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can you do "transitional year" strictly in FP, peds, ER, etc?

Discussion in 'Internship' started by jonnylingo, May 11, 2006.

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  1. jonnylingo

    jonnylingo Junior Member Gold Donor

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    Pardon my ignorance...

    From what I understand, trasitional year is an intern year with a MIX of Medicine, Surgery, OB/GYN, etc.

    Are there transitional years that are strictly Peds, FP, ER that would serve as your intern year before going into, say, PM&R, Ophthalmology, etc.?
  2. mysophobe

    mysophobe Recovering Germophobe

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    Didn't someone just make a thread about this on this forum?
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    If you are talking about a 1 year program strictly in one field, they are called prelim years, not transitional years. There's another thread asking about which different prelim years are offerred.
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    It is called a "specialty emphasis" internship.

    I know you can do them for EM.
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    EctopicFetus Keeping it funky enough

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    This might be an option for DOs but I have not heard of anything like this for MDs. There are Transitional years and they are all a little different but none do too much of anything. Think of being a 3rd yr student again... but this time you are the intern.

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