Izzyman

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Hey all,

I'm an M4.

Step 1 230s
Step 2 240s

I have passed all my rotations (we don't have honor system) and my rotation evals are average
Don't have much in leadership/activities.
I am involved in 2 quality improvement research projects. One of them is Anesthesia related.
1 Department med letter (generic), hoping for 2 solid Anesthesia letters from my base hospital rotations (no residency there though)

One red flag I may have .....Our 3rd year has monthly modules independent of our rotations. I ended up not passing one of those modules. Anyways I will have to repeat it in 4th year, this goes on my record. I have figured out and put into action how to combat the issue I had for the future.

I'd like to stay in the Midwest since I have family here. But I also don't mind going to Texas or Massachusetts since I have family there as well.

What are my chances, where should I apply, and how many programs?

I really appreciate the help.
 
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Izzyman

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Bump. Any insight? Much appreciated!
 

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Your scores are fine to get you into a good middle of the road residency program. The top 10 types are likely beyond your reach and you will have to explain why you failed a module. Since most schools don't work in that fashion it will be a talking point at interviews. Choose 30-40 programs and apply. Midwest programs are typically not as desirable for location. Also, being a DO may hurt in some places, but you can't change that and it is in your best interest to own it and be proud of it. Saying 30-40 applications may be overkill, but you never know exactly how things will be perceived, and you are better off over applying and turning down interviews than to under apply and be limited. As to the "where" should you apply, that's completely up to you. There aren't too many Midwest programs that you wouldn't have at least a shot at. Good luck.
 
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Midwest. Apply to 35 programs. Don't be picky. See how many interviews you get as that is the key to your matching into the field. (Include Texas Tech and LSU-Shreveport on your list)
 
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thank you! Will curate my list over the weekend.
 
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My rough list so far. Suggestions on which more to add? Which are reaches? Having a hard time which ones are mid-tier, low-tier, high-tiers....based on doximity rankings?

University of Michigan
Henry Ford at Wayne State
DMC at Wayne State
Beaumont
University of Chicago
Northwestern
Loyola
Cook County
Rush
University of Illinois at Chicago
Indiana
Cleveland Clinic
Case Western (Metro Health)
Case Western Hospitals case system
Cincinnati
Toledo
Ohio State
Penn State
MCW (miluwakee)
University of Wisconsin
Tufts
Boston U
Yale New Haven
SUNY Brooklyn
Baylor
University of Texas Southwestern
Wake Forest
Iowa
Colorado
Louisville
University of Kentucky
Nebraska
University of Missouri Kansas City
 

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Read around the 50 other M4 applying where do I go threads for details on tiers, if it makes you feel better. It doesn't really matter as you've hit them all in the Midwest - just go on interviews and see what program is a good fit for you, don't pay much mind to "tier"