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hi...i am very interested in going into radiology, but i am limiting myself to only california programs. i think there are around 15 or 16 programs in california. my step 1 is a 244 and i have good grades and everything...is this enough apps and numbers (academically) to have a shot at matching in california??? thanks...anyone else having a similar problem?
 

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dpat81 said:
hi...i am very interested in going into radiology, but i am limiting myself to only california programs. i think there are around 15 or 16 programs in california. my step 1 is a 244 and i have good grades and everything...is this enough apps and numbers (academically) to have a shot at matching in california??? thanks...anyone else having a similar problem?

I'm in the same boat. For my wife's sake (her family all lives in California) I am similarly geographically limited. It is pretty nerve-wrecking, especially since I'm applying from a middle-of-the-road state school in the southeast. I did do my undergrad in the Bay area so hopefully this will win me some geography points. While there are 15 programs in California I believe two are limited to military folk (David Grant and the San Diego Naval) although I'm not positive about that. It still leaves somewheres around 80 (highly competitive) spots. Good luck to you.
 

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Docmike2006 said:
Decide if matching outside of cali is better than not matching at all.

If it is, apply more broadly!

Agree, radiology applicants apply to greater than 40 programs on average.
 

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dpat81 said:
hi...i am very interested in going into radiology, but i am limiting myself to only california programs. i think there are around 15 or 16 programs in california. my step 1 is a 244 and i have good grades and everything...is this enough apps and numbers (academically) to have a shot at matching in california??? thanks...anyone else having a similar problem?
Perhaps this info will be useful to you (awesome 2005 match statistics):

http://www.uicomp.uic.edu/Students/NRMP - Charting Outcomes in the Match.pdf
 

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dpat81 said:
hi...i am very interested in going into radiology, but i am limiting myself to only california programs. i think there are around 15 or 16 programs in california. my step 1 is a 244 and i have good grades and everything...is this enough apps and numbers (academically) to have a shot at matching in california??? thanks...anyone else having a similar problem?

maybe consider applying in the states surrounding california. if ur wife's family is from southern cali, a program in arizona might be closer to her family than one in northern cali. conversely, if her family is from no cal than a program in oregon might be closer than many socal programs. just a thought.

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Good pdf, napoleondynamite. Anyone have info about how MD/PhD students do in the match process for rads?

Thank you much.
 

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I'm guessing matched. Page 11 shows that the distribution is for MATCHED U.S. Seniors.
 

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yeah but the "US grads" matched USMLE was higher than the "Others" matched USMLE? You'd think it'd be the other way around.
 

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Was wondering if the average USMLE was for those that applied or those that matched. Im guessing applied.
The numbers in the charts at the beginning of the sections are for all applicants, than you can use the bar graphs to calculate for matched vs unmatched.

Doing so yields:

Average score for matched US seniors: 238
Average score for matched others: 228

These are somewhat of an overestimation because the graph is done by 10 point intervals, and this calculation is from the upper end of the interval.

While the average score for matched others is lower, keep in mind that the match RATE for others was 50% compared to 93% for US Seniors.

Now that I helped some people out, can someone please respond to my post in the what are my chances thread? :oops: :p
 

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also consider the part about All Others is that they didn't have all the USMLE information because they dont receive it until the folks in AO take step 3.

So the data for others is incorrect. If you read around in there it states it.