Charting Outcomes in the Match Characteristics of Applicants who Match to Their Preferred Specialty: Senior Students of U.S. MD Medical Schools 

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.