fellowship?

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  1. kwiggo

    kwiggo Junior Member
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    What's the deal with fellowship? Does it or doesn't it extend your ADO? Does it matter whether your fellowship is civilian or military? I have heard different things from different attendings.
     
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    The only way that a fellowship doesn't extend your ADO is if you do an unsupported civilian one, meaning you get paid by the program and not the military. I think that type of fellowship is exceedingly rare, and the vast majority of people are only allowed to do a military or supported civilian fellowship.

    I believe the addition to your ADO is 6 months for every 6 months of fellowship, with a 2 year minimum. So, 1 year fellowship = 2 year ADO.
     
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    Unless you still owe time, in which case a 1 year fellowship only adds 1 year.
     
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    Could you expound on this? Is this all branches? All specialties? Your source?

    I'm interested in doing fellowship, but I'm weighing that against adding to my ADO.

    I ask because I know several physicians from my program have turned down 1-year fellowships right out of residency because it added 2 years to their ADO.
     
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    Not sure where they got their info. This is the link to the Navy GME info. All GME 2+ is treated the same. As long as you already owe 1 year, you'll only add one year to get above the minimum 2 year ADO.

    http://nshs.med.navy.mil/gme/NAVMEDGME.htm#Summary of Active Duty Obligation for GME
     

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