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Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by gyri, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. gyri

    gyri Member
    7+ Year Member

    Oct 29, 2002
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    I am a 4th year getting my first exposure to Ophtho at the eleventh hour, and I love it. If I were to bail out of the match this year in order to apply to the ophtho match next year, does anyone know if I'd stand a chance?

    My step I is 253, and I am at the top of my class. Of course, I don't have any lors from Ophthalmologists (yet)...

    Any thoughts would be appreciated...

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  3. Andrew_Doan

    Andrew_Doan Doc, Author, Entrepreneur
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    Oct 1, 2002
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    I'd think you'd be a STRONG candidate because you'll have 1 year to do ophtho stuff and research. Average board scores for people who matched is 225. So you'd be an elite.

    Furthermore, if you took a year off, then this will give you a chance to do a rotation at top programs, like Bascom, Wilmer, and Iowa. Iowa has a nice rotation for visiting students and provides great didactics.

    Good luck!

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