This New York Times article, “Job Prospects are Dimming for Radiology Trainees” is worth reading. It’s interesting how seemingly outside forces (overused emergency departments) can lead to job losses in another specialty. It’s also worth noting (and troubling to see) that despite declining job openings for radiologists, there is even more competition for many residency slots because the number of medical school graduates continues to grow. This relative dearth of residency positions represents the so-called bottle neck in the physician supply problem.
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP ®) Scramble is an oftentimes confusing process that tends to generate a lot of questions. The Scramble is a system used to fill unfilled residency positions. Some medical residency programs will have available residency slots even after the NRMP has completed the Match; these positions become available during the Scramble period so that those applicants who did not get a residency position can vie for them.
The Scramble calendar (for 2010) is as follows: [Read more...]