Im little confused about the whole process for securing a PGY1 gen surg spot:I already applied to urology programs through ERAS. Most programs were listed as "catagorical" or "Advanced."At some pt I know we need to apply for a gen surg spot and match through NRMP. What is the process for this and when do you need to make that applcation?Thank you.
Go to AUA.net and see which programs on your app list use NRMP. http://www.auanet.org/eforms/programs/ (link to list of programs)Register for NRMP by Nov 30 for $50 or after Nov 30 for $100. Link to: https://services.nrmp.org/r3/home/login/login.cfm and click on "Applicant Registration." Then Select "Main Residency Match" and walk through the steps.After you match (Jan 24), use you NRMP account to rank the gen surg program affiliated with your uro program (if applicable). You will log onto the NRMP website and use their database to do this.Submit this rank "list" (of 1 program) by Feb 23, 2011--preferably sooner as the system will be overloaded with all specialties submitting lists on that date. You will automatically be matched to the gen surg program.There are some programs that don't use NRMP, they will likely explain any particulars on their webpage or at the interview. Most of the time this means you do not need to do anything further except show up on your hire date in the summer, 2011. Some programs do not force you to do gen surg at their hospital, but I have no idea how this works or if this is basically to allow people to match who are defaulting to urology from gen surg their R2 or R3 years, and may be looking for an open position coming from another institution.Here are the links to the AUA match schedule and the NRMP showing key dates in each:http://www.auanet.org/content/residency/residency-match.cfm#schedulehttp://www.nrmp.org/res_match/yearly.html
Thank you for your detailed replay. You mention matching with the NRMP match, but do these gen surg programs still require you to submit a seperate application via ERAS?
no separate app to my knowledge.
For categorical programs, there is an agreement between the urology department and general surgery department. Matching in urology means you have an intern spot reserved for you. However, as a technicality, you have to register with the NRMP and submit a "rank list" that includes only the program where you matched for urology.