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What Step 1 score do you need to match

USMLE Step 1 Average Match Scores by Specialty

What Step 1 score do you need to match in the specialty you want? The NRMP just released updated results on the Main Residency Match® (See Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2014: Characteristics of Applicants Who Matched to Their Preferred Specialty in the 2014 NRMP Main Residency Match (5th edition) Continue reading

The NRMP voted for an All-In Policy over pre-matching during the residency match

All-In or All-Out? Residency Pre-Matches a Thing of the Past: New Changes Coming to the NRMP Residency Match in 2013

In a nutshell: Under the All-in Model, independent applicants, Canadian, Caribbean, and international medical student applicants will no longer be able to secure residency positions in the U.S. prior to the formal residency match that takes place in March. Independent applicants, such as osteopathic students and graduate applicants and past allopathic medical graduate applicants, will not be privy to pre-match practices after the 2012 match year.
The NRMP (National Residency Matching Program) has announced that starting in 2013, participating residency institutions will not be able to offer a portion of their positions to students prior to the match. The NRMP Board of Directors decided unanimously in favor of the All-in Policy which states that U.S. residency programs must place all positions in the NRMP match or none. This greatly changes the landscape for both international medical graduates and U.S. medical graduates competing for very valuable residency positions. (Read NRMP announcement here: )
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NRMP Survey Results

What Programs Rank as Important in Residency Applicants: NRMP Survey Results

Here is an NRMP publication that I wanted to share with you. It is a jewel filled with wonderful data that can help students make informed decisions in planning for electives, research, international service, board exams, etc. when creating the best applicant profile for residency match...
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