i'm very undecided right now about my career plans. i set up my schedule perfectly for EM but now i'm having some second thoughts about that. i'm considering anesthesia and rads but i'm not going to be able to do those rotations until later. i'm going through different scenarios, and one of them is to apply only for a prelim year in 2007 and then applying for pgy-2 spots during my prelim year. if i did this, would it be difficult to find a pgy-2 spot that starts in 2008 (i.e. right after prelim)? i assume the only ones i would be able to find would be spots that people dropped or spots that went unfilled. so would that mean that i would probably end up at a mediocre program? also, could i apply for pgy-2 spots that begin in 2009? if i did this, would i just have a year off between prelim and pgy-2 or would i have to do another prelim year? also, if i were to apply for 2009 spots, would i have a shot at matching at a good program? or would i be at a disadvantage compared to someone straight out of medical school? thanks for any help.