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    AUC Match Percentages

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    I did a search on Match percentages did not see this question asked ... (so sorry if it has been)

    Does the Big 3 (AUC, ROSS, SGU) keep track of their Match percentages? Not just who was Matched to so and so category.

    I noticed that AUC had 191 Matches in 2009 and 203 in 2008 (If I counted correctly). I know it would be tough to an accurate statistic, however, could you not calculate a ballpark figure of the percent of students starting school in 2009 and then getting Matched in 2009... (Not taking in factors such as dropping out and failing Steps)

    Example ... 2009 class size (All three semesters) = Say ... 300 then divide 191 by that figure to get the (64%) of people starting that will be Matched.

    This data has to be out there somewhere. Thanks

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    sure you could calculate a ballpark figure, but that's all that it would be. i believe that match results are voluntarily reported, making accurate stats difficult to achieve
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    not to mention that matches are people from different semesters. you really need to know how many people applied for match
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    The school probably has those numbers at their disposal, but they aren't going to release them unless it makes them look really good. If the match rates were comparable to US schools, then they'd be right there next to the 94% first time Step 1 pass rate that they advertise. And since they aren't, the best people can do is speculate.

    Problem with what you mention of just dividing the number of matches by the estimated number in each class is that there are way too many outside factors to account for with varying class size, attrition, people who fail a class who end up in the following match year, withdrawing from the match, people who don't get any interviews, prematching, people who don't report their match, scrambling, people who match to PGY-2 spots may or may not be getting counted twice due to reporting that and the prelim/TY as separate matches.

    While certain statistics like match rate and attrition would be beneficial to making informed decisions, I wouldn't count on seeing them any time soon.

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    It also doesn't figure in how many people just match stupidly (apply to too few programs, apply to competitive programs without the scores to back it up, don't understand how the rank list works, etc.). Even if they did provide a percentage, it would be pretty meaningless, which is probably why they don't bother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slevit1 View Post
    It also doesn't figure in how many people just match stupidly (apply to too few programs, apply to competitive programs without the scores to back it up, don't understand how the rank list works, etc.). Even if they did provide a percentage, it would be pretty meaningless, which is probably why they don't bother.
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    Yeah, it's very hard to judge because these things are reported voluntarily, not everyone in your class matches the same year (because of differences in timing for clinicals, etc.) But I can tell you that out of my class, the ones who applied for the match, all but 3 that I know of for certain did not match this year - and they were smart people, but probably had some other problem. Such as not applying broadly enough or not really gearing their application for a particular specialty - I don't feel it was a reflection of them being an IMG or not doing well, they were all bright people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubuntu View Post
    I can always count on you for a good ol honest response...but I do agree
    yes you can, and you are welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by nl9569 View Post
    Yeah, it's very hard to judge because these things are reported voluntarily, not everyone in your class matches the same year (because of differences in timing for clinicals, etc.) But I can tell you that out of my class, the ones who applied for the match, all but 3 that I know of for certain did not match this year - and they were smart people, but probably had some other problem. Such as not applying broadly enough or not really gearing their application for a particular specialty - I don't feel it was a reflection of them being an IMG or not doing well, they were all bright people.
    you only know of 3 that didn't match, or you only know of 3 that matched? If its the latter, that's a little scary.
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    if you dig up the 2008 match thread i did an estimate using the number of graduates listed on my commencement program compared to the actual match list. i think that is as close as you are going to get...... although there is still some room for error since the match list may include some matches from individuals that graduated the year before.
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