August/September ERAS Applications
ASN Data Brief
Kurtis Pivert, ASN Data Science Officer
August and September ERAS application data for the appointment year (AY) 2019 nephrology Match exhibited diverging trends.
AY 2019 Nephrology Match Update: August/September ERAS Applications
August and September ERAS application data for the appointment year (AY) 2019 nephrology Match exhibited diverging trends. While applications declined in August, year-over-year totals are trending above the past 3 Match cycles.
Fall Rebound in Candidates and Applications
New nephrology candidates applying in August continued their recent decline, but September saw a bump in new candidates (40), an 11% increase over AY 2018. The uptick is expected and likely an artifact of residents changing career plans mid–application cycle. Nephrology candidates have recently had the highest proportion of ERAS cross-specialty registrations (excepting allied subspecialties such as Pulm–CCM) and new data from the Report on the 2018 Nephrology Fellow Survey—being released October 15, 2018—found only 35.4% of respondents had considered nephrology as their only career option.
New application numbers mirror those for candidates, but September totals increased
40% over last application cycle, with each applicant submitting to an average of 12 programs.
Broken down by educational status, US international medical graduates (US IMGs) have offset declines among both USMGs and IMGs over the past 2 months.
Year over Year—Candidates and Applications
Total candidates and applications continue to trend higher over AY 2018 application cycle (7.8% and 8.7%, respectively). As of September, candidate totals are trending higher than the past 3 application cycles (AY 2016–AY 2018).
To date, IMGs have rebounded over last year by 12% and US IMGs are up 28%. Yet, the number of US MDs dropped 13% over September of last year (when 91 US MDs matched in nephrology), pointing to a lower total for AY 2019 (Figure 9).
The next Data Brief will report preliminary nephrology Match results on Match Day, Wednesday, November 28.
Contact ASN Data Science Officer Kurtis Pivert at 202-699-0238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.