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Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by newapp, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. newapp

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    couple rumors heard along the trail that in these last stretch of waiting have stuck out in my mind and wanted to see if they were true:

    1. Programs that are not "top 10" to fill all their spots usually have to use who they have ranked in their top 20

    2. Ranking 7 programs is a 90% successful match rate.

    ideas?????? good luck everyone.
     
  2. eyesupply

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    I thought that an average program may go to 2-3 x the number of spots it has. So a residency with 3 residents a year will often go to the 9th person on their rank list.
     
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    1) Hard to say. Depends on the program and year. Every program fares better some years than others in terms of how far down the list they go. There is a degree of randomness I guess. Also depends on where highly- sought-after candidates rank that particular program.

    2) Not true. How can ranking 7 programs give you a 90% match rate when the overall ophtho match rate is closer to 80-85% for US allopathic grads (the average # of interviews attended for successful applicants is 8)?
     
  4. newapp

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    hmm so i guess if you interviewed at predominantly 2 spot programs (6 of my 9) then i need to hope that i'm in the top 4 at one of them? oh boy..... :(
     

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