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Hospital Closure - Losing my Prelim!?!?!

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by canukmd, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. canukmd

    canukmd New Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2005
    New England
    Please help. Wrote about the same topic in the "Internship" forum but thought I'd try here as well.

    Please see below:

    Did and search and didn't find much on this topic.

    Slated to start my prelim IM July '07...just saw on the news that the hospital I'm going to may close down due to financial reasons. It's a county hospital that has had it's share of $$ troubles but it never came this far sicne it really is the only facility for 200K + patients. If they do close it will likely happen this summer (according to the news) - the hospital board, governor and county council will make a decision by next week (again, according to what I've read/heard on the news).

    Tried calling the PD, the Program Co-ord and even the Secretary and no one's answering their phone. I'm outta state so showing up there unannounced is not practical.

    I have my Advanced in Anesthesia for 2008 and I plan to call the PD there to see if they know of ways to help me out. But what I want to know is what obligation (if any) does my prelim program have in getting me another prelim year? Can I ask the folks at the NRMP to do something for me?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
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  3. urgewrx

    urgewrx 2+ Year Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Call you anesthesia PD. He will hook you up.
  4. bubalus

    bubalus Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    Ideally, when a program closes, they help their residents find new positions. Unfortunately, it doesn't always happen. Keep trying to get in touch with people where you'll be an intern, and definately get in touch with the anesthesia PD. It's in the anesthesia program's best interest for you to finish your internship on time.
  5. VolatileAgent

    VolatileAgent Livin' the dream 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    agreed. call your future PD. should be able to help. also, there are ton of prelim spots out there. fortunately, you can do just about any internship (even ob/gyn) and get credit for your prelim year. prelim surgery spots, although among the tougher internships, are plentiful. you just may have to relocate more than once (which sucks).

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