Funding Sources and Perceived Financial Insecurity in Pediatric Subspecialty Fellowship Programs.


Yale University School of Medicine (P Weiss), New Haven, Conn. Electronic address: [Email]


Shortages of pediatric subspecialists exist in many fields with insufficient recruitment of new fellows. The current system of funding graduate medical education is inadequate. We examined funding sources for trainee salary and educational expenses in pediatric fellowship programs, effects of funding constraints, and program characteristics associated with financial insecurity as reported by fellowship program directors (FPD).


Funding,graduate medical education,pediatric fellowships,