Winners & Losers

This has emerged as possibly the most popular format on the site.


Virtual Interviews: Winners and Losers Edition

  • The Coalition for Physician Accountability has recommended that all residency interviews for the 2020-2021 application season occur virtually. So who wins – and who loses?


Step 2 CS, Part Three: Winners and Losers Edition

  • The NBME just announced that USMLE Step 2 CS is suspended for 12-18 months – a decision that has far-reaching implications for many in medicine. So let’s break it down, winners and losers style.

Preference Signaling: Winners & Losers Edition

  • In August 2020, the Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization announced that they’d implement formal preference signaling in this year’s Match. So who wins – and who loses – when applicants can send tokens of interest to programs?

The End of USMLE Step 2 CS: Winners and Losers Edition

  • On January 26, 2021, the USMLE announced that they were permanently discontinuing efforts to bring back the Step 2 CS exam. Naturally, this shocking news demanded an emergency winners and losers edition.

Match Day 2021: Winners and Losers Edition

  • It was a residency application cycle unlike any other. Time to tally up the winners and losers.

The Coalition for Physician Accountability’s UME-GME Transition Recommendations: Winners and Losers Edition

  • The CPA made 42 specific recommendations to improve the transition from medical school to residency. So who wins – and who loses – if these recommendations are implemented?

Recommendations from the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s UME-to-GME Review Committee: Winners & Losers Edition

  • The UGRC was tasked with recommending how to improve the transition from medical school to residency, and came up with 34 specific recommendations to do so. Let’s separate the winners from the losers.

Match Day 2022: Winners and Losers Edition

    The letters have all been opened – another Match Day is in the books. Yeah, that’s right – time to break it down Winners & Losers style.