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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
     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
            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
 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  withdrawn from the NRMP.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
     Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology
     Centralized Application Service (CAS)
 Urology
     Electronic Residency Application Service
             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
       CAS (early match), ERAS, or individual program
       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
   Meet FREIDA

       • Hard copy also available in Student Affairs
   Check Careers in Medicine for guidance
 Hook up with mentors and advisors
     Career and preparation advice
     Preliminary contact to recruit letter writers
        Getting Started for 2007
 Complete required biodata forms
     No form – no match token
 Begin your personal statement and CV
     Letter writers need these
 Get your picture taken
     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
 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
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
     Make all requests by September 15
  Request University transcripts
     Request after summer quarter begins but
      before September 1
     $7 charge per transcript, watch for
 Request USMLE transcripts
       • Part of the ERAS application process
       • Check CAS for procedures
           Preliminary Timetable
 Register with NRMP beginning August 15
 Prepare applications
      Early matches check target date for your field
      September 1 – first day to submit ERAS application
 Schedule interviews October – January
 Rank lists submitted mid-January – mid-February
 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!

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