Family Medicine

Core Career Advisors

  • USMLE Data
    USMLE Data
    UNR Med 2013 - 2019 U.S. Allopathic Seniors (2020)
    Step Matched Step Matched Unmatched
    Step 1 Mean  221 Step 1 Mean  221 209
    Step 2 Mean  239 Step 2 Mean  238 222
  • PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
    PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2017-2019)
     Criteria  UNR Med 25th 50th 75th
    # Matched Seniors 24 17 29 44
    Mean # of programs on rank order list 9.7 10.5 12.0 13.4
    Mean # of programs ranked in specialty 9.3 10.2 11.6 12.7
    Mean # of research experiences 2.1 1.8 2.2 2.5
    Mean # of volunteer experiences 8.0 6.9 7.5 8.5
    Mean Step 1 Score 218.0 216.3 219.9 225.1
    Mean Step 2 Score 241.0 233.6 237.2 240.7

    Charting Outcomes of the Match  | (3rd Party Document Download)

  • Outcomes of the 2019 Match
    Outcomes of the 2020 Match
     Year # Programs # Positions Offered # Unfilled Programs # U.S. Senior Applicants # Total Applicants % Filled US Seniors % Filled Total 
    PGY-1

    706 4662 144 1823 7175 33.1% 92.50%
  • Does Step 2 score influence rank?

    Yes

  • Should Applicants Do Away Rotations?

    No. However, if you really want to ‘audition’ for a particular program, they can be useful. Always can also give you a feel for a program or the nature of the specialty in different parts of the country.

  • UNR Med Away Rotation Placements 2013-2019
    • Brooklyn Hospital Center
    • Casper WY
    • Family Med Residency of Western Montana
    • Idaho
    • Oregon Health & Science SOM
    • Saint Alphonsus Regional Med Center, Boise, ID
    • Tacoma Family Medicine
    • The Brooklyn Hospital Center
    • University of California, Irvine
    • University of California, San Francisco
    • University of Utah SOM
    • Utah Valley Mem Center
    • Washington Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle
    • Western Montana FM
  • Application Strategies

    Research?

    •  Research experience is desirable but not required.
    •  Leading Family Medicine programs at major academic hospitals will tend to value research experience more than community-based programs.

    Personal Statement

    • Convey evidence of genuine interest in Family Medicine and a demonstrated commitment to primary care.
    • How will you fit into a residency program?
    • Explain any potential “red flags” in your application, and if there are any, what you learned from the experience.                                                                   

    Letters of Recommendation

    • Three (3) letters are recommended with 1 from within the specialty.
    • The strongest letters are those from faculty who can speak to a student’s clinical work
    • A Chair’s letter is not required.                                          

    Application Timing

    • Programs begin reviewing applicants September/October
    • Programs begin offering Interviews Early to mid-October

    Interviews

    • Some programs begin interviewing October-November
    • December and January are the busiest months
  • Online Resources
  • Matched Programs

    2020

    • St Louis Univ SOM-MO
    • University of Utah Health
    • U Arizona COM-Tucson
    • U Arizona COM-Phoenix
    • Creighton Univ Affil Hosps-AZ

    2019

    • Poudre Valley Hospital-CO
    • UNR Med
    • U Rochester/Strong Memorial-NY
    • Utah Health Care Institute
    • U New Mexico SOM
    • UNLV- SOM
    • U Arizona COM at Tucson
    • UNR Med
    • Texas A&M- Bryan/College Station

    2018

    • University of Montana-Missoula
    • UNR Med-Reno
    • U Nevada Las Vegas
    • Univ Tennessee Grad SOM-Knoxville
    • UNR Med-Reno
    • U Davis Med Center
    • Univ of Arizona COM-Phoenix
    • Dignity Methodist Hospital-Sacramento

    2017  

    • University of Montana-Missoula
    • University of Montana-Missoula
    • John Peter Smith Hosp-TX
    • UNR Med-Reno
    • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
    • UNR Med-Reno
    • UNR Med-LV      

    2016

    • UNR Med - LV
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • Family Medicine - Idaho
    • MacNeal Hospital-IL
    • University of Montana-Missoula
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • Utah Valley Reg Med Center-Provo
    • Methodist Hospital-Sacramento
    • UC San Diego Medical Center
    • McKay-Dee Hospital Center - UT
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • University of Montana-Kalispell
    • Family Medicine – Idaho

    2015

    • UNR Med - Reno
    • Navy Hospital Camp Lejeune
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • University of Nebraska Med Center
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • Marshall University SOM - WV
    • Utah Valley Regional Medical Center

    2014 

    • UNR Med - LV
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • St. Francis Hospital Center - IN
    • UNR Med - LV
    • St. Francis Hospital Center - IN
    • University of Montana-Missoula
    • UNR Med - LV/Rural
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • UNR Med – LV                                                    

    2013

    • UNR Med - LV
    • UNR Med - LV
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • UNR Med - LV
    • Montana Family Medicine
    • Madigan Army Medical Center
    • UNR Med – Reno

    2012

    • UC San Diego Medical Center
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • University of Washington
    • UNR Med - Reno
    • Alaska Family Medicine- Providence Hospital
    • UNR Med - Reno