Residency

Qualifications for a successful Match

Residency Program Insider, October 7, 2016

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The National Resident Matching Program recently published its set of reports documenting how applicant qualifications affect their success in the Main Residency Match. As in years past, the reports examine allopathic medical school seniors and students/graduates of international medical schools but now also cover osteopathic medical school applicants.

According to the reports, successful Match applicants:
•    Rank more programs within their preferred specialty
•    Have higher USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores if they are allopathic applicants or international medical graduates (IMG)
•    Have higher COMLEX-USA Level 1 and Level 2-CE scores if they are osteopathic applicants
•    Are members of the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha if they are U.S. allopathic medical school students
•    Are U.S. citizens if they are IMGs

Source: NRMP
 



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