NRMP nixes a second Match
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted June 27, 2005
The National Resident Matching Program will not implement a proposed two-phased Match, in which applicants who did not match in the first round would participate in a second Match for unfilled positions. Although medical students supported the idea, resident program directors and others involved in the process found there were too many implementation problems to make it feasible.
Match officials also have tabled a proposed policy change that would have required all institutions participating in the Match to register all their positions in the Match, except for those specialties or programs participating in other national matching programs. Program directors feared that residencies that rely heavily on international medical graduates would be hurt because of the lengthy visa application process.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/06/27/prbf0627.htm.