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Toward the end of the interview season you will be confronted with the daunting task of creating your rank list of programs for submission for the Match in the spring. Even though you are still in the interview process, it is never too early to start thinking about how you will eventually compile your list.
It is important to remember that your rank list is an extremely important and highly personal thing—it will essentially determine where you will spend the next three years (and possibly more), and the choices you make through your list will have a profound impact on many aspects of your life. It is no wonder that creating your list can be incredibly anxiety-provoking, particularly since the structure of the Match makes it feel as though you only have limited control of the process (which is usually an uncomfortable feeling for people going into internal medicine!). However, developing your list can also be part of a very exciting process in deciding the next step in your life and career.
Here are some important things to consider when thinking about creating your rank list:
As you start to envision what your rank list might look like, here are some things to keep in mind:
Do not list programs that you absolutely do not want to consider. By placing a program on your rank list, you are indicating that you are willing to go there if matched. If a particular program is not acceptable to you, you should not list it as this creates the possibility that you might match there. Although there is a tendency to want to place “safety” programs at the bottom of the rank list to avoid not matching, realize that it may be better to be unmatched in the initial process than end up at a program you really don’t want to attend.