As you begin your final year of internal medicine residency, you might be asking yourself, what next? Many internal medicine residents choose to pursue fellowship training after residency. Whether you are bound for cardiology, endocrinology, or rheumatology, you may be unsure how to best position yourself for your fellowship applications. With application deadlines fast approaching, NEJM Resident 360 is here to begin the conversation. We have invited experts — including fellowship directors from different specialties and geographical regions — to answer your questions about how you can be most successful in the fellowship application process. (Please note: For those of you who are not fellowship bound, we will be running discussions later this summer and fall on applying to jobs in primary care, hospital medicine, and alternative career paths.)
Some topics we plan to cover:
- What criteria should I consider when applying to fellowships?
- What will make me stand out on interview day?
- What questions should I be asking?
- How does the interview process differ from residency interviews?
- Is it ok to take a gap year between residency and fellowship?
- What makes a good fellow?