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urologytrip
need advice

Hi Guyes i already matched in a residency position through AUA match, my program is 6 ys program and offers 2 years general surgery in the start (through NRMP)unfortunately.. i am IMG and will not be able to catch the NRMP, however i will be able to catch the scramle, as ECFMG did not verify my situation on time.. so i may not be able to get the first 2 ys of surgery in the same program if i got these 2 ys in another accredited program through the NRMP scramble?.. is there a guarantee that i will have my PGY3 position in the urology program i matched?AUA web site says that the match is considered like a contract between the applicant and the program (is that true?),, however i am still anxious and concerned that any change happens, making me take 2 ys G surgery with no aim.... can i do any thing more?all advices will be appreciated

Edited by: nicky on 05/11/2015 - 19:50 Reason: Updated by FeedsNodeProcessor
Anonymous (not verified)
Most programs have reserved

Most programs have reserved prelim spots for the urology residents.  Have you talked to the surgery coordinator about this?  Even if you aren't in time for the match, it shouldn't be an issue.  You can just scramble in to the same spot you would have matched too.  Might be some extra paperwork.

Anonymous (not verified)
I would certainly contact my

I would certainly contact my program directly...they'll tell you exactly what to do.  And you should do the 2 years of General surgery there, it's normally a formality. 

Anonymous (not verified)
NRMP

Not sure how morally OK this is- but you could enter the NRMP match for categorical surgery (guarantees two years), or prelim general surgery as you were saying via the scramble.I don't know how much information is exchanged between AUA and NRMP since they are two completely seperate matches- so this could be a viable option.