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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?
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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.

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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
http://www.methodisthealth.com/basic.cfm?id=39526

PGY-1

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


UT Houston Family Medicine Residency Program Curriculum
http://www.uth.tmc.edu/schools/med/f...urriculum.html

PGY-1

Memorial Hermann Hospital Inpatient
Memorial Hermann Hospital Inpatient
Memorial Hermann Hospital Night Float
Neurology
Obstetrics
Inpatient Pediatrics
NICU/Nursery
Gynecology
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?


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