I heard from my friend's brother, an internist, who said that he had a friend that ranked 10 programs and had to scramble in the end. He ended up with his first choice. Lucky for him. I'm not sure what he was applying to though. Man , this worries me. I'm applying to gen surg with average board scores and I'm in the lower tier of my class. Despite having 10 interviews so far, this issue of not matching, especially with the increased comp in GS, is worrying me. Anyone with any insight?