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There are numerous posts about switching residencies on SDN, but many deal with it on a case-by-case basis. Is there some general authoritative source on this, similar to "Iserson's Guide to Getting into a Residency?"

I imagine this source would cover topics like when to make a decision, how to talk to a PD, how to find a new position, other factors to consider, etc.



I don't think so.

Are you talking about changing within the same field, or applying to a different specialty altogether?


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There's no book that I know of, or other source.
This is probably because relatively few people switch, and it's basically something you have to do on your own. FindAResident is a good source to look for open spots, IMHO. It tends to be the most up to date, vs. some of the other internet sites which actually cost more.


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There is a wealth of information about switching specialties on this forum.
My advice, have a good reason and don't tell anyone @ your present program.

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