Switch IM residency from NJ to NYC?

This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors, and sponsors. Thank you.


New Member
10+ Year Member
Aug 10, 2009
Reaction score
Anybody interested in switching IM program pgy 1 in new jersey for an IM program in NYC? please contact me.

In desperate need!!

Members don't see this ad.
Do you realize you can't just switch?

Both programs have to agree to let the respective residents go and to take the other. They do not have to make such agreements.

It might also help if you stated what PGY you are looking to bail out of.
I started PGY 1 this july in internal medicine. Just asking for information regarding this matter.
by the way, there are always people that switch to another program at the start of the second year to another hospital. That's my understanding. When we were at orientation there were new people starting IM PGY 2. So my question is, how do I find out out what programs are willing to take a future PGY 2 IM in nyc.
"Switching" is different than "trading".

In your first question, you appear to be asking about trading positions with another PGY-1 in IM. You cannot just trade positions without program approval and approval of the NRMP for you to break your match contract. The final approval is up to the NRMP, not you or the program.

Switching, ie, moving to a different program without "trading" the spot with another resident, is an another matter entirely if done after the PGY-1. Many people move around programs - either because they only matched into a Prelim PGY-1 (and hence would move for the categorical PGY-2), or for personal reasons.

Semantics aside, there is a real difference btwn trading a PGY-1 position and transferring (switching) into a PGY-2 program.
For Winged scapula: Can you please keep in mind for IM positions in NYC. I saw that you posted IM PGY 2 at Columbia a while back. Thanks