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General Surgery Residency Scramble

On March 15th, 2011, medical students from across the nation, international medical graduates and foreign medical graduates will participate in the residency scramble.

If you are a member of this group, rest assured that you are not alone. After the shock, you must regain your composure and realize that the task at hand is to get a job for the next year. Many medical students have survived the scramble and gone off to be successful in subsequent residencies. You can too.

General Surgery is becoming more competitive as a field, partially because of the 80 hour work limits. Despite the demanding field, many students choose to pursue this field, including you. If you did not match into general surgery, you will need to scramble into a preliminary surgery position. Lucky for you, there are plenty of prelim surgery spots available. The hard part, I think, is doing well during this 1 year audition. Good luck on the scramble process.

Below are some additional resources. You may click on the links to learn more and watch the videos below.

The Residency Scramble: Frequently Asked Questions

How To Scramble To A U.S. NRMP Medical Residency

USMLE Seminar (16/29)- What is Post-Match Scramble? What after Residency? (1/2)

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