young guy np
02-16-2000, 11:06 AM
I was curious to know how hard it is to place into a fellowship (cardiology, neurolgy, etc.) after an IM residency. Also, how hard is it to place into a surgery residency? Which way, in your opinion, is the best way to go, MD or DO residency? Any websites or statistics would also be great.
young guy np
02-16-2000, 12:48 PM
Try this new site out. I believe it will answer some of your questions. www.medschool.com (http://www.medschool.com)
Cardiology is a very competitive fellowship (the most competitive of the medicine subspecialties). Neurology isn't a fellowship option. Neurology residency is usually started after a pre-lim year i.e.:PGY-2 after AOA internship or transitional year or Medicine preliminary year.
Surgery is more competitive that medicine. However, if you want Cardiology, you'll want to go to a competitive Internal Medicine program making getting matched more difficult.
You can't go wrong getting training in a good ACGME program. It will open many doors and 'level the playing field' with MD's when looking for a job. One disclaimer: there's a big problem with not doing an AOA internship if you want to practice in one of the five states that require an AOA internship for liscensure.
02-17-2000, 09:25 AM
Hey Young Guy,
From an administrative position----
Remember GME reimbursment may effect your decision. A surgical fellowship may not be reimbursable through Medicaid as a "medicine" fellowship would be. Choose carefully.