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Hello all,

I was just wondering what was considered a decent amount of publications to have for a specialty like ENT. Do you think 5 publications is enough to be considered competitive? I am just wondering if this would be looked at as adequate in terms of research for ENT or is it below average?

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Depends on a lot of factors including:

1) programs you’re applying
2) board scores, letters, etc
3) quality of publications

from what I understand ENT is one of those specialties where more is always better, but people match to competitive specialties with less than average research each year.
 

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Hello all,

I was just wondering what was considered a decent amount of publications to have for a specialty like ENT. Do you think 5 publications is enough to be considered competitive? I am just wondering if this would be looked at as adequate in terms of research for ENT or is it below average?

Thanks
Based on the NRMP reports, the average number of abstracts, posters, and publications for the matched ENT resident on the allopathic side in 2018 was 10. The average number for unmatched was 5.

To reiterate, this is four allopathic applicants. DO applicants will have an array of previously AOA ENT programs that from my observations, rely a bit more heavily on clinical acumen during auditions than research pubs.

However, your safest bet is to have the BEST possible application, which means if you have an opportunity to do ENT research, you take it.

 
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Depends on what you mean by pubs. Like peer reviewed publications in actual journals? 1-2 is probably above average for most DO applicants. If you mean pubs like how ERAS defines it (posters, abstracts, actual pubs all count) then yeah you probably will want 5-10.

I know an ENT resident with like 2 posters for their research output, and another with 12 peer reviewed publications. The spectrum will be wide.
 
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Ok thanks guys. Yea I am a DO, pretty much applying to mostly previously AOA ENT programs. Might throw a few MD applications out there, but not banking on that. All my pubs are in PubMed, Is that an issue?
 
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