need help...

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by white daisy, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. white daisy

    white daisy Member
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    Sep 3, 2002
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    i was browsing through some anesthesiology program websites and found out that most programs require that we do a year of training prior or additional to our residency. what does that mean? and what kind of training do they require? Also, what is the CA-1? is it the same thing as PGY-1?
    i am all confused. Initially, i thought that MS4 can match into anesthesia directly. seems like some programs only take PGY-2?
  2. UTSouthwestern

    UTSouthwestern 1K Member
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    Jul 5, 2003
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    Some simple answers:

    CA-1 = Clinical Anesthesia year 1 = PGY-2 (post graduate year 2)
    Your internship counts as your PGY-1 year.

    Programs that state they only take PGY-2 candidates are simply stating that they don't have a categorical or integrated internship to offer the medical student candidates and that the students are responsible for applying to a transitional year or internship in surgery, FP, IM, etc.

    Gotta run.

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