Should I rank preliminary programs on my primary rank order list?

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You can rank preliminary programs on your primary rank order list to guard against going completely unmatched but do so with the knowledge that you may Match to a program with only one year of training. You don’t have to rank the preliminary programs on the primary rank order list unless that is your intention.

If you do rank preliminary programs on your list, you may want to rank them below categorical and/or advanced programs.