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Hi,i'm planning to apply in this year match,i know it sounds weird,, but i'm confused in choosing the branch,i know that most of the img's tend to choose IM,even though work load is high & difficult to get matched when compared to psychiatry,what are the disadvantages in choosing psychiatry,why people tend to prefer IM??please help me out

what do you guys think about the best branch for img's??
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i have the same problem,, confusing between IM, psych.
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same problem
i'm so confused
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Many go for IM because they are interested in it, at least that's what I would like to think. Don't look for things that may seem relatively less hard. Rather focus of the field you are interested. You will be miserable for the rest of your life if you chose something you do not like or have a passion for. IM or Psych or Peds or Surgery, does not matter as long as your driven to attain your goals.
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I would disagree that psychiatry is much easier to get into than IM. Psychiatry is getting more competitive too, and more AMGs are applying to it than in previous years, leaving fewer spots for IMGs. If you want to go that route, I would hope that you do it because you have a sincere interest in psych and have experiences that can attest to that.
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