Hey folks,Just read an interesting article (http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Fulltext/2012/10000/The_Prevale...) dealing with the phenomenon of post-interview communications between residency programs and applicants after the match. Of note, students applying into surgical subspecialties were significantly more likely to be contacted by program directors and given an indication of where they would fall on the program's rank list. This is a violation of the match rules, but obviously happens quite frequently.My question is this: how do people feel about it? I think the politics of the match, especially in urology, put a tremendous amount of pressure on applicants to "campaign" for themselves by contacting programs, indicating their top choice(s), and altering their rank list in accordance with promises made by program directors. Have people started getting contacted yet? I haven't been contacted after an interview, but I did have several very uncomfortable interviews with charimen and program directors who insisted on knowing my rank list and where else I was interviewing. Also, what do people know about specific programs (ie, are there some that abide by the rules, and others that will be actively and aggressively contacting their top candidates)?Thanks, and good luck to everyone in the match!
Wed, 12/05/2012 - 16:01#1
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