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Figuring it out

Figuring Out the Transitional, Preliminary, and Categorical Year for Residency Application

The first year of post-graduate training following medical school is called "internship." Medical school graduates in the first year of post-graduate training are called an "interns" regardless of what that first year of training consists. Your initial year could be one of the following: a Categorical Year, Transitional Year, or Preliminary Year.
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The NRMP voted for an All-In Policy over pre-matching during the residency match

All-In or All-Out? Residency Pre-Matches a Thing of the Past: New Changes Coming to the NRMP Residency Match in 2013

In a nutshell: Under the All-in Model, independent applicants, Canadian, Caribbean, and international medical student applicants will no longer be able to secure residency positions in the U.S. prior to the formal residency match that takes place in March. Independent applicants, such as osteopathic students and graduate applicants and past allopathic medical graduate applicants, will not be privy to pre-match practices after the 2012 match year.
The NRMP (National Residency Matching Program) has announced that starting in 2013, participating residency institutions will not be able to offer a portion of their positions to students prior to the match. The NRMP Board of Directors decided unanimously in favor of the All-in Policy which states that U.S. residency programs must place all positions in the NRMP match or none. This greatly changes the landscape for both international medical graduates and U.S. medical graduates competing for very valuable residency positions. (Read NRMP announcement here: http://www.nrmp.org/ )
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Traveling Interview Checklist

During Residency Interview season, it can become quite hectic. It is exciting and thrilling traveling and visiting so many programs. However, interviewing at multiple programs back to back, while also doing rotations and studying for Step 2 presents challenges. To help you keep up with some with your packing, we are sharing a Travel Checklist for your use. We will post additional useful tips and lists for your use on the website, so keep looking.
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