Explore this issue:September 2018
How would policy changes to National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) post-interview behaviors affect applicant distress?
Background: The NRMP’s Institutional, Program, and Applicant Match Participation Agreement (MPA) and Code of Conduct (COC) were established to prohibit undesirable interview behaviors and forbid coercion of applicants to declare a program’s ranking. Significant improvements have been made, but there is evidence of interview behavior that violates the spirit of the match during the post-interview period.
Study design: An anonymous, 31-question survey sent to residency candidates applying to eight residency programs at a single academic institution.