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- Feb 23, 2007
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Dont waste money.. you dont really have a chance. Very few Neuro programs remain unfilled and they always fill up with applicant/s who either interviewed at the program or applied through ERAS and were not granted an interview. I know that for a fact.
just technicalities though...
ABPN requires a PGY-1 year with 5-6 months internal medicine. some programs offer transition year spots instead of preliminary internal medicine spots. just technicalities though.
Thanks for all the advice from everyone. I matched into a 4 year complete program! I got calls from PDs from Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, and Tulane and the school I signed with. I am happy to be staying close to home and my family members.
Congratulations; Would you be able to post the unfilled spots as the scramble started.
I can't really remember as it was real stressful. I was pretty much useless fumbling with papers and numbers and the people helping me call saved my butt along with applying to all the ones my neurology faculty member told me were good through eras right off the bat. I may have dialed 3 or 4 numbers total. The ones I know had spots are the ones I listed above although there were a lot of good programs this year. I just got a call from IU at about 9:30 pm offering a spot. It's all like a haze now and I am just glad I can go and enjoy match day with my envelope and no worries after a very stressful but ultimately successful day. It could of been worse if I had been offered and accepted a non-combined prelim and upper level program and had to scramble for a prelim year as well. As it happened it was about 1 1/2 to 2 hours of feeling as if I didn't have a shot in hell and then all the sudden I start getting calls from good programs. Now I can just go and open my envelope with the rest and enjoy the rest of fourth year. Thank you God. Amen. For those of you who might be still trying I have found that repeating and believing the phrase "God is going to help" to be very thereapuetic and in my mind powerful in causing good things to happen.
Congrats Automatron! I can't wait to find out where I'm headed for neuro on Thursday!
Does anyone think that the match statistics table on the NRMP site may be wrong...because Automatron matched at IU in a 4 yr program starting with PGY-1 and the table states that Zero spots were left open in Neuro in the "Central" region...which includes IU?
Under the advanced section however, the table states that Two spots were left open in the central region.