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Comment & Response
March 2017

Quantifying US Residency Competitiveness in Different Fields

Author Affiliations
  • 1Student, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(3):445. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9222

To the Editor The study in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine by Faber and colleagues1 assesses the association between specialty competitiveness and salaries and includes a subsequent comparison with a similar study2 conducted in 1989. As a medical student aware of the match process in the United States, I believe that the way the authors measured the competitiveness of specialties using the fill rate and the way that the fill rate was calculated could both be improved.

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