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AOA Residency Count

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Swami, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. Swami

    Swami New Member

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    On the AOA residency page:
    Program X
    Approved: 6
    Funded: 6
    Filled: 6

    Does this mean 6 pgy-1, 6 pgy-2..ect. or 6 in the whole program for all years combined?

    Kinda hard to decifer....
     
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  3. pags

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    6 means all year combined. For example, in a three year residency, that program takes 2 per year.
     
  4. Swami

    Swami New Member

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    Thanks pags...that is what I was afraid of
     
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    What does it mean when the program is approved but not funded?

    Thanks
     
  6. pags

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    Pretty much exactly what is says. The program is approved for so many spots by the AOA. However, some hospitals can't fund every approved position.
    This leads to many programs with more approved than funded positions.
     
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    motivationalspeaker New Member

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    Thanks for replying pags. I have seen some programs with multiple approved spots and no funding. Do the residents that select to train at these programs not get paid? Tough to survive on nothing. I guess this is obvious, but I thought there might be more to it than that. That sucks.
     
  8. pags

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    Yes, believe it or not, there are some residents that will work for free. However, at these programs with no funding, there usually is a level of income that is lower than the national average for residents.
     

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