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preliminary/transitional positions

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preliminary/transitional positions

Postby tasneembanu » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:50 am

i want to know the prospects of doing a Internal Medicine preliminary program.

Do i have to do the full 3 years of categorical Internal Medicine program again or only 2 years ?

What is Transactional program and what are the prospects of it ?
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Preliminary IM

Postby anatolyk » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:34 am

Usually people are applying for the preliminary IM to go to advanced specialty after that: Anesthesia, Radiology, Neurology, etc.
This year does count if you want to continue doing IM, so you will start with a PGY-2 position.

Transitional is somewhat similar but is mostly forstudents who have not made their mind yet whwre would they want to go. It is very similar to preliminary IM as it satisfies requirements for most advanced programs. On top of that transitional year is much more relaxed than prelim IM.
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