More than half of the participants who matched today will carry on the osteopathic medical profession’s legacy of providing service to patients in primary care careers.
Over 3,000 graduating students and new DOs participated in this year’s AOA match, with 73% successfully matching into residency programs.
The top matched specialties are:
- Family medicine, 610 applicants matched.
- Internal medicine, 527 matches.
- Emergency medicine, 306 applicants matched.
- General surgery, 148 matches.
- Orthopedic surgery, 119 applicants matched.
In all, 1,026 positions were filled in non-primary care specialties and 895 residencies were not filled through the initial match process. Historically, many of these positions are filled after today’s match announcement.
“It is clear that osteopathic-focused clinical training is very important to a large number of our graduating DOs,” says AOA President Boyd R. Buser, DO. “The values of osteopathic medicine, such as whole-person care and a tradition of serving patients in areas with physician shortages, matter deeply to our newest physicians, who have an unprecedented number of choices for their specialty training.”
Most physicians practice where they train, so ensuring that high-quality residencies are not concentrated in already well-served urban areas is critical to providing access to care, Dr. Buser adds.
View the AOA Match results to learn more.