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Old 02-10-2013
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I have interviews at 6 other programs but these 3 are my top choices. My top three include York Hospital in York PA, Creighton Uni. Med. Ctr. and Jersey Shore University Med. Ctr. My interest in a fellowship is in nephro and none of these programs have a fellowship in nephro. I am leaning towards York, but it is a community hospital with university affiliates, but a very strong program I think. Also, I might want to go into hospitalist work. What do you guys think?
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you should give yourself the option of getting the fellowship...you can always become a hospitalist coming out of a program that is strong for fellowships, but it would be difficult to go the other way.
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even if the hosp has a nephro fellowship, it is not a guarantee that you will get matched in their nephro program bcoz fellowship positions are very few(2-4 per subspec) & they have their own PDs & faculties. but it does give you the advantage of already being known by the nephro attendings/faculty. that's why you get to hear a lot of 3rd yr imgs feeling frustrated about not matching in the same hosp where they did their IM. its bcoz they're expecting they'd get match in the same hosp, which is not always the case.

am sure during the IVs you've asked the residents about nephro exposure or fellowship rates by the program. that wud make it easier for you. or you can contact them again & ask for it.
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