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Default J1 residency change while pgy2 via match

Hi guys,

I would appreciate only people who know about this matter to comment on it. I am currently doing residency in Family Medicine and am in my second year of residency. I applied to several Internal Medicine programs this year. I got invited for interviews and I matched to one program today. I am on J1 VISA. I am on my 7th month in second year. Will I be applying to J1 visa for Internal Medicine now? I am really worried because I read somewhere that you can only change speciality before completion of second year. Does it mean I am screwed??

This is what ECFMG SAYS:

If I am currently sponsored by ECFMG in J-1 visa status, may I change my specialty?
The regulations governing the Exchange Visitor Program state that “…the alien physician may once, and not later than two years after the date the ‘alien physician’ enters the U.S. as an Exchange Visitor (or acquires exchange visitor status), change his/her designated program of graduate medical education or training…” [22CFR62.27(f)]. ECFMG is authorized to issue a change in program specialty before the completion of the second year of training. Once an Exchange Visitor enters the third year of training, a change in specialty is no longer permitted. Please see the EVSP Reference Guide for additional information.

Please give me your input. Thanks.
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