Originally posted by chef
is rads really hard to match? i thought rad was not so hard to match now; after all they have 1050 spots/yr. but i may be wrong...
u r correct gen surg is goin down the toilet - my attending said MGH gen surg didn't fill last yr ..
Never said it was dropping significantly, but rather had peaked - which yor data support. Its still competitivce, just not as much as it once was.Originally posted by QuinnNSU
I'm not sure EM is significantly dropping in popularity. Here are some #s...
The unfilled stats are 21/1073 in 2002
and 6/1001 in 2001
So we're talking 2-3% or so unfilled programs. Compare that with IM or FP or Peds and EM is still quite competitive.
I think with the ?unfortunate? trend of medical students using lifestyle as their main criteria for residency choice, EM/Anes/Rads/PM&R will continue to be competitive (or get more competitive).