I'm interested in practicing international medicine as much as possible, and hoping to find training that will make me the most well-rounded for situations where medical care is scarce. One of my latest ideas is to do a prelim year of surgery, just to get very solid expereince with it. Then apply to FP residencies that emph. procedures. Also, if I really liked surgery, I could potentially stay on that track. Would that work? If you do a prelim year, and want to stay in surg., do you have to match all over again and is it another 5 years? Would any program be interested in taking me if I told them I was probably going to go to FP after the year? Is this a dumb idea in general?