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Need Advise.

Postby sij » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:19 am

I am FMG, graduated in 2011. Passed step1(206/85) step2(206/86) and cs in 1st attempt plus eight weeks of US clerkship and a LOR from a fellow. I did not match last year in FP. Now I am reapplying this year with 3 month of voluntary work and 2 LOR from FP doctors. Please advice what else I need to do to increase my chances to get accepted in FM residency. Thanks
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Re: Need Advise.

Postby anatolyk » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:58 am

How many programs did you apply last year? How many interviews did you get? Your credentials are looking strong and I am surprised if you didn't get 5+ interviews. My only guess would be that you applied to too few programs and didn't spread your application across states, e.g. applied only in NY/NJ.

Last year started a trend of more American graduates going into Primary Care, so FM is becoming more competitive.
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