IM sub-internship importance for prelim year application

Discussion in 'Internship' started by jd1031, May 16, 2014.

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  1. jd1031

    jd1031 jd1031 7+ Year Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    Somewhere in the USA
    I'm an MS-3 at a DO school planning to apply to ACGME neurology residencies in the fall. Regarding IM prelim internship applications, how important is it to do a IM sub-internship early in 4th year and secure a LOR from that sub-I? I already completed 8 weeks of IM during 3rd year and have 2 LORs from those months. Thank you!
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  3. DrZzZz

    DrZzZz 2+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Not super important for a prelim. They know you're only applying to be there for a year and don't want to practice IM. However, it certainly doesn't hurt to have a strong IM LOR.
  4. elektroshok

    elektroshok 7+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2007
    You have two IM letters already. As long as they are decent you should be good.

    FWIW I matched to a top TY without any Medicine letters. I had surgery. They just want to see from your letters you are a hard worker and not a serial killer...

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