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Hi Everyone,

I am kinda in a bad situation and could really use some advice/help from fellow SDNers. I got matched to a GPR program and I have already signed the residency contract with that hospital. However, because of some personal reason I will not be able to join my residency and want to opt out of it. I was wondering if any of you guys out there know someone or if any one of you has ever been in such a position. I could really use some help. I mean I do not want to talk regarding this with my Program Director at this point of time. I know that I will not be able to apply for any program through MATCH ever but I dont really know if my residency contract is final and binding since I was going through it and did not seem to have an "early termination clause by the resident" or anything like that.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.
 

omaralt

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nobody here is going to be able to help you out; what you have to do is call the program director directly, explain your situation and more than likely he/she will allow you to break your contract. i was in a situation where i had to leave my AEGD midway through the program for personal reasons as well. the director wasnt' too thrilled, but just be honest and you should be fine. good luck

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Hi,
I would call and speak to your program director asap. I am a program director, and I would like to know this info now so that I could post match the position sooner rather than later. Given a personal set of circumstances, I would consider all the factors, and opting out without penalty is possible. Of course, if it is a program that has difficulty in finding residents, it could go the other way. There are still a few post match candidates out there, and some late grads, so I would not worry to much about the program finding a replacement.
 
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Yes, please call your program director asap. some of us are still looking for post match spots
 
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On another note, don't mean to jack your thread, but could someone please point me to where currently open residency spots are listed? Thanks in advance :)