Pediatric Residency Match Day 2013
Ingrid Walker-Descartes, MD, MPH, FAAP
Program Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program
We would like to share the results of our 2013 Residency Match. This was a great year given all the work we have placed into improving the process for applicants as well as faculty. In the previous interview season (2011-2012), we had a total of 2,175 applications, while in the 2012-2013 interview season we received 2,290 applications.
- As our residency training program is dually accredited, participate in 2 matches – the AOA match for DOs and the NRMP match for MDs.
- We placed 6 slots in the AOA Osteopathic Match for which we had 137 applications and invited only 44 to interview. We then ranked 16 applicants for 6 slots. We filled 3 slots and placed the remaining 3 slots in the NRMP Match to recruit DO applicants who applied through the NRMP.
For the NRMP match, we placed 17 slots for which we interviewed 332 applicants out of 2153 applications. Utilizing our criteria on USMLE scores, academic performance, Maimonides clinical debut as a medical student and subsequent interview scores, we believe we have ranked and matched the bright and diverse group of applicants showcased below:
Our new interns are an incredibly diverse with a nice mixture of American and International Medical graduates with:
- 5 Interns who are American Medical Graduates (4 DOs and 1 MD) from American Medical Schools
- 8 Interns who are American Graduates trained in Caribbean medical schools
- 2 American Graduates trained in international medical schools
- 5 Interns who are International Medical Graduates from international medical schools
Amongst the combined 20 members of our incoming intern class we count:
- 1 PhD
- 7 with publications in peer-reviewed journals
- 12 with research experience such as numerous presentations at regional and national scientific meetings
All of these interns have distinguished themselves as compassionate and caring future physicians as they all come with experience in volunteerism showing their willingness to give back to the communities where they have served. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome them to our Maimonides Team! We would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each and every faculty member, resident, and staff member who volunteered their time and personal office space for this recruitment process. In particular the Division would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to Pediatric Chief Residents (Jane, Sathish, and Vikas) and the RESIDENTS for hosting every pre-interview social and working the room on interview days. I would also like to thank the faculty members and Divisions who consistently made this work a priority during interview season. We would also like to thank Mrs. Yakhira Encarnacion-Patterson and Ms. Darlene Scott for their clerical support to this process. We are truly indebted to all of you for the success of this interview season.
With sincere thanks and appreciation – we look forward to your support in cultivating a rich experience for the next three years for the trainees above!