Winners & Losers

This has emerged as probably 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?