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  1. Yeah, I see what you mean. The numbers are skewed because FM makes up ~1/2 of the data, but rads will likely be closer to those numbers than plastics/derm/ophtho. Out of 120 applicants, maybe 80 will have it ranked first. Then if you have an interview at 5 schools, you will be ranked among ~40 students who got interviews. Even then, some students may have rankings based heavily on geography. Ex) #1 Rads Dal, #2 Rads Memorial, #3 Family Dal, #4 Family Memorial, #5 Rads McGill. In my opinion there could be a lot of variables that don't make it as clear cut as the top 20 will make it, especially considering the subjectivity of the process (not only file review + interviews, but even electives and who one worked with).
  2. I remember reading that applicants match to one of their top 3 choices ~87% of the time I believe. I would be a little scared too, but statistically speaking you should be fine! It’s always more difficult to speak/think objectively when you’re emotionally invested. Keep your head up!
  3. Yeah, that totally makes sense! My classmate had told me he's heard quite a few times of a certain preceptor/PI vouching for an applicant that was applying into a different specialty. Like always, the anecdotal things tend to resonate and seem more common than it really is. Thanks for the reply!
  4. Hey all! Would anyone happen to know the amount of input (if any) residents may have in a radiology program? I was curious to know because I find that on elective that they tend to be the ones who actually get to know you best. It is rather difficult to have any real input from someone who has seen you for half a day - as evidenced by the chuckle when giving them an evaluation lol Also, how often (if at all) do preceptors/referees/PI's reach out to a certain program about an applicant? Or vice versa. I was having a discussion with a classmate today who made it seem like it is quite common, although I was quite skeptical.
  5. Hey guys, I'm currently enrolling in my classes today and I would just like to ask what is the more popular choice between enrolling in the INT D 410 A/B, and just the winter class. And also, if someone is able to give an explanation on the differences that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, M
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