Its possible he will. Residents progress at different rates. There was some noise made a little bit ago about making the length of residency competence-based, in other words, those who advance more quickly than others finish sooner amd those that dont finish later. There are obvious problems with such a system and it would def be open to major abuses (keeping residents longer than necessary just for cheap labor), which is why we dont have such a system. But not everyone needs the full length of their residency to practice safely, though probably most do. What is crazy is that pretty soon they will require 2 year fellowship to becone boarded in addiction medicine. What you could once do without additional training. Physician training in this country is largely a huge scam.