Second Match under consideration
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Oct. 18, 2004
The National Resident Matching Program is investigating whether it should include a second phase to the residency match, and among other input the NRMP has solicited, all registrants for the 2005 Match will be asked to fill out a survey on the idea.
Currently, once the Match is done, students who haven't matched have to contact programs individually to find open positions in what is called the "Scramble." An electronic list of unfilled programs provides applicants with real-time access to only those positions that remain available.
The second match would not be a new match, but a second phase with all the same agreements and contracts in place.
More information about the second match model is on NRMP's Web site (link).
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/10/18/prbf1018.htm.