matching preliminary and advanced track

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Ga5man

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Dear all,

I have applied to prelim progs in medicine and advanced anesthesia progs in one hospital. Most of my anes application were for categorical track. Now during the match, if i dont match in the prlim prog and match in the advanced prog what will be my message on mar12th? This is assuming i donot match anywhere else. will i get a regret and congrats msg? i was wanting to know cos i might have to scramble for the prelim spot.
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This is the message you'll get on March 12th.

This is from the nrmp.org website (http://www.nrmp.org/res_match/user.html. Hope this helps.

2. Congratulations, you have matched to an advanced position but not a first-year position!
This message will be displayed for any applicant who matched to an advanced
position, but did not match to a preliminary position listed on his/her
supplemental rank order list. Applicants who receive this message will have
access to the Dynamic List of Unfilled Programs and are eligible to participate in the post-Match Scramble for unfilled positions to obtain a preliminary position; however, applicants may not use the Scramble to obtain a categorical position or a different advanced position.
 

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I was just wondering. I didn't get any interviews for Prelim in Anes... But I did get interviews in IM and Peds Categorical. Is it okay for me to put that in the supplemental list in my Advanced Anes program?
 

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No. Categorical interviews are for categorical spots. On your prelim rank list you will only be able to rank positions with a "P0" at the end (or P1, P2, etc). Prelim and categorical rank lists are different, so a program ranking you on their cat list will not help you match into a prelim spot.

If ROL deadlines were not 1 hour away, you could consider contacting any cat program that you interviewed in who has a prelim prog and asked if you could be ranked there, but it's a bit too late for that now (and might not help, or even "hurt" you if programs decided you weren't serious about categorical medicine and de-listed you).

In any case, there are usually many prelim spots in the scramble, and if your application is sufficient to get an anesthesia spot you'll almost certainly scramble into a prelim slot. Perhaps not in the program/city of your choice, though.
 
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