Pathology

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  • USMLE Data
    USMLE Data
    UNR Med 2013 - 2019 U.S. Allopathic Seniors (2018)
    Step Matched Step Matched Unmatched
    Step 1 Mean  234 Step 1 Mean  233 216
    Step 2 Mean  244 Step 2 Mean  242 238
  • PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
    PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2017-2019)
     Criteria  UNR Med 25th 50th 75th
    # Matched Seniors 4.0 2 4 6
    Mean # of programs on rank order list 8.0 9.0 10.3 12.3
    Mean # of programs ranked in specialty 8.0 9.0 10.3 12.3
    Mean # of research experiences <3 2.3 3.0 3.9
    Mean # of volunteer experiences <3 3.8 5 6.7
    Mean Step 1 Score 233.0 225 231 239
    Mean Step 2 Score 244 234.9 241 247.3

    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

    164 603 11 229 917 33.8% 97.3%
  • Does Step 2 score influence rank?

    Yes, Step 2 scores can also help an applicant if they represent a significant improvement from Step 1.

  • Should Applicants Do Away Rotations?

    Yes. Plan to do at least one away rotation at a program that you are interested in applying to and have a good chance of matching. Be prepared to perform well.

  • UNR Med Away Rotation Placements 2013-2019
    • Duke University
    • George Washington, NY
    • Independent Study - Cleveland
    • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
    • Oregon Health & Science University
    • University of Michigan
    • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    • University of South Florida
    • University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals
    • University of Utah SOM
    • University of Washington-Seattle
  • Application Strategies

    Important

    • Submit all application materials and letters of recommendation on the day ERAS opens.
    • Many programs offer interviews within 2 weeks of opening of ERAS. This gives the applicant an opportunity better construct their interview schedule.

    Research

    • Research is desirable but not required.
    • Be prepared to talk about your research during an interview.      

    Personal Statement

    • Experiences that have informed your decision
    • Dedication to lifelong learning and commitment to the specialty
    • What you plan to do with your training?                                                       

    Letters of Recommendation

    • Three (3) letters are required.
    • Two letters should be from within the specialty, preferably from an academic rotation.
    • Internal Medicine or Surgery is an option for a 3rd letter.
    • Make sure letter writers can speak to your clinical skills.                                                                

    Application Timing

    • Programs begin reviewing applicants in September
    • Programs begin offering Interviews in October

    Interviews

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

    2020

    • U Kansas SOM-Kansas City
    • U Colorado SOM-Denver
    • UCLA Med Ctr-CA
    • U North Carolina Hospitals

    2018

    • University of Washington Affil Hospitals

    2017

    • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    • University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals
    • Duke University Medical Center – NC

    2016

    • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
    • University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals

    2015

    • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    • UCSF - CA
    • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor