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  1. IMG Residency Match Forum
    It's time to prepare for SOAP when you did not have convincing performance in this interview season: either two few interviews or no confidence in winning a spot. I found that there are so many unfilled Surgery/Preliminary Programs. I am wondering why this happened considering there are...
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    Hello, I have sent my applications to chosen schools via ERAS, however, I only selected "categorical" positions but now would like to add preliminary as well. I have checked the preliminary box under "Programs applied to" and clicked save, however, my question is – do programs get this updated...
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    Hey.. Has anyone received any call for prelim/ transitional year?
  4. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hey guys, Is it a good thing to apply to both preliminary and categorical positions at the same hospital? I have asked around but I have got mixed opinions about this. So, it would be really great it anyone can clarify that. Thanks and good luck!! :)
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    Hello friends, I am applying to Neurology both advanced and preliminary programs. I have a doubt that, while applying for preliminary medicine program, should we assign personal statement of Neurology or separate medicine PS is needed. Also, about LORs, do we have to assign neuro or medicine...
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    hi i wanted to know the difference between applying to categorical vs prelim program??
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    Hi everyone many of excellent internal medicine programs require at least one year US clinical experience (like Vanderbilt program). Can I apply to a preliminary year in IM then apply to categorical IM next year to a good program. Does this work? Have anyone did that before? Thank you :)
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    hey guys today is my first day and my first thread.... What are the categorical residency & what is prelim? Can anyone please tell me?Happy-2Happy-2Happy-2
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    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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    Whats the difference between the two? thx
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    "Congratulations! You have matched to a one-year position." Can someone please tell me what this means? I ranked 10 Internal Medicine Categorical Programs and 1 Preliminary Surgery Program. I did rank #1 the Preliminary Surgery though... Does this mean I matched to the Preliminary Surgery...
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    Hi Guys I can see that NRMP has different codes for Prelims and Categorical, I interviewed for categorical but should we include prelims also in our rank order list. Please help with the answer,
  13. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Is it recommended to apply to both a preliminary position and categorical position in the same program? If you don't get a categorical spot, can you apply for the preliminary spot, or would that work against you? Or if you don't get categorical do they automatically offer you preliminary?
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    My target is IM residency If I choose prelim in addition to categorical Will it be a wise step? Some say it s more competitive Some say u ll have to start a 3 yr residency again after that But it s better than nothing and maybe one or two places will be free? At least it may help but will it hurt?
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    Hi all, From I what got from the experiences of people in previous matches, when it comes to IM, it is NOT advised to apply to both prelim and categorical in the same program, but for surgery it is actually ADVISABLE to do so.. Now what I have in mind is, If you apply to prelim and cat in...
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    I have a question. I just want internal med residency so is it ok to apply to all catagorical and no pre lim!? Or does everyone apply to both?
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    Hi all, Another one of my brainstorming posts, hope everyone can drop his/her experiences for the benefit of all of us.. - Can you apply to prelim and cat surgery in the same hospital or is this looked unfavorably upon, 'cause it makes you look really desperate? - Can you apply to prelim and...
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    What's the difference between categorical and preliminary for IM? And their average scores please ? Thanks
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    Assuming one applies for Prelim surgery as a road to Anesthesiology, do they apply for Prelim Surgery and CA-1 during the same match cycle or apply (and match of course) into prelim surgery, and then apply next year for CA-1? A similar doubt I had is going to PGY-2 in GS after a pre-lim GS...
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    did they last year fill all positions or they just leave it empty.
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