What if I have Red Flag(s) on my applications (5+ YOG, low scores, failures, etc)

If you got an Interview outright, that means that a program is considering you despite the Red Flags.   They wouldn’t have wasted a valuable Interview Slot if they knew you had a 0% chance.  When you get an interview with a weaker application, all the program wants you to do is PROPERLY explain those Red Flags they are, ‘concerned’ about in a way that allows them to no longer be concerned.  When dealing with Red Flags, they want honest answers, NOT BS Excuses.  In most cases, our strategy allows you to actually GAIN points when you address your Red Flags.

Proof?  During our the 2019 Match, here are just a few of the many docs that matched with us with Red Flags: 

Anesthesiology: Step 1- 213, 2ck- 243 (MATCHED)

Phys Med & Rehab: Step 1- 213, 2ck – 220, Yr of Grad: 2009 (MATCHED, 1st Choice)

General Surgery: Step 1- 223, 2CK – 223 (MATCHED)

Psychiatry: Step 1- 213, 2ck- 214, Yr of Grad: 2002 (MATCHED)

Internal Med: Step 1- 219, 2ck – 220, 2 attempts Step 3, Yr of Grad: 2004 (MATCHED)

Pediatrics: Step 1- 202, 2ck 212, Yr of Grad 2012 (MATCHED)

Neurology: Step 1- 212, 2ck- 217, Yr of Grad 2013 (MATCHED, 1st Choice)

Pediatrics: Step 1- 213, 2ck- 222 (MATCHED, 1st Choice)

Psychiatry: Step 1- 214, 2ck – 243 (Accepted PREMATCH)

Family Medicine : Step 1- 191, 2ck – 227 (MATCHED)

Internal Med: Step 1 – 227, 2ck – 226, Yr of Grad 2014 (MATCHED, 1 INTERVIEW)

Internal Med: Step 1 – 220, 2ck – 221, Yr of Grad 2011 (MATCHED, 1 Interivew)

Psychiatry: Step 1- 198 (3rd Attempt), 2ck – 210 (Secured open slot in June 2018)