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Old 05-10-2013
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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


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?

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