5+ Year Member
- Nov 16, 2009
Thinking of resigning from my current residency. Any ideas how I would find a position for a PGY4 other than just calling?
Does the addition of the milestones make it likely that people will get lower scores on evaluations? Our PD has stressed that with the new milestones, somethings are not applicable and our evals will be low.What are your feelings about 2 years of Child and Adolescent? Very seldom to programs fill PGY-IV holes. They are very used to having them with fast tracking and much of the last year is electives. With all of the new milestone requirements I just couldn’t see myself taking the chance on a transfer. Too many of our staff enjoy the freed up office space anyway.
I would be very careful. I have seen some PGY-IV openings on the APA web site, but not many. Of course the reason for leaving could influence your success in finding a new program. If you need to transfer because your program is closing or losing accreditation, that is much different than not getting along with people around you.
Thanks. When you take individuals for transfer positions, do you look at their PRITE scores and see if they attained all of the milestones to the approval and satisfaction of the Program Director of the previous program?I think the earlier the transfer the easier. I’m fairly comfortable bringing a PGY-II up to speed, but if you bring in a PGY-IV with some weaknesses, guess who has to certify them as competent to practice independently no matter how good or bad the first three years of training were.
no one is going to care how you do on the prite. Many programs (including mine) do not even make their PGY-1 residents take the PRITE. also you aren't supposed to study for the PRITE so don't worry about that, it's almost cheating to though of course you should be reading and learning as you go along.Thanks. When you take individuals for transfer positions, do you look at their PRITE scores and see if they attained all of the milestones to the approval and satisfaction of the Program Director of the previous program?
This whole milestone criteria seems like it will be an impediment to someone transferring programs assuming they do not meet all milestones at the end of PGY 1.
Basically, my academic record has been decent (no board failures, no red flags, above average scores), I am not sure how I will do on PRITE, but given the fact that I have been working like a dog, I don't think I have a whole lot of time to study to do my true potential . I just hope that if I don't do great on it, it may hinder my chances of getting transferred.
I don't think I understand anything because I'm seeing an ungodly number of patients, doing a lot of social work stuff, trying to hunt down family meetings etc.no one is going to care how you do on the prite. Many programs (including mine) do not even make their PGY-1 residents take the PRITE. also you aren't supposed to study for the PRITE so don't worry about that, it's almost cheating to though of course you should be reading and learning as you go along.
im not sure what you mean by "do not meet all milestones at the end of PGY-1" - you are actually not even required to meet all the milestones in order to graduate though should ideally have reached Level 4 in all the competencies... I don't think you understand the milestones (which is to be expected!)
That's a pretty nice move for sure. Although I remember scoring in the >90th percentile on both as a PGY-1 and it was a huge confidence booster.i think you are giving yourself too hard a time. most PGY-1s don't have a particularly strong knowledge base and usually residents do more reading later in residency when they have more time. historically the PRITE has given a percentile ranking for how you do compare to residents in your PGY year across the country and compared to all residents. however i believe they have gotten rid of it this year (definitely gone next year) so that will hopefully stop the PRITE being abused in this way. the PRITE is actually more for programs to be able to evaluate what they are teaching their residents well etc. as a PGY-1 you should not be able to answer most of the questions on it.