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Some Help Please

Discussion in 'Neurosurgery' started by uk_dsj103, May 6, 2007.

  1. uk_dsj103

    Dec 22, 2006
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    Attending Physician
    I am an IMG and am planning to enter the 2008 Match.

    I have a couple of questions and was hoping some-one could help me out:

    1) I understand that the match process runs through the San Fransico match ...but do i also have to register with NRMP?

    2) what do people think about also applying for a stand-alone PGY1 position...just in case ?....is this done via nrmp?

    3) what are people's opinion on applying for two different specialities...is this even technically possible?

    4)when does the whole process start?..and how does is work breifly?

    5)can anyone recommend any useful resources?

    Thank you for all your help.
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  3. FutureNeuroStud

    FutureNeuroStud Ahhh...vacation
    5+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2006
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    MD/PhD Student
    Quick answers to the two questions I know the answers to.

    2) SF match occurs in January, before NRMP...if you don't match to an NS residency, you can still have time to apply for a PGY-1 general surgical internship and reapply for an NS position the next year.

    3) Again, you can apply through SF match for NS and, if you don't match, apply through NRMP for other specialties.

    5) Here's a link to the SF match website. Hopefully, it will shed more light on the topic for you.

  4. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator
    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
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    Resident [Any Field]
    The SF match website has the answers to most of your questions including a detailed timeline. You will be required to also register through the NRMP. Yes you can also apply for other specialities through the NRMP.

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