If I want to do an ACGME IM residency and still get AOA internship approval, what's the best way? If I go to an ACGME transitional year, the funding still won't be there?!?! Will I be stuck after that year? OR will they be happy to take me into the IM program, with a certain amount of credit toward the completion of the residency? Given my above goal, where should I do my elective "audition" rotations? I had originally assumed that I would have to repeat a year, so I was going to rotate at a few places where I'd want to do an AOA internship, and a few ACGME places I'd like to go after the internship. Now, should I go to all ACGME places? These are BIG, TOUGH decisions!