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Flopotomist

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Hey guys...I have applied for an HPM fellowship, it has been a few days, and no programs have even downloaded my application. Just wondering when programs start looking at the applications, and what the rough timeline for when interviews are offered. Thanks!
 

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When I applied in December 2010 for fellowship starting July 2012, it was rolling admissions under variable and asynchronous application review and interview schedules among the programs. Very frustrating. I recall that programs downloading my application was not all that quick. Looking back at my email traffic, I started getting invitations at the very last week of December and then more in early January, and continued to trickle in, in some ways that was even more frustrating. I interviewed at 5 programs. I entertained offers from 3 programs, and finally accepted an offer in mid-April.
I blogged about the Matchless process on Pallimed:
http://www.pallimed.org/2011/08/fellowship-quest-with-no-match-or-o.html
 
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Thank you for the response! I was a bit panicky as no program has even downloaded my application yet!
 

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Lots of programs don't use ERAS/Match system. You'll have much better luck contacting the program directly. I just emailed all the programs I was interested in. They sent back applications for me to fill out and send back. Received interviews at most hospitals I applied to within 2-3 weeks.
 

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The majority of programs use ERAS. Some do not. It helps to contact them and do whatever they suggest.
 

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Almost all programs participate in ERAS. The specialty has not yet decided to participate in NRMP (the Match), so all choose their own timelines. Most have rolling applications, but a few have strict deadlines. Just contact the program director if you are worried. Most in the field of HPM are super nice.
 
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