Life After Residency: Fellowships and Private Practice
Our fellowship placement rate is outstanding! More than 95 percent of our residents that have applied for fellowships in the last 10 years have matched into the fellowship of their choice. Approximately 30-40 percent of our PGY-3 residents each year will pursue fellowship training.
Despite the technical label of "community" hospital – which means there is no four-year medical school physically in Charlotte – our residents have a very broad-based educational experience and patient exposure identical to the majority of "university" programs.
We offer an ACGME-approved fellowship training program in Gastroenterology. This three year training program offers two GI fellowship positions per year through the NRMP [National Resident Matching Program].
Fellowship placement: We get many questions about our rate of fellowship placement. Please see the following for details:
This data is from 2007 to 2013 (prior to 2007, most fellowships did not go through the match, so applicants accepted positions based on when they were offered, so data on choices or rank lists is not available).
- Twenty-five CMC residents registered for the fellowship match
- Twenty-three matched, one successfully scrambled into a position, and one went unmatched
- Of the twenty-three who matched through the NRMP
- Seventeen obtained their first choice
- Three obtained their second choice
- Two obtained their third choice
- One obtained a matched position lower than their third choice
Recent fellowships include:
- University of Florida – Cardiology (x3)
- Rush University Chicago – Cardiology (x4)
- St. Vincent's Indianapolis – Cardiology
- Virginia Commonwealth – Cardiology
- University of North Carolina – Endocrine
- Medical University of South Carolina – Endocrine
- Wake Forest University – Endocrine (x2)
- Medical College of Georgia – Endocrine
- Wake Forest University – Geriatrics
- Carolinas Medical Center – GI (x2)
- John Hopkins Bayview – GI (x2)
- University of South Florida – GI
- Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville – Heme/Onc
- Virginia Commonwealth – Heme/Onc
- University of Kentucky – Heme/Onc
- University of Tennessee – Heme/Onc
- Washington University – Infectious Disease
- Mayo Clinic-Rochester – Nephrology
- Vanderbilt University – Nephrology
- Wake Forest University – Nephrology (x3)
- East Carolina University – Pulmonary/Critical Care
- Medical University of South Carolina – Pulmonary/Critical Care
- Oregon Health Sciences University – Pulmonary/Critical Care
- University of Alabama/Birmingham – Pulmonary/Critical Care
- University of Florida – Pulmonary/Critical Care
- Wake Forest University – Rheumatology (x2)
- University of North Carolina – Rheumatology
- University of Utah – Rheumatology
Overall, our residents' career options have been boundless. For those residents who do not pursue fellowship training, some will enter ambulatory practice, some will become hospitalists, and some will enter academic medicine. An interesting phenomenon that we have seen is that our residents often choose to stay in the Charlotte region.
Here, you'll find a diverse community with metropolitan amenities in a friendly, smaller town environment. Because of the high quality of life here, many have chosen to remain or return to the Charlotte community. Charlotte truly is a great place to live and practice medicine!
View the career paths of our residents from 1999 to 2013!