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Match and Scramble

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by shishir, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. shishir

    shishir New Member

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    I got matched(IMG), but prefer to get into the local school which have unfilled postions. Is it possible for me to participate in the scramble or would I be violating NRMP rules by doing so. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  3. Neurogirl

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    Sorry, but if you've matched...you've matched. You are bound by the rules of the NRMP and are considered to be under contract to the place to which you've matched. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  4. droliver

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    sometimes a program will release you from the NRMP contract if you have another position arranged
     
  5. rx4you

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    I would like to know if you did match and went to the program, is it possible to switch programs the following year? For example: IM PGY-1 then change to Anes PGY-2 the following year, if it can be done please explain. Any response would be appreciated
     
  6. sillyputtyglue

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    Just a hunch, but I think that programs only sign you to one year contracts at a time, so I guess you're not bound to stay at the same residency for the whole duration. that's just a hunch, sorry I couldn't help anymore.
     
  7. Future GI Guy

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    To leave one program for another though, usually requires a "letter of recommendation" from the previous program director. You have to leave in good faith and be "in good standing," whatever the heck that means. I don't know that this is a universal requirement, but we've had some residents leave our institution mid residency, and it was really quite awkward.

    The PD really holds the keys, sometimes.
     
  8. Winged Scapula

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    The above posters are correct: when you apply for the NRMP you sign a contract which states that you will accept any position offered to you.

    Will the NRMP punish you for not doing so? They do by not allowing you to accept another position for a year.Are there ways around this? Sure. It happens every year.

    But the biggest difficulty will be between the programs. As another has stated, you must have a letter of approval for breaking your contract from the matched program and the other must be willing to accept you - some are unwilling to do so for fear of being seen as "stealing" residents. You are treading difficult waters - if you are unable to accept another offer, your program may make it unpleasant for you while there.

    Hope this helps and best of luck to you.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by rx4you:
    <strong>I would like to know if you did match and went to the program, is it possible to switch programs the following year? For example: IM PGY-1 then change to Anes PGY-2 the following year, if it can be done please explain. Any response would be appreciated</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">It is possible to switch programs midstream but it requires approval of your current PD. The situation you've given is more difficult because Anesth PGY-2 spots are filled THIS year for NEXT year. So unless someone drops out or spots aren't filled, you may find it difficult to find a PGY2 Anesth spot.
     

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