2Who is my MSPE Coordinator? Christiana Pironti (last names A-I)/ x315Steven Orkin (last names J-Q)/ x262Bernadette Farruggio (last names R-Z)/ x445
3What is the MSPE? Medical Student Performance Evaluation Formerly known as the Dean’s LetterDetails academic history and performanceCan include personal & professional attributes & experiences
4MSPE Components Identifying Information Unique Characteristics Academic HistoryAcademic ProgressSummaryAppendix
5How important is the MSPE? 76% of program directors cite the MSPE as a critical factor in determining whether to interview a student.Surpassed only by USMLE scores (82%).[Source: 2008 NRMP Program Director Survey Results]
6How do I get an MSPE? Please provide the following: request – Required!MSPE Info Form – Required!CV – Strongly recommended!1-2 pages MAX½ inch margins12 pt Times New Roman or Arial fontAppropriately spaced.No tablesNo all-uppercase headingsPersonal Statement – No longer used in MSPE
7When do I send my documents? March 15 – May 1: MSPE Info Form & CV.Evaluations received by approximately 9/1 will be included.
8Provides time for you to review it and make any changes. Why can’t you add materials received after 5/1 if the MSPE’s can’t be read until 11/1?Provides time for you to review it and make any changes.Approximately 800 MSPE’s will be written for the 2011 Match.Ensures all 2011 Match participants have an MSPE posted to ERAS by 11/1.
9How do I send my documents? MSPE form & CVMust be ed as Microsoft Word attachments. No PDF’s!EvalsAffiliated: Sent by hospitalOut-of-Network: Generally sent by hospital. May require follow-up on your part.
10I graduate in 11, but will not be in the 11 Match 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.Materials can be submitted until 12/31, but the sooner, the better.Once you graduate, no new material is added.
11I’m applying to more than one specialty 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.
12When will my MSPE be completed? If you submit your material on time, we will generally have a serviceable draft beginning in late July.
13When will my MSPE be sent to ERAS? 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.
14Tell me about reviewing my MSPE request requiredRequests received by 8/1 will have changes made before document is sent to ERASRC’s do not include Summary sectionSent via to SGU account onlyMSPE format is standardized
15What changes can I make? Factual errors Grammatical/spelling errors Appeals re: evaluative comments
16Not 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.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.
17Final Level of Recommendation (FRL) Determined based on the following:Core Clerkship GradesBasic Sciences GPA/RankOverall professionalism during rotations and basic sciences years, as well as interactions with SGU faculty and staff.
18Will you send my transcript to ERAS? Yes, but you must send the following:Transcript Check!ERAS Document Submission Form (DSF)Written requestTranscripts sent to ERAS beginning 8/1.us to confirm we got your check!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).
19Where can I get more information? MSPE Section of Clinical WebsiteOCG Section of Clinical WebsiteERAS (www.ecfmg.org/eras/ orECFMG (www.ecfmg.org)NRMP (www.nrmp.org)USMLE (www.usmle.org)Fellowship & Residency Interactive Database (FREIDA)(www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2997.html)