- The NRMP reports that over 35,000 applicants participated in the Match!
- The big news this year is that 9% more medical students are entering family medicine residencies than in 2009. Of the 2,608 family medicine slots available, U.S. seniors filled 1,169 of those positions, compared to 1,071 in 2009, according to a NRMP press release.
- Internal medicine and pediatrics also had more positions filled by U.S. medical school seniors. Three percent more U.S. seniors matched into internal medicine this year compared to 2009. The number of U.S. seniors entering pediatric programs increased by 2%.
- The number of non-U.S. citizen international medical graduates (IMG) declined this year by 238. This is the first time since 2002 that a decline occurred. However, the number of U.S. citizen IMGs increased by 305 over 2009 numbers. A total of 10,941 IMGs participated in the Match, but the percentage of IMGs who matched declined this year. Only 47 percent of U.S. citizen IMGs and 40 percent of non-U.S. citizen IMGs matched to first-year positions, according to the NRMP.
- Neurological surgery, orthopaedic surgery, dermatology, and otolaryngology were the most competitive fields for applicants, with at least 90% of the slots filled by U.S. seniors.
- A record-breaking 808 couples participated in the Match this year. Of those, 730 both matched to their respective preferences, the NRMP reports.
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