Match Results 2012 Live!!!!

Discussion in 'Pharmacy Residencies and Fellowships' started by xxone2trixx, Mar 21, 2012.

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  1. xxone2trixx

    xxone2trixx 2+ Year Member

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    Results for the Match are Live!

    Just received an email.
     
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  3. xiphoid2010

    xiphoid2010 7+ Year Member

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    Good luck people! Rooting for you all.
     
  4. RX86

    RX86 5+ Year Member

    Matched! Incredibly happy. Good luck all.
     
  5. EETTOMD

    EETTOMD 2+ Year Member

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    My wife matched as well! Congratulations to all of you! Btw, what is the next step? Wait to hear back from the hospital?
     
  6. confettiflyer

    confettiflyer Did you just say something? 10+ Year Member

  7. rXcmoney

    rXcmoney 7+ Year Member

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    Matched! I've already heard of quite a few folks that did not match this year. Looks like competition was pretty stiff :scared:
     
  8. xiphoid2010

    xiphoid2010 7+ Year Member

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    RPD at the match site should be contacting you later on today with what's the next step (paperwork and records etc). If not by mid afternoon, I would send an e-mail to them.
     
  9. pharmwife

    pharmwife 2+ Year Member

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    Husband matched at first choice!!!
     
  10. xiphoid2010

    xiphoid2010 7+ Year Member

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    It's been stiff since 2009, but getting stiffer by the year. It's unfortunate, but I've been advocating doing whatever it takes to make GPA and CV polished, but they thought was a bunch of huey. Well...
     
  11. joe melby

    joe melby Member 5+ Year Member

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    Didn't match. Only applied to 2 programs. Bummer. Don't want to scramble, but will take a look.
     
  12. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl brr 10+ Year Member

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    Haven't heard yet (as a site). Congrats to those of you who matched!
     
  13. xiphoid2010

    xiphoid2010 7+ Year Member

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    Don't wait, do it now. Some students will break down and go sob somewhere, that's the worst time to do it if you want to scramble.
     
  14. pion

    pion 10+ Year Member

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    Matched despite being a worse applicant/interviewee than many of my classmates who did not match. The world is a strange place.
     
  15. never turn 30

    never turn 30

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    Matched! - my top choice (pharmacotherapy)
     
  16. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    My program got a GREAT resident! :D
     
  17. pharmaddict11

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    Congrats everyone!
    Is the scramble list available now because I cannot have accsess to it??
    I withdrew from the match, but I was just wondering if I can have any chance with the scramble!! I will not be able to get my license within the first few months from the start of the program. Can any program accept that?? Any advice??
     
  18. hopeful_dr

    hopeful_dr 7+ Year Member

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    We got two awesome residents...my top 2 choices!
     
  19. joe melby

    joe melby Member 5+ Year Member

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    http://www.natmatch.com/ashprmp/
     
  20. BenJammin

    BenJammin No Apologies 5+ Year Member

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    What is the scramble?
     
  21. RX86

    RX86 5+ Year Member

    103 scramble spots. That's less than last year correct?

    Applicants Enrolled for PGY1 4508
    Participating 3706
    Matched 2268
     
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  22. njac

    njac Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    That's not many at all.
     
  23. rxlea

    rxlea Almost a unicorn Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Rough year.
     
  24. bacillus1

    bacillus1 7+ Year Member

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    Matched!

    I did the math, and if you include the applicants who withdrew because of not getting any interviews, only 58% of applicants matched this year. That's really rough.
     
  25. pharm B

    pharm B Phar Noir Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats to everyone that matched, and best of luck in the scramble to everyone else! :xf:
     
  26. xiphoid2010

    xiphoid2010 7+ Year Member

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    well, I personally wouldn't count those that withdrew, since they did not go into the match algorithm.

    PGY-1 Applicant matched: 2268
    PGY-1 Applicant not matched: 1438

    So that's a 61.2% match rate, which is similar to my year, 2010 at 61.8%. What is worse is the 9.9 to 1 unmatched to scramble slot ratio, as to 7.4 to 1 back in 2010. I'll do some basic stats and post it later.
     
  27. RX86

    RX86 5+ Year Member



    Well it does allow you to differentiate that these people withdrew because they did not receive any interviews, and thus, seems applicable to me IMO
     
  28. xiphoid2010

    xiphoid2010 7+ Year Member

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    I can see your point, the question is how do you differentiate those that withdrew because they didn't get interviews vs. didn't interviews or rank for other reasons? It would be introducing a variable that we don't know the answer to.
     
  29. bacillus1

    bacillus1 7+ Year Member

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    I took the number that withdrew and multiplied it by the percentage that withdrew based on not getting an interview (specified in match results), and added it to the amount that entered the match but did not match.
     
  30. xiphoid2010

    xiphoid2010 7+ Year Member

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    I know you did.

    The percentage is defined as "No interview offers or no acceptable programs to rank" So like I said, how can you differentiate those who got no interviews vs who didn't rank any because they didn't like the site, refused to move, didn't like the people, stipend too low, etc?
     
  31. mustang sally

    mustang sally 10+ Year Member

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    Didn't match. :( Pretty disappointing overall. Best wishes to everyone who got a spot.
     
  32. clutzyshell

    clutzyshell 2+ Year Member

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    Didn't match :(

    I knew I shouldn't have been so cocky but it doesn't help that everyone there told me I was a shoe-in.
    Sigh. And what sucks is that I was shy 1 ranking position. Most depressing day yet... I've emailed and called over 12 positions in the first 2 hours but they either didn't reply yet or they actually filled the position from rolling or from within.

    :(
     
  33. NicPharmacy

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    Didn't match either :(

    I have been trying to scramble but with no luck, I sent several emails out at noon and having been trying to call several times since noon but with no answer.

    I wish if the spots were filled they would just email back and say so, this checking my email every 5 minutes is annoying.

    Does anyone know if all the spots are filled yet?

    Do some programs just not answer the phone on match day?
     
  34. clutzyshell

    clutzyshell 2+ Year Member

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    I've heard some sites a few years back filled after 2 weeks. But also, some of the places are waiting to find out if they're going to use the funding for a PGY2 within. Another place filled, and this can be seen when you refresh the page as the list is periodically updated.

    And then there are some that intentionally enter the scramble (though it sounds kind of bogus) thinking you get the most determined candidates (like being unmatched yet still determined to soldier on)...and so forth.

    I'm just surprised about some of the positions that are listed. A good amount of VAs near the east coast. What happened there?
     
  35. zjm

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    I'm so depressed, of all five people that I talked to from my class, they all matched.
     
  36. veritaserum

    veritaserum 2+ Year Member

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    has anyone here scrambled successfully and how was the process? only one program has responded so far, only to say they're "sorting things out" and would contact me by the end of the week. it's not looking good :(
     
  37. KARM12

    KARM12 Super Member 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats!!

    Scramble moves fast, so don't wait around. A lot of places may have candidates who work there or are rotation students waiting for those spots. Email and call until you get a response.
     
  38. bacillus1

    bacillus1 7+ Year Member

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    I interviewed at one of the unmatched ones, and I can see why it is unmatched (not going to elaborate). Others may be similar.
     
  39. joe melby

    joe melby Member 5+ Year Member

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    Didn't match either. Only applied to and interviewed with 2 programs but still surprised and disappointed. Reached out to 2 programs today but haven't gotten a response. I wonder how long I should wait before giving up?
     
  40. NicPharmacy

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    Can I DM you for info about this? I was trying to scramble and contact one of the unmatched sites earlier and I don't want to get stuck at a miserable program.
     
  41. bacillus1

    bacillus1 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah you can PM me any specific questions. This is the program you said before that you applied to. I wouldn't call it miserable, and I would definitely scramble there as opposed to not doing a residency, just has some negatives.
     
  42. ucrx

    ucrx 7+ Year Member

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    We scrambled an amazing resident.
     
  43. psychoandy

    psychoandy Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    anyone willing to anonymously post/PM the scramble list? curious what's out there compared to last year. particularly NYC...lots of unmatched places last year so i'm wondering if it's the same this year.
     
  44. confettiflyer

    confettiflyer Did you just say something? 10+ Year Member

    And in other news, how the hell did ________ not match 5 of their 6 spots? Match people log in and look, I don't think i can disclose the program on here (not that I would usually care).
     
  45. bacillus1

    bacillus1 7+ Year Member

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    I seem to remember that same thing happened last year. Also, several programs didn't match 2 out of 2.
     
  46. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl brr 10+ Year Member

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    We're in the scramble as a site and while I'd rather be on this side than the candidates' side, this is no picnic either. We've interviewed some really great candidates so far. Only about 40 more CVs to wade through, which to be honest, ain't gonna happen.:eek: I'll put together some scramble recommendations from the site perspective when this is all over.
     
  47. StreetFarmercy

    StreetFarmercy 7+ Year Member

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    I look forward to that!

    Just curious, is it a hospital site?
     
  48. Toxoplasmosis

    Toxoplasmosis 2+ Year Member

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    Wow those match rates are depressing. Are there any advocacy groups out there for more stringent accreditation standards (I am envisioning something like this but perhaps not as drastic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flexner_Report#Closure_of_many_medical_schools) until we get more funding for residencies?

    I feel like the rates are going to keep declining.

    How great would it be if we had a 95% match rate like the med students?
     
  49. confettiflyer

    confettiflyer Did you just say something? 10+ Year Member

    Difference is....MD students aren't ready (or even legally allowed) to practice without a residency, PharmD students can practice immediately. Residency ceases to become a differentiation factor, it simply becomes just another requirement.

    There's probably issues with funding vs. medical residencies but i don't feel like looking things up right now.
     
  50. rxlea

    rxlea Almost a unicorn Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Then more people would be competing for clinical jobs requiring residency. If I had a dollar for every time someone mentioned new schools and the job market in this forum, I bet I could pay a semester's tuition :smuggrin:
     
  51. mustang sally

    mustang sally 10+ Year Member

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    I'm pretty entrenched in the scramble right now and it is so not fun.

    Just curious, do you pharmacists out there think it's better at this point to scramble to a less desirable residency or try to wait a year and do it all over? I don't have any hospital experience at this point, so I'm not sure how difficult it would be for me to find a hospital position in the meantime.
     

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