Digestive Diseases and Sciences (2018) 63:545–546 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-018-4907-9 EDITORIAL 1,2 Navin L. Kumar Published online: 12 January 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Gastroenterology (GI) fellowships continue to be highly directors remains—how does the applicant’s site of IM resi- sought after by internal medicine residents interested in dency training actually impact the application process? pursuing subspecialty training. Indeed, a recent study pub- In this issue of Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Atsa- lished in Digestive Diseases and Sciences reported that GI warungruangkit et al.  investigated the potential influence fellowships had the highest number of applicants per avail- of the geographical location of a US applicant’s residency able position among the major subspecialties within internal training program on the results of the GI fellowship match. medicine (IM) . Despite its popularity, applicant charac- The authors searched the medical professional network teristics that may influence one’s candidacy for a GI fellow - database Doximity for gastroenterologists who graduated ship position are not well described in the literature. from fellowship between 2010 and 2019 and also listed their From the late 1990s–early 2000s, during which the GI fel- respective fellowship and IM residency programs. GI phy- lowship match was abandoned, studies
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