Chelsea Schmitt, MD, MPH, Communications Officer on the American College of Radiology® Resident and Fellow Section Executive Committee, contributed this piece.

It’s hard to believe, but the season for new fellowship applications is upon us. As many applications have recently opened, now is a great time for a refresher on the top tips for a successful process. While this primarily applies to R3s, those earlier in training, such as medical students, R1s and R2s, can benefit greatly from having this discussion early on. By learning what to expect down the line, you’ll be able to make the most out of networking and application-building opportunities you experience throughout your early career.

To start, your approach to fellowship applications may be different as your goals may be more specific in comparison to your general radiology residency application. Adding to that, information regarding each subspecialty can vary. For example, some fellowship programs may not participate in the Match.

What better way to learn more about these nuances than to hear advice from residency directors, your peers and members of the R4 class who recently completed their Match? With the process still fresh in their minds, R4s can share some of the most timely and relevant details of the process with trainees following in their steps.

With these considerations in mind, I’m thrilled to announce the next #RadResChat, happening Thursday, Sept. 1 at 8pm ET. Ashley Aiken, MD, and Carolynn DeBenedectis, MD, will moderate a timely discussion that will help residents ace the radiology fellowship application process. Join us on Twitter next week!

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