I guess I have to disagree (now that I'm way deep in the match process). The % matched statistic means very little. Look all over this board and you can hear of people saying "I don't have a prayer for ortho, derm, ent" so I'm thinking of applying in x,y,z. So this statistic is alread skewed because people typically aren't encouraged to apply in specialties they aren't competitive for. Then there are others who wanted to go to school x but didn't get an interview there and that doesn't count against the school's % matched at first choice statistic either.