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Is there any data on chances of being put in Transitional Year when ranking some specialities vs. others?
Yes, you have to do the 2 year GMO tour. I think that's a recent twist. They made use resign our contracts in mid-summer stating that fact...
great info wrested,but I'm not sure where you are coming from with the sidenote above. What if you happened to have two specialties you are interested in. Why not list them both?On a side note, many people are tempted to list a second choice of specialty on their application when applying for competitive specialties. DO NOT DO THIS - it is front and center on your application, and you WILL NOT get your first choice.
It does make sense. However, in the event one of your choices was one that didn't always fill, it would seem your chances of scoring that one would be good, but I see what you are saying about PD's wanting gung'ho applicants. Of course all this assumes you/I would be happier in one of two specialties rather than doing the FS tour.You could list them both if you would truly be happy doing either. However, my point is that if you decided that EM (for example) was what you wanted to do and that you wouldn't be happy doing something less competitive (like FP), it wouldn't be very wise to list FP as a second choice. The AF will not train you in both specialties, so the safest bet, in my opinion, would be to just go for whatever you want, and if you don't get it, suck it up and do the GMO/FS thing until you can apply again (or get out and apply civilian). Basically, if the JSGME has 30 applicants with similar applications vying for only a few EM spots, and only one of them states that they would be happy doing something else, it only makes sense that they would save the few spots available for people who really want them. Also, the PDs are looking for gung-ho applicants in their fields, so if you told the WHMC EM PD that you would be happy doing FP, they probably wouldn't rank you very highly.
Does that make sense?