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I received this information in an annual newsletter update for UTSW Anesthesia.

-Received 1,080 applications
-Interviewed 208 candidates
-Accepted 15 interns through the match
-Accepted 4 advanced CA-1 positions
-Had an average USMLE scores of Step 1 (238) and Step 2 (242)

I hope this information helps.
 

bashwell

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I received this information in an annual newsletter update for UTSW Anesthesia.

-Received 1,080 applications
-Interviewed 208 candidates
-Accepted 15 interns through the match
-Accepted 4 advanced CA-1 positions
-Had an average USMLE scores of Step 1 (238) and Step 2 (242)

I hope this information helps.
Wow 1,080 applications, 208 interviews, and ultimately 19 accepted. That seems crazy competitive.
 

kazuma

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It depends on how big the total pool is and how many programs people are applying to. Seems like I ran into a lot of the same people at multiple interviews in 2010.
 
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projectpat

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Wow, is gas getting more competitive this year?
Competitive programs will always be just that... competitive, regardless of speciality. UTSW is recognized as a strong program in the region and is known to train strong physicians. Not surprised by these stats. And overall grades are going up so the average applicant pool has higher stats
 

nimbus

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Wow 1,080 applications, 208 interviews, and ultimately 19 accepted. That seems crazy competitive.
Those numbers don't tell the whole story. You need to know how many interviews were offered and also how far down their rank list they went to fill the class. It could have been 30 or 150.
 
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Guillemot

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The typical program interviews 10 spots per applicant in order to ensure they fill all spots. It is a very small investment on the program's part to interview a large number of people.

The typical applicant applies to at least 10 programs and usually more as applying to more programs is a very small investment on their part. Unfortunately, for the applicant, the cost of interviewing in regard to time and money can be substantial.

Because of the way the match works the number of applications as well as number of interviews per spot is very high.
 
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IlDestriero

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The same is true for the fellowship match. Most of the applicants apply to the same handful of most highly regarded programs. They are extremely competitive, while the odds of matching somewhere are not really competitive at all. (90%+)
 
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