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1 MSPE FAQ Medical Student Performance Evaluation Student Presentation 2010

2 Who is my MSPE Coordinator? Christiana Pironti (last names A-I) Christiana Pironti (last names A-I) / x315 / x315 Steven Orkin (last names J-Q) Steven Orkin (last names J-Q) / x262 / x262 Bernadette Farruggio (last names R-Z) Bernadette Farruggio (last names R-Z) / x445 / x445

3 What is the MSPE? Medical Student Performance Evaluation Medical Student Performance Evaluation Formerly known as the Dean’s Letter Formerly known as the Dean’s Letter Details academic history and performance Details academic history and performance Can include personal & professional attributes & experiences Can include personal & professional attributes & experiences

4 MSPE Components 1. Identifying Information 2. Unique Characteristics 3. Academic History 4. Academic Progress 5. Summary 6. Appendix

5 How important is the MSPE? 76% of program directors cite the MSPE as a critical factor in determining whether to interview a student. 76% of program directors cite the MSPE as a critical factor in determining whether to interview a student. Surpassed only by USMLE scores (82%). Surpassed only by USMLE scores (82%). [Source: 2008 NRMP Program Director Survey Results]

6 How do I get an MSPE? Please provide the following: 1. request – Required! 2. MSPE Info Form – Required! 3. CV – Strongly recommended! 1-2 pages MAX 1-2 pages MAX ½ inch margins ½ inch margins 12 pt Times New Roman or Arial font 12 pt Times New Roman or Arial font Appropriately spaced. Appropriately spaced. No tables No tables No all-uppercase headings No all-uppercase headings 4. Personal Statement – No longer used in MSPE

7 When do I send my documents? March 15 – May 1: MSPE Info Form & CV. March 15 – May 1: MSPE Info Form & CV. Evaluations received by approximately 9/1 will be included. Evaluations received by approximately 9/1 will be included.

8 Why can’t you add materials received after 5/1 if the MSPE’s can’t be read until 11/1? 1. Provides time for you to review it and make any changes. 2. Approximately 800 MSPE’s will be written for the 2011 Match. 3. Ensures all 2011 Match participants have an MSPE posted to ERAS by 11/1.

9 How do I send my documents? 1. MSPE form & CV Must be ed as Microsoft Word attachments. No PDF’s! Must be ed as Microsoft Word attachments. No PDF’s! 2. Evals Affiliated: Sent by hospital Affiliated: Sent by hospital Out-of-Network: Generally sent by hospital. May require follow-up on your part. Out-of-Network: Generally sent by hospital. May require follow-up on your part.

10 I graduate in 11, but will not be in the 11 Match. Does the timetable apply to me? Sort of. MSPE’s are written based on grad date, NOT Match participation date. Sort of. MSPE’s are written based on grad date, NOT Match participation date. Materials can be submitted until 12/31, but the sooner, the better. Materials can be submitted until 12/31, but the sooner, the better. Once you graduate, no new material is added. Once you graduate, no new material is added.

11 I’m applying to more than one specialty. Can I have more than one MSPE written? No. The MSPE is generic with regard to specialty. Only one is written for each student.

12 When will my MSPE be completed? If you submit your material on time, we will generally have a serviceable draft beginning in late July. If you submit your material on time, we will generally have a serviceable draft beginning in late July.

13 When will my MSPE be sent to ERAS? MSPE’s will be sent to ERAS throughout October, not on November 1. MSPE’s will be sent to ERAS throughout October, not on November 1. Participants in the SF Match or CARMS must advise us of submission deadlines. Participants in the SF Match or CARMS must advise us of submission deadlines.

14 Tell me about reviewing my MSPE request required request required Requests received by 8/1 will have changes made before document is sent to ERAS Requests received by 8/1 will have changes made before document is sent to ERAS RC’s do not include Summary section RC’s do not include Summary section Sent via to SGU account only Sent via to SGU account only MSPE format is standardized MSPE format is standardized

15 What changes can I make? Factual errors Factual errors Grammatical/spelling errors Grammatical/spelling errors Appeals re: evaluative comments Appeals re: evaluative comments

16 Not that I’ll have any, but tell me about negative comments on my evals. The MSPE is intended to be an objective evaluation summarizing all aspects of your medical school experience. The MSPE is intended to be an objective evaluation summarizing all aspects of your medical school experience. Negative comments can be used in the MSPE at our discretion for C, F, W, and I grades. Negative comments can be used in the MSPE at our discretion for C, F, W, and I grades. We attempt to utilize the general tenor of all evaluative comments, both positive and negative, to determine your FRL. We attempt to utilize the general tenor of all evaluative comments, both positive and negative, to determine your FRL.

17 Final Level of Recommendation (FRL) Determined based on the following: 1. Core Clerkship Grades 2. Basic Sciences GPA/Rank 3. Overall professionalism during rotations and basic sciences years, as well as interactions with SGU faculty and staff.

18 Will you send my transcript to ERAS? Yes, but you must send the following: Yes, but you must send the following: 1. Transcript Check! 2. ERAS Document Submission Form (DSF) 3. Written request Transcripts sent to ERAS beginning 8/1. Transcripts sent to ERAS beginning 8/1. us to confirm we got your check! us to confirm we got your check! Transcript updates are not sent automatically. Transcript updates are not sent automatically. Note: If you’re participating in other Matches, you must send $5.00 for each ($5.00 for ERAS, $5.00 for CARMS, $5.00 for SF Match). Note: If you’re participating in other Matches, you must send $5.00 for each ($5.00 for ERAS, $5.00 for CARMS, $5.00 for SF Match).

19 Where can I get more information? MSPE Section of Clinical Website MSPE Section of Clinical Website OCG Section of Clinical Website OCG Section of Clinical Website ERAS (www.ecfmg.org/eras/ or ERAS (www.ecfmg.org/eras/ or ECFMG (www.ecfmg.org) ECFMG (www.ecfmg.org)www.ecfmg.org NRMP (www.nrmp.org) NRMP (www.nrmp.org)www.nrmp.org USMLE (www.usmle.org) USMLE (www.usmle.org)www.usmle.org Fellowship & Residency Interactive Database (FREIDA) Fellowship & Residency Interactive Database (FREIDA) (www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2997.html)

20 MSPE FAQ Medical Student Performance Evaluation Student Presentation Christiana Pironti Last names A-I x315 Fax: Steven Orkin Last names J-Q x262 Fax: Bernadette Farruggio Last names R-Z x445


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