Trends in Sex and Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Applicants to Surgery Residency and Fellowship Programs

JAMA Surg. 2020 Aug 1;155(8):778-781. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1018.


This study uses the Electronic Residency Application Service database and Association of American Medical Colleges records to investigate trends in sex and racial/ethnic diversity of the applicant pool to US surgical residency and fellowship programs.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Fellowships and Scholarships / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency / statistics & numerical data*
  • Job Application*
  • Male
  • Racial Groups / statistics & numerical data*
  • Sex Distribution
  • Specialties, Surgical / education*
  • United States