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Transfer and ACGME requirements

USAFblue

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    Hi,

    I have a question about transferring within the same specialty as PGY2 to a PGY3 position.

    I tried to find some answers on this forum and on the web. I can't seem to find the right document on the ACGME website. Here I read though that you need to spend the last two years of training in the same program. Is it true for all specialties?

    Thank you for your help
     

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      Thats because ACGME is not responsible for setting the length of residencies. That is usually a function of the relevant board. While many specialties do require that the final 2 years are in the same program, I cannot speak for all. I can say that if you are contemplating transfer for your final year, it may be more trouble than its worth. Please check the relevant board website for training requirements; the RRC should also have the same info.
       
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