Application Process Overview
The components of the resident selection process has several general purposes two of which are to:
- Establish an institutional policy regarding the selection and appointment of residents
- Ensure the applications of all eligible candidates are duly considered and given careful, fair, and consistent review
Huntington Hospital's Graduate Medical Education programs share common criteria and processes for the recruitment and selection of residency training candidates. A selection committee exists within each residency training program and consists of, at minimum, the program, director, one faculty member, the chief resident and the program's coordinator.; Additional members are included at the discretion of the program director.
The committee is charged with:
- Review of all application files as set forth in the ACGME, institutional and program requirements
- The selection of the applicants invited to interview
- Active participation in the interview process
- Making the final choice of applicants to be ranked in the NRMP match or offered contracts independent of the match when this option is allowed.
Huntington's training programs require that all residency applicants meet uniform eligibility standards which are detailed in the Office of GME's Administrative Manual. Each training program may have additional requirements to be met for an application to be considered. Programs will select from among eligible qualified applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The programs' application process must comply fully with applicable federal and state non-discrimination regulation such as the Equal Employment Opportunity and the Americans with Disability Act, in insuring that all qualified applicants are afforded consideration without discrimination based on sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability of veteran status.
The designated committee members will review the applicant files who meet the criteria and attend the ranking sessions presented by key program faculty whenever possible. Resident input relative to medical students will be solicited as part of the selection process. The results will be tallied and form the basis of the preliminary rank order. The Resident Recruitment Committee will base final match rank order on preliminary rankings and reviews. A match list will be developed and submitted to the NRMP. Strict conformance with the rules of the match will be maintained throughout the selection process.
On occasion, applicants may interview outside the match, usually to fill a PGY-2 position. The same selection policy will pertain to these applicants until such time that ACGME requires all PGY levels to apply through the match.
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