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  1. Thanks for replying ellorie! I’ve read some of your other psych related posts and was really hoping you’d see this. I’ll definitely reach out to the off service psych R1 on my current rotation. Do you have any tips what to do in the summer before fourth year eg, electives, research, etc? Thank you so much.
  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to write out such a detailed response! I know generally these are things one should be targeting but my mind always goes to dark possibilities like not matching to psych or worse, not matching at all. It’s very helpful hearing from an actual psych R1 that it’s possible. I hope you’re enjoying not being a med student. thank you <3
  3. I am a third year medical student partway through their core clinical rotations. I entered this year having absolutely no clue what I might want to do with my career. I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed my psychiatry rotation. It has been the only rotation thus far where I felt I was able to connect with my patients and truly care for them. I think part of my positive experience had to do with the fact that my attending placed a lot of responsibilities on me and gave me a very high degree of independence (for a third year) in managing patients. Also the staff were generally all very happy. Overall, I think I want to do this for the rest of my life. So my question is what can I do in the upcoming months leading up to carms to make myself a reasonably strong candidate for a cdn psych residency? I have to be honest I’ve had a tough go at medical school. Didn’t do much extracurriculars wise (eg no publications or presentations). Had to take some time away from school. However, I am an average student if grades and clinical evals are anything to go off of. So what’s my shot? How do I become better? Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch :)
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