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The Most Important Components of your Residency Application

Posted by medliorator on October 26, 2008

METHODS: A questionnaire consisting of 20 items based on the current Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) guidelines was mailed to the program directors of all 118 EM residencies in existence in February 1998. The program directors were instructed to rank each item on a five-point scale (5 = most important, 1 = least important) as to its importance in the selection of residents.

RESULTS: Response rate = 79.7% of Emergency Medicine residencies

Rank Application Parameter Rank (+/- SD)
1. Personal Statement 2.75 (0.96)
2. Publications 2.87 (0.99)
3. Basic Science Grades 2.88 (0.93)
4. Extracurricular Activities 2.99 (0.87)
5. Medical School Attended 3.00 (0.85)
6. AOA Status 3.01 (1.09)
7. Awards/Achievements 3.16 (0.88 )
8. USMLE step I 3.28 (0.86)
9. Interest Expressed in Institution 3.30 (1.19)
10. USMLE Step II 3.34 (0.93)
11. Elective Done at Institution 3.75 (1.25)
12. Recommendations 4.11 (0.85)
13. Clinical Grades 4.36 (0.70)
14. Interview 4.62 (0.63)
15. EM rotation grade 4.79 (0.50)

Selection criteria for emergency medicine residency applicants [Acad Emerg Med. 2000 Jan;7(1):54-60.]

Correlate: The Most Important Components of your Residency Application – Part II

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