Electronic residency application service scores: do they correlate with the rank order list for the match?
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between ERAS-based preinterview scores, residency program postinterview scores and candidate rank order for the match.
STUDY DESIGN: Two hundred sixty-three candidates' preinterview and postinterview scores and rank order were evaluated. The rank order was stratified as 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, > 13 and unranked. Spearman's p statistical analysis was used.
RESULTS: There was a moderate relationship, r2 = 0.543, between preinterview and postinterview scores for all applicants. There was a significant inverse correlation between preinterview score and rank order, r2 = -0.763, and for the postinterview and rank order, r2 = -0.768. However, there were no significant relationships between factors significant for the top 4 ranked candidates.
CONCLUSION: Preinterview and postinterview scores significantly correlated with each other and with the rank order list except for top-ranked candidates. Other factors may influence the rank order list.
Published In/Presented At
Argeles, P. C., Weiss, P. M., Koller, C. A., Kimmel, S., & Hess, L. W. (2006). Electronic residency application service scores: do they correlate with the rank order list for the match?. The Journal of reproductive medicine, 51(6), 471–474.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology