National Resident Matching Program

Joseph M. Connors, James Michelson, Alex Sudarshan, Sidney Zisook, Kevin Jon Williams, Victoria P. Werth, Jon A. Wolff, John S. Graettinger, Elliott Peranson

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To the Editor: The Sounding Board articles concerning the Resident Matching Program (NRMP) in the May 7 issue1, 2 prompted me to write about an entirely different problem inherent in the matching system. I became aware of this difficulty as a student participating in the match and saw it demonstrated when I served for a year on the Intern Selection Committee at North Carolina Memorial Hospital (Chapel Hill). The problem is best illustrated with an example. Suppose the six best students from Medical School A participate in the match. Also suppose that they all apply to and rank two residency programs,.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-526
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 27 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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