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Editorial Commentary: Recruiting the next generation of infectious diseases physicians: how do we reignite the passion?
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Introduction: Infectious diseases (ID) is the most exciting medical subspecialty. We may be biased, but we are not wrong. It is disheartening that applications to ID fellowships continue to decrease; in 2016, 61% of fellowship programs did not fill through the National Resident Matching Program, up from a previous high of 51% in 2015 . As reported in this issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, prompted in part by these unfilled positions, Bonura et al assessed factors related to internal medicine residents' decisions to pursue (or not pursue) ID careers , while Melber et al evaluated contemporary microbiology education for preclinical US medical students .
Chida N, Melia MT, Ghanem KG. Editorial Commentary: Recruiting the next generation of infectious diseases physicians: how do we reignite the passion? Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jul 15;63(2):169-71. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw265.