competition for cardiology..

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  1. Gradient Echo

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    anybody know any statistics on the competition for cardiology fellowships? Do you go thru the match process or what?
     
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    I'm not sure where actual stats are posted. However, Cards is a match, but with a few caveats. One to keep in mind is something I learned from my friends who went thru the latest match. While interviewing, programs may advertise X number of positions available, but when it comes time for the match, they may only "post" or put into play only a certain number of those positions. So a program will tell a candidate to definitely rank them highly because the program plans to rank that candidate highly as well -- but when the program only posts half the number of spots they originally said they would, someone gets screwed. You need to play the game smart and right, and cover the spread.
     
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    Any thoughts on ranking these programs? Interested in advanced imaging/general cardiology
    UC Riverside, CA
    U of Arizona, Phoenix
    U of Kentucky, lexington
    lehigh valley health, allentown, PA

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Why did you reply to this thread
     
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    I'm curious about this. Someone from another thread posted the fellowship match rates from this past November:
    GI 64.4%
    Rheum 65.1%
    Cards 71.9%
    Heme/Onc 75.7%
    Pulm/CC 72.3%

    I'm wondering where exactly the source is for this. I'm interested in cards but not sure how fellowship directors will view my board scores. Step 1 is 240s and Step 2 CK is 220s (not sure what happened to the drop but I got 230s-240s on practice tests). Does doing well on Step 3 matter?

    Also, I'm seriously thinking about ranking a community program #1 mostly because of location and I really liked the residents and attendings there (good vibe, teaching culture, did an away there) and it has in-house cards fellowship program. However, I do have an academic program on my list but I was not impressed with it on interview day (from talking to the residents and got a bad vibe too). The other programs are either university-affiliated or community programs, most of which I would be happier to be at than at the academic program I mentioned.
     
  6. jhamaican

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    If obtaining a competitive fellowship (i.e. cards of GI) is your highest priority, go to the highest ranked most prestigious academic IM residency institution you can.
     
  7. caffeineismysavior

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    It's not. Location is more important to me. I'm open to going into other fields/specialties that are less competitive as back-ups. I want to set myself up for success but being closer to family and being happy is my highest priority.
     
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    source is NRMP fellowship match stats. note that the match rates are different for AMGs and IMGs.
     

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