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Report
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About
the Match*
(*But Were Afraid to Ask)
Or, the World According
to JoMo, the Program Director
Jon B. Morris, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Professor of Surgery
Letters of Recommendation
MSPE Crafted by OSA
JoMo Meetings – Reality Therapy
April
Class
Meeting #1
May
June
Class
Meeting #2
July
Aug.
Sept.
Interview
Workshop
Class Meeting
Oct.
MSPE
Released
Oct. 1
The Process (April-Nov. 2013)
Nov.
Interviews
Advocacy Call
October
November
December
January
February
Rank List Deadline
(Applicants &
Programs)
March
Match Day
The Process (Nov. – March 2014)
Rank Order List Strategy: Getting to the Top
Ranked to Match
10
20
Take Group
(3 cycles)
30
40
50
Bubble
60
70
80
DNR
• Assume a program takes 10 categorical residents.
• Assume the program interviews 100 applicants.
• The advocacy call has its greatest impact on the bubble group.
90
100
Anatomy of the MSPE
• Identifying Information
• Unique Characteristics (Two 125 word paragraphs)
• Academic History (matriculation, graduation, combined degree, repeat/remediate,
adverse actions, gaps, leaves of absence)
• Academic Progress (the “cut and paste”)
• Preclinical Basic Science
• Core Clinical
• Electives
• Combined Degree Summary
• MD/PhD Summary
• Masters Degree Summary
• Summary Paragraph
• Bottom Line
• Appendices (Module 2 and Module 4 bar graph)
Appendices
Appendix A: Basic Science Performance – 2010
Appendix B: Clerkship Performance – 2011
MSPE Bottom Line Distribution
Class of
2010
Class of
2011
Class of
2012
Class of
2013
Top of the Class
3%
4%
6%
5%
Outstanding
27%
29%
31%
38%
Excellent-Outstanding
19%
25%
33%
22%
Excellent
46%
37%
27%
32%
Very Good to Excellent
5%
3%
3%
3%
Very Good
-
2%
0
0
Good
-
-
-
-
Emerg
Med Fam Med Medicine
2013 Match
Top of Class
H 100%
H
P
Neurology OBGYN Pediatrics Psychiatry
Surgery
Mod
2
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
80%
59%
76%
95%
75%
85%
80%
93%
68%
20%
41%
24%
5%
25%
15%
20%
7%
P
Outstanding
H
H
P
P
Excellent to
Outstanding
H
H
P
32%
59%
53%
38%
71%
59%
35%
50%
71%
41%
47%
59%
29%
38%
65%
50%
29%
P
Excellent
H
H
P
3%
H
H
P
P
49%
28%
24%
4%
46%
24%
12%
30%
32%
72%
72%
90%
54%
74%
82%
70%
68%
4%
6%
2%
6%
P
Very Good to
Excellent
3%
25
50%
25%
25%
75%
75%
25%
50%
50%
100%
26%
74%
25%
50%
50%
51%
100%
22%
75%
78%
2013 Match
# Applying
Step 1 Avg
TOC
O
E to O
E
VG to E
% Matching
10%
45%
15%
30%
100%
44%
25%
31%
100%
Medicine
+5%
39
249
Pediatrics
(-3%)
16
241
Emergency Medicine
+2%
12
238
8%
25%
42%
17%
Psychiatry
+1%
9
232
10%
10%
30%
50%
Surgery
(-3%)
9
247
22%
11%
56%
11%
89%
Anesthesia
(-2%)
8
239
25%
38%
25%
13%
100%
Orthopaedic Surgery
+2%
8
245
25%
25%
50%
100%
Dermatology
nc
7
254
43%
14%
14%
100%
Family Practice
nc
5
221
OBGYN
+1%
5
221
40%
40%
20%
100%
Pathology
+2%
5
246
40%
40%
20%
100%
nc
4
249
50%
25%
25%
100%
Radiology
(-1%)
4
250
25%
25%
25%
Neurology
(-1%)
3
245
100%
100%
nc
3
256
100%
100%
Otorhinolaryngology
(-2%)
3
257
67%
33%
100%
Pediatric Neurology
----
3
248
33%
67%
100%
Plastic Surgery
+1%
3
241
MED/PEDS
(-1%)
2
235
50%
50%
100%
Radiation Oncology
(-4%)
2
251
50%
50%
100%
Urology
nc
2
237
50%
50%
100%
Medicine/Dermatology
nc
1
100%
Peds/Psych/Child Psych
----
1
100%
Ophthalmology
Neurosurgery
29%
80%
33%
33%
8%
100%
100%
20%
25%
100%
100%
100%
33%
Penn Med
Residency Match Data
Total graduates
Total residency
placements
Matching at
University Program
2012
139
137
2013
160
157
137/139 = 99%
149/157 = 94%
Matching at Penn, 2013
Number of
Students
Total
41
% of Students Matching
26%
( 8%) 2013 vs. 2012
HUP
29
18%
CHOP
10
6%
Scheie
1
1%
Penn Hospital
1
1%
Matches at Other Premier Institutions: Class of 2013
Institution
Harvard
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



Brigham and Women’s
Children’s Hospital Boston
Massachusetts Eye & Ear
Massachusetts General
Beth Israel Deaconess
Number of Students Matched
25 total
(10)
(2)
(1)
(11)
(1)
NYU
11
University of California San Francisco
7
University of California Los Angeles
6
Johns Hopkins
5
Barnes Jewish/Washington University
4
4
NYP Hospital Weill Cornell
Stanford
Temple University
Duke
4
4
Northwestern
3
3
University of Washington
3
Matches at Other Premier Institutions for
the Class of 2013
Institution
Number of Students Matched
Yale
3
Columbia
2
University of Michigan
University of Pittsburgh
2
2
Specialty Trends
2010 2011 2012 2013
Primary Care
(Internal Medicine, Pediatrics,
Family Medicine,
Medicine/Pediatrics)
41.5%
31.5%
37%
39%
22.5%
21%
21%
21%
14.3%
28%
17%
11%
Surgical
(General Surgery, Neurosurgery,
Ophthalmology, OMF, Orthopedics,
Otolaryngology, Plastics, Urology)
Competitive Subspecialties
(Dermatology, Ophthalmology,
Radiation Oncology, Radiology)
SOAP 2013
Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program
• 3 participated in SOAP in 2013:
• 2 students matched
• 1 student deferred
Why Some Don’t Match
•
•
•
•
Applied to inadequate number of programs
Disconnect between academic record and career choice
Interview Performance
Bad luck

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