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    ScarletKnight is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    NOT getting the IM fellowship in the end!!!

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    My biggest fear about pursuing an IM residency is not being able to attain a Allergy/Immuno or Heme/Onc fellowship in the end. Anyone have any words to ease my concern or affirm this fear and call it a legitimate concern???

    I DO NOT WANT TO BE AN INTERNIST MY ENTIRE LIFE!!! please help!
    Are fellowships difficult to attain for us SGU grads?
    Anyone know anyone who successfully attained an allergy/immuno or heme/onc fellowship??

    thanks in advance,
    sk

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    Getting into a fellowship depends more on your performance during residency than what school you went to. You should apply to a competetive/well-known IM residency program to increase your chances. Someone I know who is applying for IM fellowships right now said that his Step 3 score was taken into consideration so it might pay to do well on that exam.

    Heme/Onc isn't that hard to get, as far as I know. At the two hospitals I rotated in, plenty of residents matched into that field. The difficult fellowships were Cardiology and Gastroenterology.

    Good Luck.


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    like sree said, fellowship attainment is more dependent on where you go for residency (and what you do there).

    while it possible to get fellowships from a residency program that doesn't have your specific fellowship, your chances are greatly improved if your residency program has Allergy or Hem/Onc (either uni or community)- there will be people in the field who know other PDs and there will be research going on in the field as well.
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    a couple of things.
    A/I is easy. Heme/onc moderately difficult. Most people get fellowships. But there is no guarentee.

    Also remember, you WILL be an internist even a medonc/AI. You wont be giving up a lot of those roles. PLus you'll have in pt service. Make sure to talk with mentors about future careers. Having said that, do decently and you'll probably get a spot.
    Quote Originally Posted by ScarletKnight View Post
    My biggest fear about pursuing an IM residency is not being able to attain a Allergy/Immuno or Heme/Onc fellowship in the end. Anyone have any words to ease my concern or affirm this fear and call it a legitimate concern???

    I DO NOT WANT TO BE AN INTERNIST MY ENTIRE LIFE!!! please help!
    Are fellowships difficult to attain for us SGU grads?
    Anyone know anyone who successfully attained an allergy/immuno or heme/onc fellowship??

    thanks in advance,
    sk
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    thank you....your posts have been helpful and look forward to reading more responses if anyone else has any more thoughts.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScarletKnight View Post
    My biggest fear about pursuing an IM residency is not being able to attain a Allergy/Immuno or Heme/Onc fellowship in the end. Anyone have any words to ease my concern or affirm this fear and call it a legitimate concern???

    I DO NOT WANT TO BE AN INTERNIST MY ENTIRE LIFE!!! please help!
    Are fellowships difficult to attain for us SGU grads?
    Anyone know anyone who successfully attained an allergy/immuno or heme/onc fellowship??

    thanks in advance,
    sk
    I agree with Steph -Hemeonc and Allergy requires you to do alot of the same stuff you would do as an internist. Both are attainable for SGU grads, esp if you are already a resident there and/or the head of your internal medicine department is influential.

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