I applied to the MATCH for mainly peds and 4 prelim IM programs. I took step 2 CK really late (end of Nov) and I know that affected the # of interviews I got.
I didn't Match but I wound up SOAPing into the IM program I interviewed at for prelim. I SOAPed into a categorical IM position. I ultimately want to do Pediatric Emergency. The IM program is opening up EM residency the following year and during my initial interview with the program director, he knew my career goals.
It is bitter sweet. I'm excited to have a job come July, but it's in an area I never anticipated to practice. Am I allowed to participate in ERAS if I'm a PGY-1 next year?