SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hey guyzz, I have a concern while applying to residencies. It would be great if any of you could shed some light on this. I am planning 2 apply for IM residency this week. In the ERAS, when we select progs in IM, there is an option to select prelim, categorical , primary care etc. Actually I have not made up my mind to go for which one, but my qst is if one checks all the options,( its the same charge if we check one or all) would it be a negative impact he gets an interview call? (cos the PD is the same for both prelim, categorical..) would it show lack of focus? is it wise just to check one? it doesnt matter much? awaiting ur valuable feedbacks, sujan.