Warren G. Thompson, MD; Mitchell H. Charap, MD
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To the Editor: The analysis of National Resident Matching Plan data (1) obfuscates rather than illuminates the data. The major problems are the division of networks into importing, exporting, and deporting, and the definition of a network. The conclusions that importing networks are successful, that exporting networks should have positions eliminated, and that deporting networks should add positions or decrease class size are not validated by the data. The number of graduates going into internal medicine is a major determinant of how a network is classified. Had New York University School of Medicine been less successful in the number of
Thompson WG, Charap MH. National Resident Matching Plan. Ann Intern Med. ;109:173. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-2-173_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(2):173.
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