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The most popular subspecialties for fellowships

Residency Program Insider, October 16, 2015

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Residents interested in pursuing subspecialty training may want to gauge competition for fellowship positions by noting trends in last year’s Match. In 2015 nearly one-quarter of residents who applied for a fellowship position failed to match. The following are the subspecialties that had the most fellowship applications:
•    Cardiovascular disease: 1,142 applications for 835 positions
•    Pulmonary disease and critical care medicine: 780 applications for 519 positions
•    Pain medicine: 397 applications for 286 positions
•    Sports medicine: 325 applications for 236 positions
•    Child and adolescent psychiatry: 320 applications for 338 positions

Source: AMA Wire
 



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