I was curious to know how likely is it to get a PGY2 position. (P.S.: this question is just a general question, not about my personal likelyhood).

Here are the numbers: 1165 prelim surgery spots and 1863 prelim IM spots, totalling to 3028 prelim positions offered. There are 2711 PGY2 spots (82 of which are neurology spots). so there are 317 more prelim spots than PGY2 spots, so those are the ones that have problems finding a spot afterward and maybe have to do a PGY1 or wait the next year. Not to mention, you would have to calculate in the number of PGY1's and beyond from categorical years who aren't renewed or want to switch programs (I don't have those statistics--anyone know them?)

are some PGY1 prelims completely fruitless afterwards or do most eventually get something? are there any stats on this?

Just curious. Thanks.