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Catagorical to Prelim

Discussion in 'Internship' started by merlin, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. merlin

    merlin Senior Member
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    Okay, so any normal person wouldn't really think about this idea, but what if you were not offered an interview at a place you really really desired to train at and felt willing to even do a prelim year to be there. Would a program ever consider you for a prelim position if they have already rejected you as a catagorical and you didn't originally apply as a prelim? Long question eh? cheers.
     
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  3. rugtrousers

    rugtrousers Senior Member
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    Prelims are usually more competitive than categorical because more people are applying to them (derm, rads, ophtho, anesthesia, rad onc). You never know, though!
     
  4. robotsonic

    robotsonic Senior Member
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    That may be true for prelim medicine spots, but I'm pretty sure prelim surgery spots aren't that difficult to get. Some of them are pretty crappy (you are treated differently than the categoricals and have no hope of actually entering the categorical program), and others are better, but I'm guessing those are harder to get.

    I don't know the answer to the OP's question.
     

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