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Old 01-13-2015
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could someone explain to me about the matching for opthalmology. I have been told it that it is different than other specialitites. If so, in what way and what other specialitites differ as well.

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Opthalmology is an early match using the San Francisco match system, rather than the NRMP. There is a separate match in January (they just got their match actually). You should be aware that optho is one of the most competitive specialties, with a significant number of US seniors not matching this year. It is near impossible (though not totally impossible) for an IMG to be successful in matching into optho.
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