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    TheGreatWhite is offline Member 511 points
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    Med Sub I

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    Is it a requirement to have Med Sub I's done before being interviewed (for someone who's going into medicine)? I haven't found any place to schedule med Sub I for upcoming September or Oct.. all are full. Was wondering if it's going to hinder my chances when apply for internal med.

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    Not a requirement but it would help to get a LOR from an attending who knows you and your work well (which is usually the case in a Med Sub I since you typically take on a few patients). It also helps on the interview trail when they ask why medicine- you have a few electives under your belt to back up what you're saying (though not necessarily a Sub-I). Just FYI it also helps to do electives at hospitals you intend on applying to (in and out of network). Got an interview at each place I did an elective. Generally speaking thats the case, as long as you do your part (attendance, enthusiasm, learning etc). From their perspective they'd rather take someone that has been there already and knows for sure that they could see themselves working there in the future. Hope that helps.

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    Not a requirement but it would help to get a LOR from an attending who knows you and your work well (which is usually the case in a Med Sub I since you typically take on a few patients). It also helps on the interview trail when they ask why medicine- you have a few electives under your belt to back up what you're saying (though not necessarily a Sub-I). Just FYI it also helps to do electives at hospitals you intend on applying to (in and out of network). Got an interview at each place I did an elective. Generally speaking thats the case, as long as you do your part (attendance, enthusiasm, learning etc). From their perspective they'd rather take someone that has been there already and knows for sure that they could see themselves working there in the future. Hope that helps.

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    prettyladydoc24 is offline Junior Member 513 points
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    For IM it is generally better to do Med Sub-I's early, but don't worry if you can't. Just try to get maximum exposure at a hospital you'd like to match with.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks Everyone for the replies!

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