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is that true that after preliminary surgery it is difficult to find categorial surgery program .

and what about categorial programs ?? is it easy to get position??
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It's difficult to get into categorical surgery for the IMGs. But the chances get better if you do prelim surgery.

Most IMGs were able to get into categorical surgery after doing 1 or 2 or 3 years of prelim surgery.

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What's prelim surgery?
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yes, its difficult for imgs to get a categorical in surg but post match slots sometimes accomodate in the same program from where u r doig the prelim..(i know some cases)..so be optimistic !
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Categorical as a start can be difficult but it will be easier after you do prelim surgery especially that many AMGs will change their mind after finishing pgy1 and so many pgy2 open spots become available. Also after doing prelim surgery your chances for pgy1 categorical also incrase as you will have 1 year hands-on USCE.
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