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* Program A vs program B
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  medici - 02/05/18 20:55
 
  If program A told you "hey we were amazed by you, we are gonna rank you, ranks us as your 1st choice" and you agree and then you put program B as your first choice and you match with program B, what are the consequences?  
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* Re:Program A vs program B
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  cv1085 - 02/05/18 21:20
 
  you live with the guilt and shame of being a liar as you walk away with a residency position...

no one is going to come and arrest you, but have some integrity.
 
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* Re:Program A vs program B
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  agi1804 - 02/06/18 00:30
 
  I respectfully disagree @cv1085.
Most programs tell you stuff like "You would be a perfect fit to this program etc. etc" because they want you to rank them high.

It doesn't guarantee being placed on their ranking list.

Pick the programs you would like to be in first.
 
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* Re:Program A vs program B
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  tesla1 - 02/06/18 09:17
 
  i agree with agi1804 as well. truthfully spoken. they say that to many people, who knows if they actually rank you.  
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* Re:Program A vs program B
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  cv1085 - 02/06/18 18:55
 
  its fine to take their word with a grain of salt. programs spit out those lines all the time about "you're ranked to match." because no program will send out a "you are ranked in our bottom 1/3! congrats!"

and if Program A really did tell you to "rank us as your 1st choice" thats technically against ACGME guidelines.

but if you write back "great! I will also rank you #1" for your own personal gain, that's pretty dishonest in itself.
you said you're worried about consequences, so obviously you know its not the most advisable thing to lie to a program.

i agree we all do what we need to do to match, but if your word doesnt mean anything, theres no point in giving it.
 
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* Re:Program A vs program B
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  2pac - 02/06/18 19:14
 
  Cv yeah ur right and itís really terrifying  
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* Re:Program A vs program B
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  kavya@4a1 - 02/09/18 14:03
 
  It wont affect, it your own decision. Where you want to apply you can apply, because program directors will also be telling that they rank the person but they rank the other person.  
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* Re:Program A vs program B
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  2pac - 02/09/18 18:17
 
  Kavya thanks  
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