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Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by kornphan, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. kornphan

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    Wha are the top 10 residency programs to get into ?.. I have heard Dermo is very hard to get into, but I am thinking about that. I am in 1st year, is there anything I should do now to prepare myself ?. Thanks in advance.
     
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    It depends entirely on what field of medicine you are interested in. You can find US news rankings of hospitals, categorized on specialty to give you an approximate idea of how good the programs are at each institution you are interested in. In terms of comparing what specialities are more competitive and difficult to enter, you can refer to several books (i.e. iserson's getting into a residency), or simply talk to older medical students or residents at your university. usually, when it gets closer to the time when you are applying for residencies, you'll get some counseling from your school to see what programs you may be competitive in depending on your grades and board scores and other factors.


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    By 'top residencies', I mean hardest to get into... I am thinking about Dermo and people I have talked to tell me that 'dermo' is very hard to get into... my other choice is plastic surgery which also I am told is very hard to get into... so I was just looking for a top 10 hardest to get into..... thanks..
     
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    IN no particular order, some of the more difficult residencies (not fellowships) to match into include:

    Derm
    Ortho
    Integrated Plastics
    ENT
    Radiology
    Urology


    Of course, while traditionally IM, Psych, etc. have not been amongst the more competitive residencies, at certain programs they may be even more so than the above fields.

    Moving this to General Residency Issues...
     
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    Radiology, while fairly competitive, is certainly not one of the most competitive. There are a good number of spots. Radiology, like Emergency Medicine has been growing in popularity, but also has a good number of spots. Neurosurgery has also been very competitive.
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    And let's not forget... GENERAL SURGERY. :D
     
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    I wouldn't include Gen Surg in the most competitive category anymore...and I still stand by my inclusion of Rads. In talking to the Radiologists and residents here, it has become one of the most competitive specialties.

    And yes, Neurosurg, while not as competitive as it once was (like most surgical specialties), would be up there. Shame on me for forgetting it!
     
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    I'd have to agree with that list with the inclusion of radiology AND neurosurgery but general surgery just isn't as competitive. But this is a snap shot in time though, these things do change and it will likely be much different in 5-10 years.
     
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    I've heard that EM is becoming increasingly competitive over the last 5-10 years.

    What is the outlook in say, the next 4 years ( :) ).

    Anyone have opinions?


    Also, someone once told me of a website or other reference that actually calculated trends of physicians in certain specialties based on average age of the docs in that area. It also showed #'s of docs in those areas, need, and potential growth.

    Anyone know of any publications that have info such as this?

    Thanks much.
     
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    Actually JP, some wags say that the popularity of EM has peaked. Some of the decreasing interest has to do with traditional cycles (everything has its season), the typical frustrations with the field (ie, lack of follow-up; sometimes working as a Consult Service, lack of respect from other specialists, etc.) and the lack of good story lines on "ER". ;)

    While "lifestyle" specialties are increasingly popular, ER has been rising for nearly 10 years now and has probably seen its hey-day. In 5 years it may be back up again.
     

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