STAT December 7, 2022
Andrew Joseph

Tulane University touted “the chance to train in a unique & wonderful city.” The University of Colorado offered a GIF of clouds moving across the state’s stunning mountains. And Boston Medical Center said in its plea, “Come hang with us! We’re pretty cool.”

The tweets last week came from infectious diseases fellowship programs, all scrambling for doctors after a number of their positions went unclaimed during the annual “match” process. The match is when residents pursuing specialized fellowships find out where they’re headed for their next round of training, similar to how medical students match into residences.

The lack of doctors entering ID fellowships — and the ensuing shortage of these specialists — has been a concern for years, with...

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