Evaluating the Influence of Research on Match Success for Osteopathic and Allopathic Applicants to Residency Programs.
Context: Analyzing factors that may enhance osteopathic applicants' likelihood of matching is warranted given that United States osteopathic and allopathic residency programs will have a single accreditation system in 2020.
Objectives: To determine the impact of research accomplishments and experiences on osteopathic and allopathic residency matching.
Methods: Analysis of variance, t test, and odds ratios were used to examine data from the National Resident Matching Program Charting Outcomes from 2016 and 2018. Relationships between match status and medical degree, specialty matching, and mean numbers of research accomplishments and experiences in the Main Residency Match were analyzed.
Results: Matched osteopathic and allopathic applicants had significantly greater numbers of research accomplishments (mean [SD], 5.18 [4.34]) than unmatched applicants (3.66 [2.87]) (P=.006). Applicants who matched (mean [SD], 2.81 [1.64]) had similar numbers of research experiences to those who did not match (2.43 [1.26]) (P=.068). Matched and unmatched allopathic applicants' research accomplishments (5.91 [3.72]) were significantly greater than that of osteopathic applicants (2.60 [2.90]) (P
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Matthews, Christopher N; Estrada, Danielle C; George-Weinstein, Mindy; Claeson, Kerin M.; and Roberts, Michael B., "Evaluating the Influence of Research on Match Success for Osteopathic and Allopathic Applicants to Residency Programs." (2019). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 2009.