Charting Outcomes in the Match

4th Edition
Prepared by: National Resident Matching Program and Association of American Medical Colleges

Characteristics of Applicants Who Matched to Their Preferred Specialty in the 2011 Main Residency Match

August 2011

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Questions about the contents of this publication may be directed to Mei Liang, Director of Research, National Resident Matching Program, (202) 778-4773 or mliang@aamc.org. Questions about the NRMP should be directed to Mona Signer, Executive Director, National Resident Matching Program, (866) 617-5834 or msigner@aamc.org. Questions about the AAMC data collections may be directed to Paul Jolly, Ph.D., Senior Director, Association of American Medical Colleges, (202) 828-0257 or pjolly@aamc.org. Copyright ©2011 National Resident Matching Program and Association of American Medical Colleges. All materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied for the purpose of nonprofit, scientific, or educational advancement. Suggested Citation National Resident Matching Program, Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011. National Resident Matching Program, Washington, DC 2011.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................... ii Tables and Charts for All Specialties Chart 1. Active Applicants in the 2011 Main Residency Match ................................................................. 2 Table 1. Number of Applicants and Positions in the 2011 Main Residency Match .................................... 3 Chart 2. Ratio - Applicants Ranking Specialty First / Available Positions ................................................. 4 Chart 3. Match Rates ................................................................................................................................... 5 Table 2. Summary Statistics ........................................................................................................................ 6 Chart 4. Median Number of Contiguous Ranks .......................................................................................... 7 Chart 5. Mean Number of Different Specialties Ranked ............................................................................. 8 Chart 6. USMLE Step 1 Scores of Matched Applicants ............................................................................. 9 Chart 7. USMLE Step 2 Scores of Matched Applicants ...........................................................................10 Chart 8. Mean Number of Research Experiences......................................................................................11 Chart 9. Mean Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications ......................................................12 Chart 10. Mean Number of Work Experiences .........................................................................................13 Chart 11. Mean Number of Volunteer Experiences ..................................................................................14 Chart 12. Percentage of U.S. Allopathic Seniors Who are Members of AOA ..........................................15 Chart 13. Percentage of U.S. Allopathic Seniors Graduating from One of the 40 Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding ..................................................................................................16 Chart 14. Percentage of Matched U.S. Allopathic Seniors Who Have a Graduate Degree ......................17 Tables and Charts for Individual Specialties Anesthesiology ..........................................................................................................................................18 Dermatology ..............................................................................................................................................31 Diagnostic Radiology ................................................................................................................................44 Emergency Medicine.................................................................................................................................57 Family Medicine........................................................................................................................................70 General Surgery .........................................................................................................................................83 Internal Medicine.......................................................................................................................................96 Internal Medicine/Pediatrics .................................................................................................................... 109 Neurological Surgery............................................................................................................................... 122 Neurology ............................................................................................................................................... 135 Obstetrics and Gynecology ..................................................................................................................... 148 Orthopaedic Surgery ................................................................................................................................ 161 Otolaryngology ........................................................................................................................................ 174 Pathology ................................................................................................................................................. 187 Pediatrics ................................................................................................................................................. 200 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ..................................................................................................... 213 Plastic Surgery ......................................................................................................................................... 226 Psychiatry ................................................................................................................................................ 239 Radiation Oncology ................................................................................................................................. 252

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Introduction
the data sources used for Charting Outcomes do not include other important applicant factors such as course evaluations, reference letters, and the Medical School Performance Evaluation. Despite the fairly strong relationship between USMLE Step scores and match success, the distributions of scores show that program directors consider other qualifications, and a high score is not a guarantee of success. Even in the most competitive specialties a few individuals with higher scores are not successful. Neither is a lower score a bar to success. In the less competitive specialties, U.S. seniors with scores slightly above passing usually match to their preferred specialties. T he data also are reassuring because they indicate that at least some programs do not employ an arbitrary cutoff or decline to consider applicants with less than excellent test performance. T he data in this report support the follo wing straightforward advice one should give to an applicant.  Rank all of the programs you really want, without regard to your estimate of your chances with those programs.  Include a mix of both highly competitive and less competitive programs within your preferred specialty.  Include all of the programs on your list where the program has expressed an interest in you and where you would accept a position.  If you are applying to a competitive specialty and you would want to have a residency position in the event you are unsuccessful in matching to a program in your preferred specialty, also rank your most preferred programs in an alternate specialty.  Include all of your qualifications in your application, but know that you do not have to be AOA, to have the highest USMLE scores, to have publications, or to have participated in research projects to match successfully. Program directors and applicants will find the tables and charts for the specialty of their particular interest later in this report. For questions, comments or more information, please contact: Mei Liang, Director of Research National Resident Matching Program Tel: (202) 778-4773 Email: mliang@aamc.org Or Paul Jolly, Ph.D., Senior Director, Special Studies Association of American Medical Colleges Tel: (202) 828-0257 Email: pjolly@aamc.org

The first edition of Charting Outcomes in the Match was published in August 2006 using data from the 2005 Main Residency Match. Starting with the 2007 edition, Charting Outcomes in the Match was published biennially, based on the Main Match of the same year. Specialties that offered 50 or more positions in a given year are included in these reports. New specialties were added, including Otolaryngology and Neurology in 2007, and Neurological Surgery in 2009. No new specialties were added to the 2011 report; however, Transitional Year was excluded this year because it is not a specialty choice. Twelve measures are incorporated in the reports. Probability analysis was introduced in 2009 to evaluate the relationship between match success and contiguous ranks and USMLE Step 1 scores. For the purposes of this report, match success is defined as a match to the specialty of the applicant’s first-ranked program, because that is assumed to be the specialty of choice. Lack of success includes matching to another specialty as well as failure to match at all. No distinction was made based on whether applicants matched to their first, second, third, or last choice. Combining data from the NRMP, the database of AAMC’s Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), USMLE scores made available by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), and other AAMC data sources, we identified twelve applicant characteristics. NBME and ECFMG have granted permission to use USMLE scores, and the National Resident Matching Program and the Association of American Medical Colleges have collaborated to produce this report. Because graduating seniors from U.S. allopathic medical schools match at higher rates than do other applicant groups, and because some of those groups contain small numbers of applicants, this report distinguishes only two types of applicants: U.S. seniors and independent applicants.1 It should be noted, however, that the independent applicant category is a heterogeneous group. Moreover, because independent applicants match to their preferred specialties at much lo wer rates than do U.S. seniors, the specialty-specific probability graphs for independent applicants are less predictive of success. Summary So me general observations apply to all of the specialties in this report. Applicants who are successful in matching to their preferred specialty are more likely to:  Rank more programs within their preferred specialty  Be U.S. seniors  Have higher USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores  Be members of AOA Although some other measures seem to be related to match success for some specialties, the relationships were not consistent enough to draw broad conclusions across specialties. In addition,
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Tables and Charts for All Specialties

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Active Applicants in the 2011 Main Residency Match
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Chart 1 shows the number of active applicants (applicants who submitted rank order lists of programs) by applicant type. U.S. allopathic medical school seniors constitute 54.1 percent of the applicants in this report. The next largest group is non-U.S. citizen students and graduates of international medical schools (21.8%). For the remainder of this report, all applicants who are not U.S. allopathic seniors will be grouped into the "independent applicants" category.

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Number of Applicants and Positions in the 2011 Main Residency Match
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Total Positions Offered 1,404 372 1,124 1,626 2,708 1,108 5,407 365 195 605 1,205 670 283 518 2,601 373 108 1,097 171 Total Number of Number of Applicants Applicants Per Position 1,612 519 1,255 2,025 3,551 1,756 7,874 434 268 755 1,509 974 364 658 2,988 484 197 1,597 211 1.1 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.8 1.5 1.2 U.S. Seniors Matched 1,095 307 883 1,259 1,265 830 2,947 302 174 360 890 621 267 267 1,734 178 74 630 154 Not Matched 41 80 36 137 40 205 171 43 28 15 57 186 45 10 78 19 94 28 27 Independent Applicants Not Matched Matched 242 56 191 330 1,000 192 1,952 44 17 210 291 47 11 192 595 174 7 402 10 234 76 145 299 1,246 529 2,804 45 49 170 271 120 41 189 581 113 22 537 20

Preferred Specialty Anesthesiology Dermatology Diagnostic Radiology Emergency Medicine Family Medicine General Surgery Internal Medicine Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Neurological Surgery Neurology Obstetrics and Gynecology Orthopaedic Surgery Otolaryngology Pathology Pediatrics Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Plastic Surgery Psychiatry Radiation Oncology

*Preferred specialty is the specialty ranked first on an applicant's rank order list, excluding preliminary programs in specialties except Transitional Year. Note: For those specialties where both exist, PGY-1 and PGY-2 positions have been combined. Source: NRMP Data Warehouse.

Table 1 provides a summary of the numbers of applicants and positions for selected specialties. Only those specialties offering 50 or more positions are included. The numbers of applicants matched by applicant type (U.S. senior and independent applicants) also are provided in this table.

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Summary Statistics
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U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=5,963) 6.3 1.3 219 223 1.5 2.7 3.3 4.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=7,491) 2.7 1.5 209 212 1.3 3.0 4.0 2.8 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Mean number of contiguous ranks Mean number of distinct specialties ranked Mean USMLE Step 1 score Mean USMLE Step 2 score Mean number of research experiences Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications Mean number of work experiences Mean number of volunteer experiences Percentage who are AOA members Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding Percentage who have Ph.D. degree Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=14,237) 10.4 1.2 226 235 2.3 3.2 2.7 6.4 15.0 34.4 4.4 11.0

Unmatched (n=1,340) 5.3 1.5 214 221 2.3 3.0 2.7 5.8 5.5 28.8 3.4 15.7

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources. Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the rank order list deadline.

Table 2 provides summary statistics by applicant type and match outcome on the 12 measures presented in this report. Data on each of these measures will be displayed graphically by preferred specialty on the following pages. Of the 12 measures, only the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 scores had significant missing data. Overall, there were Step 1 scores for 92.6 percent of applicants. Almost all of the applicants who did not have Step 1 scores were osteopathic medical school seniors and graduates who either take an alternative examination (the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination, or COMLEX-USA) or who take the USMLE exams but whose data are not shared with the AAMC. Step 2 scores were available for 83.4 percent of the applicants. In addition to missing Step 2 scores for the osteopathic applicants, only 83.0 percent of U.S. seniors had Step 2 scores. The missing data for U.S. seniors can be attributed to the fact that few medical schools require students to take and/or pass the Step 2 examination prior to the NRMP's rank order list deadline.

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In general, applicants are more likely to be successful if they rank more programs in their desired specialty. To quantify this aspect of applicant behavior, we tallied the number of programs ranked in the first-choice specialty before a program in another specialty appeared on the applicant's rank order list. Chart 4 provides the median number of contiguous ranks by preferred specialty for U.S. seniors and independent applicants who matched and did not match. The top panel shows significant variation across the specialties for U.S. seniors. Neurological Surgery had the longest average contiguous rank list for matched U.S. seniors (16) and Transitional Year (2) had the shortest. In general, U.S. senior applicants who preferred the more competitive specialties submitted longer contiguous lists. For all specialties U.S. seniors who matched to their preferred specialty had median contiguous rank lists that were longer than U.S. seniors who did not match. A similar pattern can be found for independent applicants, although their lists are shorter than the lists submitted by U.S. seniors Independent applicants who matched had longer contiguous lists compared with independent applicants who did not match to their preferred specialty. The principal message of these graphs is that applicants with longer rank order lists are more successful than those with shorter ones. The NRMP has been recommending longer lists for many years, but some applicants apparently do not heed the advice. Others may have shorter lists because they found only a few programs willing to entertain their applications or because they could not afford a large number of interview trips.

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Note: Step 1 scores are not available for the majority of Osteopathic seniors and graduates included within the independent applicant category. Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG.

USMLE Step 1 scores are a measure of a student’s understanding of important basic science concepts and the ability to apply that knowledge to the practice of medicine. Although such knowledge is only one facet of applicant qualifications considered by program directors in their selection process, it is the only one that is comparable across applicants and available during the interview season and prior to the NRMP’s ranking deadline. Overall, U.S. senior applicants have mean USMLE Step 1 scores of 225.2 (s.d. = 20.6) and independent applicants have mean scores of 212.8 (s.d. = 19.8), both well above the minimum passing score of 182. Chart 6 displays the Step 1 scores for matched U.S. seniors (top panel) and independent applicants (bottom panel) by specialty. The horizontal bars are the median values for successful applicants and the vertical lines show the interquartile ranges (the range of scores for applicants excluding the top and bottom quarters of the distribution). Scores generally are higher for the more competitive specialties, but there is substantial overlap when specialties are compared.

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USMLE Step 2 scores are a measure of an applicant's ability to apply the medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for providing patient care. Overall, U.S. senior applicants had mean USMLE step 2 scores of 234.3 (s.d. = 20.4) and independent applicants had mean scores of 215.9 (s.d. = 20.7), both well above the minimum passing score of 182. Chart 7 shows the Step 2 scores for matched U.S. seniors (top panel) and independent applicants (bottom panel) who matched by preferred specialty. The horizontal bars are the median values for successful applicants and the vertical lines show the interquartile ranges. As was the case for the Step 1 scores, the more competitive specialties have higher average Step 2 scores. For some specialties (e.g., Plastic Surgery, Family Medicine) the differences in median Step 2 scores between matched U.S. seniors and independent applicants are quite dramatic; other specialties (e.g., Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology) show only minor differences.
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Note: Approximately 20 percent of U.S. seniors did not take the Step 2 examination in time to be included in this report. Step 2 scores are not available for the majority of Osteopathic seniors and graduates included within the independent applicant category. Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG.

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The ERAS application allows applicants to self-report their participation in research projects. These experiences are not verified or evaluated and may vary greatly. Chart 8 shows the average number of research experiences by applicant type, preferred specialty, and match outcome. U.S. seniors averaged 2.3 research experiences with 85.0 percent reporting at least one experience. Independent applicants reported, on average, fewer experiences (1.4), and a smaller percentage (62.6%) listed having any research experiences.

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The ERAS application also permits applicants to list their publications. This information is self-reported and may include peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, poster sessions, and invited national or regional presentations. Some residency programs may independently verify and even review publications for applicants in whom they have an interest, but most probably do not. Many applicants report abstracts, presentations, or publications, sometimes dozens or even hundreds. In the individual specialty sections, we distinguish between no publications, 1 to 5 publications, and more than 5 publications. Chart 9 shows the average number of publications by applicant type, preferred specialty, and match outcome. U.S. seniors averaged 3.2 publications with 68.4 percent reporting at least one publication. Independent applicants reported, on average, slightly fewer experiences (3.0); however, a smaller percentage (53.9%) listed any publications. For some competitive specialties such as Dermatology, Neurological Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Radiation Oncology, independent applicants reported more publications than U.S. seniors, but this was not true for less competitive specialties like Family Medicine and Pediatrics.
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Sources: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse.

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Chart 10 shows the average number of work experiences reported on the ERAS application by applicant type, preferred specialty, and match outcome. There is little variation across specialties or within specialties (matched or not matched) for either the U.S. seniors or independent applicants. Across all specialties, however, independent applicants averaged more work experiences than U.S. seniors (3.7 versus 2.7), and a higher proportion of independent applicants (89.0% versus 85.2%) reported at least one work experience.

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Sources: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse.

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Mean Number of Volunteer Experiences
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U.S. Seniors
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Chart 11 provides the average number of volunteer experiences reported on the ERAS application by applicant type, preferred specialty, and match outcome. U.S. seniors who matched to Internal Medicine/Pediatrics averaged significantly more volunteer experiences than did unmatched seniors who preferred that specialty (7.8 versus 5.3). Matched U.S. seniors in all specialties averaged more volunteer experiences when compared to unmatched seniors in the same specialties, with several averaging at least one more experience. A similar pattern can be found for independent applicants. Matched applicants generally had more volunteer experiences when compared to unmatched applicants. Overall, U.S. seniors averaged twice as many volunteer experiences compared to independent applicants (6.4 versus 3.4), and a higher percentage of U.S. seniors (96.6% versus 80.8%) reported at least one volunteer experience.

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Sources: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse.

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Some program directors may give preference to applicants with research experience or who graduated from a research-intensive medical school. To test this assumption, we obtained data on the amount of NIH grant awards and identified the 40 schools with the highest NIH funding ($100 million or more). This measure, by definition, is limited to graduates of U.S. medical schools. Overall, 34.6 percent of matched and 30.1 percent of unmatched U.S. seniors were graduates of one of the 40 medical schools with the highest NIH funding. Chart 13 shows the percentage of U.S. seniors who graduated from those schools by specialty and match outcome. For example, 31 percent of U.S. seniors who matched in Anesthesiology were graduates of one of the 40 medical schools with the highest NIH funding and 29 percent of seniors who did not match in Anesthesiology were graduates of those schools. Plastic Surgery had the highest percentage of matched U.S. seniors who were graduates of a medical school with the highest NIH funding. Dermatology, Neurological Surgery, Pathology, and Radiation Oncology also had higher percentages of matched applicants from those schools compared to the other specialties. For all specialties except Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Transitional Year, smaller percentages of seniors who did not match to their preferred specialty were graduates of a medical school with the highest NIH funding compared to seniors who matched.

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Sources: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse.

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Summary Statistics
Anesthesiology
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=242) 7.7 1.4 229 231 1.4 2.6 2.8 4.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=234) 2.8 1.6 213 216 1.3 3.3 3.1 2.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=1,095) 13.2 1.4 226 235 2.2 2.5 2.6 6.1 8.9 31.4 3.5 10.8

Unmatched (n=41) 3.5 2.0 203 209 1.7 2.8 2.8 5.1 0.0 29.3 7.3 14.6

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Not Matched

300

200 111 100 24 0 1 2 3 4 5 24 54 21 26 21 16 17 19 6 18 7 28

2

4

4

10 8

2

12 9

2

9 10

3

9 11

0

14 12

0

8 13

0

6 14

1

2 15

2

7

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph AN-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Anesthesiology

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart AN-2

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Anesthesiology U.S. Seniors

900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

804

Matched

Not Matched

185 93 13 1 2 15 3 11 13 4 or More 2

Distinct Specialties Ranked
900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 1 2 175 133 43 65

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

18 3

25

3 4 or More

9

Distinct Specialties Ranked

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart AN-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Anesthesiology U.S. Seniors

280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 2 1 14 8 50 16
Between 191 and 200

Matched
233 247

Not Matched
210

121

119 76 22

8
Between 201 and 210

2
Between 211 and 220

2
Between 221 and 230

2
Between 231 and 240

2
Between 241 and 250

0
Between 251 and 260

0

1

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

>260

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 0 0
<= 180

Matched

Not Matched

117

5

23

35 3
Between 191 and 200

37 9
Between 201 and 210

15

20

32

33

31

50 22 20 10 8 4 2 0
>260 Score Unknown

Between 181 and 190

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph AN-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Anesthesiology

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

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Chart AN-4
200 160

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Anesthesiology U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
172 130 198

189 169

120 80 40 0 1 1 3 2 24

101 56

52 8 9
Between 201 and 210

7
Between 211 and 220

1
Between 221 and 230

4
Between 231 and 240

1
Between 241 and 250

0
Between 251 and 260

0
>260

8
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Step 2 Scores
200 160 120 80 40 0 0 3 2 23 5
Between 191 and 200

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

117

18

33 6
Between 201 and 210

37 17
Between 211 and 220

51 29 24 25 27 25 6
Between 221 and 230 Between 231 and 240 Between 241 and 250

12

8

4

4
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 251 and 260

>260

Step 2 Scores
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG.
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Chart AN-5
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Number of Research Projects
Anesthesiology U.S. Seniors
287 211 147 102 82

Matched
266

Not Matched

8 None 1

12 2

11 3

7 4

1

2 5 or More

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 72 80 73 71 55

Matched

Not Matched

41

22

22

14

9

6

11

5 or More

Research Projects
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart AN-6

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Anesthesiology U.S. Seniors

450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

410

Matched

Not Matched

194 150 94 14 None 1 9 2 7 3 3 4 60 3

187

5 5 or More

Publications

Independent Applicants
450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 109 95 33 28 32

Matched

Not Matched

27

18 3

18

9 4

13

41

53

5 or More

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart AN-7
300 250 200

Number of Work Experiences
Anesthesiology U.S. Seniors
225 220 197 158 167 128

Matched

Not Matched

150 100 50 0 None 3 1 8 2 11 3 8

1 4

10 5 or More

Work Experiences

Independent Applicants
300 250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 41 34 51 40 38

Matched

Not Matched

40

40

35

52 20 4 23

62

3

5 or More

Work Experiences
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Chart AN-8
200

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Anesthesiology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

185

150

134

140 120 107 108 72

100 49

82

62

50

36 4 None

5 1 2

0

4 3

2 4

4 5

3 6

6 7

3 8

2 9

2

6 10 or More

Volunteer Experiences

Independent Applicants
200

Matched

Not Matched

150

100 72 50 36 36 35 32

27

28

22

26

22

23

16 5

24

13 6

12 7

0 None 1 2 3 4

4

5 8

6

8 9

18 1

10

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart AN-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Anesthesiology
AOA Membership

1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 41 No 98 0 Yes 997

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 29 No 12 Yes 344 751

Matched

Ph.D. Degree
1,200 1,057 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 38 No 38 Yes 3 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 1,200 977

Other Graduate Degree

35 No

118 6 Yes

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

DM Dermatology

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Table DM-1

Summary Statistics
Dermatology
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=56) 3.9 1.3 230 235 5.4 11.2 2.8 6.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=76) 3.4 1.4 225 228 3.3 7.1 3.4 6.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=307) 9.0 2.1 244 253 3.7 7.5 2.6 7.5 50.8 43.6 9.1 8.1

Unmatched (n=80) 3.1 2.3 227 234 2.9 4.2 2.8 7.1 13.8 25.0 6.3 13.8

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart DM-1
40

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Dermatology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched
30 31 22 14 13 15 11

30 22 20 13 10 11 20 14 13 9 21

26

25

24

22

15

5

4

2 7 8

2 9

1 10

0 1 2 3 4 5 6

0 11

1 12

1 13

0 14

0 15

0

0 16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

40

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

30

28 19

20

18

10

8

9

7

5

5

3 5

6 2 6 2 2 7 0 1 8 1 1 9

3

3 10

1

2 11

2

1 12

0 1 2 3 4

0

1 13

0

0 14

0

0 15

0

0

2

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Graph DM-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Dermatology

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart DM-2
160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Dermatology U.S. Seniors

150

Matched

Not Matched

83 63 45 23 9 1 2 3 11 4 or More 3

Distinct Specialties Ranked
160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 1 2 3 5 11 5 5 0 4 or More 2 58 46

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart DM-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Dermatology U.S. Seniors

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0

Matched

Not Matched
76 65

84

28 5 9 10 9 7 14 12 19 8
Between 241 and 250 Between 251 and 260

31

1

2

4

1

0
>260

2

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 9 8 12 2
Between 211 and 220 Between 221 and 230 Between 231 and 240

Matched

Not Matched

13

13

16

11

11

9

3

5

0

2
>260

1

8

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Graph DM-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Dermatology

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Chart DM-4
100 80 60

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Dermatology U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
73 59 43 90

40 23 20 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 5 5 6 13 12 12 8
Between 241 and 250 Between 251 and 260

16 3
>260

13

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Score Unknown

Step 2 Scores
100 80 60 40 20 0 0 0 0 6 3 3 4 6 14 6

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

9

8

9

9

9

11

6

6

9

5

1

8

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Score Unknown

Step 2 Scores
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Chart DM-5
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

Number of Research Projects
Dermatology U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
92

64 46 33 15 6 None 1 2 3 17 14 14

57

17

12

4

5 or More

Research Projects
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 4 13 5 11 7 10 12 14 9 11 19 17

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

Research Projects
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart DM-6
200

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Dermatology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

181

150

100

50 17 0 None 1 2 16 25 10 25 10

26 6 3

33 8 4

30

5 or More

Publications
200

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

150

100

50 2 None 11 0 1 6 9 2 7 2 3 6 0 4 5

43

41

0

5 or More

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart DM-7
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

Number of Work Experiences
Dermatology U.S. Seniors
64 58 47 47 43 48

Matched

Not Matched

16 8

21 9 12 14

None

1

2

3

4

5 or More

Work Experiences
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 10 11 10 13 14 5 17 8 11 5 19

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

9

Work Experiences
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Chart DM-8
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Dermatology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

91

43 24 6 1 10 2 2 3 10 5 4 26 8 5 6 6 29 9 28 29 19 4 7 8 7 9 6 10 or More 21

2

2

None

Volunteer Experiences
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 6 7 1 1 9 16 7 2 6 4 3 7 6 4 5 3 5 5 8 6 6 2 7 7 3 8 4 8 9 4 8 10 or More

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart DM-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Dermatology
AOA Membership

320 280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 151

Matched

Not Matched
320 280 240
156

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding

200 160 120

173 134 60 20 No Yes

69 11 No Yes

80 40 0

Ph.D. Degree
320 280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 No 75 28 279 320 280 240 200 160 120 80 5 40 0 282

Other Graduate Degree

69 25 No Yes 11

Yes

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

DR Diagnostic Radiology

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Table DR-1

Summary Statistics
Diagnostic Radiology
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=191) 6.3 1.6 235 234 2.3 4.7 3.1 3.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=145) 2.3 1.7 222 222 1.9 5.8 3.1 2.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=883) 13.3 1.7 240 245 2.8 3.9 2.5 5.7 26.4 36.7 4.3 9.4

Unmatched (n=36) 3.4 2.3 211 214 2.0 4.1 3.1 6.1 5.6 27.8 2.8 19.4

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart DR-1
320 280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Diagnostic Radiology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

281

16 20 1

11 2

5

10 3

1

15 4

1

12 5

3

26 0 6

35 0 7

31 2 8

45 0 9

68 1 10

65 1 11

56 0 12

71 0 13

71 0 14

70 1 15 1 16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

320 280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

78 28 1 16 24 2 18 21 3 20 12 4 23 5 5 14 6 19 7 7 8 7 9 5 10 4 11 8 12 5 13 13

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

2 14

0

2 15

0

2

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Graph DR-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Diagnostic Radiology

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart DR-2

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Diagnostic Radiology U.S. Seniors

500 400 300 200 100 0

493

Matched

Not Matched

208 164

8 1 2

15 3

9

17 4 or More

4

Distinct Specialties Ranked
500 400 300 200 118 100 0 1 2 3 90 40 27 24 17 8 4 or More 5

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart DR-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Diagnostic Radiology U.S. Seniors

280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 0 3 3 3 10 5 24 6 56

Matched

Not Matched
240 209 160 115 66

5
Between 211 and 220

7
Between 221 and 230

3
Between 231 and 240

1
Between 241 and 250

2
Between 251 and 260

0
>260

0

1

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 0 0
<= 180

Matched

Not Matched

63 4 8 3 16 4 19 16 18 22 13 24 23 28 17 21 10 6 1
>260

20
Score Unknown

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG.
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Graph DR-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Diagnostic Radiology

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart DR-4
240 200 160 120 80 40 0

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Diagnostic Radiology U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
170 139 110 69 31 5 6
Between 211 and 220

226

119

0

1

1

2

5

6

13

4
Between 221 and 230

4
Between 231 and 240

3
Between 241 and 250

1
Between 251 and 260

0
>260

4
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Step 2 Scores
240 200 160 120 80 40 0 0 1 5 16 24 17 23 18 27 22 21 63 12 12 13 20
Score Unknown

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

7

10

6

7

10

2

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Step 2 Scores
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG.
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Chart DR-5

Number of Research Projects
Diagnostic Radiology U.S. Seniors

Matched
235

Not Matched

250 200 150 100 61 50 6 0 None 1 6 145

188 138 116

13 2 3

6 4

3

2 5 or More

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 34 41 42 43 34

Matched

Not Matched

30

30

18

17

14

21

12

Research Projects
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart DR-6
280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Diagnostic Radiology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

256

185 147 124 109 62 10 None 1 5 2 5 3 4 4 10 5 or More

2

Publications
280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 50 59 29 15 22 14 15 6 16 13 54

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

43

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart DR-7
240 200 160 120 80 40

Number of Work Experiences
Diagnostic Radiology U.S. Seniors
201 179 159 121 100 123

Matched

Not Matched

7 0 None 1

6 2

7 3

4 4

3

9 5 or More

Work Experiences
240 200 160 120 80 40 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 23 21 38 25 33 24 33 41 22 23 19 34

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Work Experiences
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Chart DR-8
140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Diagnostic Radiology U.S. Seniors
118 100 76 72 48 50

Matched
114

Not Matched
111

122

43 29 2 None 1 1 2 4 3 3 4 8 5 2 6 1 7 3

4 8 9

1

7 10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 28 34 31 30 29 29 10

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

22

19

10

13

8

17 6 6 2

9 8

3

2 9

6

15

7

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart DR-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Diagnostic Radiology
AOA Membership

1,000 800 650 600 400 200 0 34 No 233

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
1,000 800 600 400 200
2 Yes

Matched

559 324

0

26 No

10 Yes

Ph.D. Degree
1,000 845 800 600 400 200 0 35 No 38 Yes 1 800 600 400 200 0 1,000 800

Other Graduate Degree

29 No

83 7 Yes

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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EM Emergency Medicine

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Table EM-1

Summary Statistics
Emergency Medicine
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=330) 6.7 1.3 218 223 1.2 1.6 3.1 5.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=299) 3.2 1.6 210 212 1.1 1.8 3.8 3.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=1,259) 10.8 1.1 223 234 1.8 2.1 3.0 6.2 9.1 30.9 1.7 11.9

Unmatched (n=137) 4.9 1.5 207 214 1.8 1.8 2.9 5.8 0.7 32.8 2.2 20.4

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart EM-1
180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Emergency Medicine U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

167 145 136

114 83

122 102 66

109

69 46 14 1 27 17 17 11 3 19 27 10 4 5 31 11 6 8 7 13

5 8 9

11 10

5 11

5 12

3 13

1 14

2 15

0

0 16 or More

2

Contiguous Ranks

180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

128

55 36 26 24 34 26 24 36 10 5 20 7 6 7 30 13 22 5 8 9 27 6 17 25 6 11 3

13 12

1

8 13

1

10 14

1

3 15

0

7

5

1

2

3

4

10

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph EM-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Emergency Medicine

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart EM-2

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Emergency Medicine U.S. Seniors

1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0

1,177

Matched

Not Matched

77 1

69 2

50

11 3

9

2 4 or More

1

Distinct Specialties Ranked
1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 1 2

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

261

176 45 84 17 3 31 7 4 or More 6

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart EM-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Emergency Medicine U.S. Seniors

280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 7 6 40 154 118 212

Matched
262

Not Matched
219 158

76 16 28 34 27
Between 211 and 220

8
Between 221 and 230

7
Between 231 and 240

6
Between 241 and 250

3
Between 251 and 260

12

1

1

1

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

>260

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 2 2 14 31 19 36 17
Between 201 and 210

Matched

Not Matched

181

87 44 23 37 36 32 20 19

11

6

6

4

1
>260

1
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph EM-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Emergency Medicine

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart EM-4

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Emergency Medicine U.S. Seniors
Matched
203

Not Matched
240 218 164 142

250 200 150 100 50 0 3 1 4 6 40 102 71 21 20
Between 201 and 210

72 23
Between 211 and 220

17
Between 221 and 230

10
Between 231 and 240

8
Between 241 and 250

28 3
Between 251 and 260

0
>260 Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Step 2 Scores
250 200 150 100 50 0 0 2 12 33 51 17
Between 201 and 210

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched
181

87 38 18

24

18

21

25

26

19

15

12

18

8

4

0
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Step 2 Scores
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart EM-5
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Number of Research Projects
Emergency Medicine U.S. Seniors
337 305 270 195

Matched

Not Matched

84 34 34 32 19 3 4 10

68 8 5 or More

None

1

2

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 120 137 108 77 66 41

Matched

Not Matched

17

23

11

13

8

8

Research Projects
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Chart EM-6
600 500 400 300

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Emergency Medicine U.S. Seniors
508

Matched

Not Matched

217 200 100 0 None 1 2 3 58 164 114 34 14 7 4 73 3

183

21 5 or More

Publications
600 500 400 300 200 100 0 None 1 2 3 4 167 163 55 49

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

35

29

23

16

16

11

34

31

5 or More

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart EM-7
320 280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0

Number of Work Experiences
Emergency Medicine U.S. Seniors
247 214 155

Matched
228

Not Matched

283

132

16 None 1

27

22 2 3

28

17 4

27

5 or More

Work Experiences
320 280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 41 50 46 63 61 59 75 42 42 27 93

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

30

Work Experiences
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Chart EM-8
250 200 150 100

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Emergency Medicine U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched
210

150 129 98 57

132

138

126 95 91

50 0

33 9 None 1 8 2 13 3

14 4

13 5

16 6

14 7

6 8

10 9

10

24

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
250 200 150 100 61 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 or More 37 24 43 44 46 47 20 22 20 20 18 19 10 11 9 22

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

29

32

32

32

31

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart EM-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Emergency Medicine
AOA Membership

1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 136 No 115 1 Yes 1,144

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 92 No 389 870

Matched

45 Yes

Ph.D. Degree
1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 No 134 22 Yes 3 1,237 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0

Other Graduate Degree

1,109

109 No

150 28 Yes

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

FM Family Medicine

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Table FM-1

Summary Statistics
Family Medicine
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=1,000) 5.2 1.3 204 208 1.0 1.3 3.7 4.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=1,246) 2.6 1.5 198 202 1.0 1.9 4.5 2.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=1,265) 8.0 1.1 213 225 1.4 1.6 2.9 6.7 6.5 30.4 0.9 11.1

Unmatched (n=40) 4.7 1.4 201 205 1.2 1.4 3.7 5.0 0.0 35.0 0.0 35.0

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart FM-1
800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Family Medicine U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

64 1

13

38 2

6

59 3

68 1 4 1

116 3 5

138 4 6

136 3 7

126 3 8

106 1 9

118 1 10

90 3 11

52 12

0

45 13

0

27 14

0

18 15

0

64

1

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 209 128 209 103 82 92 47 73 36 71 20 69 736

Matched

Not Matched

21

54 8

13

43 19 9

48

13

25 11

5

22 12

7

15 13

4

14 14

3

11 15

4

23 27 16 or More

10

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph FM-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Family Medicine

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart FM-2

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Family Medicine U.S. Seniors

1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0

1,180

Matched

Not Matched

29 1

82 2

6

3 3

4

0 4 or More

1

Distinct Specialties Ranked
1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 1 2 3 201 25 93 7 4 or More 23 343 767 775

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart FM-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Family Medicine U.S. Seniors

450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 23 2 9
Between 181 and 190

Matched

Not Matched

268 217 113 10
Between 191 and 200

210 169 150 77 9
Between 201 and 210

5
Between 211 and 220

1
Between 221 and 230

4
Between 231 and 240

0
Between 241 and 250

25

0

11

0

2

0

<= 180

Between 251 and 260

>260

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 5 16
Between 181 and 190 Between 191 and 200 Between 201 and 210

Matched
360

Not Matched

392

267 219 181 122 131 93 67 54 33 47 3 3 0 0 0
>260 Score Unknown

222

21

10

<= 180

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph FM-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Family Medicine

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Chart FM-4
400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Family Medicine U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched

221 174 140 93 11 6 35 3
Between 181 and 190

182 143 85 42 139

5
Between 191 and 200

4
Between 201 and 210

4
Between 211 and 220

5
Between 221 and 230

2
Between 231 and 240

2
Between 241 and 250

0
Between 251 and 260

0
>260

9
Score Unknown

<= 180

Step 2 Scores
400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 2 25
Between 181 and 190 Between 191 and 200 Between 201 and 210 Between 211 and 220 Between 221 and 230

Independent Applicants
360 269 177 100 176

Matched

Not Matched

256

267

158 118 89

64

42

42

21

18

49 4 4 4 1
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Step 2 Scores
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG.
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Chart FM-5

Number of Research Projects
Family Medicine U.S. Seniors

600 500 400 300 200 100 18 0 None 1 10 2 383 359 283

Matched

Not Matched

139 63 6 3 3 4 0 38

3

5 or More

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
600 500 400 300 200 100 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 268 156 160 62 79 26 38 25 465 372 572

Matched

Not Matched

23

Research Projects
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Chart FM-6
700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Family Medicine U.S. Seniors
614

Matched

Not Matched

227 149 87 23 None 1 5 2 2 3 4 4 67 2 4 5 or More 121

Publications

Independent Applicants
700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 None 1 2 201 137 86 632 669

Matched

Not Matched

161 104 42 3 70 15 4 41 88

5 or More

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart FM-7
550 500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Number of Work Experiences
Family Medicine U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched

225 152

250

263 211 164

6 None 1

4 2

8 3

5 4

5

12 5 or More

Work Experiences

Independent Applicants
550 500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 101 113 151 145 183

Matched

Not Matched

516

290 175 113 129

168

162

3

4

5 or More

Work Experiences
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart FM-8
300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Family Medicine U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

284

138 96 50 3 None 1 36 2 2 8 3 3 4 4 104

149 110 116 85 97

5 5 6

2 7

6 8

2 9

0

5 10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
300 250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 or More 123 135

Independent Applicants
280 238 203 164 120 132

Matched

Not Matched

107 111

90

75

74

54

67 39 37 29 36 18

79 35

Volunteer Experiences
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart FM-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Family Medicine
AOA Membership

1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 82 1,183

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 385 880

Matched

40 No

200
0

Yes

0

26 No

14 Yes

Ph.D. Degree
1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 No 40 1,253 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 12 Yes 0 0

Other Graduate Degree

1,124

141 26 No 14 Yes

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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GS General Surgery

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Table GS-1

Summary Statistics
General Surgery
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=192) 6.1 1.1 227 232 2.1 4.1 2.8 4.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=529) 2.7 1.3 219 222 1.7 3.9 3.2 3.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=830) 11.2 1.0 227 238 2.6 3.3 2.7 6.2 13.1 32.0 2.2 13.1

Unmatched (n=205) 5.9 1.1 207 216 2.3 2.5 2.8 6.1 1.0 24.4 2.4 15.6

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart GS-1
300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
General Surgery U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

68 22 1 33 7 2 20 11 3 21 14 4 25 19 11 5 30 18 6 39 43 16 7 8 9 9 12

78 11 10

95

97 71 4 7 12 13 5 14 67 5 15 66 1

103

7 16 or More

11

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
300 250 200 150 100 50 0 1 2 3 4 5 37 18 95 58 23 15 35 19 23 264

Matched

Not Matched

7 6

15

8 7

6

6 8

8

9 9

4

7 10

3

14 11

8

9 12

0

4 13

3

6 14

1

2 15

0

8

6

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph GS-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
General Surgery

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart GS-2

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
General Surgery U.S. Seniors
804

900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

Matched

Not Matched

179 25 1 2 23 1 3 3 0 4 or More 0

Distinct Specialties Ranked
900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 1 171 92 17 2 4 3 21 0 4 or More 7 407

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart GS-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
General Surgery U.S. Seniors

Matched
198 149

Not Matched

210 180 150 120 90 60 30 0 0 3 7 20
Between 191 and 200 Between 201 and 210 Between 211 and 220

133

126

82 51 46 60 39 23 10
Between 231 and 240

59 22 4
Between 241 and 250

0
Between 251 and 260

0
>260

3

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 221 and 230

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
210 180 150 120 90 60 30 0 0 28 2 6
Between 181 and 190

Matched

Not Matched

82 61 16
Between 191 and 200

84

83

74 54 27 27 32 27 5 8
>260 Score Unknown

16
Between 201 and 210

28

24

16

21

<= 180

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph GS-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
General Surgery

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Chart GS-4
200 160 120 80 40 0

USMLE Step 2 Scores
General Surgery U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
160 119

170

113

99 65

66 26 0 3 1 8 9
Between 191 and 200 Between 201 and 210 Between 211 and 220 Between 221 and 230

28

32

44

29

21

16
Between 241 and 250

23 3
Between 251 and 260

0
>260 Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 231 and 240

Step 2 Scores
200 160 120 80 40 0 0 1 4
Between 181 and 190

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

94 74 54 29 5
Between 191 and 200

57 23 35 30

72 51 31 18 33 8 10
Score Unknown

54 27

11
Between 201 and 210

<= 180

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Step 2 Scores
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG.
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Chart GS-5
250 200

Number of Research Projects
General Surgery U.S. Seniors
190 157 159 134 107 83 52 24 48 42 19 1 2 3 4 20 5 or More

Matched

Not Matched

150 100 50 0 None

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
250 200 156 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 46 36 42 143 90 61 32 40 18 18 39

Matched

Not Matched

Research Projects
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart GS-6
240 200 160

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
General Surgery U.S. Seniors
221

Matched

Not Matched

205

129 120 80 40 0 None 1 68 37

119 80 76 42 22 11 4 5 or More

25

2

3

Publications
240 200 160 120 88 80 40 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 55 34 19 56 37 12 12 29 60

Independent Applicants
179

Matched

Not Matched

140

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart GS-7
180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20

Number of Work Experiences
General Surgery U.S. Seniors
152 125 161 132 103

Matched

Not Matched
157

39

37

30 2 3

35 22 4

42

None

1

5 or More

Work Experiences
180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 33 36 33 29 23 68 107 92 68 52 38

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched
142

Work Experiences
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Chart GS-8

Number of Volunteer Experiences
General Surgery U.S. Seniors

160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 None 1 2 3 4 28 7 35 13 16 15 74 90 94

Matched

Not Matched
149

101 88 70 53 21 26 27 20 48 34 16 10 9 10 or More

5

6

7

8

Volunteer Experiences

Independent Applicants
160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 None 1 2 3 4 25 23 18 26 106 86 68 50 21

Matched

Not Matched

49 22

47 14 5 6

37 18 24 4 7 8 19 8 9 13 13

30

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart GS-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
General Surgery
AOA Membership

900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 No 203 109 2 Yes 721

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 No 155 50 Yes 266 564

Matched

Ph.D. Degree
900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 No 200 18 Yes 5 812 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 721

Other Graduate Degree

173

109 32 Yes

No

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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IM

Internal Medicine

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Table IM-1

Summary Statistics
Internal Medicine
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=1,952) 6.5 1.3 225 228 1.4 2.5 3.5 3.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=2,804) 2.7 1.5 211 214 1.1 2.6 4.2 2.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=2,947) 9.6 1.0 226 237 2.3 3.2 2.4 6.1 15.5 37.1 5.7 10.6

Unmatched (n=171) 8.2 1.2 210 220 2.0 2.7 2.4 5.3 4.7 32.7 4.1 12.3

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart IM-1
1,500 1,200 900 600 300 0

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Internal Medicine U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

61 31 1

71 2

10

67 3

16

103 4

148 5 5 8

209 8 6

233 6 7

259 10 8

322 8 9

332 7 10

268 11 11

232 9 12

172 7 13

137 7 14

244 89 15 1 27 16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
1,500 1,200 900 600 300 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 291 205 547 173 296 172 151 152 103 1,390

Matched

Not Matched

124

65

138

73

117 8

28

94 9

21

100

35

58 13 11

75

20

69 13

5

49 6 14

37 4 15

98 47 16 or More

10

12

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph IM-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Internal Medicine

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart IM-2
3,200 2,800 2,400 2,000 1,600 1,200 800 400 0

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Internal Medicine U.S. Seniors
2,835

Matched

Not Matched

145 1

101 2

24

11 3

2

0 4 or More

0

Distinct Specialties Ranked

3,200 2,800 2,400 2,000 1,600 1,200 800 400 0

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

1,817 1,506

738 355 76 1 2 3 191 49 4 or More

13

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart IM-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Internal Medicine U.S. Seniors

600 500 400 300 200 100 0 88 23 13 21
Between 181 and 190

Matched
526 425 369 257

Not Matched
502 396 258

100 34
Between 191 and 200

24
Between 201 and 210

23
Between 211 and 220

18
Between 221 and 230

18
Between 231 and 240

12
Between 241 and 250

7
Between 251 and 260

0
>260

3

1

<= 180

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
600 500 400 300 200 100 0 4 25 62 193 121 351 524 512

Matched
448

Not Matched

387 334 279 323 287 201 128 102 45
Between 191 and 200 Between 201 and 210 Between 211 and 220 Between 221 and 230 Between 231 and 240 Between 241 and 250 Between 251 and 260

297

93 36 4
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

>260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph IM-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Internal Medicine

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Chart IM-4

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Internal Medicine U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
486 380 256 172 89 9 9 16 9 9
Between 191 and 200

500 400 300 200 100 0

470 407 363 299

19
Between 201 and 210

21
Between 211 and 220

18
Between 221 and 230

17
Between 231 and 240

18
Between 241 and 250

8
Between 251 and 260

6
>260

37
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Step 2 Scores

Independent Applicants
500 400 445 481

Matched
481

Not Matched
439 318

300 200 100 0 1

265 161 104 30 50

289 301

245

258 174 154 77 73 16

299

95

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Score Unknown

Step 2 Scores
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Chart IM-5
1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0

Number of Research Projects
Internal Medicine U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched

636 449

734 501 328 299 16 4 18 5 or More

42 None 1

40 2

32 3

23

Research Projects
1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0

Independent Applicants
1,232

Matched

Not Matched

698 564

751

338

407 196 224 70 91 4 86 99

None

1

2

3

5 or More

Research Projects
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Chart IM-6

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Internal Medicine U.S. Seniors

1,500 1,200 900 600 300 73 0 None 1 28 915

Matched

Not Matched

714 474 373

271 10 2 3 12

200 15 4 33 5 or More

Publications

Independent Applicants
1,500 1,200 900 600 300 0 None 1 282 394 188 914 1,353

Matched

Not Matched

502 253 338 144 174 86 4 128 5 or More

2

3

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart IM-7

Number of Work Experiences
Internal Medicine U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched

1,100 1,000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 None 1 2 3 4 35 35 33 25 14 29 5 or More 514 629 617 472 307 408

Work Experiences

Independent Applicants
1,100 1,000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 None 1 223 234 278 352 310

Matched

Not Matched

1,065

565 413 313 384 263 356

2

3

4

5 or More

Work Experiences
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Chart IM-8
700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Internal Medicine U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

489 391 327 237 99 10 None 1 131 12 2 13 3 25 4 17 5 24 6 19 7 14 8 8 9 334 287 274 215 163 21 10 or More

8

Volunteer Experiences

Independent Applicants
700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 None 1 2 3 4 348 292 320 259 216 653 567 472 379

Matched

Not Matched

271 150 160 122 113

79

73

51 8

94 37 21 9 32

47

5

6

7

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart IM-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Internal Medicine
AOA Membership

2,800 2,400 2,000 1,600 1,200 800 400 0

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
2,800 2,400 2,000 1,600 1,200
456

2,491

Matched

1,855

1,092

800 400
8

163 No

115 No

Yes

0

56 Yes

Ph.D. Degree
2,800 2,400 2,000 1,600 1,200 800 400 0 No 164 167 Yes 2,780 2,800 2,400 2,000 1,600 1,200 800 400 7 0

Other Graduate Degree
2,634

150 No

313 21 Yes

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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IP

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

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Table IP-1

Summary Statistics
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=44) 5.6 1.8 217 221 1.5 1.7 3.1 5.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=45) 1.6 2.2 218 217 1.3 2.2 5.1 3.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=302) 8.6 1.2 230 242 1.9 2.3 2.9 7.8 24.2 34.1 3.3 8.3

Unmatched (n=43) 3.7 2.0 219 224 2.0 2.4 2.6 7.4 7.0 39.5 0.0 11.6

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart IP-1
50 40 30 20 10 0

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched
36 25

35 26

32 26

23

23

11

9

7

9

9

11 5 3 4 5 2 6 2 7 3 8 2 9 3 10 1 11 0 12 0

12

9 0 0 14

11 0 15

10 0 16 or More

1

2

3

13

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
50 40 30 20 10 0 1 2 3 11 5 2 3 0 1 4 3 4 5 0 1 6 0 2 7 1 38

Matched

Not Matched

5 0 8

3 9

0

3 10

1

2 11

0

1 12

0

2 13

0

0 14

0

1 15

0

0

0

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph IP-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart IP-2

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics U.S. Seniors

250 200 150 100

236

Matched

Not Matched

60 50 10 0 1 2 26 6 3 6 0 4 or More 1

Distinct Specialties Ranked
250 200 150 100 50 18 0 1 2 16

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

19

15

5 3

7

2 4 or More

5

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart IP-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics U.S. Seniors

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

Matched
64

Not Matched

56 44 33 47 30 12 0
Between 241 and 250

13 2 0 1 5 5
Between 191 and 200

8

5
Between 211 and 220

8

6
Between 231 and 240

3
Between 251 and 260 >260

3

0

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 201 and 210

Between 221 and 230

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 0 3 3 3 5 4 8 4 2 4 7 5 19 10 2 2 0 1 0
>260

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

7 0
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph IP-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Chart IP-4
60 50 40 30

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
44 35 22 46

52 46 40

20 10 0 0 0 0 1 8 5 9 7 4
Between 211 and 220

8 2
Between 221 and 230

11 4
Between 251 and 260

0
Between 231 and 240 Between 241 and 250

1
>260 Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Step 2 Scores
60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 0 2 2 9 3 4 2
Between 201 and 210

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

19 6 9 4 4 4 7 7 2 0 1 1 0
Score Unknown

3

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 211 and 220

Step 2 Scores

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

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Chart IP-5
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

Number of Research Projects
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics U.S. Seniors
86 73 58 40 22 10 8 1 2 10 8 3 4 4 23 3 5 or More

Matched

Not Matched

None

Research Projects
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 16 22 13 7 5 11 1 3 1 8 4 3

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

1

1

5 or More

Research Projects
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart IP-6

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics U.S. Seniors

125 100 75 50 25 0

118

Matched

Not Matched

50

41 29 7 17 3 2 3 4 4 1

47

20

8 5 or More

None

1

Publications
125 100 75 50 25 0 None 1 2 3 20 21 5 5 7 6 6 3 1 4 1 5 9

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

5 or More

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart IP-7

Number of Work Experiences
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics U.S. Seniors
Matched
69 61 50 31 33 58

Not Matched

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1

9

9

7 2 3

4 4

5

9

5 or More

Work Experiences
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 6 3 7 3 6 7 8 8 5 5 19 12

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Work Experiences
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Chart IP-8
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

91

7

1

8 1

13 1 2 4

20 2 3

26

29

35 22 7 5 6 1 7 2

28

23 13 3 8 9 5 10 or More

4 4

None

Volunteer Experiences
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 6 3 8 5 5 5 7 8 7

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

3

4

4

4

3

2

2 7

2

4 8

4

3 9

0

4

2

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart IP-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
AOA Membership

300 250 200 150 100 50 0 40 3 No Yes 229

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
300 250 200 150
73

Matched

199

100 50 0 No 26

103

17 Yes

Ph.D. Degree
300 250 200 150 100 50 0 43 10 No Yes 0 292 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 277

Other Graduate Degree

38

25 Yes

5

No

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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NS Neurological Surgery

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Table NS-1

Summary Statistics
Neurological Surgery
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=17) 6.3 1.4 232 229 3.4 11.1 3.5 3.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=49) 3.3 1.7 226 222 2.5 9.6 2.8 2.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=174) 15.2 1.1 239 241 3.4 7.4 2.5 5.8 25.3 44.8 10.3 14.4

Unmatched (n=28) 7.5 1.4 218 221 3.0 4.0 3.1 3.8 0.0 35.7 14.3 3.6

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart NS-1
100 80 60 40 20 0 2

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Neurological Surgery U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched
88

1 1

0 2

3

2 3

1

2 4

3

0 5

5

0 6

3

5 7

2

4 8

1

9 0 9

14 4 10 0 11 1

11

4

9 0 13

10 1 14

14 0 15 3 16 or More

12

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
100 80 60 40 20 4 0 1 19 2 2 9 2 3 7 0 4 2 0 5 4 2 6 1 2 7 0

Matched

Not Matched

2 8

3

0 9

3

0 10

0

0 11

0

0 12

0

1 13

0

0 14

0

0 15

0

2

1

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph NS-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Neurological Surgery

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart NS-2

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Neurological Surgery U.S. Seniors

180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0

164

Matched

Not Matched

19

10 2

8

0 3

1

0 4 or More

0

1

Distinct Specialties Ranked
180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 1 2 12 28 4 13 1 3 7 0 4 or More 0

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart NS-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Neurological Surgery U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
32 35 37 34

50 40 30 20 10 0

16 8 1 2 0 1 3 2 3
Between 201 and 210

7

6

7

5

2
Between 241 and 250

0
Between 251 and 260

0
>260

1

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

50 40 30 20 10 0

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

8 0 0 1 2 1 1 1
Between 201 and 210

8 2
Between 211 and 220

2

6

9 3
Between 231 and 240

4

7 2

3

1
>260

1

0

4

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 221 and 230

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores
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Graph NS-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Neurological Surgery

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

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Chart NS-4
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Neurological Surgery U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
72

26 16 0 1 1 1 1 2 7 3 9 3 8 2 5
Between 231 and 240

19 5
Between 241 and 250

15 0 0
>260

6
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 251 and 260

Step 2 Scores
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 3 4 2 8 3 8 5 7 1 6 0 2 2 1 0 4

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Step 2 Scores

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Score Unknown

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Chart NS-5
60

Number of Research Projects
Neurological Surgery U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

42 40 37 31

41

20 6 0 None

17 7 5 6

3 1

3 2

4 4

3

5 or More

Research Projects
60

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

40

20 8 3 0 None 1 1 11 3 2 10 4 3 8 2 4 5 7

4

5 or More

Research Projects
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Chart NS-6
100 80 60 40 20 0

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Neurological Surgery U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

95

14 2 None

17 6 1

17 2 2

18 6 3

13 2 4

10

5 or More

Publications
100 80 60 40 20 0 2 None 4 0 1 3 1 2 5 1 3 4 0 4 3 5 or More

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

30 13

Publications
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Chart NS-7
50 40 30 20 10 0

Number of Work Experiences
Neurological Surgery U.S. Seniors
44

Matched

Not Matched

31

28

27 21 23

5

2 1 2

4 3

6

4 4

7

None

5 or More

Work Experiences
50 40 30 20 10 3 0 None 1 2 9 2 9 2 12 6 0 3 4 4 6 2 5 or More 11

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Work Experiences
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Chart NS-8

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Neurological Surgery U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched
26

30 23 20 20 14 10 9 3 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 3 5 3 3 5 1 2 1 0 14 16 23

13

7

9

2 10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
30

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

20

18

10 3 0 None 1 4

8 4 4 1 2 3 5 1 4

6 2 5 2 1 6 3 0 7 2 0 8 1 0 9 0 1 0

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart NS-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Neurological Surgery
AOA Membership

160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 0 No Yes 28 44 130

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 No 18 Yes 10 96 78

Matched

Ph.D. Degree
160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 No 24 156 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 18 4 Yes 20 0 149

Other Graduate Degree

27

25 1

No

Yes

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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N

Neurology

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Table N-1

Summary Statistics
Neurology
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=210) 6.3 1.6 224 227 1.9 4.9 3.4 3.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=170) 2.1 1.9 216 216 1.9 5.9 3.9 2.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=360) 10.2 1.2 225 233 2.9 4.2 2.4 5.6 11.9 32.5 11.9 15.3

Unmatched (n=15) 5.1 2.0 212 209 2.2 1.7 4.0 5.2 0.0 26.7 6.7 26.7

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart N-1
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 4

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Neurology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

46 30 8 2 8 3 9 4 14 1 5 0 6 17 0 7 1 8 0 9 0 10 1 11 2 12 0 13 36 36 34 26 22 0 14 0 15

38 18 14 0 1 16 or More

4 1

3

2

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 28 21 41 21 7 19 7 1 7 18 1 91

Matched

Not Matched

15 15

15

17 0 8

9 9

4

11 2 10

7 11

0

8 12

1

8 13

0

3 14

0

4 15

0

6

0

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph N-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Neurology

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart N-2
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Neurology U.S. Seniors
284

Matched

Not Matched

66 6 1 2 5 8 3 2 1 4 or More 2

Distinct Specialties Ranked
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 1 2 3 112 66 68 66 24 28 5 4 or More 9

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart N-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Neurology U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
71 49 56 62 50

100 80 60 40 20 0

16 1 0 2
Between 181 and 190

20 4
Between 191 and 200

25 2
Between 201 and 210

1
Between 211 and 220

4
Between 221 and 230

10 0
Between 231 and 240

1
Between 241 and 250

1
Between 251 and 260

0
>260

0

0

<= 180

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

100 80 60 40 20 0

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

52 32 23 11 23 32 34 40 19

26 9 0 0
Between 181 and 190 Between 191 and 200 <= 180

14

11

13

12

8

15 4 2 0
>260 Score Unknown

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph N-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Neurology

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Chart N-4
70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Neurology U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
51 57 46 34 28 63

32

31

1

1

6

11 2 1
Between 191 and 200

1
Between 201 and 210

3
Between 211 and 220

2
Between 221 and 230

0
Between 231 and 240

0
Between 241 and 250

1
Between 251 and 260

0
>260

4
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Step 2 Scores
70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 2 2
Between 181 and 190 Between 191 and 200 Between 201 and 210 Between 211 and 220 Between 221 and 230 Between 231 and 240 Between 241 and 250

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched
52

32 21 11 26 17

27

30

27

28 22

23 10 10 2
Between 251 and 260

16

15 5 2
Score Unknown

<= 180

>260

Step 2 Scores

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Chart N-5
100 80 60 40 20

Number of Research Projects
Neurology U.S. Seniors
77 60 48 32

Matched

Not Matched
78 65

3 0 None 1

2 2

4 3

3 4

2

1 5 or More

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
100 80 60 40 20 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 57 54 36 37

Matched

Not Matched

50

30

25

30 16 7 21 17

Research Projects
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart N-6
150

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Neurology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched
113

100

83

50

51

46

40 27

9 0 None 1

3 2

0 3

0 4

0

3 5 or More

Publications
150

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

100 74 55 50 26 15 0 None 1 2 3 4 19 18 12 17 13 66 62

3 5 or More

Publications
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Chart N-7
100 80

Number of Work Experiences
Neurology U.S. Seniors
82 67 63

Matched

Not Matched

60 40 20 0 None 2 1 2 2 2

61 51 36

3 3 4

1

5 5 or More

Work Experiences
100 80 60 40 20 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 22 19 38 29 25 21 35 24 58 59

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

28

22

Work Experiences
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Chart N-8
60 50 40 30 20 10 19

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Neurology U.S. Seniors
51 46 36 24 28 38 30 21 17

Matched

Not Matched
50

2 0 None 1

1 2

0 3

2 4

2 5

2 6

2 7

0 8

0 9

2

2 10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 38 40 36 30 24

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

34

30

26

30 21 12 12 12 7

8 1 3 8 2

4 9

7 2 1 10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart N-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Neurology
AOA Membership

350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
350 300 250 200 150 100
43

317

Matched

243

117

15 No Yes

50
0

0

11 No Yes

4

Ph.D. Degree
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 No 43 14 Yes 1 317 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 305

Other Graduate Degree

55 11 No Yes 4

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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OB Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Table OB-1

Summary Statistics
Obstetrics and Gynecology
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=291) 8.2 1.2 218 223 1.5 2.1 3.0 5.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=271) 2.8 1.5 206 212 1.2 2.9 3.8 3.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=890) 11.0 1.0 220 233 2.2 2.4 2.9 7.5 10.8 30.6 1.3 14.9

Unmatched (n=57) 5.4 1.2 202 210 2.2 2.2 2.3 6.3 3.5 24.6 7.0 12.3

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart OB-1
150

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Obstetrics and Gynecology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched
126

100

88 54

100

100 82 68

92

50 6 0 1 2 3 4 11 10 6 14 7

50 29 5 4 5 5 6 29 5 7 4

36 6 8 9 3 10 3 11 2 12 1 14 15 1 16 or More

0 13

0

0

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
150 126 100 57 50 31 16 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 14 31 22 25 8

Matched

Not Matched

12

15 12

21

10

18 4 8

17 1 9

19 1 10

22 2 11

17 1 12

11 13

13 0 14

25 1 5 15 2 3 16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph OB-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Obstetrics and Gynecology

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart OB-2
1,000 800 600 400 200

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Obstetrics and Gynecology U.S. Seniors
866

Matched

Not Matched

47 0 1

22 2

9

2 3

1

0 4 or More

0

Distinct Specialties Ranked
1,000 800 600 400 238 200 0 1 2 181 44 61 6 3 19 3 4 or More 8

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart OB-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Obstetrics and Gynecology U.S. Seniors

200

Matched
168 178

Not Matched

150 97

141

137

100

77 38 9 6 9
Between 181 and 190

50

40 17
Between 191 and 200

12
Between 201 and 210

0
<= 180

4
Between 211 and 220

4
Between 221 and 230

2
Between 231 and 240

1
Between 241 and 250

0
Between 251 and 260

4

2
>260

1

0

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores
200

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

150 122 100 56 50 0 4 7
Between 181 and 190

56 28 35 29 39 23 20 14 14 8 5 3 0 0
>260 Score Unknown

38 21

40

0

<= 180

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph OB-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

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Chart OB-4

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Obstetrics and Gynecology U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
190

200 160 120 80 40 0 0 4 7 3 33 12
Between 191 and 200

135 99 64

140 97 74 51

7
Between 201 and 210

6
Between 211 and 220

9
Between 221 and 230

3
Between 231 and 240

2
Between 241 and 250

1
Between 251 and 260

2
>260

8
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Step 2 Scores
200 160 120 80 40 0 0 1 3
Between 181 and 190

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

122

31

44 15
Between 191 and 200

37

46 23

36

29

29

27

40 22 21 19 11 3 3 0
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Step 2 Scores
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG.
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Chart OB-5

Number of Research Projects
Obstetrics and Gynecology U.S. Seniors

250 200 150 100 50 14 0 None

Matched
221 225

Not Matched

145 120 91 88

10 1 2

14 3

6 4

4

9 5 or More

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 98 116 71 70

Matched

Not Matched

57

44

34

17

19

10

12

14

Research Projects
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Chart OB-6

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Obstetrics and Gynecology U.S. Seniors

350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

324

Matched

Not Matched

147 117 91 52 24 None 1 7 2 6 3 10 4 0

159

10 5 or More

Publications
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 56 40 30 27 20 20 13 16 37 49 135 119

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart OB-7
250

Number of Work Experiences
Obstetrics and Gynecology U.S. Seniors
207

Matched

Not Matched

200 150 112 100 50 12 0 None 1 2 3 4 12 10 11 4 150 140 100

181

8 5 or More

Work Experiences
250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 35 52 27 33 50 47 50 46 44 60 36

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

82

Work Experiences
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Chart OB-8
250 200 150 100 50

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Obstetrics and Gynecology U.S. Seniors
250

Matched

Not Matched

52 13 3 17 1 2 2 7

63

82

96

84

103 71 59 6 9 11 10 or More

6 3 4

0

1 5

9 6

7 7

3 8

2

None

Volunteer Experiences

Independent Applicants
250 200 150 100 56 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 26 21 54 34 36 47 26 33

Matched

Not Matched

25

26

22 5

23

39 14 6 14 7 9 15 8 7 13 9 5 17 10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart OB-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Obstetrics and Gynecology
AOA Membership

1,000 800 600 400 200 55 0 No 794

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
1,000 800 600 400 272
96 2 Yes

Matched

618

200 43 0 No Yes 14

Ph.D. Degree
1,000 878 800 600 400 200 53 0 No 12 Yes 4 800 600 400 200 757 1,000

Other Graduate Degree

133 50 7 Yes

0

No

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

ORS Orthopaedic Surgery

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Table Summary Statistics ORS-1 Orthopaedic Surgery
U.S. Seniors Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree Matched (n=621) 11.5 1.1 240 245 2.9 4.5 2.7 6.3 27.1 37.4 2.4 10.3 Unmatched (n=186) 5.7 1.3 225 231 2.8 3.0 2.7 5.5 5.9 25.8 1.6 18.3 Independent Applicants Matched (n=47) 5.1 1.3 230 232 3.5 5.0 3.1 5.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=120) 2.9 1.6 220 223 2.5 6.0 2.6 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty ORS-1 Orthopaedic Surgery
U.S. Seniors
125 100 75 50 25 6 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 25 13 6 10 27 18 23 22 19 46 28 11 13 11 47 36 9 14 8 49 41

Matched

Not Matched

117

58

50

50

37

3

4

3

0

3 16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
125 100 75 50 25 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 20 5 3

Matched

Not Matched

61

11

12

6

6

3

6

4

1

4 7

3

4 8

4

1 9

1

1 10

2

1 11

0

1 12

1

1 13

0

0 14

0

0 15

0

2

3

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks ORS-1 Orthopaedic Surgery
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked ORS-2 Orthopaedic Surgery
U.S. Seniors
600 500 400 300 200 100 0 1 2 136 39 43 5 3 6 0 4 or More 0 577

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
600 500 400 300 200 100 0 1 2 69 14

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

33

36

0 3

12

0 4 or More

1

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart USMLE Step 1 Scores ORS-3 Orthopaedic Surgery
U.S. Seniors
180 150 120 90 60 30 0 0 3 2 4 10 12 23 42 5 85 43 28 10
Between 211 and 220 Between 221 and 230 Between 231 and 240 Between 241 and 250 Between 251 and 260

Matched

Not Matched
154 164

111

33

34

35

3
>260

3

3

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

180 150 120 90 60 30 0

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

0

0

0

8

15 0
Between 191 and 200

6

17

4

16

18

18

5

15

6

14

5

8

1

0
>260

2

9

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Graph Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score ORS-2 Orthopaedic Surgery
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
260 280

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

240

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart USMLE Step 2 Scores ORS-4 Orthopaedic Surgery
200 160 120 87 80 40 0 0 0 0 1 3 10 7 8 44 17 24 27 34 26 7
Between 221 and 230 Between 231 and 240 Between 241 and 250 Between 251 and 260

U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

194

106

95 68 38 11
>260 Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Step 2 Scores
200 160 120 80 40 0 0 0 0 5 4 10 2
Between 201 and 210

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

18

5

16

10

23

9

14

8

16

4

6

3

3

2

9

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Score Unknown

Step 2 Scores
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG.
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart Number of Research Projects ORS-5 Orthopaedic Surgery
U.S. Seniors
200 160 120 80 40 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 30 37 15 51 37 17 29 105 87 150

Matched

Not Matched

137 112

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
200 160 120 80 40 0 1 None 27 10 1 9 2 32 9 3

Matched

Not Matched

17

17

6 4

13

12

14

5 or More

Research Projects
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications ORS-6 Orthopaedic Surgery
U.S. Seniors
250 200 150 113 100 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 55 24 28 96 96 54 17 57 17 45

Matched

Not Matched
205

Publications
250 200 150 100 50 8 0 None 1 49 29 10 16 3 2 11 2 3 11 4 4 4 20 5 or More

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart Number of Work Experiences ORS-7 Orthopaedic Surgery
U.S. Seniors
150 130 120 90 60 34 30 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 26 33 40 18 35 89 76 112 113 101

Matched

Not Matched

Work Experiences
150 120 90 60 30 6 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 25 4 12 29 6 16 9 13 10

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

18

19

Work Experiences
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart Number of Volunteer Experiences ORS-8 Orthopaedic Surgery
U.S. Seniors
120 100 80 60 40 20 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 or More 20 9 21 14 35 15 21 68 89 71 67 52 27 51 40 19 18 19 24 12 8

Matched

Not Matched
107

Volunteer Experiences

Independent Applicants
120 100 80 60 40 20 3 0 None 1 2 3 4 20 3 7 4 14 14 4

Matched

Not Matched

18 7 5

5

10

7 6

8

6 7

10

2 8

4

2 9

2

4

13

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors ORS-9 Orthopaedic Surgery
AOA Membership
700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 11 No Yes 175 168 453

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 No Yes 138 48 389 232

Matched

Ph.D. Degree
700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 15 No Yes 3 183 606 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 557

Other Graduate Degree

152 64 No Yes 34

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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173

Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

OTO Otolaryngology

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174

Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Table Summary Statistics OTO-1 Otolaryngology
U.S. Seniors Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree Matched (n=267) 11.7 1.1 243 250 3.5 5.1 2.7 7.0 41.6 38.6 3.7 9.7 Unmatched (n=45) 6.1 1.4 232 235 3.3 3.0 2.5 6.3 11.1 31.1 2.2 11.1 Independent Applicants Matched (n=11) 6.5 1.2 231 240 3.7 4.9 2.5 5.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=41) 3.2 1.6 220 225 2.6 6.6 3.7 4.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty OTO-1 Otolaryngology
U.S. Seniors
60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1 1 5 6 2 2 7 1 3 11 5 4 5 5 5 6 5 10 2 7 8 11 1 9 10 3 10 3 11 2 12 1 13 0 14 2 15 2 0 16 or More 24 18 22 32 34

Matched

Not Matched
49

17

16

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1 2 20 7 1 2 0 3

Matched

Not Matched

3

1 4

3

1 5

0

2 6

4

1 7

0

0 8

0

2 9

0

0 10

1

0 11

2

0 12

0

0 13

0

0 14

0

0 15

0

1

1

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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176

Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Graph Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks OTO-1 Otolaryngology
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked OTO-2 Otolaryngology
U.S. Seniors
250 200 150 100 50 0 1 2 29 241

Matched

Not Matched

25

15

1 3

1

0 4 or More

0

Distinct Specialties Ranked
250 200 150 100 50 9 0 1

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

21 2 2

15

0 3

5

0 4 or More

0

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart USMLE Step 1 Scores OTO-3 Otolaryngology
U.S. Seniors
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3 3 6 2 4
Between 221 and 230 Between 231 and 240

Matched

Not Matched
72 67 54

31 17 10 1
Between 241 and 250 Between 251 and 260

32

3
>260

1

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

0

0

0

6

2

5

1

4

1

3

1

6

1

7

3

6

0

3

2
>260

0

0

1

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Graph Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score OTO-2 Otolaryngology
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
260 280

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

240

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart USMLE Step 2 Scores OTO-4 Otolaryngology
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 11 1
Between 211 and 220 Between 221 and 230

U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

78

51

55 41

23 8 8 7
Between 231 and 240

4
Between 241 and 250

7
Between 251 and 260

13 1
>260 Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Step 2 Scores
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 8 1
Between 201 and 210

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

0

3

9 1
Between 221 and 230

0

6

5

4

0

2

2

3

1

1

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 211 and 220

Step 2 Scores

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Score Unknown

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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart Number of Research Projects OTO-5 Otolaryngology
U.S. Seniors
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 3 2 7 7 26 10 3 16 55 49

Matched

Not Matched
63

71

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1 None 4 1 1 10 2 2 10 1 3

Matched

Not Matched

6

2 4

4

4

7

5 or More

Research Projects
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications OTO-6 Otolaryngology
U.S. Seniors
120 100 80 60 40 20 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 19 12 31 6 40 34 24 6 7 5 9

Matched

Not Matched

119

Publications
120 100 80 60 40 20 0 1 None 19 6 4 1 8 2 2 2 1 3 3 1 4 3 2 5 or More

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart Number of Work Experiences OTO-7 Otolaryngology
U.S. Seniors
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 9 10 11 4 38 47 43 31 44 64

Matched

Not Matched

8

3

Work Experiences
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1 None 5 2 1 5 3 2 6 3 3 6 0 4 11 2 5 or More

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

8

Work Experiences
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Chart Number of Volunteer Experiences OTO-8 Otolaryngology
U.S. Seniors
70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 5 10 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 4 4 5 6 18 27 21 13 4 7 4 8 2 9 31

Matched

Not Matched
62

30

26 19 18 8 2 10 or More

None

Volunteer Experiences
70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 None 10 1 1 4 3 2 3 1 3 2 2 4 5 4 5 3 6 3 7 2 8 3 4

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

1

0

0

0

0 9

1

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors OTO-9 Otolaryngology
AOA Membership
280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 No 40 5 Yes 156 111

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 No 31 Yes 14 164 103

Matched

Ph.D. Degree
280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 No 44 10 Yes 1 257 280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 241

Other Graduate Degree

40

26 Yes

5

No

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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PTH Pathology

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Table Summary Statistics PTH-1 Pathology
U.S. Seniors Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree Matched (n=267) 8.9 1.0 226 233 2.5 4.6 3.0 4.6 10.9 40.4 17.2 10.5 Unmatched (n=10) 4.5 1.2 195 203 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.3 0.0 30.0 10.0 0.0 Independent Applicants Matched (n=192) 5.7 1.2 224 225 2.0 6.9 2.9 3.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=189) 3.0 1.4 212 210 1.7 7.0 2.9 2.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart PTH-1
100 80 60 40 20 0

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Pathology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

33 9 0 3 4 13 0 5 18 0 6 18 0 7 20 1 8 1 9 24 0

30

25

19 0 0 12

6 1

4

8 2

12 0 13

12 0 14

3

0 10 11

6 15

14 0 1 16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
100 80 60 40 20 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 33 23 38 23 24 12 4 21 4 8 1 8 7 2 98

Matched

Not Matched

17 2 8

9 9

2

9 0 10

5 11

3

6 12

0

4 13

0

7 14

0

3 15

1

4

10

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph PTH-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Pathology

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart PTH-2
300 250 200 150 100 50

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Pathology U.S. Seniors
257

Matched

Not Matched

9 0 1

9 2

0

1 3

1

0 4 or More

0

Distinct Specialties Ranked
300 250 200 159 150 100 50 0 1 2 3 26 144

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

21

10

9

2 4 or More

8

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart PTH-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Pathology U.S. Seniors

60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1 7 2 26 28 39

Matched
48

Not Matched
54

30 22 11

4

1
Between 191 and 200

0
Between 201 and 210

2
Between 211 and 220

1
Between 221 and 230

0
Between 231 and 240

0
Between 241 and 250

0
Between 251 and 260 >260

0

1

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

36 23 18 13 8 0 2
Between 181 and 190 Between 191 and 200

36 31 25 23 24

38

34 23 16 7 7 2 10 4
>260

1
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph PTH-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Pathology

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

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Chart PTH-4
50 40 30 20 10

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Pathology U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
37 38 38 39

35

34

21 10 2 1 0 2 1
Between 191 and 200

13 3
Between 201 and 210

0

1
Between 211 and 220

0
Between 221 and 230

0
Between 231 and 240

1
Between 241 and 250

0
Between 251 and 260

0
>260

1
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Step 2 Scores
50 40 30 20 10 0 0
<= 180 Between 181 and 190 Between 191 and 200 Between 201 and 210 Between 211 and 220 Between 221 and 230 Between 231 and 240 Between 241 and 250

Independent Applicants
35 29 25 18 7 9 18 22

Matched

Not Matched
34

30 24 25 25 20 14 16 12 6 2
Between 251 and 260

10 0
>260 Score Unknown

Step 2 Scores
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Chart PTH-5

Number of Research Projects
Pathology U.S. Seniors

Matched
54 52

Not Matched
54

60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 40

31

36

5 1 2

0 3

2 4

1

1 5 or More

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 49 59

Matched
44

Not Matched

40

37

35 27

34 21 14 12 9

Research Projects
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Chart PTH-6

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Pathology U.S. Seniors

100 80 60 43 40 20 4 0 None 1 2 2 29 73

Matched

Not Matched
87

21 1 3 2

14 0 4 1 5 or More

Publications
100 80 60 40 20 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 15 19 17

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

88

87

53

52

11

9

9

10

11

Publications
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Chart PTH-7
60 50 40 30 20 10 0

Number of Work Experiences
Pathology U.S. Seniors
56 47

Matched

Not Matched

59

44

31

30

1 None 1

4 2

2 3

1 4

1

1 5 or More

Work Experiences
60

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

50 41 34 30 22 20 None 1 2 3 4 29 31 43

40

36

37

39

30

22

17 5 or More

Work Experiences
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Chart PTH-8
70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Pathology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

36 27 20

39 26 27 18 3 4 5 19 15 0 7 8 0 9 29

11 0 1 10 or More

3 None 1

0 2

1 3

2

0 6

0

Volunteer Experiences

Independent Applicants
70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 4 48 42 31 24 25 24 24 17 61

Matched

Not Matched

14

14 4 5 6 6

9

8

5 7

6 8

2

5 9

9 1 2 10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart PTH-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Pathology
AOA Membership

240 200 160 120 80 40

238

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
240 200 160 120 80
29

Matched

159 108

10 0 No Yes

40
0

0

7 No Yes

3

Ph.D. Degree
240 200 160 120 80 40 9 0 No Yes 46 1 221 240 200 160 120 80 40 239

Other Graduate Degree

10 0 No

28 0 Yes

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

PD Pediatrics

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Table PD-1

Summary Statistics
Pediatrics
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=595) 6.7 1.2 217 221 1.3 2.0 3.2 5.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=581) 2.5 1.5 204 209 1.2 2.7 3.9 3.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=1,734) 9.6 1.0 221 234 2.0 2.4 2.7 7.4 11.6 33.6 4.2 8.9

Unmatched (n=78) 6.8 1.1 206 215 1.6 2.1 2.8 6.7 1.3 24.4 1.3 17.9

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart PD-1
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Pediatrics U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

149 105 48 8 1 23 2 39 8 3 9 4 50 4 5 70 9 6 5 7 3

173

199

226 159 145

118 66 58 2 14 15 2

106

3 8 9

3 10

8 11

6 12

5 13

0

3 16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 83 42 107 50 40 48 29 35 45 9 46 330

Matched

Not Matched

21

48 13 8 2

40 7 9

43 8 10

35 0 11

25 12

3

15 13

1

15 14

2

8 15

1

17

8

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph PD-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Pediatrics

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
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Chart PD-2

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Pediatrics U.S. Seniors

1,800 1,600 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0

1,688

Matched

Not Matched

70 1

43 2

7

3 3

1

0 4 or More

0

Distinct Specialties Ranked
1,800 1,600 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 1 2 504 377 71 138 18 3 48 1 4 or More 13

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
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Chart PD-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Pediatrics U.S. Seniors

350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 17

Matched

Not Matched
264

302

316 285 204

160 87 5 20
Between 181 and 190

77 11
Between 191 and 200

10
Between 201 and 210

10
Between 211 and 220

8
Between 221 and 230

12
Between 231 and 240

2
Between 241 and 250

0
Between 251 and 260

20

0

2

0

<= 180

>260

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 1 4 24
Between 181 and 190

Matched

Not Matched
222 140 105 49 80

116 74 72 57 46 42 59 27 28 9 18 3 0 0
>260 Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph PD-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Pediatrics

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

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Chart PD-4
300 250 200 150 100 50 0

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Pediatrics U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
235 194 285 294

212

195

122 59 9 4 17 8 7
Between 191 and 200

112

10
Between 201 and 210

7
Between 211 and 220

10
Between 221 and 230

11
Between 231 and 240

5
Between 241 and 250

1
Between 251 and 260

2
>260

13
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Step 2 Scores
300 250 200 150 100 50 0 1 2 19
Between 181 and 190 Between 191 and 200 Between 201 and 210 Between 211 and 220 Between 221 and 230

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched
225

115 79 53 48

99 66

102 56 61 59 35 35 19 27 7 6 2
Score Unknown

60

<= 180

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Step 2 Scores
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Chart PD-5

Number of Research Projects
Pediatrics U.S. Seniors

500 400 300 200 100 23 0 None 310

457 400

Matched

Not Matched

291

160 116 16 1 2 17 3 13 4 6 3 5 or More

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
500 400 300 222 200 100 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More

Matched

Not Matched

236 166 167 116 96 47 39 25 24 19 19

Research Projects
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Chart PD-6

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Pediatrics U.S. Seniors

700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

649

Matched

Not Matched

304 229 157 34 None 1 16 2 7 3 6 4 111 4

284

11 5 or More

Publications
700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 82 92 54 55 42 79 26 27 15 98 311 295

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Publications
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Chart PD-7

Number of Work Experiences
Pediatrics U.S. Seniors
Matched
381 327 288 229 208 301

Not Matched

400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 14 15

11 2 3

11 4

7

20 5 or More

Work Experiences

Independent Applicants
400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 None 65 54 1 2 107 119 90

Matched

Not Matched

183 144 86 92 84 68 4 84

3

5 or More

Work Experiences
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Chart PD-8
450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Pediatrics U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

440

209 139 46 2 1 3 2 74 9 3 7 4 9 5 8 6 6 173 154

178

179 124

18

7 7 8

6 9

3

18 10 or More

None

Volunteer Experiences

Independent Applicants
450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 3 4 66 107 61 96 103 64

Matched

Not Matched

70

77

63

50

51

49

51

85 28 6 28 7 16 27 8 12 29 9 11 32 10 or More

5

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart PD-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Pediatrics
AOA Membership

1,800 1,600 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 77 No 201 1 Yes 1,533

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
1,800 1,600 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 No 59 Yes 19 582 1,152

Matched

Ph.D. Degree
1,800 1,600 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 No 77 72 Yes 1 1,662 1,800 1,600 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0

Other Graduate Degree
1,580

64 No

154 14 Yes

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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PM Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Table PM-1

Summary Statistics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=174) 7.4 1.3 212 213 1.4 2.4 3.1 5.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=113) 3.1 1.6 203 205 1.2 2.3 3.8 3.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=178) 10.9 1.4 214 224 1.9 2.1 2.5 6.2 3.9 22.5 1.1 7.3

Unmatched (n=19) 4.0 1.9 195 200 1.7 1.5 2.8 5.2 0.0 5.3 0.0 26.3

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart PM-1
60

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

40

35 21 16 4 13 8 1 14 0 15 8 0 0 16 or More

20 6 0 1 2 9 6 1 4 3 5 4 9 2 5 1 6 7 0 7 11 0

19 12 3 8 7 0 9 10 0

1

0 11 12

1

Contiguous Ranks

Independent Applicants
60 48 40

Matched

Not Matched

20

20 11

19

17 17 8 2 10 8 8 1 5 6

16 10 10 0 7 8

16 2 9

17 11 3 10 11 0 12 11 1 1 13 1 4 14 0 5 15 0 9 1 16 or More

0 1 2 3 4

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph PM-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
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Chart PM-2
150 120 90 60 30

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation U.S. Seniors
129

Matched

Not Matched

29 6 8 2

19 5 3 1 4 or More 0

0 1

Distinct Specialties Ranked

150 120 90

Independent Applicants
138

Matched

Not Matched

68 60 30 0 1 2 3 23 29 11 11 2 4 or More 2

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart PM-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation U.S. Seniors

120 100 80 60 40 20 0 2 11 5 30 4 2
Between 191 and 200

Matched

Not Matched

35

41 23 3 2
Between 211 and 220

19 3 0
Between 231 and 240

13 0
Between 241 and 250

2

0

1

0
>260

1

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 201 and 210

Between 221 and 230

Between 251 and 260

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
120 100 80 60 40 20 0 0 15 5 4
Between 181 and 190 Between 191 and 200

Matched

Not Matched
104

32 19 18 12 17 16 12 10 9 4 4

2

2

1

1

0

0
>260 Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph PM-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

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Chart PM-4
120 100 80 60 40 20 0

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched

33 21 0 3 9 1 10 3 3
Between 201 and 210

34 19 22 1
Between 241 and 250

21 3
Between 211 and 220

0
Between 221 and 230

1
Between 231 and 240

8

0

1

0

4
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 251 and 260

>260

Step 2 Scores
120 100 80 60 40 20 0 0 0 8 13 22 11
Between 191 and 200

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

104

33 17 18 12 17 10 6 8

1

4

3

0

0

0

0
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Step 2 Scores
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Chart PM-5

Number of Research Projects
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation U.S. Seniors

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 7 26 35 56

Matched

Not Matched

35

19 5 3 7 1 4 1 5 or More

2

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 26 24 27 20 7 11 5 8 45 47 64

Matched

Not Matched

3

Research Projects
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Chart PM-6

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation U.S. Seniors

100 80 60 40 20 0 None 1 2 41

Matched

Not Matched

67

28 16 8 3 5 3 15 2 4 11 0 1 5 or More

Publications

Independent Applicants
100 80 60 40 20 0 None 1 2 87

Matched

Not Matched

51

28

22

25 17 10 10 6 3 7 4

22

2 5 or More

Publications
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Chart PM-7
50 40

Number of Work Experiences
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
37 27

32 30 20 10 0 None

33

35

14 4 1 4 2 3 4 0 4 5 or More 5

2

Work Experiences

Independent Applicants
50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 28 24 18 14

Matched

Not Matched
44 38

35

19

22 12

21 12

3

4

5 or More

Work Experiences
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Chart PM-8
30 25 20

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation U.S. Seniors

Matched
22 16 17

Not Matched
24 22 19

27

15 10 6 5 0 None 1 2 2 3 3 0 3 2 4 2

15

7 2 5 6 3 2 7 8 1 9 2 10 or More

0

Volunteer Experiences

Independent Applicants
30 25 21 20 15 11 10 5 0 None 1 2 3 4 15 13 9 19 16 21 28

Matched

Not Matched

29

20

13

11 8 4

12 6

10 4

8 3

6

5

6

7

8

9

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart PM-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
AOA Membership

180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0

171

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40
7 Yes 0

Matched

138

40 18 1 No Yes

19 No

20 0

Ph.D. Degree
180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 No 19 2 Yes 0 176 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 165

Other Graduate Degree

14 No

13 Yes

5

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

PS Plastic Surgery

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Table PS-1

Summary Statistics
Plastic Surgery
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=7) 2.1 2.3 221 223 3.9 12.7 1.7 4.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=22) 2.1 2.3 226 225 2.6 10.6 3.9 4.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=74) 3.0 2.3 249 249 3.8 8.1 2.3 7.1 45.9 52.7 6.8 5.4

Unmatched (n=94) 2.1 2.6 238 242 3.7 6.1 2.8 6.3 27.7 35.1 3.2 7.4

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart PS-1

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Plastic Surgery U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1 20

51

13

16

18

14

9

4 4

7

4 5

2 6

3

1 7

2

2 8

0

1 9

0

1 10

0

0 11

0

0 12

0

0 13

0

0 14

0

0 15

0

0

0

2

3

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

13 4 1 1 2 5 0 3 1 1 4 1 1 5 0 0 6 1 0 7 0 0 8 0 0 9 0 0 10 1 0 11 0 0 12 0 0 13 0 0 14 0 0 15 0 0 0

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph PS-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Plastic Surgery

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart PS-2

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Plastic Surgery U.S. Seniors

Matched
46 43

Not Matched
47

50 40 30 20 10 2 0 1 1

26

0 2 3 4 or More

3

Distinct Specialties Ranked
50 40 30 20 10 0 1 1 3 3 2 11 3 3 6 0 4 or More 2

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart PS-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Plastic Surgery U.S. Seniors

25 20 15 10 5 0 0

Matched

Not Matched
18 15 10

22

22

23

17 14

9

7 2
Between 221 and 230 Between 231 and 240 Between 241 and 250 Between 251 and 260 >260

1

3 0 0 0
Between 191 and 200

1

2

2
Between 211 and 220

0

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 201 and 210

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
25 20 15 10 6 5 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 2 1 3 0
Between 221 and 230

Matched

Not Matched

0

0

2
Between 231 and 240

0

2

1

2

0
>260

0

1

3

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores
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Graph PS-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Plastic Surgery

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Chart PS-4
40

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Plastic Surgery U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
33

30 19 10 4 0
Between 221 and 230 Between 231 and 240 Between 241 and 250 Between 251 and 260 >260 Score Unknown

22

20 11 10 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 2 14

16

12 8

10

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Step 2 Scores
40

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

30

20

10 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 1 2 1 3 1 3 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 3

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Score Unknown

Step 2 Scores
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Chart PS-5

Number of Research Projects
Plastic Surgery U.S. Seniors

30 25 20 15 10 5 0 None 1 2 5 2 8 4 13

Matched
21

Not Matched
21 22 19 17

26

10

3

4

5 or More

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
30 25 20 15 10 5 0 None 3 0 1 4 0 2 3 4 3 5 2 4 2 1 5 or More 4

Matched

Not Matched

1

Research Projects
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Chart PS-6

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Plastic Surgery U.S. Seniors

50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 11 4 6 8 10

Matched

Not Matched

47 43

11 6

12 1 3 4

9

5 or More

Publications
50 40 30 20 13 10 0 1 None 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 3 1 0 4 1 5 or More 6

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart PS-7
20

Number of Work Experiences
Plastic Surgery U.S. Seniors
18 15 16 12 12 20

Matched
16

Not Matched
16 17

15

11

10 5

10

5

0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More

Work Experiences

Independent Applicants
20

Matched

Not Matched

15

10 7 5 2 0 None 1 2 3 5 2 3 1 3 1 2 0 4 2 1 5 or More

Work Experiences

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Chart PS-8
20

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Plastic Surgery U.S. Seniors
20 16

Matched

Not Matched

15 10 6 4 7 7

13 9 7 5 5 6

13 9 6 6

10 5 1 0 None 1 2 2 3

8

5

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
20

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

15

10 5 3 1 0 None 1 1 1 0 2 0 3 4 2 3 3 0 5 1 0 6 1 0 7 8 2 2 2 0 9 1 1

5

0

10 or More

Volunteer Experiences
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Chart PS-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Plastic Surgery
AOA Membership

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 No Yes 40 68

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
100 90 80 70 60
34 26

Matched

61 39

50 40 30 20 10 0 No 35

33

Yes

Ph.D. Degree
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 No 5 3 Yes 69 91 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 70

Other Graduate Degree
87

4 No Yes

7

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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P

Psychiatry

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Table P-1

Summary Statistics
Psychiatry
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=402) 5.9 1.3 209 211 1.5 2.5 3.6 3.8 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=537) 2.7 1.3 200 203 1.4 2.6 4.3 2.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=630) 8.5 1.1 214 225 2.1 3.0 2.7 5.9 4.6 35.1 5.1 13.2

Unmatched (n=28) 4.1 1.4 198 200 1.6 2.3 2.3 4.5 0.0 25.0 0.0 10.7

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart P-1
300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Psychiatry U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

92 22 1 22 2 23 3 27 2 4 39 4 5 2 6 55 2 7 61 2 8 1 9 59 0 10 51 2 11 49 1 12 37 0 13 26 0 14 26 0 28 0 0 16 or More

7

5

13 15

Contiguous Ranks

300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Independent Applicants
275

Matched

Not Matched

108 69 43 47 49

29 28

29

16 5

29

14 6

26 7

7

29

7 8

19 9

9

22 10

8

16 11

3

14 12

2

5 13

0

9 14

0

3 15

0

13 11 16 or More

1

2

3

4

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Graph P-1

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Psychiatry

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Chart P-2

Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Psychiatry U.S. Seniors

600 500 400 300 200 100 0

591

Matched

Not Matched

21 1

35 2

5

4 3

1

0 4 or More

1

Distinct Specialties Ranked
600 500 415 400 300 200 100 0 1 2 3 73 93 15 22 4 4 or More 5 310

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart P-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Psychiatry U.S. Seniors

160 124 120 92 80 42 20 2
<= 180

Matched
111 106

Not Matched

69 45 14 0
Between 241 and 250

40

7
Between 181 and 190

7
Between 191 and 200

7
Between 201 and 210

0

3
Between 211 and 220

1
Between 221 and 230

1
Between 231 and 240

0
Between 251 and 260

5

0
>260

2

0

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
160 130 120

159

Matched

Not Matched

103 71 44 55 51 42

109

80

40 3 8
Between 181 and 190 Between 191 and 200 Between 201 and 210

31

28 14

41 15 14 8 9

0

2

1

1
>260 Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Step 1 Scores
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Graph P-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Psychiatry

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart P-4
150 120

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Psychiatry U.S. Seniors
Matched
97 97

Not Matched
101 98

90 65 60 30 5 0 1 45 13 52 45

2

6
Between 191 and 200

3
Between 201 and 210

1
Between 211 and 220

2
Between 221 and 230

1
Between 231 and 240

12 0
Between 241 and 250

12 0
Score Unknown

0
Between 251 and 260

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

>260

Step 2 Scores
150 120 90 60 35 30 0 1 5
Between 181 and 190 Between 191 and 200 Between 201 and 210 Between 211 and 220 Between 221 and 230 Between 231 and 240

Independent Applicants
129 115 113

Matched

Not Matched
110

78 51

69 39 42 43 30 18 18 16 12 10

1

2

2
Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Step 2 Scores
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Chart P-5

Number of Research Projects
Psychiatry U.S. Seniors

200 160 126 120 80 148 141

Matched

Not Matched

105 64 46

40 9 0 None 1 2 3 4 6 6 5 0 2 5 or More

Research Projects

Independent Applicants
200 160 120 80 40 0 None 1 2 121 117 77 83 46 42 21 199 154

Matched

Not Matched

31

20

28

Research Projects
247

3

4

5 or More

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Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011

Chart P-6
300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Psychiatry U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched

223

112 73 18 None 1 61 29 3 2 0 3 0 4 0

132

7 5 or More

Publications

Independent Applicants
300 250 200 150 100 50 0 None 1 2 201 276

Matched

Not Matched

98 68 71 34 36 45 21 3 18 4 11 5 or More 60

Publications
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Chart P-7
200

Number of Work Experiences
Psychiatry U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched

150 98

127

115

108 68

114

100

50 5 0 None 1 2 3 6 8 4 4 2 3 5 or More

Work Experiences

Independent Applicants
200

Matched

Not Matched

199

150

126 89 68 43 47

100 53 68 39 62 65

80

50

0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More

Work Experiences
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Chart P-8

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Psychiatry U.S. Seniors

150

Matched

Not Matched

108 100 74 50 27 3 None 1 47 35 2 2 4 3 2 4 4 5 3 6 3 7 3 8 75 73 68 53 42 28 1 9 1 2 10 or More

0

Volunteer Experiences
150

Independent Applicants
128

Matched

Not Matched

100 67 50

86 59 66

88 70 45 59 37 37 47 18 24 12 6 7 36 13 15 8 8 10 9 10 10 or More

4

0 None 1 2 3 4 5

Volunteer Experiences
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Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Psychiatry
AOA Membership

700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 No 28 29 Yes 601

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
700 600 500 400 300 200 100
0

Matched

409

221

0

21 No Yes

7

Ph.D. Degree
700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 No 28 32 Yes 598 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 0 547

Other Graduate Degree

83 25 No Yes 3

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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Table RO-1

Summary Statistics
Radiation Oncology
U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants Matched (n=10) 7.0 1.7 241 246 4.5 9.6 2.5 7.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a Unmatched (n=20) 3.5 1.7 214 216 2.9 7.3 3.9 3.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Measure 1. Mean number of contiguous ranks 2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked 3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score 4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score 5. Mean number of research experiences 6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, and publications 7. Mean number of work experiences 8. Mean number of volunteer experiences 9. Percentage who are AOA members 10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding 11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree 12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

Matched (n=154) 10.8 1.8 240 244 4.2 8.3 2.2 5.9 31.2 45.5 22.1 7.8

Unmatched (n=27) 4.3 2.1 217 222 3.9 6.6 2.8 5.2 7.4 33.3 14.8 22.2

n/a: The measure either does not apply to, applies to only a small percentage of, or no reliable data were available for independent applicants. Sources: Measures 1, 2, and match outcome are from the NRMP Data Warehouse; measures 3 and 4 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse and from the ECFMG, both by permission of the NBME and ECFMG; measures 5-9 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse; measure 10 is from the NIH website (http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateDate.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls); and measures 11 and 12 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse. Note: USMLE Step 1 scores are not available for most osteopathic medical school graduates included in the independent applicant group. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors do not take the USMLE Step 2 prior to the Match.

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Chart RO-1

Number of Contiguous Ranks Within Preferred Specialty
Radiation Oncology U.S. Seniors

25 20 15 10 5 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 4 4 5 3 5 1 5 9 5 1 9 3 3

Matched

Not Matched
21 15 20

11 8 2 8 9

11

12

11

11

0 10

1 11

0 12

0 13

0 14

0 15

0

0 16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

25 20 15 10 5 0

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

8 4 0 1 2 1 3

2

2

2 4

0

0 5

1

1 6

2

1 7

0

0 8

0

0 9

1

0 10

1

0 11

1

1 12

0

0 13

0

0 14

0

1 15

0

1

0

16 or More

Contiguous Ranks

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by Number of Contiguous Ranks
Radiation Oncology

1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors Independent Applicants

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Number of Contiguous Ranks
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants
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Number of Distinct Specialties Ranked
Radiation Oncology U.S. Seniors

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1 2 6 68 49

Matched

Not Matched

33

12

8

2 4 or More

1

3

Distinct Specialties Ranked
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1 2 5 11 4 5 0 3 4 1 4 or More 0

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

Distinct Specialties Ranked
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse
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Chart RO-3

USMLE Step 1 Scores
Radiation Oncology U.S. Seniors

50 40 30 20 10 0 0 1 1 2 9 2
Between 201 and 210

Matched

Not Matched
41 30

26 21

16 5 6 7 1
Between 231 and 240 Between 241 and 250

3

4

4
Between 221 and 230

1
Between 251 and 260 >260

0

1

0

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 211 and 220

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores

Independent Applicants
50 40 30 20 10 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1

Matched

Not Matched

4

0

4

2

4

1

3

2

1

2

0

1
>260

0

1

1

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

Score Unknown

Step 1 Scores
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG.
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Graph RO-2
1.00 0.90 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10

Probability of Matching to Preferred Specialty by USMLE Step 1 Score
Radiation Oncology

Probability of Matching

U.S. Seniors
0.00

Independent Applicants
240 260 280

160

180

200

220
Step 1 Score

Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG. Note: Probabilities calculated based on 2009-2011 applicants.
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Chart RO-4
60 50 40 30 20 10 0

USMLE Step 2 Scores
Radiation Oncology U.S. Seniors
Matched Not Matched
59

25 14 0 2 1 1 1 1 4 0 1 2 2
Between 221 and 230

16 5
Between 231 and 240

18

15 3 1
Between 251 and 260

10 0
>260 Score Unknown

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 211 and 220

Between 241 and 250

Step 2 Scores
60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 1 0 5 0
Between 211 and 220

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

2

1

1

0

2

1

3

1

3

2

1

2

1

2

0

1

1

<= 180

Between 181 and 190

Between 191 and 200

Between 201 and 210

Between 221 and 230

Between 231 and 240

Between 241 and 250

Between 251 and 260

>260

Score Unknown

Step 2 Scores
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse. USMLE scores by permission of the NBME and ECFMG.
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Chart RO-5

Number of Research Projects
Radiation Oncology U.S. Seniors

80

Matched

Not Matched
61

60 42 40 21 11 1 None 1 1 2 2 4 3 18 7 4

20

10 3 5 or More

0

Research Projects
80

Independent Applicants
Matched Not Matched

60

40

20 1 None 3 6 0 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 0 4 3 6 4

0

5 or More

Research Projects
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart RO-6
120 100 80 60 40 20 0

Number of Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Radiation Oncology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched
101

7 None

2

11

2 1

9 2

12 1 3 2

14 3 4

17

5 or More

Publications
120 100 80 60 40 20 0 0 None 2 0 1 3 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 4 1 11

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

7

5 or More

Publications
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart RO-7

Number of Work Experiences
Radiation Oncology U.S. Seniors
Matched
40 30 34

Not Matched

50 40 30 20 10 0 None 1 2 3 4 5 or More 6

19

17 6

14 7 2

3

3

Work Experiences
50 40 30 20 10 0 1 None 1 2 1

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

5

2 2

3

2 3

3

2 4

3

5 1 5 or More

Work Experiences
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart RO-8

Number of Volunteer Experiences
Radiation Oncology U.S. Seniors

Matched

Not Matched
25

30 21 20 23 20 14 10 7 2 0 None 1 7 0 2 3 4 8 5

12 9 8 2 8 9 3 0 10 or More

6 2 5 2 6 3 7 2

Volunteer Experiences

30

Independent Applicants

Matched

Not Matched

20

10 4 0 0 None 0 1 3 0 2 3 3 5 2 4 2 5 1 1 6 0 0 7 0 0 8 1 0 9 0 4 1 10 or More

2

1

Volunteer Experiences
Source: NRMP Data Warehouse and AAMC Data Warehouse
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Chart RO-9

Other Characteristics of U.S. Seniors
Radiation Oncology
AOA Membership

150

Graduate of One of the 40 U.S. Medical Schools with the Highest NIH Funding
Not Matched
150

Matched
106 100

100

84 70

50 25 0

48

50 18
2 Yes

9 Yes

No

0

No

Ph.D. Degree
150 120 100 100 150 142

Other Graduate Degree

50 23 0

34 4

50 21 0 12 Yes

6

No

Yes

No

Source: AOA membership from the AAMC Data Warehouse, NIH awards from http://report.nih.gov/award/trends/AggregateData.cfm Medical Schools Only.xls, Ph.D. and other graduate degrees from the AAMC Data Warehouse
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