Couples Match

Simple tools designed to make the residency match easy

Step 1: Select Specialties
Step 2: Select Maximum Distance

How to Use

A user can choose two specialties: their specialty of choice and their partner's specialty of choice. They then specify the maximum tolerable distance between programs. The tool then calculates the distance between every possible combination of programs between the two specialties. Any combination that is less than the maximum mileage will be displayed.

How it Works

Distances are calculated using the Haversine Formula. As such, distances are essentially straight-lines between two points and do not reflect travel distance by road. Zipcodes were used over exact address since many programs in the same hospital system have slightly differing addresses. The data was collected using the ACGME Data Retrieval System for the most recent dataset (2019-2020) and includes only ACGME registered programs.