Predictors of matching in an ophthalmology residency program

Allison Loh, Damien Joseph, Jeremy D. Keenan, Thomas M. Lietman, Ayman Naseri

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Purpose: To examine the characteristics of US medical students applying for ophthalmology residency and to determine the predictors of matching. Design: A retrospective case series. Participants: A total of 3435 medical students from the United States who applied to an ophthalmology residency program from 2003 to 2008 were included. Methods: Matched and unmatched applicants were compared and stratified by predictor variables, including United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 score, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) status, medical school reputation, and medical school geographic region. Differences in proportions were analyzed using the Fisher exact test. Logistic regression was used to determine the predictors of successful matching. Main Outcome Measures: Successful matching to an ophthalmology program. Results: The majority of applicants (72%, 2486/3435) matched in ophthalmology. In multivariate analysis, AOA membership (odds ratio [OR], 2.6, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-870
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmology
Volume120
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Ophthalmology
Internship and Residency
Medical Schools
Medical Students
Licensure
Multivariate Analysis
Logistic Models
Odds Ratio
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

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Loh, A., Joseph, D., Keenan, J. D., Lietman, T. M., & Naseri, A. (2013). Predictors of matching in an ophthalmology residency program. Ophthalmology, 120(4), 865-870. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.09.028

Predictors of matching in an ophthalmology residency program. / Loh, Allison; Joseph, Damien; Keenan, Jeremy D.; Lietman, Thomas M.; Naseri, Ayman.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 120, No. 4, 04.2013, p. 865-870.

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Loh, A, Joseph, D, Keenan, JD, Lietman, TM & Naseri, A 2013, 'Predictors of matching in an ophthalmology residency program', Ophthalmology, vol. 120, no. 4, pp. 865-870. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.09.028
Loh, Allison ; Joseph, Damien ; Keenan, Jeremy D. ; Lietman, Thomas M. ; Naseri, Ayman. / Predictors of matching in an ophthalmology residency program. In: Ophthalmology. 2013 ; Vol. 120, No. 4. pp. 865-870.
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