Which is easier to get into: Community based or University based residencies? (not including Ivy league)

Hopeful20171234

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In general what is "less competitive" my step 1 score is a 211. US AMG (Wayne State Med, would like to go out of state for residency though) I'm interested in EM, IM- heme/onc, pulmonary, and cardio. Thank you! :)
 
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wh2k13

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EM is going to be the exception here...some of the most competitive programs are county/community programs (e.g. Cook County, LAC, Carolinas, etc.)
 

AdmiralChz

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211 makes it difficult, but not impossible, to match into EM. Those folks can probably help you more directly on specifics, but in general community/rural mid-west shops are the least competitive programs.