PGY-2 opening

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The Department of Urology at Eastern Virginia Medical School has an unexpected opening for a PGY-2 resident position starting July 1, 2011.  This is a 4 year program fully accredited by ACGME.  We accept two residents each year – one from the AUA matching program and one from the Department of Defense.  Requirements for acceptance into our residency program include the successful completion of I year general surgery residency in an ACGME approved program.  Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following to:


Dr. Kurt A. McCammon, Program Director, email mccammka@evms.edu

with a copy to Lynn Vass, Residency Coordinator, email vasslm@evms.edu


1.         Current CV

2.         Personal Statement

3.         Program Director Summative Evaluation

4.         Medical School transcript and Medical School Diploma

5.         Dean’s letter

6.         3 letters of recommendation including one from your 

            current program director

7.         USMLE scores

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The open PGY2 position at

The open PGY2 position at EVMS has been filled.

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Did anyone hear anything about a PGY2 spot opening up at SUNY Upstate?

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Can anyone confirm that Akron

Can anyone confirm that Akron has a URO-1 (PGY-2) spot open?  I have heard that they are looking.

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call them

Anonymous User wrote:

Can anyone confirm that Akron has a URO-1 (PGY-2) spot open?  I have heard that they are looking.


The easiest way to confirm this is just to call them.

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From AUANET.ORG posting.

Comments: Emory University has an unexpected vacancy in its categorical residency program after late transfer of a resident to another program for personal issues. We will seek to immediately fill this position to allow for the start of urology training on time. Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited year of general surgery. Successful application will entitle the candidate to the full accreditation benefits of the categorical residency program.

Level of Vacancy

PGY 2 (first year urology)

Applicants Must Have Completed

At least one accredited year of general surgery

Available When

July 2011

Program Name

Emory University (categorical)

Program City


Program State


Contact Name

Jenny Alff

Contact Phone


Contact Email


Date Vacancy Submitted

2011-06-22 14:18:34.567

Additional Requirements

Eligible medical school graduates must fulfill the following criteria: 1. Legal citizen/resident of the United States without restrictions, Visa requests or other issues 2. Successful completion of USMLE steps 1 & 2 Submit a completed application packet electronically that includes: - Curriculum vitae - Personal statement - Medical school transcript - USMLE scores (steps 1 & 2) - Three current letters of references - ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

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PGY-2 Opening at Emory --- FILLED

The PGY-2 opening at Emory University has been filled.  It was filled on 7.1.2011. 

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PGY-2 opening


PGY, short for post-graduate year, refers to a North American numerical scheme denoting the progress of post-graduate dental, medicine, or pharmacy residents in their residency program. It is used to stratify responsibility in most training programs and to determine salary. The grade of the resident is denoted with a numeral after the PGY designation, such as PGY-3 for a third year resident.

The length of residency depends mostly on the field a graduate chooses to take. Medical specialties such as family medicine and internal medicine often require only three years, whereas surgery usually requires a minimum of five, and neurological surgery is the longest at seven years. Subspecialization (vascular or orthopedic spine surgery as a branch of surgery, for example) in any field will add time to post-graduate training.

For more information on specific medical residency programs, see the American Medical Association's Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database.

Dental residencies for general practice, known as GPRs, are generally one year, with a possibility of a second year at some facilities. Dental specialties, such as Oral and maxillofacial surgery also require further training (4-6 years). Most specialty programs do not require students to have completed a year of GPR, but it most definitely increases the chances of the applicant.

Pharmacy residencies are usually one year, but a PGY-2 can be completed, often as an option, for pharmacy specialties such as critical care, cardiology, oncology, etc.

In some teaching institutions, trainees are required to indicate level of training on all signatures (John Doe, M.D., PGY-1 or R-1).

Residencies are also offered for those in the Physician Associate (assistant) profession in a variety of specialties such as surgery and emergency medicine. Controversy exists as to whether this should be mandatory for subspecialty work.