there's a serious lack of update here... so is everyone done with the rank list? any feedbacks from programs? i did receive one positive email from a west coast program, but of course i'm taking it with a grain of salt.
Only 3 more days.... Good luck to everyone!
Mine is Fred Hutch.....anyone else going there?
btw, sarthi, are you doing the heme-onc track or the med-onc only track?
fred hutch was actually my first choice. after getting the email confirmation from the program director there that i would be on the lists for both tracks, i ranked the heme-onc track as my number 1, and med-onc only track as number 2. to my surprise, this morning i found out that i actually matched to somewhere else despite the fact that fred hutch didn't fill one of its med-onc spots!!! it turned out that there was a communication breakdown between the program director and the coordinator and i ended up on the heme-onc track list only.
well, now it might be too late for anything to be done since the match is a binding contract.
Mine is MedOnc, but they allow 2 MedOnc fellows to do dual (heme-onc) track. I haven't given much thought to that for now, since my focus is transplant. From what I knew, they had 2 spots in heme-onc and around 6? in Med Onc, so I i just applied to Med Onc, given the probabilities. They did not give me any email confirmation prior to match.
The Hutch had an open spot??? Now I REALLY feel bad that they didn't offer me an interview!
Matched at the NIH. Good times. For convenience I went through the NRMP stats for this year. As noted above, only 8 spots left unfilled for a total of about 385 positions in Heme/Onc. Anyone have any idea how many applicants? Here are the unfilled programs below. It seems like most of these programs are quality. I bet they interviewed a bunch of rock-stars (many of whom post on this page, I've noticed) and didn't rank enough people.
Congrats to all those who matched.
BOSTON UNIV MED CTR-MA Clinical track 1/2
Research track 0/1
BAYSTATE MED CTR-MA Clinical track 0/1
MT SINAI HOSPITAL-NY Clinical track 1/2
ST LUKES-ROOSEVELT-NY Clinical track 1/2
CLEVELAND CLINIC FDN-OH Clinical track 4/6
U WASHINGTON AFFIL HOSPS Research track 5/6
the open spot at Fed Hutch is for Med-Onc only, so you can only single board in Onc, not Heme. I think that's why it went unfilled. But I think you might be able to switch to combined Heme-Onc down the road if funding allows, at least this is what the coordinator told me. either way, Fred Hutch is a great program. It was my first choice, but I ended up matching somewhere else because they didn't put me on both tracks as they promised me to. oh well, it's not meant to be... plus, now i won't need to worry about having to jump through extra loops just to double board.
clueless1, you did great matching at UCLA. don't worry about not getting an inteview at Fred Hutch. i interviewed at both Fred Hutch and UCLA, but ended up matching at UCI. so this whole process is pretty random. I think fellows from UCI currently do a month of bone marrow transplant at UCLA, not sure if that will still be the case by the time we start, but maybe I'll end up meeting you up there.
Anybody heard from their new program (or for that matter the NRMP) yet? Am I high or were we supposed to hear from the NRMP via email about if/where we matched?
I spoke to a lot of program directors on the interview trail and they told me that they don't rank everybody they interview.
FYI for future applicants, Hutch is usually able to let everyone who wants to double board to do so but they don't guarantee it.
Also, I heard they filled the spot.
The PD called me on match day to give me the obligatory "Happy to have you, anxiously awaiting your arrival" spiel. A nice touch. But no email from NRMP or program as yet.