Factors Affecting Admission to Anesthesiology Residency in the United States: Choosing the Future of Our Specialty.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Admission to an anesthesiology residency in the United States is competitive, and the odds associated with a successful match based on the applicants' characteristics have not been determined.
The objective of this study was to examine factors associated with admission to anesthesiology residency in the United States.
METHODS: The study was a retrospective cohort evaluation of the 2010 to 2011 residency applicants.
RESULTS: Data available from 1,976 applications were examined corresponding to 58% of the national sample.
medical school graduates, 2.6 (2.3 to 3.0) for applicants with United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 scores more than 210, and 1.2 (1.1 to 1.3) for female applicants.
graduate applicants younger than 29 yr was 3.3 (2.0-5.4) and (1.9 to 4.2), respectively, even after propensity matching for medical school, exam scores, and gender.
medical school attendance and United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 scores, our study suggest an influence of age and gender bias in the selection process.
Peer-reviewed scholarly production among applicants and prior graduate education did not appear to influence candidate selection.
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