Key Themes

The meeting is intended to generate discussion about the medical education continuum. Themes to be explored include:

Undergraduate Medical Education

  • Changes to the Medical Student Performance Evaluation: Does it meet program director needs?
  • Innovative curricula: How can the Match be flexible in accommodating competency-based programming?
  • Ensuring readiness for residency: Innovations from the field

Residency Selection

  • Goodness of fit: How can medical schools and GME programs quell application overload?
  • Sharing residency program data: What applicants need to inform specialty/program selection
  • What are you looking for? Program Director panel to explore criteria used to interview and rank applicants
  • Program Director resources: What tools do they need/want to improve the selection process?

The Unmatched Applicant

  • Focus forward: Enhancing unmatched students’ applications for next year’s Match
  • Alternatives to clinical medicine: What options exist?
  • Candid career counseling: When and how to guide academically underachieving students toward non-medical professions

Real-World Medicine and Beyond

  • IMG success rate: Trends over time and impact on training programs
  • Workforce: Current status and future trends
  • Resident resilience: Tips and tools to keep young physicians engaged for a long career

The meeting also will include workshops designed to help attendees understand and better navigate the Match:

  • Using the Registration, Ranking and Results system
  • Policy primer: Tips and reminders about compliance with Match rules
  • Participating in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP)
  • Student verification: criteria for determining Match and SOAP eligibility