Monday, March 26, 2012

Bad news from my dean

He is worried that I wont match in OB.  He said that no one from our school with a failed step 1 has matched in OBGYN for the past 5 years.  He wants me to lower my expectations of the type of program that I may end up matching in.  He also wants to make sure I don't end up screwed. 

1) apply in both obgyn & peds or in ob & family
2) forget ob and just apply in peds or in family
3) take a year off to make connections and strengthen my application (which means looking for new funding sources)

Ugh.  One stupid test...

1 comment:

Solitary Diner said...

Ugh indeed. Sorry to hear that. Are there obs attendings (maybe the program director) that you could speak with about what your chances are/things to strengthen your application? You're precisely the kind of person that Americans need as an obstetrician, so it would be tragic if one stupid test kept you from becoming one.