Matchitis Survey 2010 Results Summary
The Matchitis results are in the .pdf named "Features of Applicants..." and can be downloaded (I referenced the second attachment and I thought people would find it useful). Feel free to ask me questions here or by PM. A couple of comments:
Linear correlation with scores – I doubt that AE is directly proportional to USLME. More likely there is some mid-range that behaves linearly, with the extreme scores at either end becoming asymptotes (think O2 saturation curves). We know this is likely true because an applicant with a very high score can plot their AE to be greater than 1, which doesn't make sense. However, I don't have the data points to show this and an overly complex representation, while it may be slightly closer to reality, will make the data harder to use for the majority of readers.
2011 survey – This survey is pretty time-intensive, and I don’t know if I can do it again when I apply next season. I also have some reservations about being privy to the personal information of fellow applicants. I definitely will not be able to do this during my intern year.
Use of this data - These results are meant to be used by students so that they can make informed decisions about applying to residencies. Mentors can also use these results, with my permission, to guide their students. These results are not to be anyone for any reason beyond the situations outlined above. Use of this data by corporations or for profit is expressly forbidden.
Please send me your comments and questions.
Last edited by RxnMan; 05-08-2010 at 05:20 AM.