For What It's Worth: Medical School Reputation in The Integrated Plastic Surgery Match

Joseph A. Mellia, Stefani C. Fontana, Jared M. Gopman, Peter J. Taub

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Abstract

Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency programs may use medical school reputation to help fill the gap of a pass/fail USMLE Step 1 in the match. The main objective of this manuscript was to consider if this shifting emphasis is warranted. Herein, a cross-sectional analysis of academic plastic surgeons found that medical school reputation did not predict career achievement. In the absence of evidence demonstrating its worth, residency programs should exercise caution in using medical school reputation in the match.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-564
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Surgical Education
Volume79
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2022

Keywords

  • USMLE Step 1
  • career outcomes
  • letters of recommendation
  • medical student education
  • mentorship
  • plastic surgery
  • residency
  • resident education
  • resident training
  • the match

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