Let me clear things up...you want to get into an oncology residency in the US and you are currently a surgical resident outside the US?Good day Doctors!
I am wondering about my chances of matching into an Internal Medicine Program while being on a Surgery residency.
I am an Non-US IMG and currently doing a Surgery Residency in my Home country. The only reason why I went to medical school is to work in the field of Oncology. I have been swaying between IM-Heme/Onc and GenSurg/ SURGICAL_ONCOLOGY options and in the past few years I have built my CV MORE TOWARDS Surgical Oncology but my match strategy is to apply for 60% IM programs and 40% General Surgery Programs(Prelim and Categorical) I know its not wise doing both ... but I will try.
Honestly I would be glad if I get any of the two, even though I have delved a bit more in the Surg. Onc field. I know they are quite different but to me I am happy doing any of them.
Anyways given that I am a Surgical resident now, does this affect my chances of matching in IM? Has it happened before that people would match from a Surgical residency to an Internal Medicine residency?
Thank You all!!!