The two year program can be tailored to the specific interests and career goals of each fellow. Based upon the goals for the fellow, it can provide more research and academic experience as well as more elective time to expand upon areas of interest. Fellows electing this program may also choose to participate in the UCLA Medical Education Fellowship Program. In the past few years, about half of the incoming fellows have chosen the two-year option. However, an applicant’s ranking is not affected by the intent to pursue a one year or two year training program. The decision to proceed with one or two years of fellowship training can be made after the match but before August of that fellowship year.