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DeucesHigh3

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I plan on applying to radiology. Is medicine-subI required or even an issue during interviews? My concern is that without a medicine-subI i would be looked upon less favorably for categorical programs or for medicine prelim. any advice on this is appreciated.
Shouldn't matter for interviews (or much for Radiology, period, but it's important for prelims), but I'd make sure it was scheduled early enough that you'll get a grade/eval before the ranking deadline for programs.
 

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I'm wondering the same thing. With the way that my 4th year schedule shakes out, I won't be able to do a medicine subI until February at the earliest. As far as medicine goes I'll be doing a CICU rotation in the coming month but I'm wondering if I have to change my schedule to accommodate an earlier subI
 

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In my experience, interviewers at competitive medicine programs (both prelims and TYs) may ask about your experiences on medicine, including your sub-I. You should have a good reason you didn't do a sub-I and give anecdotes about what you did during your fourth year instead. It doesn't come up all the time, but it came up enough that I would say it is a significant consideration. Radiology programs will not care, including categoricals.
 

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It probably helps a little, but shouldn't matter too much. I waited until March of 4th year to do my medicine sub-I and was still able to match at a tops rads program and a coveted TY.
 

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I felt like having a Sub-I (and getting a LOR from it) gave me a significant edge for TY's and prelim medicine programs. I know of several other applicants that had better step scores than me but didn't get nearly as many interviews at competitive TY's and prelims and the only reason I can think of to explain this is my Sub-I.
 

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Aww man. I scheduled my sub I for February of 4th year because there were a lot of people going into internal med that needed their sub I's so I let them take all the summer and fall spots :(
 

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You guys are crazy. Maybe if you want to do intern year at somewhere insane which is stupid because then it's harder. I'll take podunk easy intern yr.

Inb4 mgh ms5 experience helps you as a rads attending. Get real
 
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On an off topic note. Would getting a Pass on medicine SubI hurt in matching for a prelim medicine/TY? How about for rads?
 

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You guys are crazy. Maybe if you want to do intern year at somewhere insane which is stupid because then it's harder. I'll take podunk easy intern yr.

Inb4 mgh ms5 experience helps you as a rads attending. Get real

Agreed. I matched at one of the cushiest TYs & a "top 5" rads program without a SubI in IM. A couple other guys in my TY didn't do SubIs in IM as well.
I did have a greaT IM LOR from an attending whom I rotated with a bunch during MS3.
 

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I plan on applying to radiology. Is medicine-subI required or even an issue during interviews? My concern is that without a medicine-subI i would be looked upon less favorably for categorical programs or for medicine prelim. any advice on this is appreciated.

How does one graduate from medical school without doing a medicine sub-I?
 

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inb4 we should all be scut monkeys on a medicine team for another 4 weeks to graduate med school
 
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How does one graduate from medical school without doing a medicine sub-I?

At my school you need to do two medical "selectives" to fulfill a graduation requirement; they can be CICU/MICU/medicine subI, otherwise nearly every internal subspeciality (cards consult, GI, endo, ID) would also fulfill the requirement.
 

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I did all surgical sub-i's, couldn't stand medicine. Now I interview prospective residents and trust me, no one cares.
 

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as a DO, how important is taking usmle step 2 for programs in which there is no official usmle step 2 requirement? I ask because whats on the FREIDA website and what goes on in the real world are often 2 different things. Just wanted some feedback from those who didn't take usmle step 2 or who did and it saved them, etc. thanks.

Taking USMLE Step 2 CK will help if you did better than Step 1. If you took it and did mediocre score or lower than Step 1, then it won't help you. It is still the best to take Step 2 as a DO if you are shooting for above mid-tier university programs.
 
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