Table 1.

Main Characteristics of the Fellowship Programs and the Career Characteristics of the 101 Study Participants.

Fellowship Parameter n (%)
Country* USA 66 (65.35%)
Canada 21 (20.79%)
European Union 13 (12.87%)
Australia and New Zealand 2 (1.98%)
Israel 2 (1.98%)

Specialty Surgical specialties 36 (35.64%)
Internal medicine and subspecialties 40 (39.6%)
Pediatrics 15 (14.85%)
Anesthesia 4 (3.96%)
Radiology 5 (4.95%)
Psychiatry 1 (0.99%)

Duration 12 months or less 8 (7.92%)
13 to 23 months 23 (22.77%)
24 months or more 70 (69.31%)

Type Research 20 (19.8%)
Clinical 42 (41.58%)
Combined 39 (38.61%)

Career Parameter n (%)

Current Position Department Director 24 (23.76%)
Deputy Director of Hospital 10 (9.9%)
Unit Director 32 (31.68%)
Senior Physician 34 (33.66%)

Academic Rank Clinical Instructor 2 (1.98%)
Lecturer 11 (10.89%)
Senior Lecturer 16 (15.84%)
Professor 27 (26.73%)

Funding Our Institution 9 (8.91%)
Host Institution 52 (51.49%)
Self-funding 28 (27.72%)
Other 12 (11.88%)

Publications (Median [IQR]) Number of Publications in PubMed 35 (15–76)
Total Citations ResearchGate§ 652 (223–1885)
*Three physicians participated in more than one fellowship program in different countries.
Cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, gynecologic oncology, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, urology, and vascular surgery.
Median length of fellowship: 2 years (IQR 1–3).
§This information was available for 62 participants.
RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2021 April; 12(2): e0011. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2021 April 29. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10432.