About Residency Match 2009


The largest match in History!

 

                   “Almost once” (aka “The Big Match”), Domain Sculpture Walk, Sidney, Australia.

 

According to a press release  of the NRMP, this was the largest match in History.

 

Active applicants:

 

15 638 seniors from US Med schools

10 874 graduates from International Schools

  2 015   from Osteopathic schools

  1 222 previously graduated

 

 

Total:  29 890 active applicants

 

PGY-1 Positions offered: 22 427 (the most ever offered by the NRMP)

 

Which active applicants matched in Post Graduate Year I (PGY-1)?

 

I have used the numbers in the tables of the NRMP for organizing this “gradient”  that illustrates the percentage of each population of graduates that matched. 

 

a) 93.1 % of active applicants of seniors of US allopathic medical schools.

 

b) 71.4 % of active applicants from Canadian Medical Schools matched

 

c) 69.9 % of active applicants of osteopathic medical schools matched

 

d) 61.3 % of active applicants of Fifth Pathway programs

 

e) 47.8 % of US citizens active applicants of International Medical Schools

 

f) 44.6 % of active applicants previously graduated of US allopathic medical schools

 

g) 41.6 % of Non-US citizens active applicants of International Medical Schools.

 

In total:

 

 

71,4 % of the active applicants for PGY-1 matched.

 

95.2 % of the positions were filled during the match.

 

64.9 % of the offered positions were filled by US Seniors, and 30.3 by other applicants.

 

A complete information, including all the tables can be found at the site of the NRMP


NRMP

Advance Data Tables.

2009 Main Residence Match

 

                                                       Artist Brett Whitely, 1991; photo: Lyn Jones

 

 

 

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