Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums
Sign in to follow this  
Egg_McMuffin

competitiveness of different residency programs

Recommended Posts

Hi guys, long shot but wondering if there's any data base that provides info on number of seats a particular residency program at a site may have, even better how many applicants they get. Just trying to gather info on competitiveness of specific programs.

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, bearded frog said:

Programs don't disclose number of applicants.

But surely, CaRMs has this data based on where people applied, so perhaps if you requested "how many applicants did program X have" they may release the information. 

They have a data request form, don't know the likelihood of them releasing info though for specific reasons.

Really, all the data should be available - there is no valid reason it shouldn't be, regardless of what programs may say. There is so much financial funding and cost towards the CaRMS platform - i appreciate the data they DO provide to learners, but given its non-profit status etc, if theres specific requests, they shouldn't really deny them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, JohnGrisham said:

But surely, CaRMs has this data based on where people applied, so perhaps if you requested "how many applicants did program X have" they may release the information. 

They have a data request form, don't know the likelihood of them releasing info though for specific reasons.

Really, all the data should be available - there is no valid reason it shouldn't be, regardless of what programs may say. There is so much financial funding and cost towards the CaRMS platform - i appreciate the data they DO provide to learners, but given its non-profit status etc, if theres specific requests, they shouldn't really deny them.

Perhaps, but it wouldn't be overly surprising information, nor would it be particularly useful for applicants. If anything it might cause applicants to 'over apply' in some years to particular locations they feel safe, then get screwed over. This already happens to various specialties when there is a 'dip' one year, the year after has a raise in competitiveness.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...