How hard is it to match into internal medicine?

How hard is it to match into internal medicine?

A mere 73 U.S. senior internal medicine applicants did not match in to internal medicine residencies last year. Therefore, 2.1% of allopathic U.S. senior internal medicine applicants did not match making internal medicine one of the least competitive specialties based on the data.

How do I prepare for an internal medicine residency interview?

How to prepare for residency interview season

  1. Make sure your personal statement is in good shape.
  2. Know some of the common questions.
  3. Practice your interview skills.
  4. Don’t come in with prepackaged answers.
  5. Research every program.
  6. Make the most of the entire interview experience.
  7. Plan your rotations wisely.

What is a good Step 1 score for Internal Medicine?

Generally speaking, however, a USMLE® Step 1 score between 230 and 245 is considered a good and a score between 245 and 255 is considered very good….What is a Good Step 1 Score?

Specialty Step 1 score range Percentage of first-year residents matched in this range in 2020
Internal medicine 220–249 57.7%

How far down rank list do programs go?

The average IM program has to rank 6.3 (forget exact decimal) applicants per spot in order to fill their program. If I’m understanding correctly, if, on average, a program has 30 spots to fill, they will go down to as far down as number 180 to fill everything.

What are your weaknesses residency interview?

Don’t choose a weakness because it sounds good. Often, candidates do this because they are taking the oft-cited advice of “turning a negative into a positive. They give answers like, “I work too hard sometimes,” or “I am too much of a perfectionist.”

How many people match in their top 3?

Overall, three-quarters of U.S. senior applicants will match at one of their top 3 choices. Unfortunately, across all specialties, 5% of U.S. seniors will not match (Chapter 12: What If I Don’t Match? explains what to do in that case).

What are greatest weaknesses?

List of Weaknesses for Job Interview

  • Lack of Patience.
  • Lack of Organization.
  • Trouble with Delegation.
  • Timidity.
  • Lack of Tactfulness.
  • Fear of Public Speaking.
  • Weak Data Analysis Skills.
  • Indecisiveness.

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