Yale just last week had its surgical residency removed by the RRC. This is the first time this has ever happenned to a university program. My question is what does this mean to current interns and recently matched students. The university will be allowed to graduate 4s and 5s, and be allowed to reapply in 2003 for a new license. The recently appointed chairman, Dr. Udelsman, a renowned endocrine surgeon who took the spot coming from JHU seems caught with his pants down. The place seems to be in shambles, and I feel bad for any students who matched there this year. My advice would be to take one of the hundreds of open prelim spots at a solid program. It will be easy to find a very strong university PGY-2 spot the following year. I have heard this all from a friend who is a fellow at the program. Anyone else know anything about this???