Charting Outcomes in the Match Characteristics of Applicants who Match to Their Preferred Specialty in the 2007 Main Residency Match

This biennial report highlights the characteristics of students and graduates that contribute to a program’s overall assessment of an applicant. Ten to twelve measures are examined in the reports, including the number of contiguous ranks in preferred specialty, the number of distinct specialties ranked, USMLE® Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores, and the numbers of research experiences, publications, and work and volunteer experiences.