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dc.contributor.authorShockcor, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorHayssen, Hilary
dc.contributor.authorKligman, Mark D
dc.contributor.authorKubicki, Natalia S
dc.contributor.authorKavic, Stephen M
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-22T13:33:07Z
dc.date.available2021-06-22T13:33:07Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/16062
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is one of the more recently established surgical fellowships, with many candidates applying due to a perception of inadequate exposure to advanced MIS during residency. The desire for advanced training should be reflected in increased competitiveness for fellowship positions. The aim of this study is to determine the desirability of MIS fellowships over time through review of national application data. METHODS: We reviewed the fellowship match statistics obtained from The Fellowship Council, the organizing body behind the MIS fellowship match. Data from January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2019 were included. We compared match rates to other specialties using the National Resident Matching Program, a nonprofit organization established for US residency and some fellowship programs. RESULTS: In the period of 2008 to 2019, the number of certified MIS fellowship programs increased from 124 to 141. While this program expansion was associated with a 19% increase in available positions, the number of applications increased 36%. As a result, the number of positions filled increased from 83% to 97%, but the match rate among US applicants fell from 82% to 71% during this interval. In comparison, the match rates for pediatric surgery, surgical oncology, vascular surgery, and surgical critical care fellowships remained largely unchanged, most recently 50%, 56%, 99%, and 100% respectively. CONCLUSION: Over the last decade, US residents have shown an increased interest in pursuing MIS fellowship positions. As a consequence, the match process for MIS fellowships is becoming increasingly competitive.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.4293/JSLS.2020.00080en_US
dc.description.urihttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/PMC8179688/en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSociety of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeonsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeonsen_US
dc.rights© 2021 by SLS, Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons.en_US
dc.subjectFellowshipen_US
dc.subjectLaparoscopyen_US
dc.subjectMinimally invasive surgeryen_US
dc.subjectProceduresen_US
dc.titleTen Year Trends in Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowshipen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4293/JSLS.2020.00080
dc.identifier.pmid34135563
dc.source.volume25
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.countryUnited States


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