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Calendar Prematch and first day of residency?

guys if you got a prematch for example at january

so the contract or the program start immediately on february? or you must wait until first of july .

this example especially when you dont need visa (have green card )

any information please
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Well I know somebody who got prematch but still waiting for program to start in July! i think its about the time residency programs start, not necessarily you been needed urgently!
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Stop All residency programs start on July 1st

All residency programs start on July 1st every year. Think of it as a start of new educational year, not as a job.

It does not matter you get a prematch or get a mainstream match, you still start your residency on July 1st.

However, they are very few exceptions, in which residency programs have shortages (like by somebody dropped out from PGY1) then in that case you may start at a date different than July 1st, they call it (off-cycle rotation), but again that's not so common.
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thanks a lot steptaker

so what is your advise....... between the period for example prematch at january

until july so this is 5 months what should i do and invest time in what ?
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thanks a lot steptaker

so what is your advise....... between the period for example prematch at january

until july so this is 5 months what should i do and invest time in what ?
Taking USMLE Step 3 if you have not taking it before, Learning Spanish, Reading more about the specialty you will start in, having fun with friends and family, relaxing before the start of one of the most difficult years in your life-time career .... etc
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