It is not just
the day after Halloween, world vegan day, the 305th day of the year, the birthday of Lyle Lovett, and the day Hillary Clinton's mother died at age 92.
But Nov 1, 2011 is also, as ERAS and AAMC
have put it very simply, "the day that MSPEs are released to ACGME accredited residency programs."Q:
What did we used to call the Medical Student Performance Evaluation
It was the Dean's Letter,
renamed MSPE in 2002.Q:
Who wrote yours?A:
It was likely your student affairs dean who has long known you and served as your advocate, your career guidance counselor. Q:
What's included in the MSPE?A:
Among other things, it will highlight your unique characteristics, your academic history, a narrative about your academic progress and professional attributes, an explanation of any gaps, a summary of your performance relative to your peers, and information about your medical school. Also, a note about whether the student at that school are permitted to review his/her MSPE
prior to transmission.
Keep making the most of your 4th year of medical school and whatever else you may be doing (writing a novel, traveling the world, breastfeeding your baby) , even as you gear up for your opportunity to shine during interviews and any away electives you might have scheduled.
Looking for a match:
Residency programs will be printing and reading and nearly as excited as you are about the prospect of finding the perfect match. Like Kim Kardashian,
but for 3 years, not just 72 days. So let the residency interview season begin/continue.