Internship/Residency question?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by hopeful28, Jan 4, 2001.

  1. I was just wondering if anyone has any insight into what happens if you end up being "unmatched" when it comes time for internship and residency appointments? Is there a possibility that you won't be able to start graduate education immediately?
  2. doctor jay

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    Dec 17, 2000
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    Yes! It happens to a small percentage of students every year. In fact, in the last few years, the number of residency slots total throughout the country was less than the number of medical school grads (including FMG's). Of course, the competitiveness of the residency may influence whether or not you go unmatched. AMA/AAMC and AOA/AACOMAS should be able to provide recent statistics.

    If you don't match, you either wait a year, or in some instances you can apply to programs that have vacancies open. Not sure, however, the way that one does that.

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