The New England Journal of Medicine (print version; the online version was recently revamped and I personally find it a tad confusing now) shows unexpected openings under "Graduate Education". The American Academy of Family Practice has an 800 number for unfilled positions that are available throughout the year. The American College of Physicians has a directory of its members e-mail addresses if you are considering dunning by
e-mail (it does work). I hope some of this is helpful to you in your quest. Good luck!
Could somebody tell me what this "open slot" means ?
Are these the underfilled programs from last year ? It's kind of surprising to me 'cos Scut work list of underfilled programs is quite long, and does this mean they couldn't find anybody to fill there program ??
Yes, Jani. Open slots mean unfilled positions. The one from Scutwork is the post Match list from this past admission cycle in March, 2002. The ones I cited earlier are of more recent vintage. Hope this helps.
So this means they are still recruiting , are they ??
And some current residents are running away or something and make open slots available??
Well, this residency game doesn't seem to stop anywhere,
does it ?
The list on scutwork is the post match, but pre scramble list. The VAST majority of those spots were filled in the scramble. That list is basically useless, other than to tell you which programs had a hard time in the match last year. BTW, programs that don't fill, do so for a variety of reasons. Rarely, a program doesn't fill because the PD is too picky, but most of the time, it's because there is something wrong with the program (too malignant).