I'm a ped res interested in neonatology....
What do they look at in the application and in the applicant?
Hmmm....I point out that I have NEVER been on a residency or fellowship application committee anywhere (I plead the 5th on med school admissions committees ) and that I applied for a fellowship in neo more than 200, er I mean 20 yrs ago, when the interview process consisted of the head of section sitting down with you, introducing you for a while to talk with 2 or 3 people and then saying "okay, we want you to come here." It's gotten more formal since then I hear although I'm not sure it's for the better.jackjinju said:Hi,
OBP has been extremely helpful to me, so I feel I should pass on the buck to any applicants.
Many people stay at their home institution for fellowship and faculty due to family reasons or other strong location bonds. Some go away for the same reason . If this doesn't affect you, then it really relates to your research interests. There is some clinical benefit to seeing multiple places, but this mostly affects the transition to faculty and isn't anywhere near as big an issue as the resarch issue.thos said:(There are so many Neonatology threads, I didn't know where to post. Feel free to point me in the right direction if this has been addressed.)
I'm starting internship in June, but my goal is fellowship in Neo and, ultimately, an academic position. I'd like to hear posters opinions on staying at your "home" program for fellowship as opposed to going elsewhere. What about the same question regarding first faculty position? In my case, "home" is very strong for Neo.
The fellowship director at my hospital said the same thing to me last week - anyone know if this is actually going to happen? It seems like it would have to be decided pretty soon as we'll be applying this fall.chicubs1116 said:So I am a PL-1 interested in Neonatology and will be applying for fellowship starting in 2008. I have heard some talk that we might be subjected to a match. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this, and is this good or bad?
Cameron said:The fellowship director at my hospital said the same thing to me last week - anyone know if this is actually going to happen? It seems like it would have to be decided pretty soon as we'll be applying this fall.
kickazzz2000 said:Bring it on, I say...
Neither. It means that common sense has taken over the process of putting applicants and programs together. Since the first match hasn't come close to occurring, it's impossible to tell what effect it will have on the applicant pool. The development of the match was unrelated to the applicant pool size.does becoming part of the match mean that the fellowship is getting more competetive or less?