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Hello Everyone,

I'm IMG (YOG-2009), STEP 1 - 201, CS - FIRST ATTEMPT, 2CK- 206 ( SO HAVE TO RETAKE AGAIN), GC holder, will be applying next match season now;
I have 2 years of Neurology research(but no publication), 5 mo. Psych Observership, 3 mo. IM Observership.
Which is less competitive between PSYCH or FM, so I will pick one and do some externship/research/publication in that field and have some USCE. So that I maximise my chances of getting matched next year.

Thanks, guys and good luck to everyone.
 

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You should cancel this thread and ask on the general residency board. You're asking a question about FM and Psych on an EM board.
 
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I debated between psych and FM. Straight answer to your question is FM is less competitive.

I would strongly encourage you however to apply in he field you like best. People are MISERABLE in FM if you dont actually like it and it's your "backup"

I went with FM because I like adolescents and geriatrics and would not have seen as much of it in psych without further specializing. I also like being a jack of all trades- studying endocrine, psych, cards, etc instead of just psych.

If you'd rather see schizophrenia/chronic pain patients/depression/personality disorder people, go psych. If you want to see hypertension/dyslipidemia/odd rash/vaginal bleeding in the context of depression and anxiety, do FM

I found I saw enough psych to satisfy my interest in it. It was not "worth it" for me to narrow my focus and not get to practice the other stuff.
 
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I debated between psych and FM. Straight answer to your question is FM is less competitive.

I would strongly encourage you however to apply in he field you like best. People are MISERABLE in FM if you dont actually like it and it's your "backup"

I went with FM because I like adolescents and geriatrics and would not have seen as much of it in psych without further specializing. I also like being a jack of all trades- studying endocrine, psych, cards, etc instead of just psych.

If you'd rather see schizophrenia/chronic pain patients/depression/personality disorder people, go psych. If you want to see hypertension/dyslipidemia/odd rash/vaginal bleeding in the context of depression and anxiety, do FM

I found I saw enough psych to satisfy my interest in it. It was not "worth it" for me to narrow my focus and not get to practice the other stuff.
Thanks a lot.
 
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