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Old 03-23-2014
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Hi all,

this is my first post in Usmle forums and i would like to thanks all for this sharing experience web site.

I am a IMG studying hard for step 1, wondering about a residency in general surgery in the U.S.

I only would like to understand how a residency program works becouse i was looking at some core training programm and i found this" Thirty-two individuals are selected annually to enter the PGY-1 year in surgery at Stanford. All positions are offered through the National Resident Matching Program. Six individuals are selected to enter the categorical general surgery training program and five are selected for the preliminary track. They are joined by others who have been chosen for training in the surgical specialties at Stanford: four in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery: four in orthopaedics; three in plastic and reconstructive surgery; four in neurosurgery; three in urology, one in vascular surgery, and two in cardiothoracic surgery. "

Maybe this is a very obvious question for most of all but I really don't understand. Is there a selection process during years? And if so, what happens to their that will not be chosen? Do they have to match another time?

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Old 03-25-2014
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So nobody knows how it works during PGY-1 and PGY-2 ?

What happens at the end of the PGY-2?
Is there an exam beetween the two years?

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