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Do IMGs get Gen Surgery Categorical residencies generally? Or are they just given prelim positions?
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Do IMGs get Gen Surgery Categorical residencies generally? Or are they just given prelim positions?
IMG's are all over my friend got accepted last year in plastic surgery so yes
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Thank you. I really hope you are right.
But it must be terribly difficult to get any categorical surgery position, isnt it?
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So if you complete your preliminary year in GS, you then have to apply for advanced GS program right?

Sorry for being redundant, but just want to clear my confusion.
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So if you complete your preliminary year in GS, you then have to apply for advanced GS program right?

Sorry for being redundant, but just want to clear my confusion.
yes, but you will be applying for a pgy2 position , plus you lose the option of applying for categorical next year as a pgy1 thats the bad thing about prelim
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yes, but you will be applying for a pgy2 position , plus you lose the option of applying for categorical next year as a pgy1 thats the bad thing about prelim
How different is preliminary from 1st year of categorical? Do you get paid?

I can definitely find the answer from google but meh I honestly can't be stuffed!
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