In 1992, the Executive Council of the Association of American Medical Colleges recommended that a computerized application system be investigated.
Under this system, the application package would include : 1) a standardized application form, 2) a personal statement, 3) a dean's letter, 4) transcripts, 5) a chairman's letter, and 6) United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores.
To investigate the value residency directors placed on these items, all directors from Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology and family practice residency programs were surveyed.
The directors were asked to prioritize the usefulness of the proposed components of the Electronic Residency Application Service application package.
Transcripts, the dean's letter, and USMLE scores ranked highest (in descending order) for the obstetrics and gynecology residency directors for making decisions about « inviting a student for an interview, » whereas the dean's letter, personal statement, and transcripts ranked highest for the family practice residency directors.
Both ranked the interview as most valuable in ranking a student in the residency match.
Although these two disciplines do not represent all fields, our study indicates that residency programs are not homogeneous in their value systems and that certain characteristics may predict those values.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Sélection, Spécialité médicale, Sélection universitaire, Etats Unis, Méthode, Gynécologie, Obstétrique, Directeur, Homme, Entretien, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enseignement universitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Selection, Medical specialty, University selection, United States, Method, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Director, Human, Interview, North America, America, Higher education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0148668
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.