Fellowship Applications Steady in Second Pandemic-Era Match
ASN Data Brief
Kurtis Pivert, MS, ASN Data Science Officer
Nephrology candidates are tracking above AY 2021 in August ERAS data
Update 2: August 2021 Application Data
September 2, 2021
An additional 75 candidates (comprising 57 IMGs, 9 DO, and 9 US MDs) submitted 1273 applications to nephrology training programs in August 2021, according to new Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) data. Overall, total nephrology applications (▲16%) and candidates (▲13%) are tracking higher than the application year (AY) 2021 all-virtual application cycle during the COVID-19 pandemic’s first year.
Update 1: July 2021 Application Data
August 3, 2021
Nephrology fellowship application numbers remained near recent highs as the second pandemic-era Match opened. Data from the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for application year (AY) 2022 reported 10,406 nephrology applications in July, reflecting the adoption of virtual interviews that offer candidates the opportunity to explore a wide range of training programs.
Interest in nephrology among US MD (▲11%) and DO (▲37%) candidates increased over last year’s application cycle. Although overall candidate totals (▼7%) and international medical graduates (IMGs, including foreign medical graduates and U.S. citizen graduates of international medical schools, ▼21%) declined year over year, these comparisons are limited since ERAS combined data for July and August 2020 during the compressed AY 2021 application season. August numbers will help provide a clearer picture for this year’s nephrology application cycle.