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Discussion in 'Family Medicine' started by PELE#10, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. PELE#10

    PELE#10 Senior Member
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    Hi,
    I wanted to find out how competitive it is to get into a Sports medicine program. I am an IMG with a barely passing step 1 score. Do I still have a shot at getting into a FM program that can link me to a sports medicine fellowship.

    If I have the opportunity to sign out of the match, as an img, should i do it or should i take my chances and try to match into a better program that could get me the fellowship.

    Thanks
     
  2. Blue Dog

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    Your Step I score isn't going to matter by the time you apply for a fellowship, although it could certainly affect where you match in residency.

    The biggest determinants as far as a fellowship is concerned will be how you performed in residency, along with your other credentials (athletic medicine experience, references, etc.)

    Sports med. fellowships are highly sought-after, so you'll have some competition.
     
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    I would think that it would be hard to sustain a practice solely in sports medicine. I met a couple of sports medicine docs who still spend at least 50% of their time practicing run of the mill primary care.
     
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    It all depends on your referral base. We've got two sports medicine guys in our group who work with three orthopods, and that's all they do.
     
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