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Old 04-07-2014
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Does any body here have any idea if we can change specialty?I matched in Peds although I badly wanted IM.Has any one heard any successful stories regarding any other authentic website?

Ill be grateful if you guys can post any similar stories.I dont want to sound ungrateful.I am thankful that atleast I didnt go unmatched.I just want to know if I hold a chance for IM or its a complete no-no?

thanking in anticipation.
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Old 04-10-2014
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Default Appreciate any advice!

I am in a very similar situation: wanted IM badly but ended up in FM which I had applied as a back up. I would really appreciate any advice on swap and any possibilities of switching specialties? is it even possible? Thanks you
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Switching residency after PGY1
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Old 04-11-2014
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Default i dont understand

if you new this was going to be ur back up plan just be prepared to fulfill it and be thankful.
some comments are disturbing from the link provided. if a resident decides at end of pgy 1 to change residency the prog will most likely be 1 resident short. correct me if i am wrong. residency is not just abt 1 resident it is abt team work. residents have to think abt other residents as well.
even if someone gets an opening wht is the resident going to tell his future employer/pd etc. they also prob wont look too kindly on them and may think the resident will do the same to their program as well.
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