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Fellowships

Fellowships are defined by the Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as training in subspecialty graduate medical education programs. There are a variety of fellowship programs available in different specialties. These include:
Internal Medicine
  • Allergy & Immunology- 2years
  • Cardiovascular diseases- 3years
  • Cardiology- Adult Congenital Heart diseases- 1  year
  • Cardiology- Nuclear- 4 years
  • Cardiology- Vascular Medicine- 4 years
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology- 4 years
  • Clinical Nutrition- 2 years
  • Critical Care Medicine- 2 years
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism- 3years
  • Gastroenterology- 3years
  • Gastroenterology- Endoscopy- 4 years
  • Gastroenterology- Endoscopic Ultrasound- 4 years
  • Gastroenterology- Esophageal Diseases- 4 years
  • Gastroenterology- Hepatology- 4 years
  • Gastroenterology- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases- 4 years
  • Gastroenterology- Motility Disorders- 4 years
  • Gastroenterology- Pancreatology- 4 years
  • General Internal Medicine- 2 years
  • Geriatric Medicine- 2years
  • Hematology- 2 years
  • Hematology & Oncology- 3 years
  • Hospital Medicine- 2 years
  • Infectious Diseases- 2 years
  • Interventional Cardiology- 4 years
  • Nephrology- 2 years
  • Oncology- 2 years
  • Preventive Medicine- 2 years
  • Pulmonary Disease- 2 years
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine- 3 years
  • Rheumatology- 2 years
  • Sleep Medicine- 1 year
  • Sports Medicine- 1 year
  • Transplant Medicine- Blood & Bone Marrow- 1 year
  • Transplant Medicine- Liver- 1 year
  • Transplant Medicine- Cardiology- 1 year
  • Transplant Medicine- Infectious Diseases- 1 year
  • Transplant Medicine- Nephrology- 1 year &
  • Women’s Health- 2 years
Diagnostic Radiology
  • Abdominal Radiology- 1 or 2 years
  • Breast Imaging- 1 year
  • Chest Radiology- 1 or 2 years
  • Cardiothoracic Radiology- 1 year
  • Emergency Radiology- 1 year
  • Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
  • Image guided therapy- 1 or 2 years
  • Interventional Neuroradiology- 1 year
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging- 1 or 2 years
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology- 1 year
  • Neuroradiology & Neuroimaging- 1 or 2 years
  • Nuclear Radiology- 1 year
  • Pediatric Radiology- 1 year &
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology- 1 year
Pediatrics
  • Ambulatory pediatrics- 1 year
  • Adolescent Medicine- 1 year
  • Anesthesiology- 1 year
  • Developmental- Behavioral Pediatrics- 2-3 years
  • General Pediatrics- 2 or 3 years
  • Genetics/Dysmorphology- 3 years
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine- 3 years
  • Pediatric Cardiology- 3 years
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine- 3 years
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine- 2 years
  • Pediatric Endocrinology- 3 years
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition- 3 years
  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology- 3 years
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases- 3 years
  • Pediatric Nephrology- 2 years
  • Pediatric Pulmonology- 3 years
  • Pediatric Rheumatology- 2 years &
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine- 2 years
Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology – 1 year
  • Dermatopharmacology- 2 years
  • Mohs Micrographic surgery- 1 year
  • Pediatric Dermatology- 1 or 2 years &
  • Procedural Dermatology- 1 year
Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services- 2 years 
  • Government Emergency Medicine Security Services (GEMSS)- 2 years 
  • Medical Toxicology- 2 years 
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine- 2 or 3 years 
  • Practice Management- Administrative Fellowship- 2 years 
  • Sports Medicine- 1 year & 
  • Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine- 1 year
Plastic Surgery
  • Aesthetic- 1 year
  • Body Contouring- 1 year
  • Cleft Craniofacial Surgery- 1 year 
  • Hand & Microsurgery- 1 year
  • Laser- 1 year
  • Pediatric Plastic surgery- 1 year
Urology
  • Female Urology & Voiding Dysfunction- 1 year
  • Laparoscopic/reconstructive- 1 year
  • Pediatric Urology- 2 years
  • Pelvic Reconstructive- 1 year
  • Urologic Oncology- 2.5-3 years
Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Female Pelvic/Reconstructive- 3 years
  • Gynecologic Oncology- 3 years
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine- 3 years &
  • Reproductive Endocrinology- 3 years
Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry- 1 year
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry- 1 year
  • Clinical Psychopharmacology- 1 year
  • Cognitive therapy- 1 year
  • Community Psychiatry- 1 year
  • Consultation Liaison- 1 year
  • Eating Disorders- 1 year
  • Forensic Psychiatry- 1 year
  • Geriatric Psychiatry- 1 year
  • Mood disorders- 1 year
  • Neurosciences- 1 year
  • Personality Disorders- 1 year
  • Psychotherapy Research- 1 year
  • Schizophrenia- 1 year
  • Sleep Disorders- 1 year
  • Social & Cultural Psychiatry- 1 year
  • Pain Medicine- 1 year &
  • Psychosomatic Medicine- 1 year
Family Medicine
  • Behavioral Medicine- 1 year
  • Community Health Center Director Development- 1 year
  • Emergency Medicine- 1 year
  • Fellowship in Clinical Research- 1 year
  • Geriatric Medicine- 1 year
  • Medical Editing/Faculty Development- 1 year
  • Obstetrics- 1 year
  • Primary Health Care Policy- 1 year
  • Primary Informatics- 1 year
  • Rural Medicine- 1 year
  • Women’s Health- 1 year &
  • Sports Medicine- 1 year
Orthopedics
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics- 1 year
  • Foot & Ankle Orthopedics- 1 year
  • Hand Surgery- 1 year
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology- 1 year
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine- 1 year
  • Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine- 1 year
  • Orthopedic Trauma- 1 year &
  • Pediatric Orthopedics- 1 year
Pathology
  • Blood banking/Transfusion Medicine- 1 or 2 years
  • Cardiovascular Respiratory- 1 year
  • Clinical Chemistry- 1 or 2 years
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Cytopathology- 1 or 2 years
  • Dermatopathology- 1 or 2 years
  • Forensic Pathology- 1 year
  • Gastrointestinal & Liver- 2 years
  • Genitourinary- 1 year
  • Gynecological- 2 years
  • Hematology- 1 year
  • Immunology- 1 or 2 years
  • Medical Microbiology- 1 or 2 years
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology- 2 or 3 years
  • Neuropathology- 2 years
  • Pediatric Pathology- 1 year
  • Renal Pathology-  2 years
  • Surgical Pathology – 1 year
  • Selective Pathology- 1 year &
  • Transplantation Immunology- 1 or 2 years
Otolaryngology
  • Head & Neck Surgery- 1 year
  • Otology/Neurotology – 2 years &
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology- 2 years
Neurology
  • Behavioral Neurology/Dementia- 1 year
  • Child Neurology- 3 years
  • Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG/EMG)- 1 year
  • Movement Disorders- 1 or 2 years
  • Multiple Sclerosis- 3 years
  • Neuromuscular- 1 year
  • Neurophysiology & Epilepsy- 1 or 2 years
  • Pain Medicine- 1 year
  • Vascular Neurology/Stroke- 1 year
General Surgery
  • Burns- 1 year
  • Hand surgery- 1 year
  • Pediatric surgery- 2 years
  • Surgical Critical Care- 1 year
  • Transplant surgery – 1 or 2 years
  • Vascular Surgery- 2 years
  • Videoendoscopic surgery & swallowing- 1 year
Anesthesiology
  • Advanced Clinical- 1 year
  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology- 1 year
  • Critical Care Medicine- 1 year
  • Obstetric- 1 or 2 years
  • Pain Medicine- 1 year &
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology- 1 year
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Rehabilitation Research- 1year
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation- 1 year
  • Pain Medicine- 1 year
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine- 1 year &
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine- 1 or 2 years
  • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine- 1 year
General Preventive Medicine
  • Medical Toxicology- 2 years &
  • Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine- 1 year
Most of the fellowship training begins after successful completion of their residency. Some of these programs are ACGME accredited, while others are not.
Most applicants start their fellowship application during the second year of residency. The selection criteria include:
  • Strong research background with publications if possible
  • Strong recommendation letters from the residency program directors and faculty supervisors of the specialty
  • Good clinical and academic performance during residency training
  • Good interviewing skills
Each subspecialty has its own application process and deadlines, so it is best to check with the individual programs you are interested in. In general, some fellowship programs operate through the NRMP match, and some operate more like normal job interviews, where they offer or deny positions after each interview. See the NRMP fellowship match website http://www.nrmp.org/fellow/index.html for more information. Generally for the programs that participate in the Match, applicants submit their applications in November/December, interview in March/April, submit their rank lists in May, and match at the end of June. Keep in mind that you match to a program more than a year before your start date, so you must plan ahead. The rest of the specialties do not participate in the Match, and use their own timeline. For example in GI, typically, applicants submit their application in August-September, interview September-November, and hear about their acceptances/rejections while they are interviewing. So most people accepted know where they will be more than 18 months before the start of their fellowship. The timeline of the other subspecialties is generally: submit application October/November; interview and hear about offers December-February.
Competitive Fellowships in Internal Medicine
 
Most Competitive:
Cardiology
Gastroenterology
Allergy and Immunology

Moderately Competitive:
Pulmonary
Nephrology
Hematology/Oncology

Mildly Competitive:
Infectious Diseases
Endocrinology
Rheumatology
Geriatric Medicine
In 2000-2001, approximately 41% of graduating internal medicine residents went on to pursue different fellowships. It appears that in recent years since 2000, the percentage of IM graduates going on to fellowships is increasing, as the number of fellowship positions/1st year fellows are growing at a faster rate than the number of IM residency positions.
 
Number of first year fellows
 
In the year 2003-2004

Cardiology: 737
Gastroenterology: 498
Pulmonary: 73
Critical Care Medicine: 100
Pulmonary/Critical Care: 394
Nephrology: 420
Endocrinology: 243
Hematology: 17
Oncology: 66
Hematology/Oncology: 439
Infectious Diseases: 329
Rhemuatology: 171
Rhematology/Allergy and Immunology: 7
Geriatrics: 306

Fellowships 2002:

Cardiology:
No. of programs: 175
Total no. of fellows: 1,999
16.7% female
64.0% USMG
32.9% IMG
0.5% Canadian
2.6% DO

Interventional Cardiology:
No. of programs: 96
Total no. of fellows: 121
6.6% female
52.1% USMG
42.1% IMG
4.1% Canadian
1.7% DO

Cardiac Electrophysiology:
No. of programs: 77
Total no. of fellows: 103
8.7% female
48.5% USMG
41.7% IMG
3.9% DO

Critical Care Medicine:
No. of programs: 32
Total no. of fellows: 140
21.4% female
33.6% USMG
57.9% IMG
2.9% Canadian
5.7% DO

Endocrinology:
No. of programs: 118
Total no. of fellows: 437
52.6% female
57% USMG
40.0% IMG
2.3% DO

Gastroenterology:
No. of programs: 155
Total no. of fellows: 1,058
21.3% female
65.9% USMG
29.6% IMG
3.9% DO

Geriatric medicine:
No. of programs: 100
Total no. of fellows: 327
52.9% female
45.0% USMG
52.3% IMG
2.1% DO

Hematology:
No. of programs: 20
Total no. of fellows: 72
54.2% female
47.2% USMG
50.0% IMG
1.4% Canadian
1.4% DO

Oncology:
No. of programs: 27
Total no. of fellows: 199
35.7% female
58.8% USMG
38.7% IMG
2.5% DO

Hematology and oncology:
No. of programs: 115
Total no. of fellows: 911
39.5% female
47.2% USMG
39.8% IMG
0.7% Canadian
3.2% DO

Infectious diseases:
No. of programs: 139
Total no. of fellows: 625
42.4% female
56.2% USMG
40.0% IMG
1.4% Canadian
2.2% DO

Nephrology
No. of programs: 128
Total no. of fellows: 711
35.7% female
56.4% USMG
38.1% IMG
0.8% Canadian
4.6% DO

Pulmonary disease:
No. of programs: 31
Total no. of fellows: 114
21.9% female
17.5% USMG
78.1% IMG
4.4% DO

Pulmonary disease and critical care:
No. of programs: 121
Total no. of fellows: 995
24.8% female
57.6% USMG
37.8% IMG
0.5% Canadian
3.9% DO

Rheumatology:
No. of programs: 106
Total no. of fellows: 307
51.8% female
59.0% USMG
35.8% IMG
0.7% Canadian
4.6% DO

IM and Peds fellowships:

Allergy and immunology:
No. of programs: 70
Total No. of fellows: 255
49.4% female
77.6% USMG
19.6% IMG
0.4% Canadian
2.4% DO


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