Our four preliminary program spots are tied to applicants applying to HonorHealth's Dermatology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Programs. Our preliminary residents enjoy the same perks of being a HonorHealth resident, including our robust educational curriculum to help build a strong foundation for their future careers.

Here’s what our prior preliminary residents say about the program

“Why I chose HonorHealth? They offered an environment to maximize my one year in IM with a focus on education and resident well-being. Leadership was always open to feedback from residents, and…free food. 100% would do it again.”

- Chris Yih, preliminary resident 2019 – 2020, current PM&R PGY-2

“If you’re looking for a program that honestly cares about you and your education, then you should choose HonorHealth Prelim medicine program. I would absolutely do it again.”

- Dave Baltazar, preliminary resident 2019 – 2020, current dermatology PGY-2

Preliminary resident rotation schedule

  • Ambulatory medicine - 2 blocks 
  • Inpatient - 3 blocks
  • Night float – 1 block
  • Sub-specialty electives - 3 blocks
  • ICU medicine - 1 block
  • Emergency medicine - 1 block
  • Neurology - 1 block 
  • Inpatient consult medicine - 1 block

Example Preliminary PGY-1 schedule

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Procedures elective Inpatient – 3 weeks
Ambulatory – 1 week
Inpatient/vacation Orthopedics elective ICU ER Night float
8 9 10 11 12 13  
Ambulatory Neurology PM&R elective/vacation Inpatient – 3 weeks
Ambulatory – 1 week
Inpatient – 3 weeks
Ambulatory – 1 week
Medicine Consults  

 

Specific application instructions

The four preliminary positions are registered with the NRMP as Joint Advance-Preliminary (AP) tracks with two positions linked to our Dermatology Residency (0800300148) and two positions linked to our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency (34003000010).

Unless you are dual applying to the Internal Medicine Residency program for a categorical position, please be sure to apply to the preliminary track only if you are applying to an advance match program (Dermatology or PM&R).

Please note: You must apply to our preliminary track separately – applying to your advanced program does not automatically connect you to the preliminary track. 

You can locate the program in ERAS by using the search function and entering the program’s ACGME accreditation number, 1400300537. A list of tracks with the accompanying NRMP program codes will appear under the program. The NRMP preliminary codes are:

  • Internal Medicine Preliminary Track for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 192140P1
  • Internal Medicine Preliminary Track for Dermatology: NRMP program code 192140P2

For further clarification on applying for, and simultaneously matching for, a preliminary and advance positions, please review National Residency Matching Program website.

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Applicants to the preliminary track should include at least one letter of recommendation from an internal medicine faculty member and one letter of recommendation from any specialty.