington, Texas
    I remember back in the good ol' days, after I had matched in January....

    ...It was a cool day in March. I was in Italy, Cinque Terre I believe, sipping a nice Syrah, while the rest of my med school classmates were undergoing the regular match. As I thought of them, a single tear rolled down my cheek. Poor saps.

    Anyway, I was so happy NOT to be in the regular match. All it does is delay the inevitable.

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