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Re: Pgy-2 Im Spot (please Help)

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by kigot, May 14, 2007.

  1. kigot

    kigot Junior Member

    Feb 23, 2005
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    Im Wondering What Factors Do Programs Look Into For Applying For Pgy-2. My Friend And I Have Been Sending Applications To Some Programs. She Has Slightly Better Usmle Scores But I Have Us Reasearch And Us Rotation Experience, But She Has Been By Far Doing Better Than Me And Has Already Got 2-3 Offers And Ive Got None. Im Really Upset. Any Help Please??????????????
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  3. aProgDirector

    aProgDirector Pastafarians Unite!
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    Oct 11, 2006
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    Attending Physician
    I'm not sure there's a simple answer. Basically, I look for:

    1. All the stuff that I look at for PGY-1 spots (Med school, USMLE, grades, etc)


    2. Where you did your PGY-1 training, and how well you did.

    If you train for your PGY-1 in a community setting, it will be difficult to get a University spot. There is no central clearinghouse for PGY-2 spots, it's simply a matter of asking around. Many spots go unlisted/unadvertised. Your best advocate is your current program director.

    Good luck!

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