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sfmatch timing

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by anights, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. anights

    anights New Member

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    Does anyone know how late is too late to apply for a neuro residency via sfmatch? I know the TARGET DATE is Aug 29, and most programs have their own deadlines, but at what point should one reconsider?
     
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  3. Pinky

    Pinky and the Brain 10+ Year Member

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    Aug 12, 2001
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    Call the programs that you are interested in and find out when the deadlines are. University of Chicago had an October 1, 2001 deadline. Penn has a December 1, 2001 deadline. All other programs fall somewhere in between. Keep in mind that all programs receive many apps but will interview only a handful. Many programs have already selected and scheduled their potential candidates to interview.

    Also remember that it takes the SFMatch people around 2-3 weeks to compile your stuff and send it out to the various programs. And, at this point most of us applicants have already interviewed at ~2-3 programs.

    That said, Neurology is a relatively easy match. The top programs will be as competitve as in any other field. But after that, it's easy pickings.

    My suggestion. Call the programs and ask.

    Good Luck.

    -Pinky
     

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