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    Hey,
    I actaully went to Caribbean School, and I do not have an undergrad degree. I took my boards and my score for USMLE 1, 2 are the following:
    USMLE1: 83%
    USMLE 2: 88%

    I want to go into a Cardiology, Radiology, Anestheisology. When I apply for residency, should I apply into Inernal Medicine first and then try to get a fellowship or should I apply straight into one of these programs? And, with my scores what are the chances of me getting a average residency program in Internal Medicine? Thanks

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    Anesthesia and Radioliogy might be a little hard with those scores but it never hurts to try. For Cardio u have to do 3 years of IM first and then do a fellowship in Cardio. IM shouldn't be too hard to get into. It'll be better if u can match into some university program so u have better chances of getting a fellowship in cardio.

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    keep in mind however that of the 16 subspecialties in internal medicine, cardiology is probably the most competitive. so getting a solid university program is key. some good IM programs do have cutoffs marks (like 230/93 minimum for interview). but apply broad, see what you get.

    fellowships aren't always as easy as just doing IM for 3 years. some people can't get one, and need to stay in primary care. of course, many others who could get one choose not to, and stay in primary care.
    M.D., PGY-3 Internal Medicine

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    Quote Originally Posted by det310 View Post
    Hey,
    I actaully went to Caribbean School, and I do not have an undergrad degree. I took my boards and my score for USMLE 1, 2 are the following:
    USMLE1: 83%
    USMLE 2: 88%

    I want to go into a Cardiology, Radiology, Anestheisology. When I apply for residency, should I apply into Inernal Medicine first and then try to get a fellowship or should I apply straight into one of these programs? And, with my scores what are the chances of me getting a average residency program in Internal Medicine? Thanks
    So...

    Quote Originally Posted by det310 View Post
    Hey all,
    I am a new incoming student who will be starting Basic Medical Sciences In January 2007.

    My question is, can anyone please tell me the date when I have to be there for registration and then also the date when class begins. I went to the AUA website and checked the academic calendar, but the calendar itself goes until December of this year. Please help me out. Thanks
    I don't get it. You've got a lot of discrepant posts in the AUA and SGU fora...you state above that you've passed Step I & 2 but you've only been enrolled in basic sciences for 8 months?!

    I'm confused...

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    This is actually my friends account who is enrolled at AUA for the Janaury term. I am his friend and I am using his account for one time to post my question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by det310 View Post
    This is actually my friends account who is enrolled at AUA for the Janaury term. I am his friend and I am using his account for one time to post my question.
    Oh, then that eliminates the confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by det310 View Post
    Hey,
    I actaully went to Caribbean School, and I do not have an undergrad degree. I took my boards and my score for USMLE 1, 2 are the following:
    USMLE1: 83%
    USMLE 2: 88%

    I want to go into a Cardiology, Radiology, Anestheisology. When I apply for residency, should I apply into Inernal Medicine first and then try to get a fellowship or should I apply straight into one of these programs? And, with my scores what are the chances of me getting a average residency program in Internal Medicine? Thanks
    For Rads, you'll probably have to apply widely to as many programs as possible. Anesthesia may be the same.

    For cards, you'll want to find a program with a good selection of fellowships and hopefully have an "inside track" to your cards fellowship.

    Your scores aren't bad, however IM was pretty competitive this year (2006 match), at least for the more "desirable" programs.

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