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Residency Match 2021: The MSPE

The Medical Student Performance Evaluation, or MSPE, is a summary letter of evaluation intended to provide residency program directors an honest and objective summary of a student’s salient experiences, attributes, and academic performance.

National recommendations remain in place for the MSPE. However, some elements needed to be adapted for the upcoming residency application cycle to reflect disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following tools provide an overview of holistic review in residency selection. The primer is designed to quickly aid in reviewing the criteria your program is prioritizing along with defining and assessing if your materials and processes reflect those priorities.