2013 APPIC Match Statistics - Phase II

March 25, 2013

 

This report provides statistics and information about Phase II of the 2013 APPIC Match, and the submission of applications via the AAPI Online service in Phase II.

Here is a brief summary:

  • Of the 1,387 applicants who were eligible to participate in Phase II (i.e., who either withdrew or were not matched in Phase I), 903 submitted one or more applications in Phase II, 665 submitted a Rank Order List in Phase II, and 232 were matched in Phase II.

  • Applicants submitted an average of 11.3 applications in Phase II, an 11% increase as compared to the mean of 10.2 applications submitted per applicant in Phase II of the 2012 Match.

  • Sites received an average of 66 applications in Phase II, a 22% decrease as compared to an average of 85 received last year in Phase II.

  • In Phase II, internship Training Directors were allowed to add new programs and positions that were not previously offered in Phase I (e.g., if additional funding was obtained), and a total of 9 programs and 21 positions were added. However, 13 programs with 28 positions were withdrawn from Phase II, 10 programs with 16 positions submitted no ranks, and 5 programs submitted fewer ranks than they had available positions, resulting in 8 positions with no ranks. As a result, of the 303 positions in Phase II, 52 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
4,481
Applicants Matched in Phase I
3,094
Applicants Eligible to Participate in Phase II
1,387
Applicants Who Withdrew or Did Not Submit Ranks
722
Applicants Participating in Phase II
(includes 4 individuals who participated in Phase II as 2 "couples")
665

 

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN PHASE II
Number of Applicants Who Submitted Applications in Phase II
903
Total Number of Applications Submitted in Phase II
10,195
Average Number of Applications Submitted by Applicants in Phase II (SD = 8.9)
11.3
Median Number of Applications Submitted in Phase II
9
Range of Applications Submitted in Phase II
1 - 59


MATCH RESULTS IN PHASE II
Applicants Matched
232
(35%)
Participating Applicants Not Matched
433
(65%)


MATCH RESULTS BY RANK NUMBER ON APPLICANT'S LIST
(PERCENTAGES MAY NOT TOTAL TO 100 DUE TO ROUNDING ERRORS)
Rank
Number of Applicants
1
124
(53%)
2
44
(19%)
3
34
(15%)
4
13
( 6%)
5
7
( 3%)
6
3
( 1%)
7
3
( 1%)
8
3
( 1%)
9
0
( 0%)
10 or higher
1
( 0%)
Total
232
(100%)


RANKINGS IN PHASE II
Average Number of Rankings Submitted Per Applicant in Phase II:
Matched Applicants
4.8
Unmatched Applicants
4.3
Overall
4.5

Each Position Was Ranked by an Average of 9.8 Applicants.

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS


PARTICIPATION IN PHASE II: TRAINING SITES
Participated in Phase I
718
Filled All Positions in Phase I
568
Active Initially for Phase II
150
Added in Phase II
+6
Withdrew from Phase II
-9
Submitted No Ranks in Phase II
-8
Participated in Phase II
139


PARTICIPATION IN PHASE II: PROGRAMS
Participated in Phase I
1,286
Filled All Positions in Phase I
1,109
Active Initially for Phase II
177
Added in Phase II
+9
Withdrew from Phase II
-13
Submitted No Ranks in Phase II
-10
Participated in Phase II
163

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
3,376
Filled in Phase I
3,094
Active Initially in Phase II
282
Added in Phase II
+21
Withdrew from Phase II
-28
Submitted No Ranks in Phase II
-24
Participated in Phase II
251

NOTE: The number of positions for which no ranks were submitted included 16 positions at programs that did not submit any ranks, and 8 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
155
Total Number of Applications Received in Phase II
10,195
Average Number Received Per Site (SD = 58)
66
Median Number Received Per Site
44
Range of Applications Received Per Site
3 - 228


MATCH RESULTS IN PHASE II: PROGRAMS
Withdrew or No Rank Order List Submitted
23
(12%)
Filled in the Match
143
(77%)
Remaining Unfilled
20
(11%)

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
52
(17%)
Filled in the Match
232
(77%)
Remaining Unfilled
19
(6%)

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 IN PHASE II
Eligible But Withdrew or No Ranks
12
(13%)
Filled in Phase II
75
(84%)
Remaining Unfilled
2
(2%)
Total
89

NON-ACCREDITED POSITIONS IN PHASE II
Eligible But Withdrew or No Ranks
40
(19%)
Filled in Phase II
157
(73%)
Remaining Unfilled
17
(8%)
Total
214

Non-accredited positions represented 89% 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
6.8
Programs With Unfilled Positions
1.9
All Programs
6.3
(corrected 12/31/13)

 

MATCH RATES IN PHASE II BY DEGREE TYPE
DEGREE SOUGHT
MATCHED
UNMATCHED
WITHDREW OR NO RANKINGS SUBMITTED
TOTAL
Ph.D. / Ed.D.
86
15.0%
188
32.8%
299
52.2%
573
Psy.D.
146
17.9%
245
30.1%
423
52.0%
814
TOTAL
232
16.7%
433
31.2%
722
52.1%
1,387

NOTE: Due to the limited number of APA- and CPA-accredited positions available in Phase II, along with the high desirability of these positions, students who applied only to accredited programs in Phase II (due to personal choice and/or restrictions by their graduate programs) likely experienced greater difficulty in getting matched.

NOTE: Three students seeking Ed.D. degrees were included in the Ph.D. category in order to prevent individuals from being identified.