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Old 03-25-2016
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Hello, Sadly I didn't match. I got 8 interviews, Step1 220, CK 220, CS, all passed on my first attempt. 6 months USCE. YOG: 2011. Green Card holder. I applied to 250 programs for family medicine and IM. When i did my ROL I ranked both specialties, and i didn't match. I know that my scores are not good, perhaps my performance during the interviews was no good, but I was having a little hope. I will try again during this upcoming year but,

DOES ANYONE KNOWS if the algorithm could eliminated me because I ranked 2 different specialties???

I want to make sure during this year of that, I don't want to do the same mistake!

Thanks for any help!!
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The number of specialties within your Rank Order List does not affect the ranking algorithm. In fact, ranking with more than one specialty often increases your chances of Matching. More info about the Matching Algorithm is at:

Since you were able to obtain a solid number of interviews, my guess is the problem doesn't lie within your professional credentials or application materials, but rather, there may have been a problem with your interviewing which caused programs to not rank you very highly. Be sure to pay special attention to your interview skills going into next Match Season.

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