Alright, hopefully this will make sense. When applying for anesthesia, some programs have categorical positions where you can do your prelim year at the same place as the anesthesia residency. Ideally I would love to go to one place for all four years however most places have only a couple categorical spots so I dont want to apply for only categorical and knock myself out of the advanced positions. So, should I be applying to both categorical and advanced or just one? Also, is there any way to rank the prelim years so that the residency and prelim years go together? So that if I apply to Penn State both anesthesia and prelim I would be able to rank them together for both - that way I only have to move once? I have a feeling this is not possible but figured I would try. Thanks!