It appears to me that people are getting much less # of interviews this year. I understand that the reinbursement cut made people hesitant to apply cardio, but the candidates should get more interviews.
agree with the above comments. Reimbursement cuts haven't changed how many people the ED admits or consults that get called in. Nor has it changed how many fellows the ACGME will let my program train. AFAIK we had just as many applicants and interviews this year as last.
Fellowship spots would be the last thing to be cut. Fellows are incredibly cheap. As hospitals cut back on everything else, they will keep housestaff because they can be used to perform more and more work for the same amount of money.
per hour, a fellow/resident makes less than a janitor.