OMSIII thinking about cards

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  1. Sweetpotatoguy

    Sweetpotatoguy Potatoes 5+ Year Member

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    My stats:
    USMLE step 1: 232
    COMLEX step 1: 621

    Haven't taken step 2

    Halfway through my third year. I'm not highly ranked in my class (maybe top 25%).

    LECOM bradenton. HPSP in air force.

    I like cards. My uncle is international cardiologist and I liked the field. Haven't done cards here in the US though.

    No research published. Getting started on some GI research with a surgeon attending of mine.

    What do I do???
    Any advice?
     
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  3. MLT2MT2DO

    MLT2MT2DO 7+ Year Member

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    Try asking in the military forums. very few here will be familiar enough with the military match to offer any sound advice.
     
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  4. Sweetpotatoguy

    Sweetpotatoguy Potatoes 5+ Year Member

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    I'm also open to DO and MD residencies.
     
  5. NurWollen

    NurWollen Strong with the Force 7+ Year Member

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    Doesn't it take a minor miracle for HPSP students to get a deferment to do a civilian residency?
     
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  6. ChiTownBHawks

    ChiTownBHawks 2+ Year Member

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    Negative.
     
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  7. Roberie

    Roberie 7+ Year Member

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    It sounds like you're already committed to air force HPSP. Obviously your first step is matching into an IM program. This should be a nonissue. I know air force grants deferments, but I can't comment on that. In terms of fellowship training, you're obviously on the right track having set yourself up with good board scores. I don't think there's a whole lot you can do at this point to increase your chances of cards fellowship. Sure, you could argue that getting exposure earlier is better, but I think fellowship programs are more concerned with your performance as a resident. So, focus on matching into IM and excelling on your cards rotations while in residency, while also networking.

    Not to mention, the military may have other ideas about when/if you can do a fellowship. You would likely complete some sort of utilization tour prior to being allowed to apply for fellowship. These issues are far down the road and not really paramount for you at this point.
     
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  8. Sweetpotatoguy

    Sweetpotatoguy Potatoes 5+ Year Member

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    Sweet thanks for the help!
     

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