Is orthopedics more competitive today than when my attending matched? An analysis of National Resident Matching Program data for orthopedic PGY1 applicants from 1984 to 2011.

@article{Karnes2014IsOM,
  title={Is orthopedics more competitive today than when my attending matched? An analysis of National Resident Matching Program data for orthopedic PGY1 applicants from 1984 to 2011.},
  author={Jonathan M. Karnes and Joel L Mayerson and Thomas J Scharschmidt},
  journal={Journal of surgical education},
  year={2014},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={530-42}
}
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated supply and demand trends for orthopedic postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) positions from 1984 to 2011 for the purpose of estimating national intercandidate competition over time. DESIGN National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) data for orthopedic surgery from 1984 to 2011 were collected. Proxy variables including (total number of orthopedic applicants/number of orthopedic PGY1 positions), (number of US senior applicants to orthopedics/number of orthopedic PGY1… CONTINUE READING

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