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View Poll Results: Which is easier to get for the IMG?
Neurology residency is easier to get 5
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Question Neurology or Internal Medicine Residency Easier for IMG?

Which is easier to get as an IMG
Neurology residency or Internal Medicine residency?
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IM have more number seats and in general it is easier to get. It depends on your scores, if you have above 90-95 my advice is apply to neuro and IM. So whatever you get interviews will be good for your match chances.
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u mean to say i can apply for both IM and neuro at the same time..does that cost extra?
n can i apply for neuro after 1st year of my residency in IM?
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yes you can apply to multiple specialties, actually this is adviced to be done to gather the highest number of interviews. you can upload from your computer as much personal statements as you want but you can assign each program only one.
you can apply to neuro when you are in IM but the issue is that you will need a LOR from your current PD. Usually they will give it to you but I don't think you will be in good shape if you didn't match with another program.

Regarding the cost, it is calculated per specialty as follows (see also the examples below):


Number of Programs
Per Specialty ERAS Fees
Up to 10 $75
11-20 $8 each
21-30 $15 each
31 or more $25 each
Samples of ERAS Fees:
Scenario1: An applicant applies to 30 emergency medicine programs, total fees are $305. ($75 + (10 x $8) + (10 x $15)).
Scenario 2: An applicant applies to 20 OB/GYN programs, and 10 family practice programs. The total fees are $230. ($155 for OBGYN and $75 for family practice programs).
Scenario 3: An applicant applies to 23 internal medicine programs, and 7 radiology programs. The total fees are $275 ($200 for internal medicine programs and $75 for radiology programs).
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