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University of Mississippi Med Center Now a 3 year Residency

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by hockeypuck2014, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. hockeypuck2014

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    To all future applicants,

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center EM program just got official ACGME approval to switch from a 4 year to a 3 year residency format. This years' ERAS applicants will be the first 3 year class. More details will eventually be posted on the program website. At least 10 spots available.

    Best of Luck.
     
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  3. inspirationmd

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    Isolated case or new trend? thoughts?
     
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    Interesting. Any word on why they decided to switch?
     
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    Trend. I graduated from a 4 year program and can tell you it's hard to defend the 4 year format except in special situations. UAB a few hours away switched to a 3 year format several years ago as well. You miss out on too many good applicants by being a four year program. Mississippi will be amazed by the increased competitiveness of their interviewees over the next several years.
     
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    2 main reasons.
    1. Yes it was based on trend. Many great applicants didn't apply or ranked U of Miss. lower because of the simple fact that it's a 4 year program.

    2. Mississippi has such a great shortage of EM physicians. Switching to a 3 year program will allow more physicians to be produced in a shorter amount of time in hopes that some will stay in the state.

    This is a well established/supported program that is totally worth a look.
     

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