Dig Dis Sci (2018) 63:605–609 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-017-4826-1 ORIGINAL ARTICLE 1 1 1 • • • Amporn Atsawarungruangkit Jirat Chenbhanich Tanit Phupitakphol 1,2 George Dickstein Received: 3 September 2017 / Accepted: 23 October 2017 / Published online: 28 October 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Results In total, 1489 physicians (N = 1489) were inclu- Background Based on the location of training programs, ded. The proportion of internal applicants was 39.56% of internal applicants and local applicants were deﬁned as the sample size. The proportions of gastroenterologists who applicants who attended the same training institution and attended IM residency programs in the same state, same trained in local areas (i.e., state, division, and region), division, and same region were 53.06, 60.64, and 71.93%, respectively. While being an internal applicant does inﬂu- respectively. ence fellowship matching success for some specialties, Conclusion A large proportion of gastroenterologists were gastroenterology fellowship program directors do not rank either internal applicants or local applicants. Further this consideration in the top half of their priority list. There research is necessary to better understand the reasons is no published evidence about the frequency that internal behind these trends and whether the bias against external or applicants and
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