by Pedram Mizani, MD, MHSA, family physician and chief clinical officer of the AmeriClerkships Medical Society
Published in Residency Program Alert* on September 2017.
September 15 marks the start of the main residency Match season. For the most part, each residency program’s highly tailored—and often subjective—residency application screening process yields a high enough number of interviewees to provide an adequate statistical probability for the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) Match algorithm to consistently fill about 95% of residency slots. However, the process and outcome for the unfilled 5% of slots that are reintroduced to residency candidates during the annual Match week’s Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program are the subject of incredible debate and anxiety.
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