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Preparation for residency

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Superian, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. Superian

    Superian Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    I accepted a prematch offer for the residency PGY1. There are still 4 months before it starts <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> . Anybody would like to talk about the preparation for the residency? ie: what books to study? observership?
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  3. pathchic

    pathchic Junior Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Dallas, Texas
    Prematch offer?! How did that come to be?

    P.S. You didn't say what residency program you got into. That would help.
  4. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    hSDN Member
    I suspect Superian is not a US allopathic student. Only IMGs, DOs and already graduated physicians are allowed, as Independent candidates, to accept Pre-Match offers from programs.

    As far as "residency prep" I recommend that you sleep, exercise, and HAVE FUN. Regardless of your field of choice, your relatively relaxing days are over for a number of years. The yield from studying at this point will be low, IMHO.

    Congratulations. :D
  5. Superian

    Superian Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    Yes, You are right! I got 5 prematch offers and chose the one I liked best. I am satisfied because I ranked that one on the top of my matching list.

    However I am curious. If only IMGs can accept pre-match as a independent candidate, How come domenstic DOs can too? :confused:
  6. Soupbone

    Soupbone Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2001
    If you are a IM candidate, you can start reading a little CMDT.
  7. PathDoc

    PathDoc Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2001
    Superian, if you pre-matched, why did you put in a "matching list"? I think that for independent candidates, pre-match implies a contract being signed.... Just curious.
    Also, DOs are independent candidates (along with IMGs and already-graduated physicians) because only 4th year students at LCME-approved US allopathic med schools are considered sponsored. check out the NRMP website, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
  8. Superian

    Superian Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> Sorry, that was the list before I decided to accept the offer. I have been planning to match until I got the final pre-match offer.

    :p Thanks for your guy's response

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