2012 APPIC Match Statistics - Phase II

March 26, 2012

 

This report provides statistics and information about Phase II of the 2012 APPIC Match, and the submission of applications via the AAPI Online service in Phase II.

Here is a brief summary:

  • Of the 1,467 applicants who were eligible to participate in Phase II (i.e., who either withdrew or were not matched in Phase I), 955 submitted one or more applications in Phase II, 640 submitted a Rank Order List in Phase II, and 184 were matched in Phase II.

  • Applicants submitted an average of 10.2 applications in Phase II, a 35% decrease as compared to the mean of 15.6 applications submitted per applicant in Phase II of the 2011 Match. This decrease is likely the result of a change in Phase II application requirements for 2012, as applicants were asked to tailor their cover letters to each site (as compared to last year's instructions to send a "generic" cover letter).

  • Sites received an average of 85 applications in Phase II, a 23% decrease as compared to an average of 110 received last year.

  • A new feature of Phase II this year allowed internship Training Directors to add new programs and positions (e.g., if additional funding was obtained) and to shift positions between programs. This resulted in 6 programs and 12 positions being added to Phase II, for a total of 146 programs and 234 positions in Phase II.

  • Of the 146 programs in Phase II, 8 programs and 11 positions were withdrawn, while 11 programs with 12 positions did not submit any ranks. In addition, 7 programs submitted fewer ranks than they had available positions, resulting in 9 positions with no ranks. As a result, of the 234 positions in Phase II, 32 had no chance of being filled in the Phase II Match. Reasons that programs withdrew or did not submit ranks included a decision not to fill their position(s), uncertain funding, and not having enough qualified applicants (e.g., for specialized positions with specific requirements).

 

APPLICANTS

PARTICIPATION IN PHASE II
Applicants Registered in the Match
4,435
Applicants Matched in Phase I
2,968
Applicants Eligible to Participate in Phase II
1,467
Applicants Who Withdrew or Did Not Submit Ranks
827
Applicants Participating in Phase II
(includes 2 individuals who participated in Phase II as a "couple")
640

 

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN PHASE II
Number of Applicants Who Submitted Applications in Phase II
955
Average Number of Applications Submitted by Applicants in Phase II (SD = 9.1)
10.2
Median Number of Applications Submitted in Phase II
8
Range of Applications Submitted in Phase II
1 - 105


MATCH RESULTS IN PHASE II
Applicants Matched
184
(29%)
Participating Applicants Not Matched
456
(71%)


MATCH RESULTS BY RANK NUMBER ON APPLICANT'S LIST
(PERCENTAGES MAY NOT TOTAL TO 100 DUE TO ROUNDING ERRORS)
Rank
Number of Applicants
1
119
(65%)
2
42
(23%)
3
10
( 5%)
4
8
( 4%)
5
4
( 2%)
6
0
( 0%)
7
1
( 1%)
8
0
( 0%)
9
0
( 0%)
10 or higher
0
( 0%)
Total
184
(100%)


RANKINGS IN PHASE II
Average Number of Rankings Submitted Per Applicant in Phase II:
Matched Applicants
4.3
Unmatched Applicants
4.3
Overall
4.3

Each Position Was Ranked by an Average of 11.8 Applicants.

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS


PARTICIPATION IN PHASE II: TRAINING SITES
Participated in Phase I
703
Filled All Positions in Phase I
594
Active Initially for Phase II
109
Added in Phase II
+5
Withdrew from Phase II
-4
Submitted No Ranks in Phase II
-6
Participated in Phase II
104


PARTICIPATION IN PHASE II: PROGRAMS
Participated in Phase I
1,230
Filled All Positions in Phase I
1,090
Active Initially for Phase II
140
Added in Phase II
+6
Withdrew from Phase II
-8
Submitted No Ranks in Phase II
-11
Participated in Phase II
127

NOTE: A training site can offer more than one "program" in the Match. Each "program" was identified in the Match by a separate 6-digit code number.

PARTICIPATION IN PHASE II: POSITIONS
Participated in Phase I
3,190
Filled in Phase I
2,968
Active Initially in Phase II
222
Added in Phase II
+12
Withdrew from Phase II
-11
Submitted No Ranks in Phase II
-21
Participated in Phase II
202

NOTE: The number of positions for which no ranks were submitted included 12 positions at programs that did not submit any ranks, and 9 positions at programs that did submit ranks but the number of ranks submitted was less than the number of positions.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED IN PHASE II
Sites Receiving Applications in Phase II
114
Average Number Received Per Site (SD = 77)
85
Median Number Received Per Site
67
Range of Applications Received Per Site
1 - 313


MATCH RESULTS IN PHASE II: PROGRAMS
Withdrew or No Rank Order List Submitted
19
(13%)
Filled in the Match
108
(74%)
Remaining Unfilled
19
(13%)

NOTE: Programs that submitted a Rank Order List with fewer ranks than positions available were counted as "unfilled".

MATCH RESULTS IN PHASE II: POSITIONS
Withdrew or No Ranks Provided
32
(14%)
Filled in the Match
184
(78%)
Remaining Unfilled
18
(8%)

NOTE: For programs that submitted a Rank Order List with fewer ranks than positions available, the positions without ranks were counted as "no ranks" rather than "unfilled" (e.g., a program submitting 1 rank for 3 positions would have 2 positions counted as "no ranks").

APA- or CPA- Accredited Positions
Eligible But Withdrew or No Ranks
2
(4%)
Filled in Phase II
48
(96%)
Remaining Unfilled
0
(0%)
Total
50


Non-Accredited Positions
Eligible But Withdrew or No Ranks
30
(16%)
Filled in Phase II
136
(74%)
Remaining Unfilled
18
(10%)
Total
184

Non-accredited positions represented 100% of all positions remaining unfilled in Phase II of the Match.


RANKINGS IN PHASE II
Average Number of Applicants Ranked Per Position Offered for Each Program:
Programs Filling All Positions
4.8
Programs With Unfilled Positions
1.3
All Programs
4.5