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Old 01-22-2012
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Question how to apply for both pediatrics an fm at same time

hi everyone, i will be applying for 2013 match and i wanted to apply for pediatrics with fm as my second option. i am planning to do 2 months of usce in private clinic one in pediatrics and other in FM. when i go for interviews will i have a difficulty in proving my commitment towards FM if i have 2 months of experience in pediatrics and 1 month in FM? will it affect my interview options? pls seniors and moderators pls help me...i have to contact the externship programs for doing my 2 months of usce and i i need to choose my options
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Peds by default is a part of FM so it will not be a problem for you at all. Make sure you do your observershipsin acgme certified programs to get strong US LORs.
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thank you for ur reply applicant guide. i think you do a great job by guiding everyone. one more question, how can i prove the FM medicine programs that i am really interested in FM. any advice on that? i have done an elective in pediatric emergency.i am planning to do an externship in pediatrics.if i choose third usce as internal medicine(if i keep my 2nd choice as IM) , is that ok with two months of usce in pediatrics? do they rhyme with each other? sorry for being so ignorant.pls help me out.
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Any USCE can help you, and you can always justify it by saying this what was available at that time ;-) and PDs understand that. You don't need to submit LORs from pediatrics observerships unless they were recommending you to residency in general not only to peds.
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helllo,
i will be applying for psych /im and peads...
can you please suggest me in which areas should i find an obsie so that i can apply to aalll of thses ..so that my lors fit in properly for all of thses specialities...

is one month of obsie in each enough to prove my comittement?
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Hi, 1 month observership in each of them is ok but may not make your profile as strong as those who have more than one US LOR in single specialty from different States/institutions. You will find the link for observerships list on my site.
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