The Match

The Match, Part 1: Why do we have a Match?

  • The Match is so ingrained into medical education that it’s hard to imagine life without it. But when you step back and think about it, it’s a question worth asking. Why is getting a residency position so different than applying for any other job?

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The Match, Part 2: Getting under the hood – how does the Match work?

  • When you are matching students and programs, the devil is in the details. This post begins the discussion about how the Match algorithm works – and the medical student who led a successful rebellion against the NRMP.

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The Match, Part 3: On proposals and the fight for a student-optimal Match

  • In the old days, the Match algorithm systematically favored the preferences of hospitals over students. I’ll explain how – and review the unsung hero who fought for a student-optimal Match.

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