ERIC Number: EJ936973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Changing Recruitment Outcomes: The "Why" and the "How"
MacLean, Lisa; Pato, Michele T.
Academic Psychiatry, v35 n4 p241-244 Jul-Aug 2011
Objective: Residency programs compete for applicants and commit extensive resources to the recruitment process. After failing to fill in the match for 5 years (1999-2004), this program decided to make changes in its recruitment process. The authors describe one program's experience in improving recruitment outcomes. Methods: The new training director surveyed other program directors, reviewed medical student feedback, and evaluated previous recruitment processes, developing and implementing a new plan. Tracked outcome measures included USMLE scores, COMLEX scores, match results, and American graduate ratios. Results: After implementation of the new process in 2004-2005, the program has filled all six positions every year. Average median COMLEX 1 and 2 scores increased from 35.0 to 77.5 (p less than 0.012). The American graduate-to-International medical graduate ratio (AMG/IMG ratio) for the program changed from 7/16 in 1999 to 19/5 for Years 2006-2009. Conclusion: Changes in the recruitment process can favorably alter match outcomes.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Medical Students, Recruitment, Graduate Medical Education, Surveys, Administrators, Evaluation
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