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  #1

Can you explain what is PGY 1 and PGY 2




  #2

Post Graduate year one (intern year)
Post Graduate year two


  #3

PGY 2 is residency ?


  #4

Well, yes.

PG-1 is the internship year
However, there are three years in a residency, so PG-1 can be residency also.


  #5

Basicaly when we are talking about getting residency in the states we must do first PGY 1 and then PGY 2.
Are both PGY done in the same hospital , so when someone gets PGY 1 he will automaticaly get PGY 2 or he must,after PGY 1 ,again enter the matching process , but this thime for PGY ? :roll:


  #6

Whew! Making me think before coffee on a rainy morning.

Okay.

Residency consists of a varied number of years. The first year of any residency is called your "intern" year. You are an intern. But under the large picture of a residency, you are a resident. You are not a junior or senior resident, just a resident.

Are both PGY done in the same hospital , so when someone gets PGY 1 he will automaticaly get PGY 2 or he must,after PGY 1 ,again enter the matching process , but this thime for PGY ?


When you enter the match, you are joining a residency, it could be radiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, or surgery. You are joining the program for the length of time it take to complete the program. Unless....you apply for and join as a "preliminary" year resident or intern. That means that you need a year of, say Internal medicine before you can join anesthesia, dermatology, neurology, radiology.... So you would join the preliminary year of medicine, prior to joining another residency. Which means that you will be going through two matches.

Now, many programs have built this preliminary year into their curriculum because it's beneficial for the residents (interns) and patients to have your training at one hospital. You know the system, where to go for what orders, etc. when you complete your preliminary year at the same instituation. Here, we call it a pre-rad year (the intern will complete 8 months of medicine and 4 months of radiology - this number can flucuate depending on the Radiology requirements) or pre-derm (again, 8-9 months of Internal Medicine).

Somewhere listed on the ACGME web site is a listing of the residency programs and their educational requirements - that is the "bible" for the residency programs.

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Clear as mud?


  #7

A lot of people still get this confused.


  #8

Talk about digging deep for answers.....





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