Prosthodontic Resident Selection by Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program: A National Survey by Participating Program Director

Damian J. Lee, Judy Chia Chun Yuan, Fengyuan Zheng, Alvin G. Wee, Linda Caradine-Poinsett, Frank J. Tuminelli, Cortino Sukotjo

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to obtain information about the resident selection and Match process that occurred for the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)-accredited Advanced Education in Prosthodontics program in North America from the program directors’ perspective, after the first year of implementation. Materials and Methods: The list of Advanced Education in Prosthodontics program in CODA-accredited North American institutions was obtained from the ACP central office, and the directors of each program were identified. The surveys were distributed to 48 program directors online and results were compiled. Results: Out of 48 programs, 43 directors responded to and completed the survey (90.0%), where 35 programs participated in the Match process, 5 did not, and 3 were omitted due to incomplete surveys. While the majority of programs did not see any changes in their applicant pool or their quality, 10 programs (25.0%) observed a number of increases in the application and 13 programs (32.5%) observed an increase in the quality of the applications. Among the 35 programs that participated in the Match process, the main reasons for their participation were “fairness” (48.2%), “did not want to keep moving up interview dates” (23.2%), and “have applicants come to interview as planned” (21.4%). Thirty-three programs reported that 75% to 100% of the invited applicants came to the interview (76.7%). The majority of programs that participated in Match expressed satisfaction with the process (29/33, 80.6%). Sixteen programs (45.7%) reported that they matched with 100% of their first selections. Conclusion: Overall response of reintroduction of the Match process for advanced prosthodontic resident selection was very positive for majority of the program directors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-377
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Prosthodontics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

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  • Resident selection process director perspective

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