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    ob4life is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Transitional and Preliminary Years

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    What are transitional and preliminary years? More specifically, do you get credit toward whatever residency you enter after they are completed and do you get paid for them?

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    Whether you get credit for them depends on which residency you get into (or want to get into).

    Preliminary Medicine is acceptable for most non-surgical programs including
    Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Allergy and Neurology. Preliminary

    Surgery is acceptable for surgery-related specialties like General Surgery, Anesthesia, Ophthalmology, etc.

    Transitional year is acceptable for most specialty residency programs like Anesthesia, Radiology, Neurology, some Emergency Medicine programs, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, etc.

    Preliminary Surgery is generally hell. Transitional Year is really, really easy in most places. And, prelim medicine is in between. Yes you get paid the hospital's standard PGY-1 pay for all of them.
    Last edited by sreec; 11-27-2009 at 05:08 PM.


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