Education & AdministrationBrain Injury Medicine Fellowship Applicant Survey Trends in the Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship Application Process Between 2016 and 2019Weppner, Justin DO; Patel, Komal DOAuthor Information From the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia (JW); and The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, Washington, DC (KP). All correspondence should be addressed to: Justin Weppner, DO, University of Virginia, 545 Ray C. Hunt Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22908-1004. This study was presented in abstract form at the 2019 Annual Assembly of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 21, 2019. Financial disclosure statements have been obtained, and no conflicts of interest have been reported by the authors or by any individuals in control of the content of this article. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: May 2021 - Volume 100 - Issue 5 - p 513-517 doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001611 Buy Metrics Abstract There is a lack of research regarding trends in the brain injury medicine fellowship match process. The objectives of this study were to (1) identify recent trends in the brain injury medicine fellowship application process, (2) provide meaningful information to future fellowship candidates, and (3) provide fellowship programs information on fellowship candidates’ values. A cross-sectional study was conducted, in which a survey was sent to brain injury medicine applicants involved in the match process from 2016 to 2019. A total of 69 surveys were distributed with a response rate of 72.5%. The median number of interviews attended increased from 3 (range = 1–10) in 2016 to 9 (range = 3–19) in 2019. Most interviews occurred from September to November, with a majority occurring in October. The three top factors applicants considered when evaluating fellowship programs included geographic location, Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education accreditation, and program “well-roundedness.” In 2016, brain injury medicine fellowship applicants ranked a median of 3 fellowships (range = 1–9), which increased to 8 (range = 2–18) in 2019. Although the number of brain injury medicine fellowship applicants has recently trended down, future fellowship applicants may need to consider an increasing applicant pool as fellowship becomes a prerequisite for brain injury medicine board certification. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.