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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Required Reading for All 2015 Dermatology Residency Applicants

The 2014 Charting Outcomes of the Match ( http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Charting-Outcomes-2014-Final.pdf ) is must reading for current dermatology applicants because it is the best source to evaluate chances of matching in the upcoming 2015 NRMP into a dermatology residency (pages 44-56). Some of the information is expected for MS4s, such as:

-Applicants with a PhD almost always match (other graduate degrees don't seem to help very much)

-AOA membership is a huge advantage for matching (over 50% of spots go to AOA members)

-A Step 1 score of 241 or better increases the chances for a dermatology match (averaged matched applicant has a 247 Step 1, while average unmatched applicant has a 239)

-About 9 interviews were needed to rank 9 contiguous dermatology programs (greatly increase chance of a match)