Residency contract question

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Wednesday, Apr 6, 2002.

  1. Wednesday

    Wednesday Senior Member
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    My friend matched into a residency program and was recently told that she wouldn't be signing a contract until she comes to orientation in mid-June. Is this standard?

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  2. callowna

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    I am under the impression that most programs have you sign the contract before you get there. I got mine in the mail a couple of days ago along with a host of other forms/paperwork to fill out.
     
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    Not sure if that's standard - I was mailed mine within days of the match and asked to have it back within a short period of time. I would suspect this to be the standard - after all, without a contract programs aren't really sure a candidate will show up come orientation time. I'd hate to be the PD two weeks before residency starts with some no-shows (it can still happen of course, but having a signed contract beforehand would make it less likely IMHO).
     

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