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Default Pros-Cons of Preliminary Programs?

Hi guys,

I am just wondering about the pros and cons of preliminary programs. I was thinking about applying at some preliminary programs but it appears that their selection process is similar to categorical and then a year later, I would have to re-apply and go through same process again. Would it help me get in a different program? I have dermatology MD from home country, would prelim program help me get into derm? Any information would be helpful

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