Dismiss Notice
Hey Texans—join us for a DFW meetup! Click here to learn more.

should I accept Prematch? ***please help***

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by kigot, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. kigot

    kigot Junior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    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 !
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. blutarski

    blutarski New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2005
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    stay in the match...it's in your best interest long term
     
  4. BStein76

    BStein76 Senior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Medical Student
    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
     
  5. Ice-1

    Ice-1 Senior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    1
    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!
     
  6. inositide

    inositide Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
     
  7. ramonaquimby

    ramonaquimby I'm a PGY3?! WHAT?!
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2005
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    1
    not true. if one is not currently a medical student at an american medical school, they CAN be offered a position pre-match ;)
     
  8. kigot

    kigot Junior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    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 .... []-:
     
  9. IntMed

    IntMed Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.

     
  10. Thaitanium

    Thaitanium Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2004
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    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!
     
  11. kigot

    kigot Junior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    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...
     
  12. gwen

    gwen Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2002
    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
     
  13. medlaw06

    medlaw06 Just Medicine
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    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)
     
  14. applicant2002

    applicant2002 Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2001
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi!
    i believe that DO's are still allowed to sign outside of the match.
     
  15. InternalWhizzzz

    InternalWhizzzz Membership Revoked
    Removed

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Medical Student
    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...
     
  16. yesh

    yesh Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    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
     
  17. lucyz02

    lucyz02 Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    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.
     
  18. lucyz02

    lucyz02 Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I am sure someone has some idea of how this works?? OP, maybe
     
  19. kigot

    kigot Junior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    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 !
     

Share This Page