RobHan

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Since this is the first year for the big batch of integrated IR programs to start recruiting, which means residents in these integrated programs won't graduate until 2022 (assuming they are all 6 years). I am wondering about the residency classes graduating in 2019 and 2020. Will the IR followships be 2 years for these 2 classes, or will they remain 1 year like for the class of 2017 and 2018?
 

badasshairday

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I finish residency in 2017 and my fellowship is one year. Hope that helps.
 

TheRealDrDorian

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Since this is the first year for the big batch of integrated IR programs to start recruiting, which means residents in these integrated programs won't graduate until 2022 (assuming they are all 6 years). I am wondering about the residency classes graduating in 2019 and 2020. Will the IR followships be 2 years for these 2 classes, or will they remain 1 year like for the class of 2017 and 2018?
As of today, the sunset date for the traditional IR fellowships is July 1, 2020 (http://rfs.sirweb.org/wordpressnstall/4787-2/). This means traditional 1-year fellowships will likely still be around for the 2019 and 2020 classes. The traditional 1-year fellowships will eventually transition into 2-year "independent" IR residencies, vs. the 6-year "integrated" IR residencies.