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UME-GME Working Groups

Single Match

Preparing for the Single Residency Match

Charge: This working group focuses on the awareness and education of students, colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs), and residency programs on the single residency match.

Working group members: Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS, Chair (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education), Maura Biszewski (American Osteopathic Association), Rita Brown (University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine), Tyler Cymet, DO (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine), John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd (National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners), Shawn Hamm, DO, MPH (St. Vincent's Family Medical Center), Breanne Jaqua, DO, MPH (St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center), Timothy J. Kowalski, DO (Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas), Melva Landrum (University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine), Mark Speicher, PhD, MHA (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine), Jim Swartwout, MA (American Osteopathic Association), and Thomas Wickham (University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine & National Resident Matching Program).

MSPE sub-group members: Cathleen Callahan, MD, MPH (Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia), Melva Landrum (University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine), Kim Peck, MBA (Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine), Lisa Warren, DO (Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific), and Tina Woodruff, EdD (Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine).

Tools, Resources and Publications:

  • Live Event: Transition to Residency Part I-III event at 2018 AACOM Annual Conference
  • Publication/Survey: GME Survey – August 2018
  • Webinar/Presentation: 2018 Match – Match Scenarios, Reasons Graduates Did Not Match and Options for Unmatched Students (October 2018 Preliminary Report)
  • Student Webinar: Advanced Interviewing Strategies for Residency