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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by shirazsyrah, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. shirazsyrah

    shirazsyrah Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2002
    New Orleans, LA

    Can anybody tell me what they think about GT? I'll admit I wasnt impressed w/ the rooms or facilities. Also, when I looked at the match list I didnt see any residencies like CHOPS, Childrens Hospital of Boston, or Sinai, etc (can you tell i want to be a pediatrician?). If the school is that great why doesnt it have equally great residencies.
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  3. njbmd

    njbmd Guest Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    May 30, 2001
    Gone Walkabout!
    Hi there,
    The medical school is not responsible for residency selections or preparation, the individual students are. Where you match in residency is a very individual matter. If you have a specific residency program in mind, you should 1. Make contact with someone in the residency program that interests you. 2. Make sure that you grades in medical school(especially third year clerkships) are very high 3. Make sure that your USMLE Step I and Step II scores match what the program demands. 4. Make sure that you match what the program demands. I don't care what your scores and grades are, if you don't interview well, you are not going to be ranked by a good program. 5.Be sure to write a good personal statement and have a good CV 6. Make sure that you have a strong department chairman that has some contacts at said program. Your medical school is not a guarantee that you will match at any particular program but having and presenting a good package will greatly improve your chances. :cool:
  4. Patsfan

    Patsfan Junior Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Where did you get the match list for Georgetown? I heard they have a strong reputation with residency directors as well. I think I'm going to go there, but would really like to see the match list first. I also have an interest in pediatrics and general surgery.
  5. surfdevl02

    surfdevl02 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    does georgetown really have a strong rep with residency directors??
  6. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    To say a school doesn't have anything to do is totally wrong. I've talked to the admin director at Cedar Sinai, and they say that if they have had an exceptional student from X school, and another applicant from X school comes along, it helps a lot.
    Therefore, if you go to a good school with good students, you are better off than otherwise.
  7. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    Georgetown is known for producing great clinicians (As I'm sure they told you in their interview.) So if you are interested in being a primary care person, georgetown is great. (not going to mention the converse)

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