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What happens to the 'unmatched'?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by LR6SO4, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. LR6SO4

    LR6SO4 Senior Member

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    Dirty word hey? I'm just wondering what happens to those people who fail to obtain a match in their desired specialty. Do they complete a transitional or preliminary year and reapply? Do a research year? Choose another specialty? I am looking at ophtho and I know that the chances of matching after your senior year are grim...
     
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    Same thing with rads. If you don't match your senior year, I'm told, it's much more difficult to land a match the following year. Once you are tainted meat, nobody wants to take a bite. I might go into family medicine if radiology is not in my fate. I know they are very different fields, but I'd be happy doing either one of them.
     
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    neutropeniaboy Blasted ENT Attending

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by LR6SO4:
    [QB]Dirty word hey? I'm just wondering what happens to those people who fail to obtain a match in their desired specialty.[QB]</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">They all get laparotomies performed on them with only rocuronium flowing through their vessels.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by LR6SO4:
    <strong>Dirty word hey? I'm just wondering what happens to those people who fail to obtain a match in their desired specialty. Do they complete a transitional or preliminary year and reapply? Do a research year? Choose another specialty? I am looking at ophtho and I know that the chances of matching after your senior year are grim...</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">More often than not, most applicants go into family medicine or internal medicine.

    However, this year, it might be easier to walk into categorical general surgery at a community program. I wouldn't advise doing that unless you really were certain that you could tolerate a surgery residency.
     

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