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    2012 Match Thread

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    I know there's at least a handful of us on here who are going through this year's match cycle. Since ECFMG tokens just became available today, I figured now was as good a time as any to start a discussion thread for it.

    General things that come to mind...

    Token- available now [log into OASIS -> on the left it says ERAS support services... costs $90]
    ERAS opens- July 1
    1st day to submit applications- Sept 1

    CK Score delay... Anyone taking CK "on or around" August 3rd and later won't get their score until Sept 28. USMLEŽ : General Information [Has anyone talked to someone in the know i.e. a PD or chair about the significance of this?]


    So what's everyone applying for this year?

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    Some students have talked to the Chair of Medicine at NUMC and apparently he said it doesn't matter because they wont start looking at apps till october. But for those who have low step1 or want to maximize their chances at programs that might start processing applications early then I'd personally say you should take it as soon as you feel comfortable, before August 3rd if you want it before Sept 1st.
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    PS: Just talking about MATCH and ERAS gives me palpitations.

    Thanks for the heads up on the Tokens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lem View Post
    Some students have talked to the Chair of Medicine at NUMC and apparently he said it doesn't matter because they wont start looking at apps till october. But for those who have low step1 or want to maximize their chances at programs that might start processing applications early then I'd personally say you should take it as soon as you feel comfortable, before August 3rd if you want it before Sept 1st.
    however, that is just one program. i do know some that start right away because i started getting some interviews (and sadly some rejections ) in september.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokshana View Post
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    HOW are you an attending now?....I'm still a resident for 8 more days!!!!
    Returned my pager, ascom phone, laptop already. No more call. Just going through the motions. Most of all.....i got my certificate already framed and on my office wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott1981 View Post
    Returned my pager, ascom phone, laptop already. No more call. Just going through the motions. Most of all.....i got my certificate already framed and on my office wall.
    I was wondering how becoming an attending works at most programs. You match into a residency, complete the residency and then do they ask you to stay on as an attending? Do most students have to look for jobs after completing residency somewhere else? Or is obtaining a residency as good as having a job with the hospital 3-5 years (residency length) later?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUCMD2013 View Post
    I was wondering how becoming an attending works at most programs. You match into a residency, complete the residency and then do they ask you to stay on as an attending? Do most students have to look for jobs after completing residency somewhere else? Or is obtaining a residency as good as having a job with the hospital 3-5 years (residency length) later?
    the definition of an attending is really just a physician who finishes their residency and practices medicine.

    if you are not looking for a fellowship after residency, you will have more than enough opportunities in medicine. some will try to stay in academic medicine and primarily teach within a residency in an academic setting, some will go off into the private world such as myself, and others will do a little of both. by your second year of residency, your email in box will be overflowing with headhunters trying to recruit you for jobs all over the world as well as across all the states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott1981 View Post
    however, that is just one program. i do know some that start right away because i started getting some interviews (and sadly some rejections ) in september.
    I 100% agree with you, that is why I'm taking mine early.
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