NRMP remains a trusted partner in the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education. The 2018 Main Residency Match was the largest on record when measured by the numbers of applicants and positions offered and filled. Participation by students and graduates of osteopathic medical schools grew by 29 percent, and the number of available PGY-1 positions rose by 5 percent.

ALL TIME HIGHS!

  • 43,909 registrants
  • 30,232 PGY-1 positions; 33,167 total positions
  • 17,740 U.S. allopathic seniors matched to PGY-1 positions
  •   3,771 U.S. osteopathic students and graduates matched to PGY-1 positions
  •   3,962 non-U.S. international medical graduates matched to PGY-1 positions

Active Applicants: 2017-2018

PGY-1 Positions Offered and Filled: 2014-2018

The 2018 Main Residency Match gained 1,410 positions, the largest one-year jump since the All In Policy was implemented in 2013.  Much of the growth was due to the addition of programs that previously participated in the American Osteopathic Association Match. Growth was most noticeable in the following specialties:
  • Internal Medicine – 309 positions
  • Family Medicine – 273 positions
  • Emergency Medicine – 231 positions

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