Timing listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Friday, October 16, 2020

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM EDT/
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM PDT

Welcome from the Chair of the NRMP Board of Directors

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM EDT/
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM PDT

Plenary Speaker: Alvin Roth, PhD

Dr. Roth will reflect on The Match and its role in the larger system of the transition to residency

12:15 – 12:25 PM EDT/
9:15 – 9:25 AM PDT

12:25 PM – 1:40 PM EDT/
9:25 AM – 10:40 AM PDT

Breakout Session 1

  • Data-driven UME to GME recruitment: Myths and facts for optimizing candidate selection, Jason Reminick
  • What program directors, faculty need to know: Secondary uses of COMLEX-USA scores in assessing residency program applicants, David Kuo, Gretta A. Gross
  • The impact of COVID-19 on residency interviews: Improving medical students' readiness for residency applications with virtual practice interviews, Bailey Dunn-Phillips
  • Multifactorial use of ePortfolios in Medical Education, Krishani Patel, Makayla Dearborn, Michelle Schmude, Tanja Adonizio, Eleanor Fortner-Buczala

1:40 PM – 1:50 PM EDT/
10:40 AM – 10:50 AM PDT


1:50 PM – 2:50 PM EDT/
10:50 AM – 11:50 AM PDT

Plenary Speaker: Vivek Murthy, MD

Dr. Murthy will discuss the importance and power of well-being and how living a more people-centered life can help us nurture more connection and meaning in our lives

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM EDT/
11:50 – 12:00 PM PDT

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EDT/
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM PDT

Breakout Session 2

  • When students experience microaggressions, Michele Reynolds, Mildred Willy, Jade Johnson, Ariel Cascio, Maria Aucar
  • Face to screen: Methods of data gathering by residency applicants in the era of social distancing, Elizabeth Southworth, Sarah Santiago, Mary Duarte Thibault, Jacqueline Lomboy
  • Managing destructive mindsets and automatic thoughts during a pandemic,Stuart Slavin, Michael Maguire
  • Cultivating "webside manner" in the UME/GME telemedicine learner, Roya Samuels, Stephen Barone, Stacy McGeechan

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM EDT/
1:15 PM– 2:15 PM PDT

À LA CARTE! Grab a bite to eat and jump into

  • Interactive Poster Sessions
  • Community "Chats" (where attendees can ask questions and share thoughts about topics presented at the meeting)
5:15 – 5:30 PM EDT/
2:15 – 2:30 PM PDT

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT/
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT

Discussion with NRMP
Dr. Lamb will open the hour with a discussion about challenges and current trends in the transition to residency and how the role of The Match is evolving to address and inform those challenges for a new generation. This discussion will be followed by an open discussion between attendees, NRMP staff, and Board leadership.

6:30 PM EDT/
3:30 PM PDT

Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, October 17, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT/
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT

Plenary Speaker: Shankar Vedantam

Mr. Vedantam will share his expertise on how acknowledging and embracing our "hidden" thoughts can be a critical catalyst for personal growth and change

12:00 – 12:10 PM EDT/
9:00 – 9:10 AM PDT

12:10 PM – 1:25 PM EDT/
9:10 AM – 10:25 AM PDT

Breakout Session 3

  • In a pass/fail world: Application of lessons learned from programs blinded to Step 1 in residency recruitment, Kathy W. Smith, Conrad J. Clemens, Lisa Stoneking, Jason Curry
  • Exploring solutions to competency-based hand-offs in the UME to GME continuum,John Moriarty, Paul Hemmer, Marygrace Zetkulic, John Choe, Heather Laird-Fick, Alpesh Amin, Bhavin Dalal
  • How anglophone countries compete for highly qualified GME entrants: Data from United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, Paul Rockey, John (Jack) Boulet, Mary Lewis, Maria Mathews Des Gorman
  • NRMP "Match 101" Workshop for Learners, Jeanette L. Calli, MS

1:25 PM – 1:35 PM EDT/
10:25 AM – 10:35 AM PDT


1:35 PM – 2:50 PM EDT/
10:35 AM – 11:50 AM PDT

Breakout Session 4

  • Preference signaling mechanism in the 2020-2021 residency application cycle: A debate and stakeholder discussion, Keli Santos-Parker, J. Bryan Carmody, Kathleen Kashima, Helen K. Morgan, Christle Nwora, Ilana Rosman, Paul Wallach, Maya Hammoud
  • Virtual residency recruitment strategies: Lessons learned and the way forward, Julia Switzer, Tamika Alexander, Alison Vogell, Megan Evans, Abigail Wolf
  • How to maximize the tools in your admissions toolbox to select the "best" trainees for your GME program, Kelly L. Dore, Tom Rebbecchi, Jacob Ufberg
  • Am I ready to care for patients? Competency-based assessment and feedback in the time of COVID-19, Heather Laird-Fick, Matthew Emery, Julie Phillips, Mauricio Franco, Sabrina Ma, Charles Odenigbo, Betsy Witte
2:50 – 3:00 PM EDT/
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EDT/
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM PDT

Breakout Session 5

  • Preparing international medical graduates for success in residency, Sybil Pentsil, Javier Gonzalez del Rey, Andrea Hernandez-Troya, Shreya Doshi, Rajavee Panchal, Afshan Najafi, Rana Chakraborty
  • Medical school to residency: Analysis of first-generation medical students and their academic performance, Michael Yi, Michelle Schmude, Joseph Bannon
  • Meaning, purpose, and COVID-19 responsiveness as a resident: In their own words, Meaghan Ruddy
  • Integrating residents into the FQHC COVID response: Perspectives from a new residency program, Tom McBride, Yui Nishiike, Rebecca McEntee

4:15 PM EDT/
1:15 PM PDT

Meeting Adjourned

Agenda last updated: August 2, 2021

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