hey thanks for the response. I knew shoe size was a deciding factor but who knew that board scores would be?
well now here's another question for you: does it matter where you do your clinical rotations? Say a student gets the same evaluation of an "equal" student at a "better" hospital will the committee choose the student whose rotation was in a "better" hospital?
I have yet to meet a program director who looks at an additional year of education (in any discipline) as a negative.
For example, I did an extra year in school in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine as an OMM Fellow, and will get a masters from it.
Even in talking with allopathic programs all of them commended me on the dedication and sacrifice that the extra year takes and all were enthused that I was pursuing additional training that would make me an overall better physician/clinician/teacher.
what do hospitals look for besides gpa, your board scores, and rotation evaluations? would getting an MBA help in any way especially if it restricts you to stay local for rotations?
This was taken from this thread: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=370338
You want some evidence, instead of all us undergrad me student spouting off about how LORs and more important than Boards or class rank. Read what the latest ERAS info is.
A bit of new information from an ERAS study about success in the ACGME-NRMP match (MD)
[Assume parallels in the AOA-NMP match (DO)]
What are programs looking for
things they look for are: AAMC match outcomes for ACGME Programs (best predictors of match)
1. Performance on Step 1 of USMLE
2. Membership in Alpha Omega Alpha (MD school honor society)
3. Existence of applicant authored publications
4. Research experience
5. Number of programs ranked by applicant (the more the better chance)
Also noted (but not ranked in study):
6. Medical school transcripts (clerkship grades)
7. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) = Deans letter
8. Letters of recommendation
9. Personal statements from ERAS
10. Interview experience