How often do podiatry residency applicants match to their 1st choice programs? There is a program in California that I am really really hoping for and am already trying to strategize my game plan. This program in particular is one of the better programs out there but only has 3 positions available which makes me worried. I am from Scholl so I am hoping they don't hold preference for Cali pod school grads. I am ranked fairly high in my class and am really involved in school with plenty of leadership positions so I'm hoping that works in my favor but I am still thinking my chances of landing 1 of those 3 available positions is pretty bleak. Anyone have any advice for landing this spot? Or am I wrong in worrying too much about this?