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AACOM Releases Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education Match Report 

AACOM, in cooperation with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), recently compiled and released The Osteopathic GME Match Report, 2011 to support osteopathic medical students in their specialty selection and participation in the OGME match program. The report may also provide useful data for colleges of osteopathic medicine, osteopathic graduate medical education programs and others interested in osteopathic medical education’s programs, policies and processes related to graduate medical education and specialty choice. The annual report, produced for the first time last year, was developed in response to a request from AACOM’s Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) for a resource that would help guide students in the osteopathic graduate medical education specialty selection and matching process.

The principal author is AACOM Vice President for Research and Application Services Thomas Levitan, MEd. Data included in the report were provided by the AOA and the NBOME. Terri Lischka of AOA and William Roberts, EdD, of NBOME compiled the data from their respective organizations. To download a free copy of the The Osteopathic GME Match Report, 2011, visit http://data.aacom.org/aacomas/do_gme_match_report2011.asp. Please note that visitors will need to complete a sign-in sheet to download the report.

The table below, entitled “All Participants in OGME Match,” is a portion of the Osteopathic GME Match Report, 2011, and provides data on characteristics of match participants who were successful and unsuccessful. Be sure to download the full report for more information.

Visit AACOM's Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program web page for more information. Inquiries may be directed to AACOM by calling (301) 968-4142.

Match measure

1st choice matches

Other matches

Did not match

Number of participants

1531

109

568

Mean number of contiguous 1st choice designations

3.52

2.12

3.25

Percent designating 1st choice only once

26.9%

65.1%

42.3%

Percent designating only one specialty

83.20%

0.00%

82.40%

Research experiences

Mean number of research experiences

1.80

1.86

1.78

Percent with at least 1 research experience

56.60%

47.90%

54.90%

Volunteer experiences

Mean number of volunteer experiences

5.97

5.36

5.82

Percent with at least 1 volunteer experience

91.30%

89.00%

85.70%

Work experiences

Mean number of work experiences

2.69

2.27

2.95

Percent with at least 1 work experience

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

Publications

Mean number of publications

3.32

2.90

3.20

Percent with at least 1 publication

36.60%

45.90%

41.4%

Percent with membership in Sigma Sigma Phi

17.30%

17.40%

12.00%

COMLEX-USA Level 1

Mean score

498.25

470.74

462.92

Standard deviation

76.66

80.26

75.59

Median score

494.00

462.00

460.00

High score

811

731

740

Low score

294

317

203

Percent passing on 1st attempt

91.50%

80.60%

79.40%

COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE

Mean score

496.61

457.83

447.76

Standard deviation

92.21

94.02

91.80

Median score

491

456.00

440.00

High score

810

770

810

Low score

236

243

175

Percent passing on 1st attempt

86.30%

69.40%

69.10%

COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE

Percent passing on 1st attempt

96.40%

92.60%

90.20%

 

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November 2012
Vol. 6, No. 11