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The Best Predictors of Match Success

Posted by medliorator on February 23, 2009

From the 2007 match

Of 9 application parameters, the best predictors of match success for U.S. seniors in competitive specialties (Dermatology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery and Radiation Oncology) were:

Rank Application Parameter Odds ratio
1. Number of Contiguous Ranks 1.30
2. USMLE Step I (>=235) 3.15
3. USMLE Step II (>=235) 2.73
4. AOA Member 1.90
5. PH.D. Degree 2.88

Charting Outcomes in the Match [NRMP]

Correlate: The Most Important Components of your Residency Application

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

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