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http://www.nrmp.org/data/resultsanddatasms2008.pdf

This was sent to me by one of my advisors...it is the data set from the fellowship match published by the NRMP for the 2008 year. Included in this set are stats for the specialties participating in the NRMP (Cards, CCM, EM, GI, Heme-Onc, Rheum and Sports Med).

Important data on pages 5, 7, 15, and 25-27. (Other pages are for other fields filing through the NRMP).

Noted: By calculating the match rate (including all applicants), these are the calculations: (matched positions/# of applicants)

Cards: 101/170 = 59.4% match rate with 7 open spots
CCM: 86/92 = 93.4% with 30 open spots
EM: 110/152 = 72.4% with 2 open spots
GI: 52/75 = 69.3% with 4 open spots
Heme-Onc: 118/150 = 78.7% with 11 open spots
Rheum: 12/15 = 80% with 4 open spots
Sports Med: 6/18 = 33.3% with 1 open spot

Also in the data set are % of filled programs for the last FIVE years (pg 15)

All fields seem to have a significantly higher rate of matches for US allopaths. Confounding factors of course are how many people are not on this list because they were told to not apply, how many didn't match because they did not rank enough programs or receive many interviews.

At the end of the listings, there is a listing of each program nationally, and if you parse through it, you can find which fellowships did and did NOT fill by looking at quota:matched ratio.

Thought it was interesting, maybe worth a sticky for those applying to fellowships! Any problems interpreting the data? Read the explanations above EACH table, or shoot me a PM and i can try and help...i dont have much else to do right now! :D
 

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http://www.nrmp.org/data/resultsanddatasms2008.pdf

This was sent to me by one of my advisors...it is the data set from the fellowship match published by the NRMP for the 2008 year. Included in this set are stats for the specialties participating in the NRMP (Cards, CCM, EM, GI, Heme-Onc, Rheum and Sports Med).

Important data on pages 5, 7, 15, and 25-27. (Other pages are for other fields filing through the NRMP).

Noted: By calculating the match rate (including all applicants), these are the calculations: (matched positions/# of applicants)

Cards: 101/170 = 59.4% match rate with 7 open spots
CCM: 86/92 = 93.4% with 30 open spots
EM: 110/152 = 72.4% with 2 open spots
GI: 52/75 = 69.3% with 4 open spots
Heme-Onc: 118/150 = 78.7% with 11 open spots
Rheum: 12/15 = 80% with 4 open spots
Sports Med: 6/18 = 33.3% with 1 open spot

Also in the data set are % of filled programs for the last FIVE years (pg 15)

All fields seem to have a significantly higher rate of matches for US allopaths. Confounding factors of course are how many people are not on this list because they were told to not apply, how many didn't match because they did not rank enough programs or receive many interviews.

At the end of the listings, there is a listing of each program nationally, and if you parse through it, you can find which fellowships did and did NOT fill by looking at quota:matched ratio.

Thought it was interesting, maybe worth a sticky for those applying to fellowships! Any problems interpreting the data? Read the explanations above EACH table, or shoot me a PM and i can try and help...i dont have much else to do right now! :D

It seems like pediatric fellowships are actually pretty competitive, i.e. Card, Hem/Onc, GI, and Sports Med . . . I thought there was supposed to be a shortage of specialists?
 

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Looking at those numbers, it seems like every Peds subspecialty is pretty competitive. Definitely not what I've been told.
 

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anyone have info on unmatched peds categorical residency programs by chance?
 
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Looking at those numbers, it seems like every Peds subspecialty is pretty competitive. Definitely not what I've been told.

Don't be fooled by the numbers. Look at Peds cardiology for example, one of the most competitive peds fellowships. 170 applicants submitted a rank order list for 108 spots- about 1.6 applicants per position. If you break down the applicants, 120 were US grads, which gives you a significant advantage over the rest of the applicant pool. That is about 1.1 applicants per position. And this data is a bit skewed since last year was one of the most competitive years for peds cards ever. It has been even less competitive in recent years, with fewer US grad applicants than positions available.

Compare this to adult cardiology, where there are something like 1500 applicants each year for 650 spots, around 2.3 applicants per position.

If you look at other peds specialties outside of ER, cards, and A/I, most have fewer US grad applicants than positions available, and many, like critical care for example, have more available positions than total applicants.

In general, the ball is in your court for pediatric specialties. Getting your top choice of program is difficult in any field, but in general, if you graduated from a US medical school and went to a decent residency program, the odds are in your favor of matching into your desired fellowship.
 

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Thanks for that Scholes,

I was trying to allude to that in my post that US allopathic grads have a significant leg up.

theCamel: There is a post in the FAQ regarding unfilled spots from the last 5 years, this year's unfilled positions will be available to unmatched folk at 1130am ET tomorrow (3/18)
 

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right on, thanks CP
 

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so what exactly does it mean when it says "11 open spots" (for heme/onc)? does that mean that 11 spots were unapplied for, or that they could not find acceptable candidates to fill them?
 
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