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Old 07-15-2015
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Hi, I wanna do if connections play a big role in getting a residency position in some competitive speciality?? Not making connections and knowing the PD or so, I mean is it right that some people get residencies because their relatives are successful doctors in US and and have a big weight in the board?
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I should think it does make a difference.
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1) Do connections matter? Yes

2) Is it right? Doesn't matter, that's how the world works when it comes to getting a job in any field
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YES. Period. It matter a lot. I have seen people with very high scores getting matched in hospital in which they had strong connection.
Deal with it .. that how REAL world works!!
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i think there is a little connection in residency that make differences but not at all as the majority always goes on according to merit and you have to know it. by the way i am till taking help from Residency Personal Statements so that i can do well in it and it always at my side to help.
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i think there is a little connection in residency that make differences but not at all as the majority always goes on according to merit and you have to know it. by the way i am till taking help from Residency personal statements so that i can do well in it and it always at my side to help.
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