New App Guides Medical Students to Successful NRMP Match Day

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[] Newton, Massachusetts - For four years, medical students everywhere work towards "Match Day" - the day they learn where they will be for the next several years as resident-physicians. "The Match" is the culmination of years of study, months of preparation, and weeks of careful planning. "Match Day" is the new smartphone app that offers useful information, key data, and practical guidance for medical school students from all over the world who want to increase their chances of a successful "Match Day".

Held every year by tradition in mid to late March, Match Day is marked by celebrations and ceremonies all across the country. Members of the graduating medical school class receive sealed envelopes at precisely 1:00 pm, which contain letters showing where they will spend the next several years of their lives working and training to be doctors.

IN the "Match Day" smartphone app, each residency category is listed with the latest data on total sites, positions, and unfilled positions. Total applicants, total US applicants, total US applicant match percentages, and average and minimum USMLE scores allow the applicant to see at a glance his or her chances of matching in the specialty or program of their choice.

The app puts the basic and advanced information NRMP match applicants need at their fingertips. Contents include data on USMLE score requirements, information one the couples match, information for independent and FMG applicants, and detailed selection criteria for the most competitive residency categories. The app also presents job market data in selected specialties, information on trends in applicant numbers, and data on physician salaries and work hours, all broken down by specialty.

"There is no website or publication available that has all the information available in this application, presented in the manner that it is. It's a great tool for medical students from US and overseas medical schools, and for independent candidates from all areas who want to maximize their success in the NRMP residency match," explains Dr. Henry DeGroot, principal content author of the application.

"Match Day" is a complete guide to the medical residency match - all the data, tips and techniques you will need for maximum success in the NRMP residency match. "Match Day" allows you to to critically and accurately evaluate your chances of matching in any given residency category, plus useful tips on selecting, ranking, and interviewing for residency positions. The app also includes a section entitled "Ten Commandments for Match Success".

Program Types listed:
* Thoracic Surgery
* Dermatology
* Physical Medicine & Rehab
* Vascular Surgery
* Plastic Surgery (Integrated)
* Radiology-Diagnostic
* Medicine-Primary
* Neurology
* Medicine-Pediatrics
* Neurological Surgery
* Anesthesiology
* Otolaryngology
* Transitional (PGY-1Only)
* Pathology
* Emergency Medicine
* Orthopedic Surgery
* Psychiatry (Categorical)
* Pediatrics (Categorical)
* Obstetrics-Gynecology
* Surgery (Categorical)
* Surgery-Preliminary(PGY-1 Only)
* Medicine-Preliminary (PGY-1Only)
* Internal Medicine (Categorical)
* Family Medicine

It took DeGroot and his team more than one hundred hours of work to create and organize the content presented in "Match Day". Their goal was to make sure the app's information was accurate, evidence-based, comprehensive and easy to access.

Device Requirements:
* Content requires internet connection to view
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 2.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Match Day 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.

Located in Newton, MA, Digital Image Flow, LLC was founded by Henry DeGroot III, M.D. F.A.A.O.S. Dr. DeGroot is an Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Tufts Medical School, as well as an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches orthopaedics, orthopaedic oncology, and foot and ankle surgery. All Material and Software (C) 1996-2012 Digital Image Flow and / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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