Congrats to all who matched... I'm in a dilemma and can't decide what to do, primarily because I don't have enough information.. I am a 2005 med school graduated who matched at a west coast General Surgery (categorical) program for 2005-2006. Due to a series of unexpected and unfortunate family circumstances, I had to resign and leave that program in February 2006 and head back to my home state and institution and at the time, the only thing I could do was a PGY-1 Internal Medicine year. As a result of a personality conflict with one attending, I was terminated last week from the IM program. I believe it was wrongful...I am not unwilling to discuss the reasons but in the interest of your time I'll cut to the chase...What are my options now if I want to stay close geographically? I thought the best scenario is a scramble into a PGY-2 IM position if available and making up the remaining time or a PGY-1 IM position and finishing early in the PGY-3 year. Alternatively a prelim surgery at my home institution (there is no prelim medicine here). Will I get credit for my half-done IM internship (or even my surgery internship). My plans are a Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship. Any input appreciated!!! Thank you all very much!!