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Hi everyone! I had a question about the ranking process...Hoping some of the more experienced members could help me out.....

If your significant other is already at a place (husband/wife, different specialty, same hospital) and is committed to starting a 3 yr fellowship at the same hospital (already matched), and assuming -
1) You rank their program as no. 1
2) You don't completely bomb the interview
3) The program has a big class size (~25 interns)

How high/low would the program have to rank you, so that you can match there? Thanks for any input!
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Assuming that you "did not bomb the interview" your spouse can play a pivotal role in advocating for you and they are very highly likely to rank you very high.

Over the years I've seen that spousal relationships have the greatest impact on ranking even with mediocre (not very much popular) residents.

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Thanks for your input StepTaker!
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Hi everyone! I had a question about the ranking process...Hoping some of the more experienced members could help me out.....

If your significant other is already at a place (husband/wife, different specialty, same hospital) and is committed to starting a 3 yr fellowship at the same hospital (already matched), and assuming -
1) You rank their program as no. 1
2) You don't completely bomb the interview
3) The program has a big class size (~25 interns)

How high/low would the program have to rank you, so that you can match there? Thanks for any input!


From my previous experience, this work really good for a couple of friends in my hospital, he talked to the people of the program and she ended up matching there with no problems


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