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USUHS Match List

Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by Dr. Dukes, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Dr. Dukes

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    Hey,
    Does anyone know where/if I can find a copy of a recent USUHS match list, or at least the Army's?
    Thanks!
     
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  3. backrow

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    USUHS does not post their match list. And even worse for the Army there isn't one 'list' generated that I'm aware of, instead each person logs on to a website and gets to see where they matched, but can't see where anyone else did.
     
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    You've got to wonder why every other medical school is proud of their match list and publishes it for the world to see.
     
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    Because it really doesn't matter what year it is the match list from USUHS will look the same: Here goes:

    WRAMC
    MAMC
    BAMC
    San Diego
    Bethesda
    Wilford Hall
    Wright-Patt
    Portsmouth
    etc
    repeat on and on until you get to the end of the class.

    There will be people matching in every specialty except those not offered to those of us in the military. The Navy will have a ton of transitionals because you can't match directly into alot of fields. So in all honesty what does it matter if they post it or not. It's not as if they are going to have a bunch of high powered hospitals listed on it.
     
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    (1) Not every medical school does this.

    (2) The mission of USUHS is to produce career military medical officers. The school is therefore looking for applicants whose career goals are consistent with this mission. Why would the school feel the need to post its match results as a tool for recruiting?

    (3) Match lists are generally not that useful anyways because there are a lot individual specific factors that you cannot possibly know about when looking at the lists.
     
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    One of the USUHS selling points (at least when I was there for my interview) is that USUHS grads get "connected" to the PDs at the best military programs in a given specialty. That fact would be borne out if USUHS grads preferentially match into the best programs (Walter Reed surgery, or whatever) for the given branch and specialty. I wanted to see the match list for this exact reason, cause I've spoken to several HPSP docs who did their training at the "good" programs.
     
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    This is the wife of bubblehead....I graduated from USUHS in 2003 and am currently in a Navy residency program - From experience, I think that being a USU grad does give you some preference for matching because a lot of the Program Directors are USU grads...sort of the "Good Ole Boy's Club" so to speak. I sort of equate graduating from USU and the military medical corps similar to graduating from USNA and joining the line community. Also, the one documented advantage of USU is that you HAVE TO match for at least a military internship - so yes, you do get one foot in the door. A USU grad can't get outserviced for a one year internship, which is a bonus in my opinion. That was one of the things that sold me on USU, among many other things...while matching for internship does not guarantee you to match for residency, it does at least give you a chance, whereas getting a one year outservice for internship basically guarantees you for a GMO tour. This all for the Navy, anyway! Hope this helps! One thing is for sure - to go to USUHS, you really should want to do Military Medicine, not just medicine. Good Luck! From, "only 4 more months until staff!"
     
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    Just to be clear, there is no formal advantage to being from USU except for having to match at a military hosp (if you believe thats an advantage) and once you've been somewhere for any time (ie for fellowship applications), you'll be judged on your own merits.
     
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    just thought it was interesting to note that the 2007 US News best medical schools report has a section that breaks down schools by how many specialist vs. Primary Care docs they crank out. USUHS was up there with the best generating 65% specialist with 35% PC (however this 35% number may be inflated due to Navy GMO tours etc....its hard to say).
     
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    At what point in that previous post was it stated that there was any other "formal" advantage?
     

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