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Early match

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

  1. student-2

    student-2 New Member

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    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.
    Thanks
     
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  3. resxn

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

    chirurgino A pound of flesh

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  6. TheThroat

    TheThroat SDN Moderator
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    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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