Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 15, Issue 9, pp 656–658

Factors influencing the selection of general internal medicine fellowship programs

A national survey
Innovations In Education And Clinical Practice

DOI: 10.1046/j.1525-1497.2000.06389.x

Cite this article as:
Caiola, E. & Litaker, D. J GEN INTERN MED (2000) 15: 656. doi:10.1046/j.1525-1497.2000.06389.x


Although criteria are available to guide the selection of general internal medicine (GIM) fellowship programs, the factors actually used in this process are unclear. Using a survey of current GIM fellows, we determined that most received information from their residency advisors, and many viewed them as the most important source of fellowship information. Program location was the top selection factor for fellows, followed by research opportunities, availability of a mentor, and the reputation of the program. This information may be useful to both fellowship candidates as an additional selection guide and to program directors seeking to best structure and market their fellowships.

Key Words

fellowships and scholarships career choice questionnaires internal medicine 

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© Society of General Internal Medicine 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.the Department of General Internal MedicineThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland
  2. 2.Department of MedicineRochester General HospitalRochester

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