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.
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.
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
Artist Brett Whitely, 1991; photo: Lyn Jones