Whether or not you have to repeat your PGY1 year depends on what kind of rotations you have done. Most Ob programs do a lot of internal medicine and sometimes. We were successfully able to get the ABPN to approve of an Ob/Gyn's first year so that she could start in our program as a PGY2. You might consider talking briefly with the ABPN to see what they would say.Btw I already searched for this for about 2 hours yesterday without finding a good answer. I'm exploring a switch to psych because it would suit my interests much more. The problem is I have already burned several years of residency funding and also will most likely have to start as a PGY1 since I didn't do a medicine prelim or something like that (think former path resident, anesthesia with a surgery PGY1 year, OB/GYN, etc to get an idea of a similar situation).
I found a lot of info on people who have switched to psych with an acceptable PGY1 year but nothing on the situation of someone who probably will have to start all over as a PGY1 and also doesn't have a long time left of federal funds for this. I'm starting to wonder just how eager a psych program would be to take someone like me on with this funding issue. If anyone knows any examples of people who have successfully done this, I would like to hear it. Thanks.