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Residency Application Process Jane Trask Student Affairs 061-B Meiling Hall Phone (614) 292-4814 Fax (614) 292-2474
Why the match? Organized matching provides an impartial venue for matching applicants' preferences for residency positions with program directors' preferences for applicants.
What is my obligation if I register for the match? §You agree to abide by the rules and results of the match when you register §If you submit a rank order list, you are under contract to accept your matched position
Military Match §The Air Force has its own GME application program. The Army and Navy both participate in ERAS. Contact your recruiter if you are unsure. §Applicants should also apply to the NRMP as there are limited spaces in the military. §If you match with the military you will be withdrawn from the NRMP.
Early Matches San Francisco Match l Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology l Centralized Application Service (CAS) l www.sfmatch.org §Urology l Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) l www.auanet.org
Regular Match §Almost all other programs including Otolaryngology and Neurology participate in the NRMP and ERAS programs. §Verify each program. Exceptions occur when you least expect them. §Not all programs within a specific hospital use the same procedures. §Individual programs set the guidelines.
What Makes up my Application? §Application form l CAS (early match), ERAS, or individual program l Requires a personal statement §2 ½ x 3 ½ Photograph or digital file less than 100k §Letters of Recommendation (3-5 per specialty) §Official university transcript §Dean’s letter (MSPE)
Getting Started for 2007 §Check resources l Meet FREIDA www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2997.html Hard copy also available in Student Affairs l Check Careers in Medicine for guidance §Hook up with mentors and advisors l Career and preparation advice l Preliminary contact to recruit letter writers
Getting Started for 2007 §Complete required biodata forms l No form – no match token §Begin your personal statement and CV l Letter writers need these §Get your picture taken l Ron Groom will be here July 6 and 7 §Be sure you are on class listserv §Prepare to be busy and deadline-focused.
Electronic Roads Lead to ERAS Post Office and Back Again for NRMP and AUA §Student electronically sends applications, personal statements, and CV’s to ERAS directly. §Your photo, LoR’s, transcript, and the MSPE go to ERAS from the Dean’s work station. §USMLE transcripts go to ERAS directly from NBME after the student okays release §ERAS then sends information to programs as appropriate.
CAS or paper applications – who does what? §You contact the appropriate application service and check out the requirements for your program §Most documents will be transmitted as hard copy. §You are responsible for envelopes or labels and for postage. §You will send your own multiple transcripts. §Not all early program services are the same. §Be sure you are hooked up with the appropriate department here.
Preliminary Timetable §Request letters of recommendation l Make all requests by September 15 Request University transcripts l Request after summer quarter begins but before September 1 l $7 charge per transcript, watch for instructions § Request USMLE transcripts Part of the ERAS application process Check CAS for procedures
Preliminary Timetable §Register with NRMP beginning August 15 §Prepare applications l Early matches check target date for your field l September 1 – first day to submit ERAS application §Schedule interviews October – January §Rank lists submitted mid-January – mid-February 2007 §Match results March 2007
In a Nutshell §Choose a specialty §Register with a match §Register with the appropriate application service §Assemble your application package (application, photo, transcript, letters of recommendation) §Select programs where you want to apply §File your application §Wait for and do interviews §Submit your Rank Order list §Go to work, Doctor!