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Hello guys,
I'm applying to IM ,would it be wise to apply for FM as backup, and should I apply to a different places or it can be to a same place for both specialties ?

thanks and good luck in the match
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When picking a specialty, make sure to consider your supporting documents. Do you have the specialty specific LoRs and Personal Statements to support a second specialty? Also, do you have the budget to apply to 100 programs minimum for each specialty?

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