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2017 Residency Match Day hits record high with nearly 36k US & international applicants — 5 highlights Featured

Written by  Megan Wood | Friday, 17 March 2017 21:28
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The National Resident Matching Program reported a record-setting match day, Medscape reports.

Here are five highlights:

 

1. The largest Residency Match Day to date saw 35,969 U.S. and international medical students or graduates applying for 31,757 positions.

 

2. The first-year positions bumped 989 from the 2016 offering up to 28,849 for 2017.

 

3. NRMP filled 30,478 of the overall positions, reflecting a 906-position jump from 2016.

 

4. The first-year positions saw an 852 boost over 2016 with 27,688 filled in 2017.

 

5. NRMP reports family medicine slots saw a 118-position increase, which is favorable for the future of primary care.

 

Read more about Match Day here.

 

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