Guide To The Match 2006


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Guide To The Match 2006

  1. 1. Guide to the Match 2006 Orientation February 1st, 2005
  2. 2. What is the Match? <ul><li>Main Match : offers PGY-1 and PGY-2 level residency training positions in most specialties. </li></ul><ul><li>Early Match : collection of specialties that operate outside the main match, earlier match process. </li></ul><ul><li>Couples Match : couples can link their program choices together so that they can be matched into a combination of programs suited to their needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Military Match : match held by the U.S. Armed Services. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Players <ul><li>AAMC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ERAS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NRMP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ROLIC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>San Francisco Match </li></ul><ul><li>AMA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FREIDA </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Resources <ul><li>Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a service which transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, Dean's Letters, transcripts, and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors using the Internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>includes many of the military match programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Resources <ul><li>National Residency Match Program (NRMP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a mechanism for the matching of applicants to programs according to the preferences expressed by both parties. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Resources <ul><li>Rank Order List Input Confirmation System (ROLIC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicants and programs enter their Rank Order Lists via the Web using NRMP code and password. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Resources <ul><li>The San Francisco Match provides matching services for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neurological Surgery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neurology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ophthalmology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Otolaryngology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plastic Surgery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Resources <ul><li>Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a database containing information on approximately 7,500 graduate medical education programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), as well as on 200 combined specialty programs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate Medical Education Directory – “The Green Book” </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Additional Resources <ul><li>Careers in Medicine </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financial Planning for Med Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strolling Through the Match </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// /student/match/ </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Participants in Main Match <ul><li>Anesthesiology </li></ul><ul><li>Dermatology </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic Radiology </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Family Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>IM/Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>IM/Physical Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>IM/Emergency Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>IM/Family Practice </li></ul><ul><li>IM/Psychiatry </li></ul><ul><li>Obstetrics/Gynecology </li></ul><ul><li>Orthopaedic Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Pathology </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>Peds/Emergency Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Psychiatry </li></ul><ul><li>Psychiatry/Family Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Medicine and Rehab </li></ul><ul><li>Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Transitional Year </li></ul><ul><li>Urology </li></ul><ul><li>All Army PGY-1 Programs </li></ul>
  11. 11. Timeline <ul><li>Now: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide on specialty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine what type of Match is involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Externships: investigate and request applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find out deadlines for submitting applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review Resource Material: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strolling through the Match, MEDCareers, FREIDA, ERAS, NRMP, USMLE </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Timeline <ul><li>Now: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin working on application materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biographical information sheet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum vitae </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal statement </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Timeline <ul><li>April - August 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with Advising Deans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters of recommendation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start working on application material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule externships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review Junior Clerkship Evaluations! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin updating info to ERAS – mid August </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Timeline <ul><li>February – April 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dean assignments: today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Advising Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Residency Program Director’s Meeting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni Association Dinner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pathways Evaluation Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Register for USMLE Step 2 CS and CK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Schedules (March) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Line up research projects for the senior year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start planning Externships </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Timeline <ul><li>Career Advising Dinner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>April 13, 2005 6:30 – 9:30 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine School Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Residency Program Directors Afternoon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 5, 2005 1:00 – 4:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DTC, Jackson Memorial Hospital </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Timeline <ul><li>September - December 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete applications and all support materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confirm receipt of letters of recommendation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dean’s letter released to all programs: 11/1/05 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule and go to interviews </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Timeline <ul><li>January - February 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit rank order list to NRMP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finish interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early and Military Match results released </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Match results released </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. UMSM Early Match Results: 2005 <ul><li>Ophthalmology: 2/2 </li></ul><ul><li>ENT: 2/2 </li></ul><ul><li>Military Match: 7/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Urology: 1/1 </li></ul><ul><li>Neurology: 6/7 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Special Issues <ul><li>The USMLE Step 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Externships </li></ul><ul><li>The Dean’s Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Couples Match </li></ul>
  20. 20. USMLE Step 2 (CK and CS) <ul><li>Check to see what the requirements are for each program you apply to. </li></ul><ul><li>If possible, take the exams early </li></ul>
  21. 21. Externships <ul><li>Reasons to go on an externship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audition for a program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audition a program / city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take advantage of a unique educational experience </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Externships: Requirements <ul><li>Must submit letter stating that you have been accepted to the program </li></ul><ul><li>Must leave contact information with the Registrar </li></ul><ul><li>Must submit an evaluation upon your return </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Evelyn Gotera for requirements </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. The Medical Student Performance Evaluation ( The Dean’s Letter) <ul><li>The content of the letter is non-negotiable </li></ul><ul><li>A confidentiality waiver is available this year (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Check your third-year clinical clerkship evaluations! </li></ul>
  24. 24. The Couples Match <ul><li>Identify yourself ASAP so we can plan orientation meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Let programs know of your intention to participate in the Couples Match. </li></ul><ul><li>Let programs know early if you have other special issues!! </li></ul>
  25. 25. Approaching the Match: BE REALISTIC! <ul><li>When considering a specialty, consider the competitiveness of the specialty and your competitiveness as an applicant. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra-curricular activities </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Match Competition in 2002 Number of US Applicants: 18,625 Number of IMG Applicants: 12,634 89.5% 94.4% 94.7/ 98.5% 90.2% 99.3% 93.8% 94.3% 79.1% 98/ 97.1% 100/ 100% 95.7 /94.9% % Filled 132 / 788 38 42433 1127 Radiology-Dx 39 21 16 41 22 15 12 25 45 20 Avg. 57 13653 354 Urology 1039 23899 1131 Surgery 2209 26253 1601 Pediatrics 569 29996 725 Orthopedics 1138 18175 819 OB/GYN 4662 69092 4569 Internal Medicine 2962 16098 1363 Family Practice 1073 / 138 28115 1106 Emergency Med 34 / 241 20581 462 Dermatology 392 / 777 19294 967 Anesthesiology Spots #Applications # USA
  27. 27. Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) <ul><li>June 11 th – 12 th , 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY! </li></ul>