New 2014 NRMP Charting Outcomes

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  1. UCLA2014

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    New 2014 Charting Outcomes report is out, the last data we have is from 2011. Here are some of the statistics, I'll include 2011 numbers in parenthesis.


    Diagnostic Radiology
    Total positions offered: 1176 (1124)
    Total Number of applicants: 1227 (1255)
    US Seniors Matched: 768 (883)
    US Seniors Not Matched: 12 (36)
    Independent applicants matched: 311 (191)
    Independent applicants not matched: 136 (145)

    Match Rate
    US Seniors: 99 (96)
    Independent Applicants: 70 (57)

    Mean Step 1 Score: 241 (240)

    For Comparison:
    ENT: 248 (243)
    Dermatology: 247 (244)
    Orthopedic Surgery: 245 (240)
    Plastic Surgery: 245 (249)
    Neurosurgery: 244 (239)
    Radiation Oncology: 241 (240)
    Internal Medicine: 231 (226)
    Family Medicine: 218 (213)

    A few things:
    - 52 new spots offered from 2011 to 2014
    - It's obvious that "independent" (aka FMGs) are filling the void of spots
    - In 2014, radiology has the highest match rate for both US seniors and independent applicants out of every specialty
    - Radiology has the 6th highest average Step 1 score


    Thoughts?
    http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Charting-Outcomes-2014-Final.pdf
     
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  3. maxxor

    maxxor 7+ Year Member

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    How are people who switch residencies tracked? It has been semi common knowledge that radiology has a large number of refugees from other specialties every year. Are these included in the independent applicant numbers? If so, it doesn't necessarily mean that these are all filled by FMGs.
     
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  4. UCLA2014

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    Good point and honestly I'm not sure. Maybe it's in the data somewhere.

    I can't imagine that number would be too high though.
     
  5. a runner

    a runner ASA Member 7+ Year Member

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    This information is readily available for each year in the Results and Data Main Residency Match reports.

    The matched independent applicants this year include:

    72 "US Grads" - US MD's who graduated in previous years
    94 Osteopathic seniors
    2 Osteopathic grads
    1 Canadian senior
    53 US IMG's
    96 FMG's

    If anyone wants to look at trends you can compare the past several years. I don't have time right now, but I do know one trend is the significantly increasing number of DO matches every year over the past 3-4 years. 30% of independent matches are DO now. From 2010 to 2014, the # of DO matches went from 38 to 96, tying FMG's for the largest # of independent matches.

    Unfortunately we don't have a break down for the unmatched independent applicants by type so match rates can't be calculated for the different groups, but I'd guess the lowest match rates are for FMG/IMG.
     
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    Not all of the data included in the Charting Outcomes report is available in the Results and Data Main Residency Match reports, but it's good to know I guess that not all of the 311 independent applicants are FMGs. I still think it's not a good trend, either way.
     
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    Just looks like a slight decrease in competitiveness to me. Rads is always going to have a high match rate because there's insane amounts of self-selection going on.
     

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