preliminary year

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    Interviews for Prelim IM/TY 2018-19

    Starting a thread for this 2018-19 cycle! Format: Program name: ____ Prelim IM / Prelim Surgery / TY Date received interview invitation: ____ Interview dates: ___, ____, ____,
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    Dermatology Back-up Plans

    As a student applying for dermatology, I know the field is extremely competitive and would love to talk to students who didn't match dermatology but matched either during preliminary year or after a research fellowship. I am interested in knowing what the match rate is for preliminary years. I...
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    UK Ortho to US Ortho advice: General Surgery Pre-lim Year?

    Hello Everyone! This is my first post on here and I'm wondering if anyone out there can proffer some advice on which avenue to take. To give you some background; I'm a UK graduate currently in the process of sitting the USMLEs. I'm currently booked in for Step 1 in early August and am planning...
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    Ophthalmology residency and transitional/preliminary year application process

    Hello, I'm a med4 IMG student, and I wanted to learn more about the application process for residency in Ophthalmology. Based on what I read: 1) We need to apply for a transitional or preliminary PGY1 year via ERAS, and AT THE SAME TIME apply for an Ophthalmology residency for PGY2 via the SF...
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    Preliminary Surgery SOAP

    I am an American Medical Student who is applying into an advanced program requiring a general surgery preliminary program. I was hoping to live in Chicago for my preliminary program, but only received one preliminary interview for Chicago, but many in cities along the West Coast. Do you...
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    Preliminary Surgery SOAP

    I am an American Medical Student who is applying into an advanced program requiring a general surgery preliminary program. I was hoping to live in Chicago for my preliminary program, but only received one preliminary interview for Chicago, but many in cities along the West Coast. Do you...
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    Memorial Healthcare system for Internship

    Hello, I interviewed at Memorial Healthcare System (Florida) for a prelim IM position. This is a new program and their first class will start in June 2018. I really liked the program and hospital when I interviewed there but obviously I am a little bit worried since it is a new program. The PD...
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    Neuro Prelim - PLEASE HELP!

    Hey guys, I'm a US-IMG applying this year and I really need help. Not much guidance from my school and a little pressed for time with apps this week - any advice asap would be very helpful! I had 3 main questions: 1. If I'm applying to Neuro and IM programs, is it bad to apply to prelim IM at...
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    Apply for pgy1 or pgy1?

    Hi Guys, Just want to get your advice going forward. I'm an IMG and went unmatched in the recent match season and nothing came through in SOAP either. However, a month after match day I was offered a Prelim position (I consider myself lucky) at one of the places which I had applied to during...
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    Position Wanted PGY1 Preliminary position Surgery or IM, Very good scores

    I'm an IMG ECFMG certified, USMLE scores: 251, 267, CS pass 1st attempt, 4 months of US clinical experience. Was late to apply for last match, I'm looking for a position in prelim PGY1 in surgery, medicine, or any specialty. will apply to radiology next year
  11. AT_surf12

    Only applying for transition/prelim year?

    Looking for a little insight.. Fourth year student still unsure about a decision for residency. Is it possible to apply for only a transition year or prelim year and than apply for specialty the following year? Or possible to apply transition/prelim year and match into specialty but reapply and...
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    Other Help me rank my prelims...

    Hey guys, Hoping you can help with this. How would you rank the following prelims? They're all IM prelim. Winthrop (NY) Einstein Medical Center (Philly) Drexel (Philly) Elmhurst (Queens) New York Medical Hospital (Brooklyn) Nassau University Medical Center (Queens) I sincerely appreciate...
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    Yale Waterbury Preliminary Medicine Program 2016

    Just wanted send a post to for people in the 2016 match. Hopefully your eyes reach this before you make your ranks lists, as the prelim schedule had a change this month that you would not be made aware of since interviews were in November and December. To preface, YWIM is a relatively good...
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    Credit for international preliminary years?

    In 2016 I will be completing my PGY3 as a PHO (sort of equivalent as 1st year radiology resident) in nuclear medicine (12 months worth). Have also done 12 months as a paid intern (rotating), 6 months as a JHO (rotating) and 6 months as a PHO in Rad Onc prior to this. I am Australian. Haven't...
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    How difficult is it to move to CA for residency if doing prelim in another state?

    Besides the logistics of moving your home, how difficult is it to get a CA medical license, driver's license, etc.. I'm thinking of doing prelim in my home state of NY to be near family and save money but is it worth the headache?
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    2015-2016 Prelim Medicine/Transitional Year Interviews

    Hey guys, just getting this started to mirror last year's thread. Bold = newly added. Good luck to all! Pennsylvania [TY] Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Notified 9/18
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    Prelim Applications

    Hey guys, sorry if this has been asked before.....what is a good number of preliminary programs to apply to? I'm only applying to IM and TY programs, and I have 10 of each so far with most of the IM positions being in my home state. Just wondering if anyone could share how many programs they...