Hi, I am currently an MS 3. I am a US-IMG interested in Oto. I graduated rank 1 from my medical school, won the deans award of basic sciences, was a neurosci tutor, Before Med school I had previous experience as a OB/GYN med assistant, and had a surgical observership. MY GPA is 3.99 and my step score is 229/95 . I actually began looking into ENT because I was interested in facial plastics. My cousin who is a radiologist suggested me to look into ENT instead of doing general surgery then a plastics fellowship. The idea sounded exciting after I looked through 85 program websites, until I looked on NRMP and saw the high step scores of matched applicants ! . I am very interested in ENT currently and am planning on getting involved in some research to add to my application.Do I have chances if I apply as my only choice to all 85 programs? I read on a program website that if we apply to other programs ( say general surgery) and they find out, that they think we are not committed and won't like that. however, the only reason I would is because I don't want to remain unmatched. I am female, and delaying for another year would not be feasible for me. Any advice or suggestions?
Its not the number of years , its more of not getting the ball rolling on the actual career. As for the average.. 238 was for US but according to charting outcomes 15 or so matched as indepedents with an average of 228?