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Residency program
Option 1 programs (Specialty Track) are those where the graduate matches straight into the residency program.
Option 1 residency programs are: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine/ Internal Medicine,
Family Practice, Family Practice/Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine/
Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology Facial
Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Urological Surgery.
Transitional year
Option 2 programs (Special Emphasis) have a preliminary year of training before starting the residency. Option 2
residency programs are: Diagnostic Radiology, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine,
Ophthalmology, Pathology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiation Oncology. Those graduates will only
have to go through the match once as the preliminary year is attached to the residency program.
Traditional rotating internship
An internship is an educational program requiring extensive participation in patient care. It serves as the link
between pre-doctoral and post-doctoral clinical training and provides a year of maturation and transition from
application of pre-doctoral knowledge to clinical decision-making skills. The internship exposes graduates to core
disciplines including Internal Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and
Emergency Medicine.
A traditional rotating internship is only required of those graduates who will be completing an Option 3 residency
program. Option 3 residency programs are: Dermatology, Proctologic Surgery, and Occupational/Preventative
Medicine. The graduate will have to go through the match twice, once into a traditional rotating internship and then
again into the residency program.