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I matched categorical surgical residency position but the contract did specify I'm in categorical tract. Did your contract address it clearly, say, categorical PGY-1? I'm worried they change me to prelim position. Will the contract specify prelim PGY-1 for prelim guys?

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Hi,

I matched categorical surgical residency position but the contract did specify I'm in categorical tract. Did your contract address it clearly, say, categorical PGY-1? I'm worried they change me to prelim position. Will the contract specify prelim PGY-1 for prelim guys?

Thank you
My contract (not for surgery but for IM and fellowship) said only that I was being appointed for one year at the PGY-X level. This is standard for prelim, categorical and advanced programs.

Chill.

Or, I don't know, maybe call your GME office and ask them.
 

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My contract (not for surgery but for IM and fellowship) said only that I was being appointed for one year at the PGY-X level. This is standard for prelim, categorical and advanced programs.

Chill.

Or, I don't know, maybe call your GME office and ask them.
Thank you for your info. But how can they tell if someone in categorical or prelim tract? Only by NRMP match result?

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Closing (since you have cross posted this same thread in the Surgery Forum).

A word of advice...RELAX...they have NOT changed you from Categorical to Prelim. The only way you are a Prelim resident is if that's the program/track you applied for. All contracts are identical without specification of Prelim/Categorical, only the PGY changes (as noted above and in the Surgery forum).
 
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