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Question Back up Specialty?

Hello,
I have a question:
Does everyone apply for a back up specialty?
for example if someone wants to do IM, would you also apply to family med, ped or psy or would you just stick with IM??

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I disagree I disagree

Athough backup specialty is very popular among IMGs but I personally disagree.

The reason being that you have to be focused in your application in order to impress in order to get ranked.

If you apply haphazardly you will likely be discovered as non-focused generic applicant.

If at all necessary then you have to have appropriate LoRs, PS, and USCE for the backup specialty as well, otherwise it's a waste of money and will hurt your primary specialty of interest.

This is just my opinion, many others might disagree.

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Hello,
I have a question:
Does everyone apply for a back up specialty?
for example if someone wants to do IM, would you also apply to family med, ped or psy or would you just stick with IM??

thanks
will depend on ur scores...usce's, lors??
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