Scramblers?

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  1. SuperflyMD

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    Anybody have any luck? Let us know what happened.
     
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    I MATCHED through the scramble. Very scary but I am so thankful and relieved!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. SuperflyMD

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    Congratulations!!!

    Let us know where you ended up when you get a chance.



    Anybody else?
     
  4. Hornet871

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    You SCRAMBLED into an EM spot? That's legendary! You always hear the rare story of such a thing - like Apollyon's now mythical last-second dash into Duke's program - but it's so uncommon that you tend to sequester it in the part of your head that unicorns and leprechauns occupy.

    How did you do it? Do tell. We all love stories of last-second heroics!


    (Sadly, my buddy tried to scramble into an EM spot this year, didn't make it, and will now do FP in a tiny town in the Southwest. I need to hear your story to offset his.)


    Congrats!
    HORNET
     
  5. Joejitsu

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    Didn't the scramble just start today? As in it's only been like 3-4 hours since it began? Seems like a lot of pressure in such a short amount of time for those that are looking for a spot.

    Odd thing happened today...Last night I updated my ERAS profile to reflect my new email address. I found out I matched on Monday, but my number 3 choice did not fill (according to the posts here). I got a call from them around 1pm today and they said they had received my application for the scramble and wanted to talk to me. I politely told them that I had matched and they were like, "oh, okay then ignore our call." I am assuming since I updated my profile they thought I was trying to send them my application for the scramble?? Weird...but I guess that pretty much tells me that I almost surely matched in my top 2! woohoo!

    Joe
     
  6. USCDiver

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    Ugh, just got home from the scramble. Of all the programs with openings, I was really only interested in East Carolina. Luckily they were kind enough to offer me a position after several hours of waiting (although, they didn't give me an interview offer 5 months ago ;) ).

    My backup plan was to do a year of either IM or FP at my home school and re-apply next year.

    So, I know where I'll be next year and you don't :laugh:
     
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    USCDiver,

    Congrats! Sounds like everything worked out in the end.
     
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    Congrats USCDiver!!! ECU is a great program!!

    Now... Wick... where are you going???? Inquiring minds want to know :laugh:
     
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    USCDiver - welcome to Pirate Country, friend.
     
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    Mississippi. . I am very appreciative and excited to have the opportunity to become board certified!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. iwakuni_doc

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    Wick,

    Congrats - everyone who's been through MISS has had nothing but great things to say about the people & the program...the biggest hit always seems to be Jackson.

    One of my best friends is a 3rd year there & has had a great experience there, and one of the flight surgeons I work with loved it & would've ranked it first if he didn't have other family obligations which made him rank other more geographically favorable programs.

    Most important thing is that you're in!
     
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  12. USCDiver

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    Thank you, I see this morning that your name has been removed from the updated unfilled list, so congratulations to ya'll too. I'll be up in the area next week sometime to take a look around, I think.
     
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    iwakuni


    Thanks for the feedback. I am very excited and should not let what others say bother me. I think I will receive a great education there and what you said simply confirms that!
     
  14. kungfufishing

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    I dont know where I ended up yet, but like I said earlier I really liked MS when I interviewed there and I havent talked with anyone who interviewed there who didnt leave impressed. If you put their program in a major northeastern city (which would be a negative for me) it'd be super popular. congrats to everybody who scrambled successfully.
     
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    I dont know where I ended up yet, but like I said earlier I really liked MS when I interviewed there and I havent talked with anyone who interviewed there who didnt leave impressed. congrats to everybody who scrambled successfully.
     
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    I also interviewed at MS and was very impressed. I relly liked the director and thought that he was running a great program.

    For me however, I liked another program more which I ranked number one and wound up there.

    The big drawback for me was it was a 2-4 program and it was in MS and I just felt that it would not be a great move for my social life for the time.

    But, I did like the people, thought the pathology was good, and had no doubt that I would have gotten a good education there.
     
  17. SuperflyMD

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    Ditto on the 2-4 program.

    If it had not been for the extra year, I would have ranked this program VERY highly. I didn't even mind the location. At least in MS you know that most resturaunts offer sweet tea.

    As it was, I still put it fourth...who knows, it's possible I will be going to Jackson too.
     
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    Congrates on Mississippi. We'll be looking forward to having you next year. I don't think you will be at all dissappointed. As many have said Jackson is not this great cultural center of the south, but it was 81 and sunny here yesterday. As all the other posters have stated it is a great program. Great learning atmosphere, great attendings, great pathology (We were able to edge out LA this last year for the title of most unhealthy state. Thank you. We are very proud.), great US experience. My only complaints are the pay and insurance suck. Even though we are 2-4 I would not trade my experience here from that of most other programs. Send me a private message if you have and questions.
     
  19. Chris_Topher

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    Nice job! ECU has a great program. I spent a month there last year as a 4th year - great pathology, great faculty. C. Brown (PD) is hilarious! You will forever be able to say that you know The South in all of its glory (a good thing, no matter what you are thinking now). welcom to EM.
     
  20. USCDiver

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    Born and raised in south Georgia, undergrad and medical school in South Carolina... I already know The South my friend, I'm just moving up the road a piece.
     

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