Guillemot

7+ Year Member
Dec 24, 2010
334
128
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Your CV is probably fine at all locations. There is however a regional bias in selection which varies based on each program. In general, the further away you are from each program the lower your chances are of interview and acceptance.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ChanandlerBong3

Docuronium

ASA Member
7+ Year Member
Feb 1, 2011
182
32
USA
Status
Resident [Any Field]
I'd carve out a solid number---surely there are some places on that list you wouldn't want to go. Also, think you're scores make you an acceptable applicant at almost all of them, and a competitive one at most. Can't possibly give you program specific info for each
 
  • Like
Reactions: ChanandlerBong3

BLADEMDA

ASA Member
10+ Year Member
Apr 22, 2007
17,412
3,629
Southeast
Status
Attending Physician
You can cut your list in half as long as you cut the upper and lower programs equally.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ChanandlerBong3

Docuronium

ASA Member
7+ Year Member
Feb 1, 2011
182
32
USA
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Well, 31 is too high, and I'd say as long as you think you'll get 8-10 total interviews (with a fair mix of programs) I think that's a good number to shoot for. The match data has a statistic somewhere on the likelihood of matching after ranking a certain number of programs, which you can only do after you've interviewed at one.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ChanandlerBong3

mybubbles627

ASA Member
7+ Year Member
May 10, 2011
557
82
West Coast
Status
Medical Student
Charting the outcomes 2014 says the average contiguous ranks was 14.4. I don't know it that counts ranking 1 program twice for a categorical and advanced spot or not though. The curve shows almost 100% match rate if you rank 11 programs. Given that I would aim to rank at least 11 so I would expect that going on 12-15 interviews would be a good idea. That may be too many but I don't know.
 
  • Like
Reactions: BLADEMDA

BLADEMDA

ASA Member
10+ Year Member
Apr 22, 2007
17,412
3,629
Southeast
Status
Attending Physician
Charting the outcomes 2014 says the average contiguous ranks was 14.4. I don't know it that counts ranking 1 program twice for a categorical and advanced spot or not though. The curve shows almost 100% match rate if you rank 11 programs. Given that I would aim to rank at least 11 so I would expect that going on 12-15 interviews would be a good idea. That may be too many but I don't know.

Correct. You should apply to 20-22 programs of which at least 12 are at your level statistically or below.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ChanandlerBong3

mja75

5+ Year Member
Mar 23, 2014
33
16
Status
Resident [Any Field]
You are game for all of those programs listed. Good luck and congrats on your hard work.
 

Quixotic2501

ASA Member
2+ Year Member
Dec 30, 2014
39
24
Apply to as many programs as you want. That's not the expensive part.

Good applicant. Probably will get interviews at the vast majority of places. Regional bias may prevent you from getting interviews at more distant programs.
 

Docuronium

ASA Member
7+ Year Member
Feb 1, 2011
182
32
USA
Status
Resident [Any Field]
I don't know if I'd say that---with those kind of stats you can afford to be semi selective. If there are places you don't think you want to live/train at on that list, do your checkbook a favor
 

drummerboy3856

2+ Year Member
Feb 8, 2015
13
0
Status
Medical Student
Can i apply as a DO with a 215 on USMLE Step One and not take USMLE Step 2? What are the chances of getting into a program? I see most programs on Freida (especially programs in NYC/NJ area which is where I want to be) do not require USMLE Step 2 and also most in this area were unfilled according to last year match stats. So can I just submit this USMLE Step 1, 1-2 letters of rec from anesthesiologist, and be okay? Or is there no chance at all? What can I do to strengthen my application besides step 2? Thanks these are silly questions I know, I am in a tough situation and am looking for help. Thanks.