Two Specialties in ERAS CV - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-10-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 96
Threads: 90
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 17
Question Two Specialties in ERAS CV

When we fill in the ERAS application for residency, if we list 2 different observership, e.g. family medicine or pediatrics, will program director think there is no commitment? But if we want to apply both specialties, how to deal with this situation?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 05-11-2013
USMLE Forums Master
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,263
Threads: 147
Thanked 5,053 Times in 1,567 Posts
Reputation: 5149

That's why I always advise to focus on one and only one specialty to increase your chances of matching.

If your CV in ERAS shows erratic non-focused experiences they'll very likely get uninterested in you.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2013
ACA's Avatar
ACA ACA is offline
Official Advertiser Representative
Steps History: ---
Posts: 278
Threads: 54
Thanked 97 Times in 67 Posts
Reputation: 107
Send a message via Skype™ to ACA

Meeting the selection criteria for 2 medical specialties and applying to both is a very effective technique by AMG/IMG/FMG to secure multiple residency interviews and match.

For example:

Weill Cornell Medical College - Methodist Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program Curriculum


University Teaching Service
Critical Care Unit
Mobile Intensive Care Unit
GIM Private Practice (MCH)
Infectious Disease

UT Houston Family Medicine Residency Program Curriculum


Memorial Hermann Hospital Inpatient
Memorial Hermann Hospital Inpatient
Memorial Hermann Hospital Night Float
Inpatient Pediatrics
Inpatient Surgery
Outpatient Surgery
Internal Medicine
Emergency Medicine

As you can see IM and FM PGY1 residents rotate in similar specialties.

Therefore by completing a combination of hands-on externship rotations in related specialties such as IM, FM, Cardiology and GS you would show a solid foundation in primary care and the necessary training to handle your first year of residency in IM or FM. Make sense?

Contact us for a free evaluation.

Best - Victor
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


Curriculum-Vitae-, ERAS-

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
US specialties .. Dalia Kh USMLE Step 1 Forum 0 07-31-2012 04:44 PM
Using the same LoR for different specialties! pass7 IMG Residency Match Forum 4 07-13-2012 06:20 PM
249 and 214; What specialties I aim for? MidoUSMLE IMG Residency Match Forum 1 04-26-2012 12:44 PM
IMG Friendly Specialties? spring IMG Residency Match Forum 1 04-26-2012 12:36 PM
ERAS fees across multiple specialties! geof1 IMG Residency Match Forum 2 08-29-2011 04:54 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)