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What's the deal with the 3+3 Plastics programs?

dr. neek

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    Hey everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone can elaborate on how one would go about applying to a 3+3 Plastics program (especially in NYC). I understand the integrated way, and I know there are very very few spots in the northeast. I also understand the 5+2 Gen Surg. + fellowship route. But does each program save the plastics spots for residents for when they finish PGY-3, or do you have to apply to the second 3 years as though it were a fellowship?

    Please enlighten, I'm bit confused because the websites don't explain the process.

    Thanks!
     

    supafly007

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      For all practical purposes, applying to a combined 3+3 program is the same as applying to an integrated program.

      You are essentially guranteed a spot after the G Surg years just the same as those that went through an integrated program. No applications no interviews etc. It is just a technical issue regarding which department is responsible for your education those first years with G Surg.
       
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      dr. neek

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        thanks supafly,

        So my million dollar question is: where can I actually get a list of combined programs? I have searched high and low, on FRIEDA, Scutwork.com, and other sites to find a list. Any ideas where else I can look? Also, any other advice for an aspiring PS?

        Thanks!!
         
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