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2007-2012 PGY-1 match result in charts

Discussion in 'Pharmacy Residencies and Fellowships' started by xiphoid2010, 03.21.12.

  1. xiphoid2010

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    Dork. :)
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    you got that right. :D
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    KUMoose Grumpy old man

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    So that's how you get to be DOP, dorky excel charts 10m after data is available. :smuggrin:
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    Don't forget also eating free donuts and bagels in meetings, micromanage workers, shoot some breeze with other department heads, checking canlendar for upcoming birthdays of people that you hardly know. :smuggrin:
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    Learning from Z?
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    KUMoose Grumpy old man

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    He's got the drive-by snark down, so yea I'd say successfully so.

    BTW Xiphoid wtb zero spaces to the right of the decimal place man, the graph looks rough, especially the last one. ;)
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    KUMoose Grumpy old man

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    So the second graph says that residencies typically rank ~2.5 people per open spot (blue line)?
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    It says the size of each PGY-1 program has not increased (average 2.5 spots per program), but programs are ranking more candidates for each of those spots.

    The next graph shows that while the number of residency spots each applicant applies/ranks has only risen moderately, each residency spot experiences many more applications/rankings (due to the more rapid increase in number of applicants)
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    KUMoose Grumpy old man

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    Yea, ok I see it.

    And without a way to pry more money for services, we're unlikely to see an increase in that number anytime soon.
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    from the numbers, I'm actually fairly impressed by the number of sites that has funded new PGY-1 programs (322 new programs in 6 years, a 49.3% increase).

    What's more interesting to me is that the stagnant ratio of spots/program seems to suggest that the increase in spots comes almost entirely from these new programs, while existing programs doesn't appear to be expanding. This could be due to funding like you said, or due to site logistics (reaching max candidate each site can support)
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    Yea, guilty of not reading the graphs all the way, I thought you were reposting and my slow-as-@#$%@#$%@#$ network didn't populate everything.

    I just chopped the post I wanted to make (I'm in bitter a-hole mode tonight), so I'll just say this, if any residency directors are lurking out there, what is it that keeps you from accepting more positions?
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    nice graphs!!! but all of this data is easily obtainable. as a result of the above data, what i really want to know is the ratio of "clinical" positions requiring PGY1 residency to number of PGY1 residents. or perhaps % of residents who have a job lined up this July 1st vs prior years.
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    I graphed the data to facilitate trend analysis. Yeah, it would be nice info if ASHP collected info on what you mentioned.
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    Thanks for posting all of this, xiphoid. Between that and the cool new avatar, I can see you've been hard at work. :smuggrin:
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    Yeah, it's hard work eating this oat meal (guess I am learning from Z). LOL.

    Diving into number and statistics in search of patterns and explanations is something I enjoy. Once a lab rat, always a lab rat I guess. I hope others found it interesting as well.

    Before I graphed things out, I was expecting to see a near linear increase in the difficulty of securing PGY-1 residency. But now it seems to be more like a division of pre and post 2009 era, where you see a major drop in match % and increase in applicants/spot from 2008-2010, but seems to have leveled out since then. Kinda mirrors the economy.
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    Random peoples birthdays should not be on your work calendar.
    Review your monthly medication safety committee binder and keep it updated.
    Keep your dept quality initiatives current.
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    I dont eat free food..

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