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What are my chances on getting OB/GYN residency with the Air Force HPSP? I've heard they are really high (and if not - deferring to civilian is fine). OB isn't usually competitive, still, right?
 

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What are my chances on getting OB/GYN residency with the Air Force HPSP? I've heard they are really high (and if not - deferring to civilian is fine). OB isn't usually competitive, still, right?

Unpredictable.

The needs of the AF change on a nearly yearly basis.
 

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Any way to find out what the needs are this year just to serve as an example? Or even a rough idea of where the trend is now?
 

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There's no way to tell. The Air Force will never release information regarding the competitiveness of a specialty. I will say that 17 people matched into ob/gyn today, but again, there is no real useful information to be taken from that number.

I see that you're a pre-med. Realize that your interests will more than likely change over the next few years.
 

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It depends on what you mean by competitive. It is definitely more competitive than the civilian world where you are pretty much guaranteed to match somewhere no matter what your grades/board scores are. Typically there are about 30 people applying for about 14 slots (6 military/8 civilian). Usually the military keeps the best candidates for itself, the mediocre people get civilian deferment and the poor candidates do not match at all into ob/gyn.
 

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Thanks for the feedback - I'm already accepted to a school, and for that interview there, I actually wrote a 10-page paper with research statistics and references about some nonprofit work I hope to do in OB/GYN one day with certain populations. I'm pretty certain this is what I want to do, and I've done a lot of shadowing to make sure also. Those stats are fairly decent. I plan to work hard in medical school, so hopefully I will get a spot somewhere.
 
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