Geographic Trends for United States Allopathic Seniors Participating in the Residency Match: a Descriptive Analysis
Geography is consistently cited as an important factor in residency applicant decision-making,1 but little is known about where students match into residency based on medical school of origin. We aimed to characterize geographic trends for US graduating allopathic seniors participating in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
Contributors: We would like to thank the National Resident Matching Program for collecting and providing the data utilized in the study, as well as for their contribution to the manuscript.
Prior presentations: Preliminary results of this work were presented as a poster presentation at the Department of Medicine Resident Research Day at the University of Chicago in March 2017, as a poster presentation at the Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine conference in Chicago, Illinois in September, 2017, and as an oral plenary presentation at the University of Chicago Medical Education Day in November 2017.
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The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.
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