I know that this is a topic discussed a lot on here, but I was wondering if there were any reliable sources for residency statistics. In undergrad, you could look up specific medical schools and figure out exactly what was necessary to be competitive for their program. It wasn't assured that you would get in, but you could compare your MCAT scores and GPA and if you were a decent person with a strong resume, you'd have a pretty good shot. For me, residency and the match is sort of like a black box. I don't really have any idea what sorts of residency programs select what sorts of students. I know that they look at medschool transcripts, rec. letters, etc. but what are the actual "stats." For example - grades. Grades obviously have some impact, but is there a way to figure out what grades are competitive? eg. if you are at a school with p/hp/honors and you get hp in every course, but no honors what does that mean? I'd think those grades were pretty good (depending on your school), but it doesn't really give you a feel for what types of residency programs you would be competitive for. It was much easier in undergrad where you could say with a 4.0 GPA you are competitive for these schools, but with a 3.5 you are competitive for these. I know that grades aren't everything and that people from all quartiles get into all different types of programs, but they are at least a way for you to figure out where you start.