Text of Fellowships Andrew Gutwein, M.D.. Timeline is Moving Fellows Starting July 2013 1.July 1, 2012 -...
Fellowships Andrew Gutwein, M.D.
Timeline is Moving Fellows Starting July 2013 1.July 1, 2012 - Only PGY-3 residents begin apply through ERAS 2.July 15, 2012 - Fellowships can begin downloading applications 3.August, September, October, early November Fellowships select and invite applicants and conduct interviews (likely most interviews will be Sept./Oct.) 4.November 14, 2012 - Fellowships submit rank order lists 5.December 5, 2012 - Match results released
Programs in Fellowship Match GI Cardiology Pulmonary/Critical Care Infectious Disease Rheumatology Heme/Onc Nephrology Endocrine
Programs NOT in Match General Medicine (MPH/MS) Allergy & Immunology Genetics Geriatrics (apply in July)
Median Salary Cardiology inv$497,500 GI $465,509 Cardiology non-inv$421,377 Heme/Onc $367,564 Nephrology $290,986 Pulmonary/Critical Care$288,279 Rheumatology $226,206 Hospitalist$215,000 Endocrine $206,340 Infectious Disease $201,543 General Internist $197,080 Geriatrics$179,950 General Mdicine By region: East $194,156 Mid-West $190,773 South $209,385 West $198,515
Selection Criteria Most important: Top 5 and bottom 5 on FPD list
Important Pieces Over Which You Have Some Control Doing well in residency so that the Program LOR from Medicine PD looks great LOR from sub-specialists in your field of interest Doing research and getting publication Presenting yourself well at the Fellowship Interview
Clearly of Lesser Importance Personal Statement can only hurt you Letters from non-sub specialist in your field of interest ***Phone call from Medicine PD to fellowship PD Applying during residency (meaning you can get in if you apply after working/doing research for a year or two) Extracurricular activities
Components of Application Where applying? Consider where your support network is and how broadly to apply based on your competitiveness. Also talk to faculty in your specialty about the programs in other states. Curriculum vitae Personal Statement Letters of Recommendation (3-4) Program LOR (written by PD) 2-3 in sub-specialty area applying from faculty that know you clinically or research wise
CV Do NOT send without your mentor (+/- PD) reviewing and proof reading! Obtain ideal CV for formatting Dont be afraid to massage your achievements (BUT dont put things on you didnt do) Review handout on CV sections
Personal Statement Do not send without your mentor (+/- PD) reading! Try to write something besides about your sick grandparent. Why are you drawn to that particular specialty? What do you have to contribute? Limit to maximum 1 page preferred 2/3 of a page
Letters of Recommendation Ask if that faculty member would be comfortable writing you a strong letter. If they hesitate or do not seem thrilled, you may want to pick someone else. Allow faculty enough time Its ok to send a gentle follow-up reminder 3-4 weeks after requesting Get them all in by July 1 !
Interviewing Look up your interviewer and/or the program/department overall before interview day to see what they focus on Be early Dress Professionally - suit (equivalent for women) if you try to stand out a little from the sea of navy blue dont get too crazy. Schmooze nicely secretary/ coordinator/ administrator/ current fellows (you never know who is grading you) Participate if possible and you are pretty sure your comment/question is intelligent Know why you want to be at that particular program Get email of interviewer so as to write thank you email after with key things that impressed you
Overall Comments Be realistic Seek advice mentor, Chair, PD, APDs Get your material proofread Apply relatively broadly Be organized/prepared for the Interviews
Info FREIDA (www.ama-assn.org) NRMP www.acgme.org Card - www.acc.org GI - ACG website for list Hem/Onc - American Society of Clin Onc GIM - www.sgim.org Rheum - American College of Rheum