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I was wondering what additional activities to partake in to increase chances for matching in a residency such as research, volunteering, touch points, etc?
 
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I was thinking more along the lines of residencies in general... what sets candidates apart?
 

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I was thinking more along the lines of residencies in general... what sets candidates apart?
Class rank, STEP 1 Scores,Clinicals and how well you do on interviews. The rest if just cream on the pie.
 
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Thanks for this, I was still thinking more along the lines of things that are voluntary such as joining groups, volunteering, research, etc.
 

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What are "touch points"? Just curious.

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Step scores (with early results) and US clinical experience, particularly a SubI in the field you're interested in at a well known US program, and your grades/transcript, are the most important things. Everything after that is icing. But, if you're wondering what type of icing is best, then research if you're interested in univeristy based programs. But a great research project will not compensate for a poor Step 2 score.