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Hello,

I am currently an OMS-IV slated to start an IM residency in June. However, after some soul-searching and research, I realized that Psychiatry was the right path for me. I already signed the contract and am basically stuck for intern year. I was wondering what options I have for how to go about doing this transfer or if I should just go through the Match again. I scrambled into this residency most likely due to having to take the PE twice and having my passing score arrive in early March. However, I definitely don't want to have to go through the SOAP again if I don't have to.

I was also wondering when I should let my program know and some tips on how to make myself more competitive for programs during this process.

Thank you!
 
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Bartelby

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I believe a good number of programs accept PGY-2s. You will need your current program director's support, so you have to let them know in time to write you a letter. I would do the intern year and then apply for one of those PGY-2 spots
 
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MacDonaldTriad

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So we got rid of the TY year and oral boards, but now we have MOC and shelf tests with clinical skills exams. Things don't seem to change that much.
 
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