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FMG with scores of 81 and 92 and passed cs and some research work done. Have recieved about 9 interviews for IM so far (3 univ. and the rest hospital programs). One community hospital in NY offered prematch. Folks I really dont know what I should do... Im looking for a competetive fellowship that they dont offer in that hospital but on the other hand I dont want to just pass this oppurtunity and end up NO WHERE !
please send your advice.

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kigot said:
FMG with scores of 81 and 92 and passed cs and some research work done. Have recieved about 9 interviews for IM so far (3 univ. and the rest hospital programs). One community hospital in NY offered prematch. Folks I really dont know what I should do... Im looking for a competetive fellowship that they dont offer in that hospital but on the other hand I dont want to just pass this oppurtunity and end up NO WHERE !
please send your advice.

God Bless !
Sounds like you have 9 interviews already so you are likely to match into one of those programs. I would wait until you went to all the interviews before you make a decision, especially with pre-match offers. You might miss out on a program you like if you commit now. Best wishes. BB
 
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Agree with the above posters. It's against the match rules for any program to offer a pre match contract to anyone. Take all of your interviews than make up your mind, but be aware that if you go with that program you need to see a contract after the match (anything offered prior has a strong possibility of being null and void). Good luck!
 

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Do not accept pre-match. If you want to do a fellowship, your chances for getting one will be improved by going to a university program. You might very well match at a university program. You should not commit to any program yet.
 

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inositide said:
It's against the match rules for any program to offer a pre match contract to anyone
not true. if one is not currently a medical student at an american medical school, they CAN be offered a position pre-match ;)
 

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thanx folks for your replies. I talked to two friend Internists from cali and they both said it might be a safe idea to just go and take the offer and dont risk anything. I dont know what to do .... []-:
 

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can you hold them off a bit until you have more interviews at the university based programs?

you have worked incredibly hard to get to where you are - it would be so unfair to sell yourself short now.

kigot said:
thanx folks for your replies. I talked to two friend Internists from cali and they both said it might be a safe idea to just go and take the offer and dont risk anything. I dont know what to do .... []-:
 

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Hi Kigol-

I'm a prospective IM candidate.

How far along in the application process are you? How many IM programs did you apply to? 9 interviews so far...that's great...are you expecting anymore? If possible, could you tell us where did u went to med school?

Thanks for any info and good luck in the match.

Sorry I can't be of any help...not at that point yet!
 

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I applied to 42 programs and so far Ive got about 9-10 interviews. Orlando health care just came in today. Im a graduate from Iran. thanx for your postings...
 

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i'd wait it out. its a tough decision, but in the end, you want to end up at a good place. if this place likes you enough, they should be able to take you through the match as well. just come up with a good excuse to hold off or can you possibly bug the other hospitals and see if they offer you a spot outside of the match??? tell them you have some hospitals offering you a spot but would rather be at their hospital.
 

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ramonaquimby said:
not true. if one is not currently a medical student at an american medical school, they CAN be offered a position pre-match ;)
Ok...DO NOT mean to sabatoge the thread, but your comment raised a quick question that I wanted to clarify for a long time now...

I know that FMGs can sign out of the Match. What is the status for a DO student? While we are american med students, we are still considered...crap...I forgot the term they used....

Anyway, so what's the deal w/ DO students? Can they sign outside the match?

Thanks folks!


(once agian, didn't mean to hijack the thread)
 

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kigot, see if you can move up your other university interviews ,and see if you like the programs and whether or not you can prematch..

otherwise, just go with the program that you have...what you said is very true, matching somewhere is better than scrambling and going to a location which is even worse?!

work hard in residency, then after you are done, pick what you like for fellowship...right now your number one focus should be to match...and I've heard mixed things about that program...

at least it is in new York city...
 

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if you're good enough to be offerred a prematch...you should be good enough to match...don't go somewhere you won't be happy...tis most important
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yesh said:
if you're good enough to be offerred a prematch...you should be good enough to match...don't go somewhere you won't be happy...tis most important
gl
so exactly how does this offer work?
They offer it to you on interview day?
Do you have so long before you have to accept their offer?
Do you then sign a contract before the match??
Then is their offer solid?.... or can they pull your contract in some sort of sneaky way like oh well this other candidate was much stronger so we'll take him instead??
just curious, seems like there could be alot of loops involved in all this.
 

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I am sure someone has some idea of how this works?? OP, maybe
 

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lucyz02 said:
I am sure someone has some idea of how this works?? OP, maybe
hey Lucyz
They can offer it right on the interview or days after it. I guess you would go about signing some contracts and withdrawing from the match. I guess its pretty safe, I had a friend who did it last year and had no problems, anyways Im about to go head and accept the offer. Boy, it was a very hard decision though! GL with everybody in here !
 
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