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Question Transferring from 1 program to another

Hi guys,

What do program directors think of residents wanting to leave their program and transferring to another more academic/research based program, so that eventually they have a shot of getting a fellowship spot.

I am talking about IM and its sub-specialties.
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This is extremely variable from program to program. Generally speaking, PD's do not like residents leaving them because this creates a gap in their schedule and they'll have difficulty filling it specially in the case of small programs (less than 8 residents).

However, many residents are still moving every year against the PD's will.

Another point, who said you can't get into fellowship if you do residency in community programs? You can still get it. It just requires some research and pubs and a little bit of connections.

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