There is always hope, how much is the question? And that can be answered with what are your board scores like? At one of my interviews the interviewer only knew my board scores and was like "there is a spot for you here if you want it."Should US-IMGs apply for transitional year programs? Do they have any hope? Thank you.
Yes definately do prelim and TY, and don't know about same insitution though. Apply to all that you'd think you'd be happy at. As for IMG friendly I don't know, my TY were all U.S. grads going into derm (2), optho (2), rads (2), EM (2) or gas (2).Thanks, will do. But, should I apply to both IM-prelim and TY at the same institution? How many? Any IMG-friendly programs? Thank you.
Thanks for the feedback and advice. Do neurology programs accept TY for their PGY-1?Also you need to factor in the fact that a lot of TY rotations won't transfer over/be counted if you end up going in to something like medicine later...I mean you would probably only get credit for 3 months or something. So if you are going for a TY year, make sure you are confident you can match into some specialty for a PGY2 that accepts a PGY1 TY year. It's a shorter list than the number of specialties that accept a medicine year.
Yeah same here, I interviewed at all the TY in Cali did not meet one IMG/FMG on those interviews. But can't say it can't be done, just look at SGU looks like they matched 7 TY last year: http://www.sgu.edu/ERD/2008/ResidPost.nsf/BYPGY?OpenView&RestrictToCategory=PGY1&Count=-1I am about 3 years out from interviewing for TY's but in my experience i did not meet one US-IMG or FMG at my 10-12 TY interviews. Most of the canidates I met were rad onc, radiology, optho, derm i think.
Transitional years can be extremely competitive to the point of sometimes being more difficult to land than the advanced standing spots. The applicants are for the most part the top US graduates. It seems that there would be little room for IMG's of any type.
That actually makes the TY more competitive. Community hospitals often have better pay, benefits, and hours. TY is generally not a big academic year - more of a "filling time til I get to do my specialty of choice" year.yep this is the case for the transitional years at my hospital as well. all are US grads going
to Derm, Rads. and my transitional year program is at a ****ty community hospital in NJ.