10+ Year Member
- Jan 21, 2008
Hi, i am nearing the end of my second year of prelim surgery. My program schedule is that the prelims do the same schedule as the categoricals, so I am technically finishing PGY2 like the categoricals. My residency has offered to let me do 1 more prelim year if I don't get a categorical spot, meaning if I do it I'll have finished PGY3 same as the categorical PGY3. If for whatever reason I am still unable to get a categorical spot, is there anyway for me to work as a physician or surgeon in any capacity with PGY3 general surgery training?