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Monday, May 19, 2014

Additional Insights About Dermatology Application Strategies During the 2014 NRMP

As previously posted, the NRMP recently released data about the 2014 Dermatology Residency Match. The most surprising is data found on Table 13 (Applicant Choices by Specialty, page 34) and Figure 6 (page 36). There were 414 dermatology positions offered through the 2014 NRMP when all types of positions are counted [PGY1 categorical dermatology starting in 2014 with dermatology usually integrated into PGY1 year, PGY2 advanced dermatology positions for 2015 following PGY1 year (the largest category of dermatology residency positions offered), and PGY2 positions that begin in July 2014 that typically require the PGY1 year to have been completed by July 1, 2014]. According to the published 2014 NRMP data, dermatology was the only choice for 88 US MS4 applicants, and the preferred choice (only choice and first choice combined) for 375 allopathic seniors. As might be expected, for independent applicants (all other applicants besides US MS4s), dermatology was the only choice for 105 applicants. For additional information, please see http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Main-Match-Results-and-Data-2014.pdf