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July 2006

Success in the Dermatology Resident Match in 2003: Perceptions and Importance of Home Institutions and Away Rotations

Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(7):927-947. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.7.930

Yearly, hundreds of candidates apply for a small number of dermatology residency positions. The ideal match between candidates and programs can be optimized by an understanding of variables affecting program selection. Studies of the residency match have been conducted,15 yet none have focused on dermatology. We conducted a survey of applicants matching in dermatology programs in 2003 to define the variables that affect the match.