Student academic performance factors affecting matching into first-choice residency and competitive specialties.

Published on Jul 1, 2019in BMC Medical Education1.831
· DOI :10.1186/S12909-019-1669-9
Katherine Mitsouras9
Estimated H-index: 9
(College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific),
Fanglong Dong1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Western University of Health Sciences)
+ 1 AuthorsScott C. Helf1
Estimated H-index: 1
(College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific)
Background Although specific specialties and residency programs have investigated student performance factors affecting matching, there is a paucity of information from medical schools. Furthermore, factors contributing to matching into first-choice residency have not been examined. This study aimed to identify academic performance factors affecting matching into first-choice residency and highly competitive specialties.
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