Residency training is divided into two postgraduate years. Postgraduate year one (PGY-1) offers more generalized training, providing residents exposure to a broad range of clinical scenarios. Postgraduate year two (PGY-2) emphasizes a specific area of interest and helps lead to specialization in that field. In order to complete a PGY-2 residency, a PGY-1 program must be completed. After residency training, many practitioners choose to further distinguish themselves through board certification.
After Midyear, the primary match process is both exciting and nerve racking in its own special way. Students and Alumni will have the opportunity to choose, interview, and later rank the residencies they have interest in. This is a very important time in which being at the top of your "game" is of the greatest focus. We provide many resources for this stage of the residency matching process.
After the initial phase of matching, there are many unfilled positions and opportunities that remain available. If you remain unmatched at this point, this is a great opportunity to sharpen your tools, strategize your approach, and open new doors. A team of faculty and mentors are available to help you "reflect and perfect." From resume overviews to morale support and recommendations, we are here for you.
After the match phases are over, there are usually positions still unfilled. This is not a time to put your head down but rather a time to go the extra mile. As with other phases of the matching, we are here to assist you with further information as well as CV reviews, guidance, and morale support.