SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

how hard to place in residency?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by young guy np, Feb 16, 2000.

  1. young guy np

    young guy np Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 5, 1999
    I was curious to know how hard it is to place into a fellowship (cardiology, neurolgy, etc.) after an IM residency. Also, how hard is it to place into a surgery residency? Which way, in your opinion, is the best way to go, MD or DO residency? Any websites or statistics would also be great.


    young guy np
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. PCSOM2002

    PCSOM2002 Junior Member

    May 9, 2001
    Try this new site out. I believe it will answer some of your questions.
  4. rtk

    rtk Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 28, 1998
    Kansas City, MO USA
    young guy;

    Cardiology is a very competitive fellowship (the most competitive of the medicine subspecialties). Neurology isn't a fellowship option. Neurology residency is usually started after a pre-lim year i.e.:pGY-2 after AOA internship or transitional year or Medicine preliminary year.

    Surgery is more competitive that medicine. However, if you want Cardiology, you'll want to go to a competitive Internal Medicine program making getting matched more difficult.

    You can't go wrong getting training in a good ACGME program. It will open many doors and 'level the playing field' with MD's when looking for a job. One disclaimer: there's a big problem with not doing an AOA internship if you want to practice in one of the five states that require an AOA internship for liscensure.
  5. Chris

    Chris New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Biddeford, Maine
    Hey Young Guy,

    From an administrative position----
    Remember GME reimbursment may effect your decision. A surgical fellowship may not be reimbursable through Medicaid as a "medicine" fellowship would be. Choose carefully.


Share This Page