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Michael Van Meter, Michael Williams, Rosa Banuelos, Peter Carlson, Jeffrey I Schneider, Bradley D Shy, Christine Babcock, Matthew Spencer, Yashwant Chathampally
BACKGROUND: Emergency medicine (EM) residency programs use nonstandardized criteria to create applicant rank lists. One implicit assumption is that predictive associations exist between an applicant's rank and their future performance as a resident. To date, these associations have not been sufficiently demonstrated. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that a strong positive correlation exists between the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) match-list applicant rank, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and In-Training Examination (ITE) scores, and the graduating resident rank...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Richard M Hinds, Christopher S Klifto, Amish A Naik, Anthony Sapienza, John T Capo
The Internet is a common resource for applicants of hand surgery fellowships, however, the quality and accessibility of fellowship online information is unknown. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the accessibility of hand surgery fellowship Web sites and to assess the quality of information provided via program Web sites. Hand fellowship Web site accessibility was evaluated by reviewing the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) on November 16, 2014 and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) fellowship directories on February 12, 2015, and performing an independent Google search on November 25, 2014...
August 2016: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
Katarina Karlsson, Ann-Charlotte Dalheim Englund, Karin Enskär, Maria Nyström, Ingela Rydström
: Needle-related medical procedures (NRMPs) are something that all young children need to undergo at some point. These procedures may involve feelings of fear, pain and anxiety, which can cause problems later in life either when seeking healthcare in general or when seeking care specifically involving needles. More knowledge is needed about supporting children during these procedures. AIM: This study aims to explain and understand the meaning of the research phenomenon: support during NRMPs...
July 11, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Cory M Pfeifer
PURPOSE: While other specialties traditionally utilizing a segregated clinical internship year have slowly progressed toward integrated training curricula, diagnostic radiology has been slow to adopt this path. The aim of this study was to analyze the trends in stand-alone preliminary clinical years as well as the shift toward categorical residencies currently being undertaken in other specialties. Advantages of mimicking the trends of other specialties and current integrated radiology programs are discussed...
July 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
J Mason DePasse, Mark A Palumbo, Craig P Eberson, Alan H Daniels
BACKGROUND: Based on a relatively stable match rate, several authors have concluded that the competition for orthopaedic residency positions has not changed over the past 3 decades. However, the objective measures of applicant competitiveness have not been quantified in detail. METHODS: National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) data from 2007 to 2014 for U.S. orthopaedic surgery applicants were compared with data for applicants to all specialties. Trends in the United Stated Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step-1 and Step-2 scores, publications and research experiences, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) status, and the presence of an advanced degree are reported...
May 4, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Richard E Deichmann, Laura Alder, Leonardo Seoane, William W Pinsky, G Dodd Denton
BACKGROUND: Ochsner Clinical School (OCS) is a unique partnership between Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, LA, and The University of Queensland (UQ) School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia. OCS trains physicians in global medicine and promotes careers in primary care through its unique structure. The purpose of this study was to determine how OCS graduates perform in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)-The Match-compared to applicants from other types of medical schools...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Paul Lajos, Alejandro Negrete, Reid Ravin, Michael Marin, Peter Faries
BACKGROUND: Applications to integrated (0 + 5) vascular surgery residencies have increased, while total applications have stayed relatively constant. This survey sought to document the perceptions of 0 + 5 vascular surgery applicants. METHODS: Academic faculty conducted interviews for 0 + 5 residency match at an academic medical center in preparation for the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match. Applicant pool (n = 20) perceptions were determined with surveys...
February 9, 2016: Vascular
Elizabeth E Uhlenhake, Bruce R Smoller, Hillary R Elwood, Sara C Shalin, Jerad M Gardner
BACKGROUND: Although much data have been documented on the characteristics of medical school applicants for dermatology and pathology residency programs in the United States and select medical and surgical fellowship applicants through the National Residency Matching Program, little is known about the dermatopathology applicant demographics. METHODS: We examined a 5-year pool of dermatopathology fellowship applicants from a single institution (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) and compiled background profile data of the applicants to characterize an 'average dermatopathology fellow' applicant...
May 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Scott D McCann, Jason T Nomura, W T Hillman Terzian, Michael J Breyer, Barbara J Davis
BACKGROUND: The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) application has several elements. With limited time and resources, students must prioritize the key application elements on which to focus. It is unclear if medical students applying to emergency medicine (EM) prioritize the same items as program directors. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine medical student perception of the importance of each factor of the NRMP application to an EM residency. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study approved by the Institutional Review Board at an academic tertiary care Level I trauma center...
March 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Kashyap Komarraju Tadisina, Susan Orra, Bahar Bassiri Gharb, Grzegorz Kwiecien, Steven Bernard, James E Zins
BACKGROUND: The average integrated plastic surgery applicant spends over $6000 for interviews. The average program director reviews over 200 applications per cycle. It is important to make the application process efficient and cost effective for both applicants and programs. The authors analyzed recent trends and the literature in an attempt to increase the likelihood that applicants match, suggest means of reducing applicants' costs, and improve the process. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of the National Residency Matching Program Charting Outcomes and results and data for the years 2009 to 2014 was performed...
April 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mei Liang, Laurie S Curtin, Mona M Signer, Maria C Savoia
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, the number of unfilled positions in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match has declined by one-third, while the number of unmatched applicants has grown by more than 50%, largely due to a rise in the number of international medical school students and graduates (IMGs). Although only half of IMG participants historically have matched to a first-year position, the Match experiences of unmatched IMGs have not been studied. OBJECTIVE: We examined differences in interview and ranking behaviors between matched and unmatched IMGs participating in the 2013 Match and explored strategic errors made by unmatched IMGs when creating rank order lists...
December 2015: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Michael Aronica, Ronald Williams, Princess E Dennar, Robert H Hopkins
BACKGROUND: Combined internal medicine and pediatrics (medicine-pediatrics) residencies were Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited separately from their corresponding categorical residencies in June 2006. OBJECTIVE: We investigated how ACGME accreditation of medicine-pediatrics programs has affected the levels of support (both financial and personnel), the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) match rate, performance on the board examination, and other graduate outcomes...
December 2015: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Katarina Karlsson, Ingela Rydström, Maria Nyström, Karin Enskär, Ann-Charlotte Dalheim Englund
UNLABELLED: Needle-related medical procedures (NRMPs) are often frightening and cause children anxiety and pain. Only a few studies have examined the perspectives of younger children. More knowledge is needed about younger children's experiences in caring situations such as NRMPs. AIM: The aim of this study was to explain and understand the consequences related to NRMPs from younger children's perspectives. METHODS: Participant observations and interviews with younger children who had experienced NRMPs were analysed using a lifeworld hermeneutic approach...
March 2016: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Peter J Carek, Lisa D Mims, Colleen M Conry, Lisa Maxwell, Vicki Greenwood, Perry A Pugno
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The association between a residency program director completing a leadership and management skills fellowship and characteristics of quality and innovation of his/her residency program has not been studied. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the association between a residency program director's completion of a specific fellowship addressing these skills (National Institute for Program Director Development or NIPDD) and characteristics of quality and innovation of the program they direct...
July 2015: Family Medicine
Stanley M Kozakowski, Gerald Fetter, Ashley Bentley
This article is a continuation in a series of national studies conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians that reports the performance of family medicine and other primary care specialties in the National Residency Matching Program® (NRMP) Main Residency Match, hereafter called the Match. 2015 Match data were compared to 1997, the year of the highest number of family medicine positions offered and positions filled by US seniors in the Match and 2009, the year of the lowest number of family medicine positions offered and positions filled by US seniors in the Match...
October 2015: Family Medicine
Awad A Ahmed, Emma B Holliday, Curtiland Deville, Reshma Jagsi, Bruce G Haffty, Lynn D Wilson
PURPOSE: A significant physician shortage has been projected to occur by 2025, and demand for oncologists is expected to outpace supply to an even greater degree. In response to this, many have called to increase the number of radiation oncology residency positions. The purpose of this study is to evaluate National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) data for the number of residency positions between 2004 and 2015 as well as the number and caliber of applicants for those positions and to compare radiation oncology to all residency specialties...
December 1, 2015: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Emma C Swan, Thomas E Baudendistel
BACKGROUND: Studies show postinterview communication from applicants may affect their placement on the program's National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) rank order list. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether postinterview correspondence from applicants to a residency program is associated with the applicant's subsequent position on the program's rank list. METHODS: During 2 recruitment seasons, we collected postinterview correspondence from applicants to 1 residency program...
September 2014: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Steven J Weissbart, Soo Jeong Kim, Richard S Feinn, Jeffrey A Stock
BACKGROUND: There has been an increase in the number of applications medical students have submitted for the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). These additional applications are associated with significant costs and may contribute to match inefficiency. OBJECTIVE: We explored if match rates improved in years when an increased number of applications were submitted. METHODS: We analyzed yearly published data from the NRMP and the Electronic Residency Application Service for 13 specialties...
March 2015: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Timothy Bradley, Joel M Clingenpeel, Michael Poirier
OBJECTIVES: Applicants to fellowship programs are divided into the following 2 distinct groups: the external versus internal candidate. Internal fellowship candidates did residency at the same institution they are applying to, whereas the external candidate is from another institution. Internal candidates have likely done rotation(s) within the fellowship's division and are known to faculty, whereas the external candidates are evaluated by their applications and interviews alone. Acceptance of internal fellowship candidates may be complicated by competing interests of the associated residency program and overlapping faculty who have academic roles in both training programs...
July 2015: Pediatric Emergency Care
Emma B Holliday, Charles R Thomas, Aaron S Kusano
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the experiences of radiation oncology applicants and to evaluate the prevalence of behaviors that may be in conflict with established ethical standards. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An anonymous survey was sent to all 2013 applicants to a single domestic radiation oncology residency program through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Questions included demographics, survey of observed behaviors, and opinions regarding the interview and matching process...
July 1, 2015: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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