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Old 07-05-2013
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Question Preliminary and Categorical

While selecting programs on ERAS, some programs offer PRELIMINARY and CATEGORICAL.

Please let me know what is the difference and what selection should be made.

Does PRELIMINARY means one more year??
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Old 07-06-2013
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Preliminary= 1 year program. Risky, because you aren't assured of a categorical position. However counts as usce on the long run if you don't get into a categorical
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Do preliminary's require higher step scores? If so whats the average like?
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Prelim-Year, Residency-Choice

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