Here's a space to freak out as we all hover over our lists, sweating bullets, praying to the urogenital gods that we will in fact be performing DREs in the future. Good luck everyone!
Hey guys, another M3 posting about chances of matching. My stats look something like:
Step 1 - 259
M1 and M2 grades all honors (we have letter grades for everything). M3 year all honors so far. 2 basic science publications (not first author), 2 poster presentations and 1 oral presentation in non-urologic surgical fields, working on 2 other uro papers now, 2 uro case reports.
Unsure about AOA status until feb
Hey guys! So I started M3 year being very open about various specialties. However, after a few rotations, I'm starting to seriously consider Urology. I'd like to know my realistic chances, and since I'm relatively late to the game, what I can do to boost my chances.
School: top 20 US medical school
Step 1: 235
Grades: Peds P, OB/GYN P, Psych HP, Neuro HP
Research: MD/PhD - PhD in cellular/molecular biology (no direct relation to Urology)
-6 papers: mix of basic science, reviews
-Plenty of abstracts, poster presentations
How do you feel about sending programs letters telling them where they are on your rank list? I already notified my #1, but I'm considering sending letters to my 2-5 programs as well. My thoughts:
-should I tell them what number they are, or simply state "top three", or "top five"
-should I elaborate on my reasons for doing this?
-should I reiterate why I am a good fit for their program?
-how long should it be (my #1 letter was a full page, but I don't think programs that aren't my #1 should have to read a full page)
I'm an IMG who is interested in urology. I applied for many of urology programs but I didn't get any interview. I have some inquiries, can I apply for a categorical GS for this year and then I apply for urology in the next year? If yes, does that affect me when I apply for urology in the next year? And do I need to inform GS program from this year that I'm going to apply for another program?
Current MS3 here. I've become very interested in urology but no home program. I have shadowed a local private urologist. I would like to maximize my chances by doing 3 away rotations. I would like help with choosing away rotations for my current stats.
The UC Irvine program coordinator indicated that the interview day would start at 6:30 am with skills testing, but didn't elaborate. Anyone know what's up with that?
I understand that one should apply to at least 50+ programs regardless of Step scores/pub count/class rank/grades. But what if there are more interview invites than you have time to attend, how do you balance the odds of matching to a more reputable program and that of matching to **some** program?
Does anybody have experience or know what the kosher approach is if offered an interview at another program during an away sub-I?
For example: if I'm doing a urology sub-I at Stanford during the month of October, but then am offered an interview at Loma Linda on October 23rd, would it be frowned upon by Stanford that I'm missing a Friday of their rotation?
I noticed several Urology programs list "CV" as a requirement for application. Since there is not option for CV upload into ERAS, does anyone know how this is submitted / how it works? Appreciate any help!