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

Written by Megan Wood | March 17, 2017 | Print  |

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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