Dr. Kolfenbach: I think we have received more applications from the East Coast than in prior years. Programs in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago have multiple programs within the city and surrounding area. Our program is more isolated in that the nearest rheumatology program is 6.5 hours away by car. So in prior years, a trip to Colorado to visit our program couldn’t necessarily be coupled with an interview at a neighboring institution.
You Might Also Like
Explore This IssueDecember 2020
Also By This Author
Dr. Blanco: I am not sure about cultural diversity, and it is also hard to say about geographic diversity. It may be that we are seeing more West Coast applicants, but it’s difficult to say for certain. We do not have a hard sell to get people to come to New York City for training.
Lara C. Pullen, PhD, is a medical writer based in the Chicago area.
- Kilian A, Dua AB, Bolster MB, et al. Rheumatology fellowship recruitment in 2020: Benefits, challenges and adaptations. Arthritis Care Res. 2020 Sep 16.